Crime Rate & Women's Safety in Oslo

Safety index

Very Safe
4.7 /5

On average women living in Oslo raises very low concerns about women's safety. Based on collected reviews Oslo has a safety index of 4.7.

Crime index

Very Low
1 /5

On average women living in Oslo consider the crime rate in Oslo to be very low. Based on collected reviews Oslo has a crime index of 1.

Violence against women

11.1%

On average 11.1% percentage of women in Norway have experienced physical and/or sexual violence from an intimate partner at some time in their life, according to OECD Data.

Safety

Safety walking alone after dark:

4.2/5
Safe

Safety using public transport:

4.5/5
Very Safe

Worries

Worries of being sexually harassed:

1.3/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being sexually assaulted or raped:

1.2/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being physically attacked:

1.1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of home broken and things stolen:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being mugged or robbed:

1/5
Not at all worried

Worries of being kidnapped or murdered:

1/5
Not at all worried

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How safe is Oslo?

Norway is one of the safest countries in the world, I've been living here for 2 years now, I can't explain how safe I feel walking on the streets at night, taking public transport and going out. Its a beautiful city to live in and visit.

Posted: May 26, 2024
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Oslo is pretty safe I would say. But there are of course some places I would not go alone at night , like Grønland, Tøyen and Jernbanetorget. Nonetheless, most crimes happening in Oslo is usually gang related and between members..

Posted: May 10, 2024
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It's a great city and surely. The city has an area where people addicted to drugs gather but they are not violent and everything is controlled by the police all the time. I live in a very safe area so I'm not used to hearing insecurity but of course there is like everywhere in the world

Posted: April 22, 2024
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Ive never experienced any violence or theft nor sexual assault. There might be a couple mean people on the day of pride with the parade. And yes I think its always scary in the dark omw home at night - but ive never experienced anything and I walk through every park.

Posted: April 17, 2024
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Mathilde

Mathilde

Oslo is an overall very safe city. I feel very safe here and people are helpful. Most people speak vey good english. The city isn’t too big and it’s easy to get around by local transportation or walking. At nighttime it’s safe for women to walk by their own.

Posted: March 19, 2024
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I was born and raised here, have been really worried for my safety. As a woman you can walk alone at night and it will probably be fine. I’ve never experienced robbery or assaults. Of course be aware, but in general it’s very safe here.

Posted: March 15, 2024
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Adriana

Adriana

Unless you go to like really shady places you will be just fine. It is so safe here. I live outside of Oslo and I have never expirienced something awful, just regular catcalling. I go party every weekend and take transportation home or walk in the middle of the night alone. Just trust Your instincs

Posted: March 1, 2024
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I have lived in Oslo for many years and have never experienced any dangerous situations. Obviously, as a woman I’m going to be aware of my surroundings, especially after dark, when walking alone, but I don’t feel particularly unsafe.

Posted: February 22, 2024
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Lucia

Lucia

Oslo is a very safe city at any time of day or any time of year. Although the streets at night in winter are not brightly lit the city is very safe. You just have to avoid the parts of the city where the drug addicts gather and be careful and aware in and around train and bus stations.

Posted: February 22, 2024
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Is Oslo safe to travel?

4.7 /5

Based on 16 experiences

Solo travel experience

Solo female traveling in oslo. Always felt super safe even at night. Highly recommand taking a walking tour as it is an easy to make travel buddies. During the summer, I enjoyed taking the waterbus to visit the islands of the Oslofjord. It's an inexpensive lovely day trip especially for spending the day at the beach.

Posted: March 26, 2024Experienced: June, 2023
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Solo travel experience

I didn't always feel safe in Oslo but I felt safer than in Romania . There's a card you can buy to travel in different zones of Oslo , there's an app too I think. Good food and drinks at Vulkan and cafés on Akerbrygge. Deichman biblioteks should be on your list too. Norwegians are friendly, nice people and their smile makes you remember them.

Posted: March 14, 2024Experienced: June, 2019
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Is Oslo worth visiting?

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 16 experiences

Solo travel experience

I spent eight days in Oslo in June. The weather was amazing, and of course it was light until very late. The parks, palaces, museums, saunas, food and people are wonderful. The waterfront area is full of great restaurants. I loved it and plan to return there.

Posted: June 10, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Oslo is a beautiful city, ideal for exploring on your own. I walked everywhere, except for taking a ferry ride to the Viking Ship Museum from the city center. I lived near the Summer Palace, in a charming area. I recommend exploring the palace grounds, the Botanical Gardens, the Munch museum, Vigeland and the park with over 200 sculptures, Dramstredet area full of old houses, as well as visiting the Akershus fortress and castle. I found the food to be expensive.

Posted: May 25, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Ebon

Ebon

About Me

Hello, I am 23 and I am new to solo traveling. I love to hang out with friends and make new friends. And I like to explore and learn new thing!☺️

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Nnenna🌸

About Me

18 year old girl on a solo interrailing trip! I reallyyyy want to get to know some people<3 I love music (90s rock holy grail) and culture, so museum trips or drinks over some live music is perfect for me🪩

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