Oslo is the beautiful capital city of Norway and the largest urban centre with a population of just over 500,000. Located on the northern end of the Oslofjord, Oslo has long been a vital port city for not only the ancient Viking peoples but contemporary Norway as well, making it one of Europe's busiest harbours.
A beautiful coastline lies to the south of Oslo, and to the north it is surrounded by lush green mountains. Day trips away from the city can lead the visitor to a number of spectacular natural wonders, including the area's awe-inspiring fjords and massive glacial inlets of pristine blue water. There is an incredible world to explore in and around Oslo, be sure you have the means to travel in comfort and convenience with a discount car hire from Auto Europe. Auto Europe offers Oslo rental car pick up locations and a large car hire fleet for you to choose from.
While in Oslo, take the short drive to visit Holmenkollen, located on the outskirts of the city. Holmenkollen is home to one of Norway's more famous ski resorts. Aside from its beautiful ski runs, it also houses the world's second oldest ski jump, first built in 1892.
Holmenkollen is also home to the world's oldest ski museum, an institution founded in 1923. The museum features a number of fascinating exhibitions on the history of skiing dating back 4000 years to stone carvings that depict early skiers. It also chronicles the technologies used by Roald Amundsen, the first man to reach the South Pole.
Oslo's rich Norse history can be explored in the famous Vikingskipshuset (Viking Ship Museum). Located on Oslo's Bygdoy Peninsula, the museum was the brainchild of historian Gabriel Gustafson, though it took nearly fifty years to complete from the time of its proposal.
The museum's collection includes three of the most well-preserved Viking ships known. The ships were found in a royal burial mound near Oslo. As funeral ships, the vessels were loaded with a number of fascinating artifacts, including weapons, jewellery, tools and textiles, which help to paint a vivid portrait of Viking Life. Auto Europe can meet all of your Oslo transportation needs, and enable you to explore the rich history of the city and its surrounding area. Our outstanding customer service and dependable car hire fleet are just two more reasons to choose Auto Europe, and since we have the guaranteed lowest prices on Oslo car rentals, you'll know you're getting the best rate.
Oslo and its surrounding area offer a number of captivating destinations to explore. Be sure you have the freedom to go where you want with a discount car hire from Auto Europe. You can book a car hire in Oslo online, or review our Oslo car rental FAQ. For more information about Auto Europe car hire and our discount prices, please use our online form to contact us.