Autumn in Oslo, Norway – Photo Essay

| November 5, 2012 | 46 Comments

Oslo Autumn Colours Vigeland Park

Vigeland Park reflections.

While the weather may not be the best in Autumn in Oslo, the changing of the seasons can be a photographers dream. As we begin to rug up, hiding away from the elements, Mother Nature decides to tease us outdoors with one last hurrah.

Green leaves are speckled yellow, while red and orange fight it out to see who can hang on the longest. Even brown has never looked better than when splashed haphazardly through the trees. Huge expanses of grass are strewn with leaves, ready to be kicked by kids winter boots.

While we were out exploring Oslo with the Oslo Pass, the clouds overhead grey and gloomy, we managed to catch the last few days of Autumn before the branches shook themselves clean and slept the winter away.

Autumn in Oslo

Autumn in Oslo from Holmenkollen Ski Jump

The view of Oslo Fjord from Holmenkollen Ski Jump.

Oslo Fjord Autumn Colours

Sailing past the hundreds of Islands in Oslo Fjord.

Akershaus Castle in Autumn Oslo Norway

A guard marches atop Akershaus Castle battlements.

Autumn in Oslo from Akershus Castle

Oslo Harbour from Akershaus Castle.

Autumn in Oslo Akershus Castle

Strolling through the Akershaus Castle grounds.

Vigeland Park Statue Bridge Oslo Autumn

Baby statues line the Vigeland Park bridge.

Vigeland Park Autumn Colours Oslo

Vigeland Park in Autumn.

Oslo Norway Vigeland Park Autumn

Catching glimpses through the leaves in Vigeland Park.

Vigeland Park Oslo Statues Autumn

Statues in Vigeland Park.

Adela Vigeland Park Oslo Autumn Colours

Adela taking it slow in Vigeland Park.

Expert Travel Information for Autumn in Oslo:

Where to stay in Oslo?

We stayed at the luxurious Radisson Blu Scandinavian Hotel while traveling in Autumn in Oslo. It has an awesome breakfast buffet to save you some money. Find some Hotel deals it here.

What to do in Oslo?

We highly recommend getting hold of one of the Oslo Passes as they are the key to saving money in the worlds most expensive city. You should check out our Oslo Pass review to see our savings.

How to get to Oslo?

While you can fly with Ryanair to Oslo, they actually land 120kms away from the city center  This means it is an extra $120 return by bus. So we do recommend flying with someone else if you can.

Helpful Travel Guides to use in Oslo:


Disclaimer: We were provided with complimentary 72 Hour Oslo passes from the Visit Norway and Visit Oslo Tourism Boards. However, we would have brought them anyway because they are such good value. And as always our thoughts are our own.

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Cole is one half of New Zealand's leading adventure travel blogging couple who have been wearing out their jandals around the world since 2009. He loves any adventure activities and anything to do with the water whether it is Surfing, Diving, Swimming, Snorkeling or just lounging nearby on the beach. You can follow Cole on Google+. Or consider following us via RSS Feed, Twitter, Facebook and subscribe to our Newsletter.

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  1. Salika Jay says:

    Beautiful photos, Cole! Love the colors of Autumn leaves.
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  2. Sal says:

    Nice captures of how beautiful the autumn in Oslo. Norway’s one of the highest cost of living there. How was it?

  3. Laurence says:

    Love the colours here you guys. Autumn has to be one of my favourite times of the year to take photos – and you’re really grabbing all the colours available to you in these shots 🙂
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  4. I miss seasons! It’s only wet or dry down here in Central America….
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  5. Beautiful 🙂

    Autumns are definitely my favorite season. It’s the one thing I miss here in Cancun, as the leaves don’t really change color! No true season shift here, just year-round tropical climate.
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  6. Awesome photos! Tell me they aren’t photoshopped or touched up in some way. Those colours are stunning. I’ll settle for summer in Auckland right now though:)
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  7. Sophie says:

    Autumn here is very wet and very pretty and you’ve really captured all the colours here. Very nice shots.
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  8. Travis says:

    Really enjoyed the post and the fantastic photos. I can’t wait to get up to Scandinavia in the future, it looks absolutely amazing. Love the blog!
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  9. Beautiful shots…one of the downsides of living in Florida is a total lack of autumn colors.
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  10. Amazingly picture perfect! Stunning depiction of a riveting destination. You Guys Rock!!!!
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  11. Tom says:

    Beautiful, Cole. A lovely touch of Autumn – a beautiful time of the year!
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  12. Therese says:

    Beautiful photos from my home country. Thank you for showing how stunning this part of the world is. Therese

  13. rebecca says:

    wow stunning fall pictures enjoyed them, hope to visit Oslo one day
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  14. Clay says:

    Fall colors are absolutely beautiful!
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  15. Callie says:

    Wow – those colors are unreal! Gorgeous!

  16. Arti says:

    Gorgeous! The colors and the scenes are just stunning!! Never experience such colors here in India as the winter is not that harsh. Thanks for sharing 🙂
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  17. Turtle says:

    I feel like your photos just get better and better every time I check out your site. These are some of the best I’ve ever seen on here. Awesome work!
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  18. Candice says:

    Norway is one of the most stunning countries I have ever visited! It really blew me away. Now I want to go back in Autumn!

  19. Pretty scenery! It’s always nice to be in an area with colorful leaves for the autumn months..
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  20. Gorgeous photos, it looks so beautiful this time of year.
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  21. Oslo looks beautiful! Norway is on our wish list of countries to visit!
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  22. Nico says:

    Some really great photos. Love how you’ve caught the changing colours of autumn.

  23. Red Hunt says:

    Love these photos, finally a post that makes me want to return to Oslo! (I did not like it there, but had a dreary rainy 2 days….) The colours of the trees and liveliness of these pictures helps me see what I missed out on. Hooray!
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  24. m. shad ashraf oni says:

    very very very nice.

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