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The Oslo Philharmonic is a Norwegian symphony orchestra based in Oslo - Photo: ©Oslo-Filharmonien/Tore Berntsen
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The Oslo Philharmonic is a Norwegian symphony orchestra based in Oslo Photo: ©Oslo-Filharmonien/Tore Berntsen

What to do in Oslo

Oslo's unique location means almost unlimited opportunities for fun. Hike in the forest, swim in the fjord and go to a concert - all on the same day.

Concerts

Oslo has one of Europe's most exciting music scenes, with more concerts than any other Scandinavian city. Big venues like Oslo Spektrum and Telenor Arena bring in the international superstars, while Oslo's clubs host thousands of concerts every year. 

Festivals

Annual festival highlights include The Norwegian Wood Music Festival, the Øya Festival, the Inferno FestivalOslo Jazz Festival and Oslo Chamber Music Festival , which all attract world-class musicians and thousands of music fans to Oslo. Check the festival calendar to see what's coming up next!

Live entertainment

There is always something on at Oslo’s many dance, show and sports venues. The entertainment on offer ranges from world-class opera, ballet and classical music in the Opera House and Oslo Concert Hall to big sports events like the Bislett Games and Holmenkollen's skiing and biathlon competitions.

Explore Oslo's boroughs

Oslo is a modern and diverse city, and each of its boroughs bring something special to the table. All of them can be reached on foot or with a single ride on public transportation.

Winter activities

A winter visit lets you combine the buzz and nightlife of a capital city with skiing, fresh air and tranquil forests. Just minutes from the city, Oslo Winter Park boasts 11 lifts and 18 slopes for skiing and snowboarding.

Summer activities

The Oslofjord is perfect for boat sightseeing, swimming, boating and island hopping. The city is surrounded by forests, which are great for biking and hiking, and Oslo Summer Park offers both downhill biking and a climbing park.

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Last updated:  2013-11-05
Summers can be hot in Oslo, but you don’t need to go far for a refreshing swim - Photo: Nancy Bundt/VisitOSLO
Summers can be hot in Oslo, but you don’t need to go far for a refreshing swim
Oslo Winter Park is just 20 minutes from central Oslo, and is the largest ski resort in the area - Photo: ©Oslo Vinterpark/Preben Stene Larsen
Oslo Winter Park is just 20 minutes from central Oslo, and is the largest ski resort in the area

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The Oslo Philharmonic is a Norwegian symphony orchestra based in Oslo - Photo: ©Oslo-Filharmonien/Tore Berntsen

What to do in Oslo

Oslo's unique location means almost unlimited opportunities for fun. Hike in the forest, swim in the fjord and go to a concert - all on the same day.

What to do in Oslo

Source: Visitnorway

Free Things to Do in Oslo

A stay in Oslo doesn't have to cost a fortune. In fact there is a lot you can do for free in the Norwegian capital.

The Ekebergparken Sculpture Park

Ekebergparken in Oslo can offer 63 acres of installations by international artists, as well as museums, restaurants and a panoramic view of the city.

Top 10 Snowboard Parks in Norway

The Norwegian Snowboard Association recommends the top 10 snowboard parks in Norway. Oslo Winter Park is among their favourites.

Top 10 attractions in Oslo

Top attractions in Oslo include Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park, the Opera House, Holmenkollen Ski Jump and the Viking Ship Museum.

About Oslo

Key facts about Oslo

The capital of Norway is also its largest city. Oslo has over 600,000 inhabitants and covers 454 square kilometers, 242 of which are forests.

Tourist information in Oslo

Oslo Tourist Information can help with accommodation, the Oslo Pass, currency exchange and tickets for public transport, sightseeing and fjord tours.

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