Tons of Rock - Tons of Norway

Ready to ride the gig-tripping wave? Combine your festival visit to Oslo with a vacation in Norway!

Norwegian heavy metal and rock festival

Travel to Norway's Largest Metal and Rock Festival

Over a decade, Tons of Rock has evolved into Norway's largest metal and rock festival, drawing over 100,000 global fans for four days of shared music experiences. This year's 10th-anniversary extravaganza at Ekebergsletta in Oslo (June 26-29) promises to be the biggest and best yet, featuring an epic lineup from Metallica to Oslo Ess.

Wondering how to get Up here and make the most of your festival experience?

As devoted fans and collaborators of Tons of Rock, we've assembled some practical travel information and insider recommendations for those keen on pairing the ultimate festival experience with a Norwegian holiday.

How to Get Here

Norway is closer than you might think. More than 150 international airports connect with our main airport in Oslo (OSL), where more than 90 are direct connections. Check out flights with Norwegian and SAS, and also Widerøe which has good European connections into Western Norway (and offers complimentary chocolate).

Train: An extensive rail network links Norway to the other Scandinavian countries and the rest of Europe. Our national trains are served by Vy, NORD, and GoAhead.

Bus: You can reach Norway by bus from Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Russia. Service from Gothenburg in Sweden and Copenhagen in Denmark is almost hourly. The service to Stockholm is also far more frequent than the train.

Car & ferry options are also available - To search for ferries to Norwegian ports, check out AFerry.

More details on How to Get to Here. If you're a train enthusiast, check out Train Travel in Norway.

Girl stepping of plane in Norway
The Munch Museum in Oslo during sunset

Around and About in Oslo

The easiest way to get from Oslo airport to Oslo city centre is on the only true high-speed train within Norway, Flytoget (The airport train), which shuttles between Oslo Airport (OSL) and the city centre in just 19 minutes.

To make the best use of Oslo's convenient public transport network of trams, subway lines, busses and even passenger ferries, download the Ruter app and choose between single tickets, 24-hours or a week. The best way to get from the city centre to the festival venue at Ekebergsletta is on bus 34 or 74 to Ekeberg Camping.

Insider Tips: If you also want to explore Oslo's many attractions, consider getting an Oslo Pass which includes admission to 30 museums and sights as well as unlimited travel with the public transport system throughout Oslo.

Where to Stay in Oslo

Oslo offers a variety of different places to stay; from campsites to hotels and convenient apartments.

For camping enthusiasts, the nearest spot is Topcamp Ekeberg and Bjerke.

Our top hotel pick is Amerikalinjen, with bus service between Oslo city and the festival area outside the door. Other convenient and high-standard options include The Hub and Clarion Hotel Oslo, all within a 30-45 minute walk from the festival grounds.

Insider tips: From the city centre, walk to the 'Santa with Butt Plug' sculpture (yes), then venture to the festival area through The Ekeberg Forest on 'Kjærlighetsstien' (The Love Path).

If you're seeking a more luxurious apartment or hotel; get in touch -we're happy to give personalised recommendations!

The Floating bartender at Amerikalinjen
Men in front of wood carved house

Embark on a deeper exploration of Norway

Now that you've arrived, seize the opportunity to uncover more of Norway's wonders! As travel curators, our specialty lies in crafting journeys tailored to individual interests.

For metal and rock music enthusiasts, we dive into Viking culture, Nordic mythology, and connect like-minded fans worldwide, offering opportunities to engage in local passion projects such as for example the Raven's Nest (see #1 Wilderness Hideouts). Immerse yourself in our remarkable food and beverage scene, experience everything from forest bathing to active adventures in the great outdoors.

To truly immerse in local nature and culture, we've set a minimum of four nights for all our journeys, starting from NOK 30,000 per journey. Special benefits apply to Tons of Rock gig trippers.

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