Juggle between nature adventures and serious shopping, various sports activities and urban café life – all in one day. Spring, summer and autumn in Oslo is an action-packed feast, whilst winter is filled with activities fit for families and friends.
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, by public transportation or with a bicycle. Oslo is a great city for cycling, with modest distances between major hubs and attractions.
As far as shopping goes, the capital of Norway offers plenty to keep the keen shopper happy, with everything from the latest international trends to modern Norwegian designs and local handicrafts. The main shopping areas in Oslo are the city center around Karl Johans gate, Bogstadveien and Hegdehaugsveien in Majorstuen, Frogner with Bygdøy Allé, and Grünerløkka.
Get better aquainted in Oslo with a city sightseeing or a guided tour, like bus sightseeing, boat trips, guided walks, tours of the museums and much more. With the Oslo Pass you get free entry to more than 30 museums and attractions, free public transport, free parking in municipal car parks, and other great offers.
Find more inspiration on Oslo’s official website.
In spring, summer and autumn the city is well suited for walks or bicyles and the many public parks attract huge crowds whenever the sun comes out. The Oslofjord has great possibilities for swimming, sightseeing and island hopping, and the forests surrounding the city are popular hiking and biking destinations for locals.
One of Scandinavia's largest climbing parks - just 30 minutes from the city centre. Oslo Summer Park is…
Oslo's Opera House is located right at the harbour, with an angled, white exterior that appears to rise from…
Vigelandsparken is one of Norway's most visited attractions with more than one million visitors every year.…
Sculpture and national heritage park with a strong international art collection surrounded by beautiful…
Large garden at Tøyen with ample botanical variety and diversity. Most of the area is designed as an…
One park – Thousands of opportunities! Plunge into a world filled with fun; Feel the kick of…
Take a ferry and go island hopping between the islands in the inner Oslo Fjord! With a regular public…
Large fjord pool with seawater from the Oslo Fjord, a swimming pool, a beach, a children's pool, and a large…
Through the centre of Oslo, from Maridalsvannet to the Oslo Fjord, runs the Akerselva river – a popular…
Akershus Fortress is a great place to discover Oslo's history and enjoy a summer day. The building of Akershus…
Combine the buzz and nightlife of the capital with skiing and loads of fresh air in the deepest of forests. The city’s parks are transformed into white wonderlands
where children play in the snow and enjoy toboggan runs. And do not be surprised if you see people go to work on skis in the very centre of the city.
The largest ski resort in the Oslo area lies just 30 minutes from the city centre and have slopes for children, beginners, and advanced skiers.
During winter there are more than 450 kilometres of prepared, red-marked ski trails in Nordmarka, and some of them are lit up in the evenings.
A historic landmark in the Norwegian consciousness, Holmenkollen embodies more than a century of skiing competitions. Inside the ski jump, you’ll find the Holmenkollen Ski Museum.
Ski resort north of the city centre with five slopes, four lifts, ski/snowboard lessons, cross-country trails,…More
Oslo's most popular toboggan run starts at Frognerseteren and ends at Midtstuen metro station. At the end of a…More
Ice skating rink between the National Theatre and Parliament, open every day in winter…More
Outdoor ice skating at Frogner Stadium, open in the winter season (December-February/March). Skate rental…More
Winter sports facility with jibbing park by Nedre Foss at Grünerløkka. Here you can snowboard in the middle of…More
Edvard Munch has a unique position among Nordic painters and is considered a pioneer in expressionism. The…More
The Astrup Fearnley Collection is a collection of modern and contemporary art counted among the most…More
Museum on the Bygdøy peninsula with the world's best-preserved Viking ships and finds from Viking tombs around…More
One of the world's oldest and largest open-air museums, with 155 traditional houses from all parts of Norway…More
Norway's largest public collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures is found in the National Gallery,…More
National museum for technology, industry, science and medicine - a paradise for curious people of all ages.…More
Norway's largest collection of natural objects is available to the public in the Botanical Garden, the…More
Fram is the strongest wooden ship ever built and still holds the records for sailing farthest north and…More
Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) gained worldwide fame when he crossed the Pacific Ocean on the balsawood raft…More
Oslo has one of Europe’s most exciting music scenes, with more concerts than any other Scandinavian city. Big venues bring in the international superstars, whilst Oslo’s clubs host thousands of concerts every year.
Annual festival highlights include The Norwegian Wood Music Festival, the Øya Festival, the Inferno Festival, Oslo Jazz Festival and Oslo Chamber Music Festival, which all attract world-class musicians and thousands of music fans to Oslo.
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.
Get in-depth information on Oslo’s official website.