About Oslo

Posted by Visit Oslo on Monday, April 23, 2018

 

Official opening

The official opening of the InterPride AGM 2020 will be at the City Hall with the Mayor of Oslo. We will have a tour of the highlights of the building, including the ceremony hall where the Nobel Peace Prize is handed out every year in December. The reception will also include members of the city council, members of the Norwegian parliament and both local and international civil society activities that are dedictated to LGBTQI  issues. We will also offer a tour of the city on the first day of the conference.

The reception hall in the City Hall of Oslo. Photo: Kjetil Bjørnsrud

The city’s commitment to the LGBTQI community

The city council has adopted an action plan on gender diversity and sexual orientation that includes the whole cycle of life from cradle to grave (as we say in Norway). This means covering all public services, from kindergarten, schools, universities, social welfare services, hospitals and senior homes.

An important part of the action plan is to support civil society organizations, such as Oslo Pride. The action plan is aligned with the national action plan enacted by the Norwegian government, which include important initiatives on combating hate crime and discrimination, for example on nightclubs and bars.

The city  is also a strong supporter of our pride, and the Deputy Mayor would like to give you her endorsement:

Foto og redigering: Petter Ruud-Johansen

Posted by Stein Runar Østigaard on Monday, October 1, 2018

 

About Oslo

Oslo is the capital city of Norway with about 700 000 inhabitants and approximately 2 million people living within 2,5 hours by train from the city center. Oslo is one of the largest growing cities in Europe with an ever increasing offer of cafes, restaurants, nightlife, festivals and cultural events. The history of Oslo goes back to around year 1000 AD.

Oslo is surrounded by hilly forests in the north and the fjords in the south. In the summer, you may take a swim in the Oslo fjord, either right next to the Opera House or by taking a ferry to one of the islands in the Oslo Fjord. In the winter, you can take the subway directly to miles of downhill and cross country skiing. All year around, you can enjoy all the cultural sights of Oslo, including the original viking ships dating back to AD 800, the famous paintings by Edvard Munch, and modern art by world renowned artists like Damien Hirst, Jef Koons, Bjarne Melgaard and Takashi Murakami at the Astrup Fearnley Museum. All the cultural sights will be in close proximity to the conference hotel.

VISITOSLO/Didrick Stenersen

The city has a diverse population with more than 20% of its population having an immigrant background from all corners of the world.

Climate

Oslo is a frozen city in the winter months, but also a fairly hot city in the summer. In October you may expect typical fall weather, from 8-12 degrees Celsius or 46-53 Fahrenheit. We still have fairly long days of sunlight in the beginning of October, 11,5 hours of daylight, from 7:30 AM to 7 PM.

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