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Discover our vibrant capital

Oslo

Welcome to the "newest capital of Nordic cool", according to The Wall Street Journal.

The Harbour Promenade in Oslo .
Photo: Fredrik Ahlsen / Marit Dale Aal / Visit Oslo
The harbour promenade in Oslo .
Photo: Marit Dale Aal

The complete guide to Oslo

Go for a stroll in lively neighbourhoods and explore everything from innovative architecture and world-class museums to hip bars and heavenly eateries.

Girl on E-scooter in Oslo .
Photo: Christine Baglo/Visitnorway.com
Girl on E-scooter in Oslo .
Photo: Christine Baglo/Visitnorway.com

City walks

Oslo is one of the most walkable capitals in the world. Pick your favourite route from our route suggestions!

The Oslo City Hall Square .
Photo: Marit Dale Aal / Visit Norway
The Oslo City Hall Square .
Photo: Marit Dale Aal / Visit Norway
The National Museum in Oslo .
Photo: Christine Baglo/Visitnorway.com
The National Museum in Oslo .
Photo: Christine Baglo/Visitnorway.com

Art & culture in Oslo

With the opening of two of the biggest art museums in Europe, MUNCH and The National Museum, Oslo har become one of the must visit-destinations for art lovers from all around the world. 

What's on?

Make the most of your time in Oslo and attend a festival, concert, art exhibition or other cultural events!

OverOslo music festival .
Photo: Sannah Løvhaug
OverOslo music festival .
Photo: Sannah Løvhaug

Explore the city

... by foot, by bike or from a sunny boat deck!

Locals tips to Oslo

Get top insider tips for a weekend getaway in the city.

A Harbour Promenade

... full of surprises: Experience award-winning architecture, food, and culture.

Sørenga in Oslo .
Photo: Wanja Sandø / Visit Norway
Sørenga mobilversjon .
Photo: Wanja Sandø

Day trips from Oslo

Charming coastal gems, soothing nature, and outstanding art – all within easy reach of Oslo.

Destinations close to Oslo

Extend your stay and visit some other exciting destinations in the Oslo region.

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Get in-depth travel information on Oslo’s official website.
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Top attractions in Oslo
Oslo's Opera House is located right at the harbour, with an angled, white exterior that appears to rise from the water. It invites its visitors to… Read more
The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet
Sculpture museum located in the studio and home of sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943). The building is regarded as one of the finest examples of… Read more
The Vigeland Museum
Experience old and contemporary art at the new National Museum Read more
The National Museum
Explore the international contemporary art scene in a stunning Oslo landmark. Read more
Astrup Fearnley Museet
Inaugurated in 1950, Oslo City Hall is the city's administrative body and the seat of the City Council. The building has been decorated by great… Read more
Oslo City Hall
Sculpture park in the Frogner Park with more than 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland (1869–1943) in bronze, granite and cast iron, including… Read more
Vigeland Sculpture Park
Explore 4000 years of skiing history and enjoy Oslo's best panoramic views Read more
Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower
One-of-a-kind museum with inspiring stories of the Nobel Peace Prize and people's efforts to create a better world Read more
Nobel Peace Center
Rose Castle is a large-scale art installation on Holmenkollen near Frognerseteren that commemorates 80 years since the attack on Norway in 1940 and… Read more
Rose Castle
Nomadic art project overlooking Oslo's famous Opera House On the edge of the jetty facing the Opera, you can both swim in the fjord and use the saunas… Read more
SALT
The world's number one destination for experiencing Edvard Munch's life and art Read more
MUNCH
A few minutes outside Oslo City Centre by tram lies the Ekebergparken sculpture park. The park combines its long history, beautiful nature, stunning… Read more
Ekebergparken Sculpture Park
Family-friendly activities
One of Scandinavia's largest climbing parks – just 30 minutes from the city centre. Skimore Oslo - Summer Park is divided into 12 trails… Read more
Skimore Oslo - Summer Park
Explore, play and learn at Norway's national museum for science and technology Read more
Norwegian museum of Science & Technology
Zip down the world-famous Holmenkollen Ski Jump, all the way to the bottom of the hill! Kollensvevet zipline is 361 metres of pure adrenaline, and you… Read more
Holmenkollen zipline
Meet live snakes, monkeys, geckos, crocodiles and other exciting creatures. Read more
Oslo Reptile Park
Oslo's museum for popular music Read more
Popsenteret
A different museum experience in Oslo's most diverse district. Exhibitions about immigration history, culture and prejudices. Intercultural Museum… Read more
Intercultural Museum
Climbing park in the woods with eight exciting courses with more than 70 obstacles, including several Tarzan jumps and ziplines. The trails have… Read more
Oslo Climbing Park
The popular outdoor swimming pool complex Frognerbadet offers two 50-metre pools, a children's pool, and a diving tower Read more
Frognerbadet Open-Air Public Bath
Explore the Viking Age with all senses at Norway's first digital Viking museum Read more
The Viking Planet
Have you ever wondered what it must be like to fly down the famous Holmenkollen Ski Jump, or how a run down the Olympic slopes in Kvitfjell feels?… Read more
Ski Simulator Holmenkollen
Outdoor activities
Follow the Akerselva river from Maridalsvannet lake to Vaterland Park in the centre of Oslo. The riverwalk is eight kilometres long, and takes you… Read more
Walk along the river Akerselva
Through the centre of Oslo, from Maridalsvannet to the Oslo Fjord, runs the Akerselva river – a popular recreation area with a vibrant history.… Read more
Akerselva river
Walking tours in Oslo with autorised tour guides who are specialists on everything from architecture to industrial history. Combined they speak more… Read more
Oslo Guidebureau: Guided walks in Oslo
Oslo Hiking offers guided hiking tours of different lengths in the woods surrounding the city. The hikes take you to view points, along rivers, and to… Read more
Oslo Hiking
Activity and information centre run by the Oslo chapter of DNT – The Norwegian Trekking Association. Friluftshuset has a bouldering wall and… Read more
Friluftshuset: outdoor activity centre
Ready for a good run in beautiful surroundings? Whether your starting point is Grønland, Alexander Kiellands plass, Nydalen or anywhere in… Read more
Akerselva Running Loops
Explore the Oslo Fjord in a kayak or on a SUP board (Stand up paddle board). Paddleboard rental You can rent a paddleboard from Mad Goats Aker… Read more
Mad Goats Kayak and SUP rental
October and November is lobster season in the Oslofjord and one of the finest periods for an adventure on the water. RIB.no arranges tours for groups… Read more
Lobster fishing and nature experience on the Oslofjord
A bicycle tour around Bygdøy is one of most delightful, romantic two-wheel rides in Oslo: Lush woods, park-like countryside, view of the sea, beaches,… Read more
Bicycle route: Around Bygdøy
Several nice vantage points are found within cycling distance from the centre of Oslo. The Valhall curve has one of the best views in the city. It is… Read more
Bicycle route: The Vantage Point Ekeberg
Large garden at Tøyen with ample botanical variety and diversity. Most of the area is designed as an Arboretum, with approximately 1800… Read more
Botanical Garden
Neighbourhoods
The area known as Tjuvholmen is a recent addition to Oslo's varied collection of boroughs. The buildings that make up the area are drawn by some… Read more
Tjuvholmen
Bjørvika Barcode consists of twelve narrow high-rise buildings of different heights and widths. The buildings are built with some space in… Read more
Barcode
Popular area along the inner harbour with restaurants, shopping, apartments and office buildings. After a thorough renovation, the area has a fresh… Read more
Aker Brygge wharf
St. Hanshaugen is one of Oslo's largest parks, located just north of the city centre. This popular recreational area is great for walks, and from the… Read more
St. Hanshaugen
Bygdøy is a peninsula on the western side of Oslo, and here you find several of Oslo's most popular museums. Bygdøy is mainly a… Read more
Bygdøy
Formerly an old container dock, Sørenga in Oslo has been transformed into a brand new neigbourhood by the Oslo fjord. The area consists of… Read more
Sørenga
Popular park in the upper part of Grünerløkka between Paulus church and Grünerløkka school. The park was laid out in the 1860s, and contains a music… Read more
Birkelunden
The biggest park in the Grünerløkka area is a popular recreational area for the locals, especially the younger generations. The park has table tennis… Read more
Sofienberg Park
Charming and picturesque part of central Oslo with well-preserved and inhabited wooden houses from the late 1700s and the 1800s. Damstredet is a… Read more
Damstredet & Telthusbakken
Kvadraturen is the area between Akershus Fortress and Grensen, Jernbanetorget and Egertorget. This was King Christian IV's town from the… Read more
Kvadraturen
Destinations around Oslo
West of Oslo you’ll find Asker, Bærum and Drammen; famous for world-class art, white beaches and the city of Drammen is also referred to… Read more
Asker, Bærum and Drammen
Vestfold’s coastline has an extensive cultural history. The region by the Oslofjord has played a central role in Norwegian history as a hub for… Read more
Vestfold
Romerike offers unique accommodation and exciting activities. Here, you can visit the historic birthplace of the constitution, ski indoors, or indulge… Read more
Romerike
Between Oslo and the Swedish border, you’ll find Østfold – a region full of cultural cities and idyllic seaside experiences. Read more
Østfold
Being on the list of nationally valuable cultural landscapes, Hadeland and Ringerike can offer some of Norway’s most visited museums and… Read more
Hadeland and Ringerike
A 20-minute drive from Oslo takes you to Follo, a region full of fun and excitement. Here, you can scream on the thrilling rides at TusenFryd, visit a… Read more
Follo
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