Oslo in Norway is definitely one place you should go.
Oslo, the most populous city and capital of Norway displays a wealth culture and wide selection of architecture such as modern traits conjugating to old characters, as well you are always close to the nature and so many opportunities for outdoor recreation are never far away.
The nightlife is also an enjoyable must in Oslo and you will definitely appreciate the variety of attractive pubs, bars and restaurants. With all the things to do in Oslo, you’ll have no doubt to find something that suit your style.
Attractions to see in Oslo
1/ Akershus Fortress
Built in 1299, the imposing “Akershus Fortress” was transformed and modernised into a renaissance castle during the 17th century. This place is great to discover the Oslo’s history and to enjoy a beautiful view of Oslo Fjord. Several big events such as concerts, holiday celebrations and ceremonies are located in the city centre.
2/ National Gallery
The National Gallery offers the largest public collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures. Founded in 1837, this museum includes older art from Norway and permanent exhibition devoted to the romantic period. Furthermore, an abundance of works made by international painters will make your visit even more unforgettable.
3/ Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
You should keep in mind to visit the Norwegian Museum of cultural history located in Oslo devoted to the collections from 1200 to the contemporary period of Oslo in Norway. This exceptional museum, founded in 1894, is one of the world’s oldest open-air museum and displays an indoor collection with more than 230.000 artefacts. Surely, the Norwegian museum of cultural history in Oslo has many interesting things to explore.
4/ Frogner Park
The city centre of Oslo has plenty to offers thanks to a large selection of bars, shopping area and hotels. This part of the city is not only about this kind of activities but has as well plenty to offer in term of museum and contains historical attractions. The Akershus Fortress and the selection of historical buildings are probably the best representation of this wealth. You should stop a moment to the Oslo city centre which giving to Oslo, its incredible aspect.
Districts to visit in Oslo
(1) - City Centre
The city centre of Oslo will attract you thanks to a large selection of bars, shopping area and hotels. This part of the city is not only about this kind of activities but has as well plenty to offer in term of museum and contains historical attractions. The Akershus Fortress and the selection of historical buildings are probably the best representation of this wealth. You should stop a moment to the Oslo city centre which giving to Oslo, its incredible aspect.
(2) - Oslo West
If you are looking for nightlife and shopping, you will feel at home in Oslo West. Don’t miss the chance to explore exclusive stores and many attractive clubs and bars of Oslo in Norway. In addition, Oslo west embodies a pleasant atmosphere to enjoy peaceful and relaxing moments. Oslo West has a little bit of everything considering its historical features and also includes the Royal Palace of Oslo in Norway.
(3) - Oslo East
Oslo East is mostly known for its remarkable historical area. In fact, this picturesque part of Oslo in Norway is constituted by an archaeological findings and by an extraordinary view of medieval ruins of medieval Oslo. This part of the city is also composed by one of the most notable museum of Oslo in Norway, the “Munch Museum”. Usually cheaper than Oslo West, you can as well enjoy some great leisure activities such as amazing restaurants, night clubs...
10 Oslo travel tips
> 1 - Visit Oslo during winter
During winter , you can combine skying, fresh air and enjoy a nice walk through the forest.
> 2 - Oslo Pass
The Oslo Pass makes your visit easier and cheaper including free entrance to museums, free public transport, and many varied discounts.
> 3 - Oslo from water
Oslo is perfect for boat sightseeing, with an excellent overview of the whole city, you really have to explore Oslo by boat.
> 4 - Tusenfryd Amusement Park
Stop a moment at the Tusenfryd Amusement Park, full of great attractions for all ages.
> 5 - The Opera House
The magnificient Opera House is the home to see some amazing world class opera and ballet.
> 6 - The Vikingship Museum
This museum gives you an opportunity to discover the major Viking discoveries around the Oslo Fjord
> 7 - Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden is an extraordinary place including numerous exotic plants from all over the world in Oslo.
> 8 - Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower
The Holmenkollen Ski museum keeeps the tradition of skiing alive. Don’t miss the chance to explore the world’s oldest ski museum and the observation post offering panoramic views of Oslo.
> 9 - Norwegians Museum of Cultural History
If you like to have a view on one of Europe’s open-aire museum, visit the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History.
> 10 - Royal Palace of Oslo
Observe the changing of the guard which takes place daily at 1.30pm in the court of the Royal Palace in Oslo.
Fun and facts about Oslo
1 - Harald III was the king of Norway in Oslo in 1048 and founded the city.
2 - Oslo in Norway is one of the most expensive capital in the world with Tokyo
3 - Do you fancy access to a wide selection of Norvegian and international movie? You will appreciate to go to one of 8 Oslo's municipal cinemas for a great movie experience.
4 - One is one of the largest capitals in term of area.