Ullevaal Stadion (Oslo)

The Ullevaal Stadion is the national stadium of Norway, home to the Norway national football team as well as the venue of the Norwegian Cup final.

The stadium was opened in 1926 as the home of FK Lyn, who played the opening match against Swedish side Örgryte IS on the 26th September 1926 in which they won 5-1. Lyn played at the stadium all the way up until 2009, after selling ownership to the NFF to pay off their debts before moving to Bislett Stadium.

Tenants: Norway national football team

Opened: 1926

Capacity: 28,000

Address: Sognsveien 75, 0840 Oslo, Norway

Vålerenga IF moved to the stadium in 1999 as the Bislett Stadion at that time could not meet the league standards. They played at Ullevaal until 2017 before moving to the brand new Intility Arena.

The Ullevaal Stadion hosted its first international on the 29th May 1927, with Norway losing 1-0 to Denmark and have since played the majority of their home international fixtures at the ground. The record attendance of 37,096 was achieved at a match between Norway and Denmark in 1949

The Norwegian Cup Final has been held at the stadium ever since 1948. The NFF became the majority shareholder of the stadium in 1960 as it began plans to make it the national stadium. It has been renovated a number of times since and currently has a capacity of 28,000, making it the largest football stadium in Norway.

The Final of the 1987 UEFA Women’s Euro were played in Ullevaal, Norway beating Sweden 2-1 on home side. The Final was played there again in 1997, this time Germany defeating Italy 2-0.

Tickets at Ullevaal Stadion

Tickets for Norway international matches usually go on sale between 1 and 3 months before the event. Ticket information for upcoming matches will be available on the NFF website.

Location & Travel to Ullevaal Stadion

Ullevaal Stadion is located approximately 4 kilometres north of central Oslo.

Airport – Oslo Airport is the main gateway to Norway, being the second busiest airport in the Nordic countries and offering flights across Europe but also some to North America and Asia.

The airport is located about 35 kilometres north of Oslo – the quickest way to travel from the airport to central Oslo is by train, with the high speed Gardermoen Line connecting the two in about 20 minutes, running 6 times per hour.

Thinking of flying to Oslo? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

Bus – The airport bus lines 23 and 24 (marked Bekkestua) both run to the stadium.

Driving & Parking – The stadium is located just off Junction 56 of Ring 3 (Norwegian National Road 150). There are parking spaces for up to 600 spaces, located underneath the North Stand. Parking is also available at Parking is available at the nearby Rikshospitalet, Domus Atletica or Sogn Upper Secondary School.

Metro – The stadium has its own metro stop (Ullevål stadion), served by lines 4 and 5 with a travel time from Stortinget station in central Oslo of about 10 minutes.

Train – Oslo Central Station is the main station in the city and the largest in the country. There are services across the country and to neighbouring Sweden, with express trains to Bergen, Kristiansand, Stavanger and Trondheim, as well as Sweden’s capital of Stockholm. From the station, you can reach the stadium using the metro (as above), or tram (as below).

Tram – The closest tram stop of the Oslo tram network is John Collets plass, which is about a 10 minute walk from the stadium. Routes 17 and 18 both travel in this direction.

Where to stay in Oslo

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in Oslo by clicking here.

Further Information & Events

Ullevaal Stadion Official Website

Norwegian Football Federation Official Website

Last Updated on February 24, 2021 by Sports Tourist

Leave a Reply