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Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway - Photo: Nancy Bundt/VisitOslo
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Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway Photo: Nancy Bundt/VisitOslo

Top 10 attractions in Oslo

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

Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park

The 80-acre Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park in western Oslo features 212 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. Every year over one million locals and tourists visit the park, which is always open.

The Norwegian Opera & Ballet

The marble and glass building in Bjørvika features award-winning architecture and world-class opera and ballet performances. The Opera House is open to the public, and walking on the roof is a popular activity.

Holmenkollen

The famous Holmenkollen Ski Jump was recently rebuilt. The new state-of-the-art ski jump features the world's oldest Ski Museum and an observation deck with panoramic views of the city.

Akershus Fortress

Oslo's rich history is on display in the grand buildings and museums at this 13th-century fortress in the city center. The fortress is also a popular recreational area with great harbour views.

Viking Ship Museum

The world's two best-preserved Viking ships from the 9th century are on display at the Viking Ship Museum on the Bygdøy peninsula, which also shows Viking tools, sledges, a horse cart and wood carvings.

The National gallery with Munch

The National Gallery is home to Norway's largest public collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures. Most of the art is pre-1950, and central attractions include The Scream and Madonna by Edvard Munch.

Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum complex in eastern Oslo houses the Botanical Garden, the Zoological Museum and the Mineralogical-Geological Museum in separate museums. Surrounding the museums is the Botanical Garden, with 7,500 plant species from around the world.

TusenFryd

Norway's biggest amusement park features over 30 attractions, including several rollercoasters, children's rides and a water park. Open from April to October, the park is located just 20 minutes south of Oslo.

Fram Museum

The Fram Museum houses the world's most famous polar ship, Fram. Visitors can go on board the ship and see how Norway's polar explorers lived and survived in the coldest places on earth over 100 years ago.

Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine

Over 20 permanent and temporary exhibitions are on display at the Norwegian Museum of Science, Technology and Medicine in northern Oslo. Popular with children, the museum offers many fun and educational activities.


The list of top attractions in Oslo is based on the number of visitors in 2011.

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Last updated:  2014-09-26
The cannons at Akershus Fortress in Oslo, Norway - Photo: Matjaz Intihar/VisitOSLO
The cannons at Akershus Fortress in Oslo, Norway
The Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway - Photo: Matjaz Intihar/VisitOSLO
The Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway

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Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park in Oslo, Norway - Photo: Nancy Bundt/VisitOslo

Top 10 attractions in Oslo

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

Top 10 attractions in Oslo

Source: Visitnorway

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