SHOP AT THE WINE MONOPOLY
All alcoholic beverages above 4,7 % must be bought at the Wine Monopoly (Vinmonopolet) before 18:00 on weekdays and 16:00 on Saturdays. You can buy beer and cider in the supermarkets before 20:00 on weekdays and 18:00 on Saturdays. It’s strict, so don’t oversleep!
DRINK LIKE A LOCAL
During the daytime, we’re shy and reserved, but when we go out on weekends, we don’t settle for a couple of drinks. This can lead to shouting, crying and vomiting in public. Want to join the fun/embarrassment? This is our usual routine: At around 19:00 we start the party at home or in the park to save money, we go out around 23:00 and we end our night out when the bars close at 2:30 to continue the party at an afterparty.
DRINK THE TAP WATER
We pride ourselves with excellent tap water in Norway, and Oslo is no exception. Don’t spend money buying bottled water in the supermarket, just refill your bottle anywhere, like a local Osloite would. Tap water is free at restaurants.
Osloites are sporty people and our preferred means of transport is to walk or to bike. We recommend renting one of the blue bikes (Oslo bysykkel) you see around the city, or stop by our USE-IT Oslo info desk and borrow one for free.