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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

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 world's number one destination for experiencing Edvard Munch's life and art Read more
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 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 the magnificent Heddal Stave church in Notodden - 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
Explore the international contemporary art scene in a stunning Oslo landmark. Read more
Astrup Fearnley Museet
Welcome to the unique fortress Oscarsborg sitting on an island outside of Drøbak. Read more
Oscarsborg Fortress
Midgard Vikingsenter was opened in 2000 with the purpose of promoting Vestfold's Viking heritage. Read more
Midgard vikingsenter
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. Learn something new and experience… 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. 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 the foot of the… 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
Glomdalsmuseet is one of the country's largest open-air museums and also has several permanent indoor exhibitions. 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 Artcenter has been committed to Norwegian and international art, with a broad exhibition, music and performance program, and… Read more
Henie Onstad Art Center
Ramme i Hvitsten is a cultural destination for art and nature. We have a fantastic park, a spectacular picture gallery, organic restaurants and a… Read more
The culture destination Ramme
Family fun in Eastern Norway
Would you like to experience something fun and exciting this summer? Bring your family and friends to Hunderfossen Fairytale 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
Welcome to the new TusenFryd. Read more
Scandinavia's largest waterpark, Bø Sommarland, is one of Telemark's most visited attractions with more than 20 different pools and slides. 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
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
Huset Aukrust
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 40 activities where the whole family can relax and have fun. At Foldvik Family Park the whole… Read more
Foldvik Family Park
Høyt & Lavt Vestfold is Scandinavia's largest climbing park! You will find climbing courses with varying degrees of difficulty, suitable for all… Read more
Høyt & Lavt Climbing Park
Hikes in Eastern Norway
It is not without reason that Besseggen is one of Norway's most popular hikes. Here is the guide and guide to the best experiences on and around… Read more
Besseggen Ridge in Jotunheimen
If you have a desire to hike to Gaustatoppen, the best place to start is Stavsro. The path is 4km one way, and suitable for both children and adults. Read more
Gaustatoppen from Stavsro
Juvasshytta lies 1850 m.a.s.l., and is a natural starting point for trips to Norway's highest mountain - Galdhøpiggen. Read more
Galdhøpiggen | Guided tour from Juvasshytta
The Pilgrims' Way through Gudbrandsdalen offers a varied cultural landscape rich in adventures and history. With Lillehammer as starting point, the… Read more
St. Olav Ways | The Pilgrim Path through Lillehammer and Gudbrandsdalen
Lådalstigen is a fantastic hike between Dalen and Lårdal. A large part of the hike follows the mountain ridge 800 metres above the Telemark Canal. Read more
Hallingskarvet / Prestholt Round This round tour starts with the famous stairs and leads you to a viewing point with Skarvsenden. Totall distance… Read more
Prestholt tour at Hallingskarvet
Norefjell is located less than 2 hours from Oslo, and from the top of Høgevarde, there is a view over large parts of Eastern Norway. There are marked… Read more
Høgevarde - 10 Iconic Walks
Try out the new hiking trail that runs through Vestfold. It is part of the national pilgrim route and has been named Tunsbergleden. Here you can walk… Read more
The Pilgrim Paths in Vestfold
The coastal paths in Vestfold are a fantastic experience if you enjoy walking, as the paths are right by the sea and you can see and hear the… Read more
The coastal path through Vestfold
Winter activities in Eastern Norway
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
Nesfjellet Alpin, formerly known as Nesbyen Alpinsenter, is a popular ski resort in Hallingdal with perfect terrain for alpine skiing. Read more
Nesbyen Alpine Resort
Full speed down Oslo's most popular toboggan run. Read more
Toboggan run: Korketrekkeren
Geilo - winner of Norway´s Best Ski Resort 4 years in a row! Geilo is a classic winter sports resort, with a proud history as one of Scandinavia's… Read more
Alpine skiing in Geilo
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
Welcome to ski fun and great hiking areas, 90 minutes from Oslo Read more
Destinations in Eastern Norway
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
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
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
The winter wonderland of Hemsedal has been named Norway’s best ski resort for a number of years because of its perfectly groomed slopes, cool… 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
The charming seaside towns of Horten and Åsgårdstrand are rich in history and culture, and offer beautiful coastal and inland nature.… Read more
Horten and Åsgårdstrand
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
It's extensive forest and a host of walking, hunting and fishing options right on your doorstep make Elverum and Kongsvinger well worth a visit… Read more
Kongsvinger and Elverum
The charming little coastal town of Kragerø is set in beautiful surroundings in Eastern Norway. Discover a fabulous cluster of islands in… 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 are always close to nature, whether skiing, hiking, biking or splashing on the beach in your bathing suit. 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
Welcome to the new capital of Nordic cool! Get all our tips on top things to see and do in Oslo, including major attractions like MUNCH and the… Read more
Enjoy an active holiday in the charming mountain village of Rauland, at 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
Downhill biking, ziplining, hiking, spas, and delicious eats. Geilo in summer has all that and more! Read more
Summer at Geilo
From jumps and turns at the Trysil Bike Arena, to rafting, climbing, and hiking – experience Trysil in summer! Read more
Summer in Trysil
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 –… 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 Telemark that is home to stunning mountains, lush forests, and quiet lakes, not to mention… 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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