Nature lovers and city dwellers alike are sure to find a visit to Oslo worthwhile. The green city is surrounded by lush forested hillsides and filled with vibrant urban streets, fascinating museums, famous galleries, and exciting entertainment opportunities. Norway’s unique capital is also bordered by a harbor, where visitors can admire the world-class architecture and check out the fantastic waterfront dining opportunities.
Oslo is truly a city with something for everyone, and its diverse nature is reflected in its wide variety of rental options. To help you find the best place to stay for your ideal vacation, we’ve created the following list of the best Airbnbs in Oslo. Since all of these listings are hosted by superhosts, you can be sure that you’re only seeing rentals of the highest quality. For those unfamiliar with Airbnb, superhosts have a proven track record of providing exceptional hospitality. All of the rentals are also work-from-home-friendly and come equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi.
Lively Apartment in Grünerløkka
In addition to being presided over by an experienced superhost, our first apartment rental in Oslo boasts Airbnb Plus status. For those unfamiliar with Airbnb, Airbnb Plus is an exclusive status reserved for stylish Airbnbs that have been verified for quality through in-person inspection.
The one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is furnished with a queen-size bed and a sofa bed, making it well suited for couples and small groups of up to four guests. The interior features cool-toned neutral decorations and furnishings that make for a tranquil environment. In the living room, you’ll find a cozy indoor fireplace for colder nights and French doors that offer private balcony access for enjoying the sun and fresh air. There is also an elegant armchair, a TV, and a convenient desk that doubles as a dining table. Around the corner, there is a well-equipped full kitchen with vibrant yellow accents, and the full bathroom offers heated floors, a soaking tub, and a washer and dryer.
Grünerløkka is a popular neighborhood with bustling streets, delicious restaurants, markets, shops, and parks. It is centrally located and well connected so you can easily hop on a train to the city center or escape the city altogether and head to the surrounding woodlands.
Cozy Tiny House
If you’re interested in renting an Airbnb in Oslo but you would prefer a more remote escape, check out this charming tiny house near the woods.
Originally built in 1850, this historic cottage has been completely refinished to offer a comfortable modern stay with a rustic atmosphere. The space comes with a private full bathroom with running water and a walk-in shower, and although there is no separate kitchen, there is a convenient minifridge, a coffee machine, and a small oven with two cooktops. Decorated in a classic Norwegian style, the interior boasts warm wood planks, gorgeous curtains and throws, and an old-fashioned fireplace. One or two guests can stay in the cottage, which offers one separated bedroom furnished with two single beds.
Situated next to the Nordmarka woodlands, the cottage is completely surrounded by greenery and a rushing river basin. Guests are welcome to wander around the gardens and hike in the nearby woods, and Holmenkollen Ski Jump is just a short walk away. You can also walk to the train station within five minutes, where you can catch a quick ride into the city.
Upscale Condo in the Heart of Oslo
For a rental apartment in Oslo with a central location and a luxurious atmosphere, check out this exclusive condo.
Guests can enjoy 360° views of Oslo and the surrounding water from the stunning roof terrace or through the floor-to-ceiling windows that surround the living room. The interior is beautifully appointed with high-end furnishings and elegant neutral-toned décor, and the open-concept living space comes with a modern full kitchen, a formal dining area, and a cozy sofa in front of the TV. Up to three guests can stay in the one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo, which is furnished with a queen-size bed and a crib for guests with small children. Additional amenities include a private balcony and laundry facilities.
Located in the desirable gallery district of Tjuvholmen, this Oslo Airbnb is within walking distance of all of the city’s best attractions. Step outside and take a stroll through a park, try out one of the fantastic eateries, or explore a museum or a gallery. There is even a world class sculpture park around the corner along with a nearby beach with rental boats, which you can take island hopping.
Luxurious Seafront Condo
Also located in the exclusive Tjuvholmen District, this waterfront condo is one of the best Airbnbs in Oslo for solo travelers and couples interested in a high-end rental.
Appointed with a private balcony that hangs right over the canal, the condo is overflowing with opulent features and elegant finishings. The bedroom is furnished with an ultra-comfy king-size bed, and the marvelous full bathroom offers artistic Italian tiles. There is also a massive full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and a small breakfast table, and the bright and airy living room features floor-to-ceiling windows and even comes with a unique golden telescope for use on the balcony. Pets are allowed in the apartment, and building amenities include an elevator and laundry facilities.
The apartment is surrounded by trendy attractions and famous galleries and boutiques, and the building itself comes with access to a sunny roof terrace and two mountain bikes.
Elegant Second-Floor Rental
Rustic original details and gorgeous modern additions combine in this one-of-a-kind vacation apartment for two.
The focal point of the home is the opulent crystal chandelier, which hangs delicately over the cozy living room. The peaceful interior is marked by calming gray walls and a white cornice, and there are two large windows that bathe the space in natural light. One or two guests can stay in the one-bedroom apartment, which offers a double bed and a spacious full bathroom with a soaking tub. There is also an eat-in full kitchen with white brick walls and stainless-steel appliances, and guests can enjoy exclusive access to a fully furnished patio. Additional amenities include a TV, a dishwasher, and an in-unit washing machine.
Originally built in 1875, this elegant Airbnb in Oslo is set on a small historic courtyard in Grünerløkka. The award-winning coffee shop, Tim Wendelboe, is right next door along with Villa Paradiso Pizza Restaurant and several popular bars and vintage shops.
Set in the upscale embassy area of Frogner, this Oslo Airbnb is spacious, bright, and perfect for tourists.
The homey apartment is fully equipped with a wide variety of modern comforts, including laundry facilities, a dishwasher, a washer and dryer, and optional baby gear. Four guests can sleep very comfortably in this two-bedroom, one-bathroom rental, which is furnished with a queen-size bed and a double bed. The large living room is the perfect spot to relax between attractions with its convenient Smart TV, comfortable furnishings, grand walls of windows, and elegant chandelier. Around the corner, you’ll find a round dining table followed by a separate full kitchen with stylish blue cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances. There is also a dedicated workspace with a desk next to the entryway.
The area is very safe and fashionable, offering easy access to several parks, restaurants and marinas. Most notably, Vigeland Sculpture Park is right around the corner.
Top-Floor Frogner Apartment
This sophisticated vacation apartment for rent in Oslo is another great option for anyone interested in staying in the Frogner area.
Ideal for couples and small groups of three, the two-bedroom abode is furnished with one double bed and one single bed. The all-white interior, large windows, and soaring high ceilings make the space bright and airy, and guests have access to a private balcony through the larger bedroom. With a newly refurbished kitchen and bathroom, an in-unit washer and dryer, and an elevator in the building, this top-notch rental has everything you need for a comfortable stay.
Situated on the top floor of the building, the apartment offers some incredible views of the surrounding area. Vigeland Sculpture Park is just a short stroll away as are the exciting attractions of the nearby city center.
Modern Apartment Near Central Station
Set in a beautiful brand-new development in Oslo, this contemporary rental offers a clean and comfortable stay for up to four guests.
The one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is small but well equipped and fully furnished with a four-person dining table, cozy armchairs, a double bed, and a sleeper sofa. There is also an open full kitchen with bright white cabinets and modern appliances, and the living room offers private balcony access. In the full bathroom, you’ll find a convenient washing machine that is free for guest use, and the modern building comes with an elevator, making this a great option for guests with accessibility needs.
Situated right next to the city center, this convenient Oslo Airbnb offers easy access to Central Station and the scenic inlet, Oslofjord.
Large Seaside Apartment
If you’re looking to rent an apartment in Oslo with a bit more space, consider this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home on the water.
The minimalist interior is decorated with soft blue tones and simple artwork, and the massive open-concept living area features large windows and glass doors that make the space nice and bright. Step outside to enjoy your completely private terrace, which offers expansive waterfront views and a small patio table. Up to seven guests can stay in the apartment, which is furnished with a double bed, a set of bunk beds, a single bed, and a floor mattress. With a ton of open space, a large sectional sofa, and a large dining table, the living room is the perfect spot for the entire group to hang out without feeling overcrowded. There is also a gourmet full kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, and additional amenities include an in-unit washing machine, baby gear, and an elevator in the building.
Nestled right on the water’s edge, the residential complex is just a few minutes away from the Oslofjord and a massive green park. Guests can also walk to nearby waterfront restaurants, the Oslo Opera House, and the medieval castle known as Akershus Fortress, and the city center is just a 15-minute walk away.
Designer Loft Apartment
Situated in an old post office building, this beautiful Airbnb in Oslo offers a luxurious stay just a few minutes away from Central Station.
Soaring high ceilings and massive wall-length windows make the interior bright and refreshing, and the glass doors in the first-floor living room open onto a private balcony that overlooks a bustling courtyard. Also on the first floor is a small dining area, a modern full kitchen, and a full bathroom. A set of stairs in the living room lead up to the lofted master bedroom, which features a queen-size bed and an extra sleeping nook with a single bed. The sofa bed in the living room can sleep two more guests, and around the corner under the stairs, you’ll find another cozy sleeping area with a single daybed.
Set in the historic neighborhood of Kvadraturen, the apartment is surrounded by galleries, museums, and some of Oslo’s oldest buildings.
Seaside Apartment in Sentrum
With an impressive selection of modern amenities and beautiful sea views from every room, this newly renovated apartment is one of the best Oslo Airbnbs for solo travelers and couples.
Modern light fixtures, striking blue accent walls, and lively indoor plants make for a stylish and chic interior design. The cozy living room features a large sectional sofa placed in front of a TV and a large glass wall that opens up to a Juliet balcony. There is also one bedroom with a queen-size bed and a modern full bathroom with a washing machine. The open kitchen is small but well equipped with major appliances, essential cooking supplies, and a dishwasher. The apartment is also pet-friendly and set in an elevator building.
Sentrum is Oslo’s vibrant downtown neighborhood, which is very walkable, well connected, and filled with exciting historic attractions.
Studio Apartment With River Views
This centrally located short-term rental in Oslo is situated in an old factory building and offers a contemporary stay with cozy rustic accents.
The apartment is on a low floor right next to a river, which can be seen from the living room window. Completely renovated and beautifully appointed, the light-filled interior offers exposed brick accents, modern furnishings, and convenient appliances like a washer and a dishwasher. With a queen-size bed in a cozy sleeping alcove, the studio is ideal for one or two guests but can accommodate two extra people with the living room sofa. There is also a long wooden desk in the living space, perfect for getting some work done, and the apartment comes with a modern full kitchen and a full bathroom. The building is pet-friendly and offers comfortable amenities like an elevator and a sunny roof terrace with panoramic views.
Located in the heart of the city center, this convenient Oslo Airbnb is within walking distance of Grunerløkka, Grønland, and Tøyen. There are also several restaurants, bars, and music venues nearby, along with a recreational park across the river.
Sunny Apartment Near Downtown
For a centrally located apartment rental with a big, beautiful, and green outdoor space, check out this one-bedroom, one-bathroom flat in Grünerløkka.
The bright interior is characterized by white finishes, wood furnishings, big windows, and green plants. The modern full kitchen is in an open space with the living room and a small dining table. Feel free to throw on a record, relax on the sofa, or gaze outside at the fountain-filled backyard. Filled with stocked bookshelves, unique artwork, and colorful accents, the spacious bedroom is furnished with a double bed and a desk. The flat is pet-friendly, and additional amenities include a washer and a dishwasher.
Surrounded by green parks, botanical gardens, restaurants, concert venues, and local shops, this lovely Airbnb in Oslo is set within walking distance of endless activities.
St. Hanshaugen Apartment With Garden Views
Few vacation rentals in Oslo boast the modern and stylish interior, central location, and affordable price tag of this one-of-a-kind apartment.
Featuring one full bathroom, one bedroom with a double bed, and one air mattress for the living room, the rental is ideal for solo travelers, couples, and small groups. The colorful interior boasts pastel blue walls, opulent crystal chandeliers, exposed brick accents, and tasteful splashes of color. There is a spacious living room with a cozy indoor fireplace and a large window surrounded by trees, and guests can enjoy meals in the separate formal dining room. The full kitchen is also separate from the common areas and offers stainless-steel appliances, a small breakfast bar, and a washer and dryer.
Outside, you’ll find a beautiful shared courtyard filled with luscious gardens and a wide array of comfortable patio furnishings. Nearby there is also a ton of green spaces and parks.
Chic Apartment in a Trendy Neighborhood
Our last Airbnb in Oslo has been fully upgraded to include designer furnishings and high-tech amenities.
The one-bedroom apartment is conveniently situated on the first floor of an elevator building and comes with the added benefits of keyless entry and a security system. All-white finishes, glossy floors, and gray furnishings make for a stylish and sophisticated interior, and large windows fill the space with light. Appointed with a 60-inch Apple TV, a high-end sound system, and a gaming console, the spacious living room is the perfect place to rest and unwind. The space is furnished with a large sectional sofa and a convenient dining table that doubles as a workspace. There is also a fully modernized kitchen and a sparkling white bathroom, and the bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed.
Set in a safe, quiet, and highly sought-after neighborhood, this apartment is a great choice for guests interested in shopping, dining, and going out at night. The main street of Bogstadveien is just a short stroll away and offers some fantastic restaurants and entertainment venues.
Whether you’re interested in the wonderful contemporary art scene, delicious dining options, stunning natural scenery, or a little bit of everything, be sure to make the most of your Norwegian vacation with a stay in one of the best Airbnb rentals in Oslo.