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Is Olso a Safe or Dangerous city?Olso is a safe city; although it has a poor reputation among Norwegians – compared to other Norwegian cities which have 0% crime, Oslo is a bit more dangerous; but it still is one of the safest cities in Europe. Still, some areas around Gronland, Toyen, Kuba or Karl Johan street are best avoided (see the map) particularly at night. The central train station is also a bit dangerous at night and crowded during the day which might attract pickpockets. There are some illegal/pirate taxis around nightclubs that no tourist or local should ever use.
Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Oslo is very safe country.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
There is some pickpocket-related risk in Norway, especially Oslo and Bergen. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed. Take a look at the city maps to see the most frequent pickpockets locations.
MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM
Norway is an averagely safe country regarding the chances of being mugged or kidnapped. Stay out of the dangerous zones shown on the map.
SCAMS RISK : MEDIUM
As in any touristic place, there may be people trying to scam you in Oslo. Be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : LOW
Transports and official taxis are generally very safe in Norway.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : MEDIUM
There can be some occasional natural hazards (geological, meteorological) in Norway.
TERRORISM RISK : MEDIUM
Norway has not recently been targeted by terrorist attacks, but it is best to stay alert since other countries in Europe have been targeted.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : LOW
Norway is generally very safe for women travelers.