What to see in Oslo


Oslo is a city that impresses and falls in love with. Vikings and graffiti artists, trees and glass. To go through its urban and forest spaces is to undertake a magical journey through time.

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Fortaleza de Akershus


Grand complex of military buildings by the sea.

  • One of the most attractive and recommended activities is the start of the changing of the guard, which takes place every day at around 1:00 p.m.


  • Do not miss the opportunity to visit the huge halls in which important decisions were made, the dungeons in which rebels and thugs were imprisoned or the crypt where some kings rest.


  • We recommend the Museum of the Norwegian Resistance: a space on the history of the Nazi occupation with special attention to the activities of the resistance movement.


  • The fortress can be visited for free. Entrance to the castle is included in the Oslo Pass.


  • It was built in the Middle Ages as a royal castle in 1290.


  • In the 17th century it was modified in the Renaissance style and surrounded by a fortress with bastions.


  • In the 19th century, the outermost area was used as a site for new urban buildings with public and private functions.


  • The same fortress served the population of the city as a place for recreation and walking.


  • The same fortress served the population of the city as a place for recreation and walking.


  • Akershus Beach became a popular seaside resort during the summer and a winter skating rink.


  • At the end of the 19th century a great restoration work began.


  • It currently serves as headquarters, officers' school and accommodation space.


  • The fortress is also home to the Norwegian Defense Museum, the Museum of the Resistance and the Ministries of Defense and Environment.


  • Its impressive architecture corresponds to that of a military fortress, with moats, corridors and wide patios inside.


  • Crossing the wall is like entering a town from the Middle Ages.


  • The main attraction of the fortress is the castle, with an austere character on the outside but with an interior that surprises with its perfectly preserved decoration.


  • There is a recreation area for "Vikings" who use its interior to practice with swords. It's very funny.


  • It is a beautiful place near the port. The proximity of the sea gives it an atmosphere of serenity.


  • The small stream lined by benches to sit that crosses the enclosure is very welcoming.


  • The views from its highest area are spectacular, since they reach a wide extension of the territory from the bay to the fjords.


  • Free entrance.


  • +47 23 09 39 17


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Every day from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.


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Aker Brygge


Beautiful port area on the shores of the fjord

  • To visit various attractions of the city for free or with discounts, you have the possibility of purchasing the Oslo Pass card from € 44.


  • It also allows unlimited use of public transport including the ferry.


  • The Oslo Pass card is collected at the Tourist Office, next to the main exit of the Oslo Sentralstasjon railway station. There you can also get a map of the city.


  • Remember that 1 Norwegian krone (NOK) equals € 0.099.


  • It is an old shipyard where some industries were established from the 19th century.


  • A suburb of the city of Oslo developed in this port area around the new economic activity.


  • The area was home to shipyards and industries until 1982.


  • Aker Brygge, as we know it today, was built in several phases.


  • Some old industrial buildings were demolished while several workshops were transformed into commercial areas.


  • The first phase of construction ended in 1986.


  • The fourth and final phase of the project concluded in 1998.


  • It currently contains a commercial center with shops and restaurants, a cinema, offices and apartments.


  • In addition, there is a small port and a terminal for the service of the boats that cover the route through the fjord.


  • This place presents a particular aspect, as the modern and functional architecture meets the elegant old shipyards.


  • It is a very lively area, especially in summer; a common meeting place for both locals and visitors.


  • In the pedestrian street, which runs along the quay, there are many terraces with magnificent views over the quay and the Oslo fjord.


  • In summer there is a curious floating bar docked at the jetty.


  • Free access


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Grünerløkka


One of the most popular and lively areas of Oslo

  • The painter Edvard Munch grew up in this neighborhood. Although you will not be able to visit the houses in which he lived, the good state of conservation of the buildings in this area will transport you to Oslo at the end of the 19th century.


  • Do not forget to take this opportunity to take a walk along the banks of the Akerselva River that crosses the city, marking a natural border between the east and west of Oslo.


  • In addition to postcard images, its landscape value is compounded by its status as a protected cultural area, fully recommended.


  • Old factories, foundries and sawmills have re-emerged in the form of cultural centers, bars and offices that coexist under strict criteria of respect for the environment.


  • It is an old working-class neighborhood converted into a leisure area.


  • It stands out for its street art samples, its original cafes and its trendy nightclubs.


  • Designer items and vintage clothing are sold in its alternative stores.


  • There is the Norwegian Center for Design and Architecture, which always organizes interesting events and temporary exhibitions.


  • Markets are held on weekends where you can find handicrafts, kitchen utensils, jewelry and decorative items.


  • There are several options for nightlife: Old factories where concerts are held. The Blå jazz club: a former gold and diamond warehouse that is now one of the great alternative clubs in Oslo, very popular for its concerts.


  • Grünerløkka is a nonconformist oasis that invites us to lose ourselves in its streets and let time fly in original cafes, vintage clothing stores, galleries, restaurants, markets and green areas.


  • It is a fascinating area for the creativity that it shows in every corner.


  • This unconventional neighborhood offers us the possibility of having 100% local experiences and integrating ourselves in the spirit of Oslo.


  • Free access


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Castillo y Parque del Castillo


Official residence of the Norwegian monarchs in the city

  • Please note that the palace is only open to visitors from late June to mid-August.


  • Guided tours last about an hour.


  • We recommend you not to miss any detail of the so-called Bird Room, whose walls are decorated with beautiful murals of birds.


  • Don't forget that the gardens are open to the public from mid-May to October.


  • If it coincides with your schedule, it is advisable to see the changing of the guard.


  • Every day at 1:30 p.m., the Guard of His Royal Highness parades for forty minutes.


  • The march begins half an hour earlier at Akerhus Fortress.


  • It was built in the 19th century.


  • Until the completion of the palace, the Norwegian royalty resided in Paléet, a magnificent palace located in Oslo.


  • In 1905 King Hakon VII became the first monarch to use the palace permanently.


  • During that same year, weekly meetings with the Council of State were introduced, a tradition that has continued to this day.


  • Currently the palace is a place of work and meetings but not a residence.


  • In 2017 the old stables of the palace were renovated and turned into a multipurpose art space called in Norwegian Dronning Sonja KunstStall, in honor of the queen consort Sonia.


  • The building is used as an art gallery, museum and concert hall and is open to the public.


  • It is an austere and majestic construction in the heart of the city.


  • From there there are impressive views of Oslo, as the palace is perched on a hill.


  • One of the most striking aspects of this space is that it is not a restricted area. On the contrary, it is possible to approach the same door.


  • The gardens surrounding the palace are spectacular. Its trees and sculptures are a true work of art of nature and of the human being.


  • Adults: 140NOK. Children, students and people over 60: 110NOK. Children under three years of age and people with reduced mobility: free entry.


  • +47 22 04 87 00


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: - Tours of the palace: Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Guided tours in English take place every day from 12:00 to 16:00. - June 25: closed. - Access to the gardens is free.


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El monolito del Parque Vigeland


The most famous and amazing park in Oslo

  • We recommend you not to miss any detail of these three works: - The Monolith, a block of granite that is sculpted with intertwined human figures. - The Angry Child. - The Wheel of Life, in which seven human figures, four adults and three children, form a circle.


  • It was created by the Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland between 1907 and 1942 on behalf of the Oslo city council.


  • It was an agreement, since the Town Hall was going to demolish the building where the artist's studio was located.


  • Vigeland would receive a space as a study and home and in return promised to donate all his work.


  • Therefore, the park is a permanent exhibition of the sculptures that Vigeland sculpted throughout most of his life.


  • It houses more than 200 works made of stone and bronze.


  • It is divided into five areas: - The entrance gate. - The bridge. - The fountain. - The monolith. The wheel of life.


  • Gustav Vigeland wanted to express his message with this source: "Man's time is only a small portion in the cycle of life."


  • Impressive open-air museum in which the sculptures reflect different moods and moments of existence


  • It is very exciting to walk through this park, as it leads us to evoke the events of daily life and important moments and stages such as birth, childhood, adolescence, first love, maturity, children, family, old age and death.


  • The nudity of the figures is shocking and at the same time endearing, which causes a great feeling of freedom.


  • Free access


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Holmenkollen


World ski center with its spectacular springboard

  • From central Oslo the round trip takes about an hour and a half.


  • We recommend you climb to the top of the trampoline tower as you will enjoy magnificent views.


  • Be sure to visit the simulator to experience the sensation of ski jumping from the trampoline.


  • The Korketrekkeren toboggan run is a lot of fun and highly recommended.


  • The area has other attractions including the ski slope known as Oslo Winterpark and the Kragstøtten statue, located on top of a hill and also providing a spectacular panorama.


  • Holmenkollen is a mountainous area located on the outskirts of Oslo


  • It has been a recreational ski area since the late 19th century with its famous ski jumping platform hosting competitions since 1892.


  • Founded in 1923, the museum is located at the foot of the Holmenkollen springboard.


  • It shows 4000 years of ski history; from those used by the ancient Vikings to move on frozen surfaces to the current models designed for the practice of sport.


  • It hosts exhibits on equipment used on polar expeditions and on outdoor life in the forest areas of Oslo.


  • When the snow disappears, the winter park becomes the summer park, specially designed for cycling or climbing.


  • In the Holmenkollen facilities, in addition to the museum, you can discover different aspects of Norwegian ski culture, such as the huge Olympic diving board.


  • It is a great starting point to exercise this sport


  • It is an icon of ski jumping competitions. The ramp structure is a magnificent piece of engineering.


  • The whole area of Holmenkollen is wonderful; The perfect combination between nature and human work is impressive.


  • Museum and trampoline: Adults: 110 NOK. Children: 55 NOK. Free entry with the Oslo Pass card.


  • -47 916 71 947


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Every day from 10:00 to 16:00.


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Museo del Pueblo Noruego


A representation of Norwegian history outdoors

  • If you travel to Oslo in the summer and with children, don't miss the many activities for them, including traditional dances, handicrafts, hosts and guides dressed in traditional costumes and an old-time playground.


  • Every year a large Christmas market is held.


  • We recommend the exhibitions that you will find throughout the museum tour, which showcase regional costumes as well as samples of Lappish crafts and culture.


  • One of the most attractive buildings is the wooden church built in 1200, which was one of the first pieces to be part of the exhibitions.


  • It is one of the largest open-air museums in the world.


  • It shows the history and culture of the different regions of Norway through more than 150 old houses in which traditional articles are exposed.


  • It features farms that show how life used to be in rural areas in the past.


  • You can admire an old gas station and pharmacy, fully furnished and decorated houses, or a food store where you can eat or do some shopping of typical products.


  • In the most modern area of the museum, it is possible to visit an apartment building set in different times that have great details, from the clothes in the closets to the television or radio programs that were broadcast at the time.


  • Touring this site means getting a little closer to knowing the history of the Norwegian people through their buildings and their way of life.


  • Museum employees wear traditional clothing, so visitors can feel as if they were in different parts of Norway at different times during the itinerary.


  • It is a walk through nature combined with a cultural and historical lesson, which is a pleasant and pleasant visit ideal for children and adults.


  • It is quite different to visit it in winter or in summer. In winter it is more nostalgic, as the weather conditions make the place a more romantic place, especially if it is snowy.


  • In the warmer months it is a very happy and lively space.


  • Adults: 160 NOK. Students and seniors over 60: NOK 120. Children between 6 and 15 years old: 40 NOK. Children under 6 years old: free entry. Oslo Pass: free entry.


  • +47 22 12 37 00


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: - From May 15 to September 14: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00. - From September 15 to December 23: Monday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - From September 15 to December 23: Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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Museo de barcos vikingos de Oslo


Exhibits the best preserved Viking ships in the world

  • We recommend you not to miss any detail of the exquisite carved wooden decoration of the Oseberg ship, which dates from the year 820 and was built in oak.


  • You can even see remains of the original painting.


  • The best way to appreciate it is to go up to a viewpoint located on the second floor above the lobby.


  • The documentary that is projected on one of the museum walls three times a day about the Viking era is very interesting.


  • The ships were found in three large royal tombs in the vicinity of the Oslo fjord.


  • They were buried more than 1,100 years ago to transport their royal owners to the realm of the dead.


  • The museum also shows other finds made in the tombs: small boats, sleds, the only carriage from the Viking age, textiles and household objects.


  • Discovered in 1904, the Oseberg ship is the one in the best state of preservation.


  • The Gokstad ship dates from approximately 890, it is 23 meters long and 5 meters wide, and many utensils were found inside. It was found in 1884.


  • The Tune ship was found in 1867, although it appeared in poor condition and it is barely possible to see the deck today.


  • You will have the feeling of having taken a leap in time to relive the time of the Vikings.


  • The museum gives you a unique opportunity to learn about the day-to-day life of this line of warriors and sailors.


  • During the visit to the museum you can learn many interesting details about this culture.


  • Admiring the ships and objects on display, the first thing that comes to mind are the images of the Vikings sailing in their drakkars to unknown territories.


  • Adults: NOK 100. Students and seniors over 60: 80NOK. Under 18s: free entry. Oslo Pass: free entry.


  • -47 22 13 52 80


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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Ópera de Oslo


Impressive and modern auditorium and viewpoint at the same t

  • We recommend arriving before the spectators start arriving. That way you can explore the wooden setting, unusual in an auditorium, and which is a reminder of Norwegian nature and history.


  • One of the most attractive decorative elements in the venue is the 7 meter diameter chandelier.


  • It is made of bars of hand-cast glass illuminated through LED lights. When it is turned on or off, it looks like a moon.


  • It is the most important performing arts center in that country.


  • It opened in 2008 and was designed by the Norwegian architecture studio Snøhetta.


  • Inspired by an iceberg emerging from the sea, the building is entirely clad in white Carrara marble and glass.


  • The peculiar structure of the building has given the pier back to the citizens and visitors of Oslo.


  • It has a huge interior space with spectacular designs.


  • There are three differently designed stages, numerous public rooms and auditoriums to explore, and a vibrant workplace for more than 600 opera and ballet professionals.


  • Throughout the year the Opera House hosts a wide variety of open-air plays, concerts and other events.


  • It is a beautiful surface designed to walk on.


  • The innovative configuration of the Opera House, with its roof covered in marble, will show you new and different angles of the city.


  • To the right you can see the archipelago of fjords with small traditional summer houses made of wood and painted in bright and optimistic colors.


  • To the left you can see downtown Oslo and the many fairytale-shaped hills and mountains that hug it.


  • One of many examples of amazing design by different artists is the perforated cladding created by artist Olafur Eliasson.


  • Entrance to the building is free. The price of the opera varies according to each performance.


  • - + 47 21 42 21 21


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Admission: Only to attend performances in the auditorium. Hours: - Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 to 21:00.


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Rådhusbrygge 3


Oslo fjord cruise

  • The departure of the boats is next to the Town Hall, at Pier 3 of the Rådhusplassen Ferry Terminal, Oslo's Town Hall Square.


  • The tours have an audio guide in English, which is recommended for a perfect understanding.


  • There are different options to tour the fjord, with or without stops at certain places.


  • There is even the possibility of hiring a mini-cruise with unlimited stops. Several boats make a regular route that allows you to get on and off when you want.


  • In this way, you can combine sailing and visiting some of the most emblematic places in Oslo.


  • During the journey we will cross the waters of the port and the Oslo fjord aboard a sailboat or a tourist boat, depending on the group and the weather conditions.


  • From the deck of the ship we will see the avant-garde Oslo Opera House, the Arkeshus fortress and the City Hall.


  • We will skirt the coast of the Bygdøy peninsula, known for the large number of museums it houses.


  • South of this place we will contemplate the Dyna lighthouse, located on a small islet.


  • We will continue sailing along the coastline of some islands of the Oslo fjord such as Lindøya or Hovedøya, characterized by their green landscapes and their typical colored houses.


  • The route ends by sailing back to the starting point.


  • Navigating the fjord while sailing gives you the chance to admire various monuments and points of interest in the city from a totally different perspective.


  • Along the itinerary we can discover new aspects of Oslo's landscape and cultural heritage.


  • - It depends on the option chosen. - Between 25 and 45 euros for adults - Children: check prices. Free for children under 4 years old.


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    The boats set sail between 10:00 and 19:00.



3 Ratings

taconesaltos

taconesaltos

excelente selección de sitios destacados, recomendaré ésta guía.

18/08/2020

jorgem

jorgem

Muy interesantes recomendaciones!

06/08/2020

mariomarquez

mariomarquez

Son muchas las razones para ir a conocer a Oslo, sus paisajes maravillosos para ser fotografía dos, su gastronomía y su ambiente calmado y pacífico son enviciantes. esta guía organiza muy bien el viaje. la recomiendo.

05/08/2020