Oslo Things to Do

  • Beautiful exterior of the Old Town Hall
    Beautiful exterior of the Old Town Hall
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  • Vigelandsparken
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  • Vigelandsparken
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  • 1. Vigelandsparken

    A friend of mine visited Oslo two years ago and brougt me back a book on Vigeland and his history and the park. Well seeing it in real life was fantastic and he was truly a remarkable sculpture with...

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  • 2. Norwegian Folk Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Another interesting part of the Museum is the exhibition on Sami life and culture. Here, there were models dressed in Sami clothing, I could see how the Sami lived and how they hunted. It was very...

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  • 3. Aker Brygge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The pedestrian zone along the harbour is called Akker Brygge and is famous with its restaurants and cafes. I bet it's really pleasant to have a walk during the sunny summer but at -13 degrees with...

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  • 4. Vikingship Museum - Viking Skip Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    When I booked the tour for Oslo, I had thought that we might get to the Kon Tiki museum the Vasa Museum or the Vigeland museum. But instead, we stopped at the Viking Museum. Here we saw three huge...

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  • 5. City Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    One of the rooms at City Hall is so amazing that it deserves an additional tip. It is called the Krogh Room. It took my breath away. I had already said "wow" several times while visiting City Hall,...

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  • 6. Akershus Fortress

    4 out of 5 stars

    Not everything is open on Mondays in Oslo. The Akershus fortress is. It was built in the 13th century to overlook the river and defend the city. In the grounds, there are a load of cannons and...

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  • 7. Kon Tiki Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Kon Tiki museum is one of the trio (with Fram and the Viking ships museums) settled on the Bydgoy peninsula facing downtown Oslo. Unlike the other two, this particular locale brings rather mixed...

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  • 8. Holmenkollen

    The Holmenkollen ski jump is one of Oslo's most popular sporting destinations and also a major tourist attraction in itself. Inside the complex is a ski museum and the site on a hilltop over the city...

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  • 9. Karl Johansgate

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This is the main street in Oslo, connecting the Central Oslo Station (famous as Oslo S) and The Royal Palace. Except the shops and the nice architechture buildings, the street includes many of Oslo's...

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  • 10. Royal Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Palace is a symbol of the Norwegian history. It was made as a residence for King Carl Johan in 1849 but it was not finished util his death. The Royal Palace is owned by the state and there live...

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  • 11. Fjord

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    We came to Oslo on a cruise ship and had the opportunity to leave through the fjord when evening was falling. It was magical. Small seaside towns dot the landscape. Sailing boats were out. Ferries ply...

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  • 12. Fram Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Gjoa was the first ship to be sailed through the entire Northwest Passage. Roald Amundsen and his six companions accomplished this in 1903-06. We saw the Gjoa is a part of the Fram Museum. It...

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  • 13. National Gallery

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    There is a special show-room called The Baroque room at The National Gallery - it is awesome. I am totally hooked on the Baroque period, so I added a special tip on this show-room. The Baroque room...

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  • 14. Bygdoy - Oslo's Museum Centre

    A visit to Bygdoy is probably on most peoples list, as over here are many good Museums. There are several ways to reach there. We chose to go over by Ferry which was very nice. We passed by some...

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  • 15. Stortinget - Goverment Building

    4 out of 5 stars

    An impressive building I came across, was Parliament House. NO, dull grey buildling here, but a stylish yellow brick building! I was here at a sad time, only a week after a right-wing extremist set...

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  • 16. Munch Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    This museum is dedicated to Norway's most famous artist, Edward Munch. Munch is most famous for his painting "Scream" and for an ahead of its time, gothic style. The "Scream" is also famous for having...

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  • 17. Norway's Resistance Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Forsvarsmuseet or Norway´s Resistance museum shows military history in Norway since the Viking times until now. This museum was opened in 1978 and is located in a building from 1860 which used to be...

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  • 18. Nationaltheatret

    4 out of 5 stars

    Walking down the hill from the Palace, I came across the beautiful National Theatre. Out the front is a paved area with many statues of Norway's great playwrights, including Bjornstjerne Bjornson, who...

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  • 19. Domkirke Church

    4 out of 5 stars

    The main Cathedral, called Our Savior's Church was built in the late 15th century. It was originally located 1.5 km from the present building. After the big fire was built on its present site in 1697.

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  • 20. New Opera House

    It is one of the newest opera houses in the World, built in 2007. Its construction costed 40 million EUR!!! It has more than 1000 rooms and the main hall has almost 1400 seats. To be honest I liked...

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  • 21. Tusenfryd

    This place is called "trafikkfryd". After having a simple introduction to traffic rules , you're allowed to drive around in small nice cars and once in a while you have to fill some gas. I really wish...

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  • 22. Middelalderbyen - middelage town

    Now this is a beautiful part of the Gamlebyen area. When I first visited The Middle age town and Gamlebyen I actually passed Bispeborgen and it wasn´t until I was reading tips on VT that I realized...

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  • 23. Grünerløkka

    There is a small park in Grünerløkka called Birkelunden or The Birch Grove. The park is lovely, with a music pavilion from 1926 and a statue of a foal. I have been there several times and it is...

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  • 24. Nobel Peace Center

    If you didn't know it, Oslo is also home to the Nobel Peace Prize. In October each year the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded. The Peace Prize is one of five prizes that have been awarded annually since...

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  • 25. Historical Museum

    There was a strike in Norway when I visited the Historical museum in June 2012, so only the first and third floor were open to public :( I was visiting with an Oslo pass, but due to the strike the...

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