1. Don’t… visit during the cold season
Even skiing enthusiasts might struggle with the below-zero temps and short days. Winter is a beautiful, magical time, but it’s not for beginners, nor for travelers on a budget.
Do… set your sights on summer
In Oslo, the sun sets for a mere 3-4 hours a day. Then, you can sleep under the stars — or, if you head just a bit farther north, under the midnight sun.
Summer also means friendlier and more extroverted locals who have discarded the last vestiges of winter — i.e., their inhibitions and most of their clothes.