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Museums, beaches, and nature trails right outside city centre

The peninsula Bygdøy is located west of Oslo city centre and offers several of Norway's most popular museums, beautiful sandy beaches, and nature paths.


At Bygdøy you can see Norwegian history with your own eyes, learn about Vikings, explorers and maritime history and see how people lived in various eras of the past. The area offers seven different museums: the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Oscarshall, the Viking Ship Museum (currently closed), the Holocaust Center, the Fram Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum, and the Norwegian Maritime Museum.

Beaches, nature, and animals

The popular sandy beach Huk, with its sand volleyball court and beach restaurant, is an iconic summer spot for Oslo’s locals and visitors alike. In addition, you will find the slightly more secluded bathing resort Paradisbukta just a stone's throw away, and further north, Bygdøy Sjøbad with its sandy beach and bathing jetty.

Kongeskogen (the King’s Forest) is filled with forest paths and hiking trails, and several cultural monuments. Here you can cycle, jog, and stroll in beautiful deciduous forest or go cross-country skiing on the slopes in winter.

Bygdøy Royal Manor is the king's farm and is open to visitors. Both sheep and cows graze the surrounding area during summer.


From the city centre you can take Bus 30 to Bygdøy year-round. Between March and October, you can take the ferry from City Hall Pier 3 towards Dronningen and Bygdøynes at Bygdøy.

For more information on activities and attractions at Bygdøy, see VisitOSLO's neighbourhood on Bygdøy.

Source: VisitOSLO as



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