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Plan your trip to Eastern Norway and go sunbathing in Bispevika in Oslo
Plan your trip to Eastern Norway and go sunbathing in Bispevika in Oslo
Bispevika in Oslo.
Photo: VisitOSLO / Didrick Stenersen
Bispevika in Oslo.
Photo: VisitOSLO / Didrick Stenersen

Plan your trip to Eastern Norway

Plan your trip to Eastern Norway and go hiking in Jotunheimen
Plan your trip to Eastern Norway and go hiking in Jotunheimen
Hiking to Besseggen in the Jotunheimen mountains.
Photo: Cathrine Dokken / Nasjonalparkriket
Hiking to Besseggen in the Jotunheimen mountains.
Photo: Cathrine Dokken / Nasjonalparkriket
Plan your trip to Eastern Norway
Plan your trip to Østlandet and Tønsberg
Plan your trip to Østlandet and Tønsberg
Kayaking at Verdens Ende in Tjøme.
Photo: Didrick Stenersen /
Kayaking at Verdens Ende in Tjøme.
Photo: Didrick Stenersen /
Plan your trip to Eastern Norway

Eastern Norway is full of amazing experiences. The region combines big city life and world class museums with a beautiful coast, mountain hikes and ski centres. Not to mention lots of fun family activities!

Eastern Norway lies south of the Dovre and Rørosvidda mountains and east of the Langfjella mountains. It's home to the broadest range of activities in the country. 

Oslo is the heart of the region. The city is in constant flux, and there's always something new to see and do. The new world class Munch museum is just one example of the city's innovative architecture. Enjoy delicious restaurants and buzzing cultural life, and check out the trendiest bars. You can experience a lot on a short weekend break in the capital, from seaside strolls to street art, shopping, and floating saunas. 

Just a short drive from the city, you'll find numerous quaint coastal towns lining the Oslo fjord, before continuing on to historic summer towns and the beautiful skerries in Østfold and Vestfold. It's not far from the smooth, warm rocks of the coast to high mountains, lush landscapes and valleys full of fun activities, like Hallingdal, Gudbrandsdalen and Østerdalen.

Eastern Norway is the country's most populous region, which is reflected in the many activities on offer. The region is the top destination for families, with a myriad of amusement parks, zoos and activity parks, visitor's farms and activity centres.

In winter, Eastern Norway is a paradise for downhill and cross country skiing, and most of the country's best ski resorts are located there. In summer, the slopes are perfect for mountain biking and other fun. A visit to the Kistefos museum at Hadeland, just an hour's drive from Oslo, is a must for art lovers. 

The region also offers magnificent nature experiences if you wish to bike or hike. Explore both rugged and child-friendly trails in national parks like Jotunheimen and Rondane, or take a guided musk ox safari in the Dovrefjell mountains. In Telemark, you can even ride a funicular to Norway's best mountain top views on Gaustatoppen.

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Destinations in Eastern Norway

Top attractions

From Munch and opera to outdoor museums and Viking history – these are the highlights.

Family activities

Eastern Norway has lots of activities for the whole family. Try some exciting climbing, rafting, mountain biking and canyoning, or check out some of the cool activities below

Popular hikes

Try some of the greatest hikes in Eastern Norway.

Winter fun

From downhill and cross-country skiing to fun activities where skis aren't needed.

Where to stay

Looking for a luxurious or modest place to stay, or someplace unique? Check out accommodation in Oslo or take a closer look at the most unique places to stay in the region

Spa hotels

Get ready for rest, recreation – and relaxed shoulders.

Food and drink

In Eastern Norway you will find everything from traditional eateries to modern restaurants. Here are some of the most highly rated on TripAdvisor.

Getting around Eastern Norway

Get in-depth travel information on the official web pages for the different destinations in Eastern Norway. Plan your trip with Entur.

Cultural attractions in Eastern Norway
The Munch Museum has the world's largest collection of Edvard Munch's works, and provides insight into the artist as a pioneer of expressionism. Read more
Munch Museum
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
The Twist, exhibitions, an exciting sculpture park and industrial history in beautiful, natural surroundings Read more
Kistefos Museum and Sculpture Park
The National Gallery has been closed temporarily since 13 January 2019 to secure a safe moving process to the new National Museum, to open in… Read more
National Gallery (closed)
The largest park in central parts of Oslo and a popular recreational area for people from all over the city. Inside the park you find Vigeland… Read more
Frogner Park
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
Maihaugen offers activities and experiences for the whole family. Enjoy the idyllic surroundings of this great open-air museum and experience life… Read more
Maihaugen Museum
Visit Heddal Stavkirke - the largest wooden stave church in Norway. Read more
Heddal Stave Church
Ringebu Stave Church dates back to around 1220, and is one of the country's 28 remaining buildings of its kind. Read more
Ringebu Stave Church
Museum on the Bygdøy peninsula with the world's best-preserved Viking ships and finds from Viking tombs around the Oslo Fjord. The… Read more
The Viking Ship Museum
Explore the international contemporary art scene in a stunning Oslo landmark. Read more
Astrup Fearnley Museet
Oscarsborg Fortress is a jewel in the Drøbak narrow. In summer, Oscarsborg is perfect for families and for those interested in nature, culture… Read more
Oscarsborg Fortress
Midgard vikingsenter is situated near the Borre burial mounds, which form one of Norway's most important cultural heritage sites. This historical… Read more
Midgard vikingsenter
One hour from Oslo lies a museum measuring eight kilometres in length, which combines art, culture and outdoor activities Read more
The Norwegian Olympic Museum is a top modern and exciting museum. Experience olympic history from ancient times to the present day. The museum is… Read more
Norwegian Olympic Museum
Fredriksten is Norway`s largest, most important and most venerable border fortress.   Many also find it one of the most magnificent in… Read more
Fredriksten fortress
Kaupang Viking town is open during the summer season. Learn about the history of the Vikings' life in Kaupang town. Read more
Kaupang Viking Town
In Haugar Art Museum, right in the heart of Tønsberg, you can experience great art in the permanent and current exhibitions. For example: Andy Warhol… Read more
Haugar Art Museum
Slottsfjelltårnet - The Castle Rock Tower is Tønsberg’s most famous landmark and is part of Slottsfjellsmuseet which is located at… Read more
Castle Rock Tower
The star-shaped old town of Fredrikstad was founded in 1567 and is the best-preserved fortress town in Northern Europe. The town gives you a sense of… Read more
The Old Town - Gamlebyen Fredrikstad
The Glomdal Museum is one of the country's largest open-air museums, and displays a four hundred year-old period of building- and living tradition in… Read more
Anno The Glomdal Museum
One of Norway's largest medieval museums providing an insight into our history from the Viking era, through the Middle Ages and up until… Read more
Eidsvollbygningen is a house full of exciting history. For Norwegians it is one of the most important national symbols, inextricably tied to the… Read more
Eidsvoll 1814 - Norwegian Center for Constitution
Since 1968, Henie Onstad has been committed to Norwegian and international art, with a broad exhibition, music and performance program, and a central… Read more
Henie Onstad Art Center
Ramme – a new cultural destination south of Oslo  Ramme is just a 40-minute drive from the centre of Oslo. Access to the site is currently… Read more
The culture destination Ramme
Familjeaktiviteter i Østlandet
Would you like to experience something fun and exciting this summer? Bring your family and friends to Hunderfossen Family Park in Lillehammer for a… Read more
Hunderfossen Amusement park
The farm features Norwegian farm animals – both small and large. In total 23 different species. Be prepared for a close encounter with the… Read more
Kid's farm Hunderfossen
We wish all of our guests a hearty welcome to a new, joyful season and an unforgettable day for both young and old at TusenFryd Amusement Park.  … Read more
Scandinavia's largest waterpark, Sommarland in Bø, is one of Telemark's most visited attractions. The park has more than 20 different pools and… Read more
Bø Sommarland Waterpark
Get up close and personal with bears, elk, lynx and other exotic animals! In Bjørneparken our presenters will give free animal talks and escort… Read more
Bear Park
A science centre is a popular scientific recreation and learning centre of technology, natural sciences and mathematics, where visitors are encouraged… Read more
INSPIRIA science center
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Snilsberg Familiepark
Explore, play and learn at Norway's national museum for science and technology Read more
Norwegian museum of Science & Technology
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
Langedrag Nature Park is open for overnight and daily visits, all year round, and offers a number of unforgettable activities and meetings with more… Read more
Langedrag Nature Park
The Aukrust Center lies in the little town of Alvdal in one of Norway's many beautiful valleys. Its a museum built to house the life work of multi-… Read more
Lilleputthammer is an adventure park for young and old, but where most of the activities are designed for children 1-8 years. Here you find a… Read more
Lilleputthammer Miniature Town
Foldvik Family Park is an idyllic place with more than 50 activities where the whole family can relax and have fun. Read more
Foldvik Family Park
Welcome to the country's best wind tunnels - we help you fulfill your dream of flying! Megafun in Lørenskog gives you the opportunity to… Read more
Windtunnels and climbing
Scandinavia's largest climbing park! Høyt&Lavt is a fun activity park for the whole family in the beautiful valley Lågendalen.… Read more
Høyt og Lavt Activity Park
Vandringar i Østlandet
Vinteraktiviteter i Østlandet
Norway's largest ski resort with 68 slopes and 31 lifts, well adapted for the whole family. Skiing both in the mountains and in the woods, Snow parks… Read more
Skistar Trysil
Kvitfjell Ski resort is situated 45 minutes north of Lillehammer, and offers excellent snow conditions. This is a ski enthusiast's paradise. Peace,… Read more
Kvitfjell Ski Resort
In Hafjell you can enjoy both great skiing conditions and have a pleasant skiing experience with your family. Read more
Hafjell Ski Resort
The largest ski resort in the Oslo area, with 18 slopes and 11 lifts, just 30 minutes from the city centre. Skimore Oslo includes a terrain park… Read more
Skimore Oslo
Hallingskarvet Ski Resort is a well-hidden skiers paradise, centrally located in the southern mountains of Norway. Our long, wide, varied and well… Read more
Hallingskarvet Ski Resort
Lillehammer's trails are linked to the Sjusjøen and Nordseter network which continues further into the mountains. Read more
Lillehammer | a destination for Cross-country Skiing
Skeikampen Alpine Centre offers 11 lifts and 21 slopes totaling 21 kilometers, with an vertical drop of 350 m Read more
Skeikampen Alpine centre
In Hunderfossen Winter Park, you will find Scandinavias southernmost Snow Hotel. It is located next to the fairytale castel in the middel of the… Read more
Hunderfossen Winterpark
Norway's only indoor ski resort offers varied winter activities for everyone, all year round. Read more
Nesbyen Alpinsenter offers an active holiday and challenges for the whole family. Read more
Nesbyen Alpine Resort
Full speed down Oslo's most popular tobbogan run. Read more
Toboggan run: Korketrekkeren
In Hol Municipality, you and your family will have the opportunity to experience and challenge the skiing skills. There are several resorts to… Read more
Dagali Fjellpark is a pleasant alpine center located in Dagali, between Geilo and Uvdal. Fjellparken has a T-hook lift and 5 long hills to suit both… Read more
Dagali Fjellpark - Skisenter
Cross-country skiing at beautiful Hedmarksvidda Read more
Budor Skitrekk is a popular, family-friendly ski centre with two lifts, five downhill slopes and 75 sledges for hire, making it one of the biggest… Read more
Destinations in Eastern Norway
In Akershus you can easily switch between the good life by the coast, urban city life and active holiday in the countryside. Read more
Itching to put on those skis? Enjoy long, snowsure winters in Bjorli and Lesja! In the summertime, you can hike, bike, ride, and fish in 250 lakes and… Read more
Bjorli and Lesja
Its extensive forest and a host of walking, hunting and fishing options right on your doorstep makes Elverum well worth a visit… Read more
More and more visitors come for the peace and quietness by more than 900 lakes, just interrupted by folk music and wild animals. Read more
Femund Engerdal
Explore nature in a lush mountain valley, enjoy the view from the mountains, and get in close contact with wild animals such as bears, lynx, and moose… Read more
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
Fredrikstad is a cosy city with deep historical roots and it’s home to one of the best-preserved fortress towns in Scandinavia. Just west… Read more
In the village of Gol in Hallingdal, you’ll find both tranquil nature experiences and action-packed adventures for the whole family – all… Read more
Home to Norway’s largest outdoor climbing park, the Telemark canal, and a wealth of interesting museums, Grenland offers a blend of cultural and… Read more
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
Halden is an idyllic small town nestled down by the Iddefjord, just on the border of Sweden. Above the town looms the mighty Fredriksten Fortress. Read more
The Hallingdal valley is shaped like a big smile across south-east Norway, with high mountains, family parks and fun activities for people of all… Read more
Stay in a treetop cabin, visit a farm, or enjoy the myriad of opportunities for outdoor activities. Hedmark is an ideal spot, whether you are looking… Read more
Hiking opportunities all year round, kayaking on silent lakes, and the chance to learn about Norway’s rich industrial heritage. Enjoy… Read more
Horten boasts a rich heritage dating back to our Viking history. In Åsgårdstrand, you can visit legendary artist Edvard Munch's house. Read more
The area between Oslo and the Swedish border offers unspoilt nature, excellent fishing spots, and the Halden canal, which is the oldest… Read more
Inner Østfold
The charming little coastal town of Kragerø is set in beautiful surroundings with a fabulous cluster of islands just waiting for you… Read more
Looking for sun, summer and festivals? But also history and scenic surroundings? Then Larvik and Stavern is the place for you! You are guaranteed to… Read more
Larvik and Stavern
Choose between 50 different beaches or try the city's new pride: the diving tower! Discover historical Refsnes Gods or Gallery F 15, one of… Read more
In family-friendly Nesbyen, you get close to nature no matter if you’re skiing, hiking, biking or walking around in your swimwear. Read more
The mountains at Norefjell, just 90 minutes from Oslo, offer peaceful nature with a grand view. In winter, you can go skiing and snowboarding –… Read more
In Numedal the main attractions are the mountain heights, but with stave churches and medieval roots you can also get a unique glimpse of Norwegian… Read more
Between the Oslofjord and the forests lies Norway’s capital and largest city, with its vibrant social scene and special combination of nature… Read more
Enjoy an active holiday in the charming mountain village of Rauland by the foot of the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. Read more
Rjukan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located close to the Hardangervidda National Park. The area is known for Gaustatoppen mountain peak and the… Read more
Romerike offers unique accommodation and exciting activities. Here, you can visit the historic birthplace of the constitution, ski indoors, or indulge… Read more
Sandefjord boasts miles of coastline, as well as a rich historical heritage. Vikings have left their mark here, as has the whaling industry. Read more
Sarpsborg was founded 1,000 years ago by Saint Olaf II of Norway, and is situated beside the Sarpsfossen waterfall, which has one of the highest flow… Read more
Savalen is a village situated by the lake of the same name - and a sought after holiday destination for people searching recreation and nature-based… Read more
The mountains at Skeikampen have been a popular recreation area for generations. Cruise down a slope, hike up a mountain, or simply lean back and… Read more
From culture and local goat cheese to downhill biking, ziplining and lots of hiking trails – outdoor adventures await in Geilo during summer. Read more
In the small village of Hemsedal, you are greeted by alpine mountain surroundings, fun outdoor activities, and some of Norway’s best rivers for… Read more
From jumps and turns in Trysil bike arena, to rafting, climbing, and hiking – experience Trysil in summer! Read more
From summer adventures in the coastal town of Kragerø to skiing in powder snow from Gaustatoppen. Experience magnificent nature, exciting… Read more
Step into the kingdom of the mythical musk oxen. Go hiking, biking, and horseback riding or visit the award-winning Viewpoint Snøhetta. Read more
The Dovrefjell mountains
Enjoy the good life in the countryside! Toten, Søndre Land, Ringsaker and Gjøvik offer wonderful local food, a rich cultural life, and… Read more
The Gjøvik region and Ringsaker
Gudbrandsdalen is known for its lush nature, local food and fun family activities. The area boasts three national parks and offers great opportunities… Read more
Gudbrandsdalen valley
Get to know this charming, medium-sized city on the banks of Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake. Experience a rich cultural life and one of the… Read more
Jotunheimen is a massive mountain area in Eastern Norway, home to Norway’s two highest mountains, Galdhøpiggen and Glittertind. Other… Read more
Lillehammer is located in the lush Gudbrandsdalen valley in Eastern Norway and offers a mix of culture, family fun, and outdoor activities. Read more
At once tranquil and sublime, Rondane national park is an ideal place to experience the mountains and highlands of Eastern Norway. Read more
Rondane mountains
From the Vikings to the tourists of today, people have always flocked to Tønsberg, Norway's oldest city. Located about an hour's… Read more
Tønsberg and Færder
According to National Geographic, the Besseggen ridge is one of the top 20 hikes in the world. Not surprisingly, it’s located in Valdres - the… Read more
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
Vrådal is a small village in the midst of the county of Telemark and can tempt you with royal mountains, lush forests, and quiet lakes, not to… Read more
Bring your kids to Hallingdal feriepark, go mountain biking on some of the country’s best tracks, or walk through the mountains in search of… Read more
Between Oslo and the Swedish border, you’ll find Østfold – a region full of cultural cities and idyllic seaside experiences. Read more
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      Alla tåg från Oslo till Bergen, Trondheim och Kristiansand stannar på flera platser i Østlandet. Från Oslo kan du även åka till och från Stockholm och Göteborg.

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      Expressbussar kör dagligen mellan de olika destinationerna i Østlandet.

      Annons: Vy express - med buss genom Norge.

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      Du kan åka färja mellan Oslo och Köpenhamn (DFDS) och mellan Oslo och Kiel (Color Line).

      Det finns även färjeförbindelse mellan Larvik och Langesund och Hirtshals i Danmark, samt mellan Sandefjord och Strömstad. 

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      Många vägar leder till Østlandet beroende på var du reser ifrån. Om du kommer från nordväst eller från Trøndelag anländer du via Gudbrandsdalen. Om du startar resan i södra Norge kör du längs Telemarkskusten och Vestfold mot Oslo innan du beger dig in mot fjäll och dalar.

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      Oslos flygplats är Norges största och erbjuder fler än 100 inrikes- och utrikesdestinationer.

      Många europeiska städer har även direktflygningar till flygplatsen Torp Sandefjord.

      Annons: Widerøe - Skandinviens största regionala flygbolag

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