Oslo Recorded Its Lowest Ever Temperature During Our Visit

During our trip to Oslo, the city recorded its lowest ever temperature. Brrr! Read about how cold it got, plus discover all our newest travel guides and resources.

Oslo Recorded Its Lowest Ever Temperature During Our Visit
The skyline of Oslo, as seen from the roof of the Opera House

A couple of weeks ago, we embarked upon our first overseas trip since returning from Singapore back in June 2023.

There were a couple of potential destinations in the running, with most of them in southern Europe along the relative warmth of the Mediterranean Sea. ”Wouldn’t that be nice,” we thought. “A bit of Winter sun will do us good.”

We ended up going to Oslo, Norway. We both wanted to visit for a long time and we figured that if we were to go, we would want to visit in Winter. So, it was decided. Off we went.

During our visit, Oslo recorded its lowest ever temperature. -30°C (-22°F). Since returning, we’ve been asked multiple times what minus thirty feels like. It’s actually fine, provided you wear thermals and layer up.

The only difficulty we experienced was when we need to use our phones to navigate our way around. This meant having to remove gloves and we quickly discovered that a gloveless hand in minus thirty starts to hurt (like, really hurt!) after around 15 seconds. It certainly added some jeopardy to our explorations.

The cold temperatures didn’t hinder our visit at all. In many ways, it actively enhanced it. We had such a great time!

We’ve already made lots of travel resources for you from our trip. We’ve linked to some of them below and you can find others on our Instagram channel.

Our newest Youtube video covers our sledging experience in Oslo

Sledging the ‘Corkscrew’ in Oslo

I’m really rather proud of the newest video on our YouTube channel. It’s all about our experience sledging down Oslo’s infamous 2km long toboggan run, the ‘Corkscrew’.

Please do give it a watch. It’s really good fun and the scenery is beautiful. I managed to find some lovely music to accompany it too, so overall, it’s one of my favourite videos in our collection.

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Our Newest Travel Guides

As usual, we’ve been busily creating and publishing new travel guides to the website. Everything we create is based on our own experiences and written without assistance from AI. It’s written by humans, for humans.

How To Be Vegan in Oslo, Norway (+ 9 Best Vegan-Friendly Cafes & Restaurants)
Find out how to survive as a vegan in Oslo, Norway with our essential tips, which includes our list of the best vegan-friendly cafes & restaurants.
Oslo In Winter: 9 Top Things To Do in Norway’s Capital
Thinking of visiting Oslo in winter? Our complete travel guide contains our recommended things to see and do on a city break to Norway’s capital.
North India 1 Month Itinerary: Everything You Need To Know - Here To Travel
Embark on your own Indian adventure with our North India 1 Month Itinerary, packed full of detailed information on transport, accommodation and activities.

Big Changes to ‘Give Back’ Coming Soon

Give Back is our tool for finding awesome activities that give back to people, places and planet. We built it to help you simultaneously bring value to your travels and value to the places you visit.

In the next couple of weeks, Give Back will be receiving a massive update, not only in terms of the number of activities in the database, but in how you browse the database.

Since you’re a Here To Travel Plus member, you’ll be getting early access to our newly transformed travel tool. Look out for an extra email from us in the next couple of weeks.

We’ll also be launching another travel tool later this year, exclusively to members. We’re super excited to share it with you.

Elsewhere in Eco-Travel

Here are some of the awesome things we've discovered recently as we've trawled the internet.

My eco-conscious skiing odyssey in the French Alps
You can take it easy on the slopes of Tignes. But if you have a yearning to go higher, further and faster, this beautiful eco-friendly resort is hard to beat
14 sustainable travel companies you can feel good about booking with
Spend your travel money where it matters.
Eco-Friendly Travel: Exploring Sustainable Tourism | Earth.Org
Practicing sustainable tourism is now more important than ever as the climate keeps changing and tourism resumes in a post-pandemic world.
Green travel: the best new rail trips to try this summer in Europe - Positive News
A pan-European sleeper train is among the new routes launching this summer. A golden era for rail beckons. Who’s on board?
Revealed: 17 of the top 20 most sustainable destinations are in Europe
A new study has revealed which destinations are most sustainable, as well as where eco-conscious travellers head to.
Forget greenwashing and lipservice - how to spot travel companies actually doing good
We untangle the language used in eco travel, so you can tell the companies that are all talk from those that walk the walk
4 reasons to make Estonia your next sustainable travel destination
With beautifully-preserved nature, eco-friendly accommodations, and farm-to-table restaurants, Estonia is a sustainable traveller’s dream.

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Until the next one,


P.S. If you’re curious about the tools we’re using to plan and book our adventures, head to our Resources section.