Oslo Attractions



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  • Oslo has heaps of things to see and do - and most involve nature in one form or another. Begin with a hop-on hop-off harbour cruise to get your bearings. Gliding past the medieval Akershus Fortress, the old wooden sailing ship plies between City Hall, the cool Oslo Opera House and the Bygdøy Peninsula. Near City Hall is the converted old ship-yard Aker Brygge, as well as the evocative Nobel Peace Center.

    At the Opera House, take a walk on the white marble roof, sloping like an ice flow into the waters of the Oslo Fjord.

    Among the many attractions at Bygdøy Peninsula, you will find the large, open-air Cultural History Museum, including Gol Stave Church, a fine example of Viking era architecture. Oscarshall Summer Palace is also located at Bygdøy, and you'll also find lovely nature walks and some of the city's best beaches, including the famous Huk Beach, where swim wear is optional. Most of all, though, Bygdøy is Oslo's maritime centre, and home to several museums devoted to Norway's sea-faring past - and present. Apart from The Maritime Museum, you can find the Kon-Tiki Museum, showcasing Thor Heyerdahl's famous ancient ocean-crossing vessels, the Polar Ship Fram, used by Roald Amundsen for the race to be first to the South Pole in 1911, and very well-preserved 9th century viking ships in the Viking Ship Museum.

    Going from Oslo S (the Central Station) to the Royal Palace - passing Parliament and Grand Hotel along the way - Karl Johan is Oslo's main street.

    And last, but certainly not least, you haven't really experienced Oslo if you haven't tried at least one of the many nature activities on offer, like hiking in Oslomarka forest, or strolled through Frogner Park with sculptor Gustav Vigeland's 212 magnificent nudes.

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    Oslomarka forest

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    Nordmarkveien

    Hike or ski with locals, 15 minutes from the city center... read more

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    Bygdøy

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    Off Sjølystveien (E18)

    The Bygdøy Peninsula: great museums, beaches and nature walks... read more

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    Frogner Park

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    Kirkeveien

    This fantastic sculpture park is Oslo's premier attraction... read more

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    Oslo Opera House

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    Kirsten Flagstads plass
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    Walk on the roof of the stunning Oslo Opera House...
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    Akershus Fortress and Castle (Akershus festning)

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    Akershus festning

    13th century castle & fortress in the city center...
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    Karl Johansgate

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    Karl Johans gate

    Oslo's main street: sightseeing and shopping...
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    Hovedøya Island

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    Hovedøya

    Medieval history and beach fun in the fjord...
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    The National Gallery

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    Universitetsgaten 13

    Norwegian & International Art up to 1945... read more

    Grünerløkka

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    Markveien

    From working-class to hip... read more

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    Natural History Museum

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    Sars Gate 1
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    Collection of natural history museums in Art Nouveau surroundings... read more

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    Christian Radich

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    Akershusstranda, Skur 32

    Go sailing in a beautiful tall ship... read more

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    Minicruise on the Oslo fjord: Hop-on hop-off

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    Vika

    Sail the Oslo fjord on board an old wooden ship...
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    The Viking Ship Museum (Vikingskipshuset)

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    Huk Aveny 35

    Very well-preserved Viking ships... read more

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    Cultural History Museum (Norsk folkemuseum)

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    Museumsveien 10

    Open-air museum of Norwegian cultural history...
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    Akerselva River Walk (Akerselva miljøpark)

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    Akerselva

    Excellent walk along Akerselva River... read more

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    Frognerseteren

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    Holmenkollveien 200

    Great restaurant in a historic building at the forest's edge... read more

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    Korketrekkeren

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    Frognerseterveien

    2 kilometer long toboggan run... read more

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    Botanical Gardens (Botanisk hage)

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    Sarsgate 1

    Stroll through Oslo's beautiful Botanical garden...
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    Kvadraturen (Old Christiania)

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    Akershus-Grensen-Oslo S-Egertorget

    Oslo's old quarter, the heart of Old Christiania...
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    Gol Stave Church

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    Museumsveien 10

    Norway's Gothic: 800-year-old Gol Stave church...
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