NileGuide Expert Says:
Bygdøy is home to Oslo's best museums, great walks and beaches.
Off Sjølystveien (E18)
0374 Oslo, Norway
tel: +47 815 30 555
NileGuide Expert tip:
Take the ferry from City Hall across the fjord.
The Bygdøy peninsula has Oslo's best museums: the Viking Ships
are here, as is the Cultural History Museum
, Thor Heyerdahl's raft Kon-Tiki
, the Polar ship Fram
, the Maritime Museum
, the summer palace Oscarshall
, and more. You need a few days to see them all. Bygdøy also has great beaches and pleasant walks. During the short summer season, Oslovians use every opportunity to hit the beaches. The most famous one, Huk
(clothing optional), is a at Bygdøy. Bygdøy is also an affluent residential neighborhood with beautiful old villas and the King's farm, complete with horses and apple orchards. You can also visit Oskarsborg Castle. From the city center, bus no. 30 takes you to Bygdøy all year. In summer, the best option is by ferry from the pier by City Hall
. Or you could walk or ride a bike.