Top things to do in Oslo
Savour a slice of Scandinavian culture, on a holiday to Oslo with us.
Expect your Norwegian break to be action-packed. The choice and diversity of things to do in Oslo is incredible. With its galleries and museums, up and coming bar and café culture and unbeatable outdoor pursuits which include hiking and skiing.
A cosmopolitan city, surrounded by spectacular fjords and verdant woodland. Book holidays to Oslo and combine the exciting blend of culture, history and lifestyle that you’d expect from a city break, with an unbelievable range of year-round outdoor adventures. See Edvard Munch’s famous painting The Scream at the National Gallery. Explore the laidback cafes, galleries and independent boutiques of trendy Grünerløkka. Or embrace the Norwegian ski culture, with a journey down Holmenkollen ski ramp.
Venture half an hour out of the capital to Oslo Vinterpark, for an epic powder piste ski experience. With a small variety of slopes, this place makes for a perfect day trip for keen skiers or those on the learning curve. Soak up the views from the top of the mountain – it’s mesmerising.
The city’s sightseeing provides a glimpse into its culture and history, bursting with museums and galleries. It’s easy to get your culture fix in Oslo - whether you choose the Viking Ship Museum, The Munch Museum or extraordinary Vigeland Sculpture Park. Admire the elaborate stained glass windows of Oslo cathedral and the striking, modern architecture of the opera house.
Tantalise your taste buds with delightful breads and pastries from Apent Bakerei. Enjoy a beer outside Ekeberg Restaurant and admire its functionalist architecture. Or eat dockside at Fisherman’s Coop and dine on peel-and-eat shrimp in a fresh baguette with mayonnaise and a touch of lemon. Sult perfectly captures the Grünerløkka vibe with its imaginative cuisine and organic ingredients.
A great destination for shopping. Pick up Norwegian clothing and crafts at Husfliden in Rosenkerantz Gate or hunt for treasures at Vestkanttorget Flea Market, which is situated one block east of Vigeland Park. Aker Brygge is not just a shopping centre; this former shipyard in Stranden also boasts stunning views of the harbour.
Nightlife in Oslo is varied, with its great jazz clubs, traditional beer halls and fashionable bar scene. Den Norske Opera is Oslo’s opera company that stages opera, ballet and classical concerts every month. While Grünerløkka showcases a more alternative side of the city. Discover numerous little cafés, restaurants and bars.
Begin your excursion in Oslo and discover the sensational land of the Vikings. Hike across extraordinary Nordic national parks, take a ride on the mesmerising Flåm Railway and explore the beauty of Mount Fløyen. With outstanding things to do, breeze through our guide to soak up the best of Norway.Read article
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