4-day trip to Oslo


A modern city that maintains contact with nature and tradition: lakes, parks, forests that you can explore. Skyscrapers and Viking ships await you in Europe's green capital

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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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Hovedøya


Natural paradise a few minutes from the urban center

  • The island is accessed by ferry from Aker Brigge on the ferry, which is free if you have the Oslo Pass card.


  • The crossing lasts about ten minutes and the boats pass every half hour.


  • The island of Hovedøya is small, so it is possible to explore its forests, beaches, meadows, nature and history on foot.


  • If you go in summer, you can enjoy a bath. In winter you have the option of ice skating.


  • Please note that camping and bonfires are prohibited on the island.


  • Ferry times vary according to the season of the year.


  • It is one of the islands located in the Oslo fjord


  • The island is accessed by ferry from Aker Brigge which is free if you have the Oslo Pass card.


  • The crossing lasts about ten minutes and the boats pass every half hour.


  • There are areas enabled for different activities: On the west side of the island there are two large stretches of beach. In the central area of the island there is a meadow where it can be used for various games and activities. In the north are the ruins of a Cistercian cloister dating from 1147, one of the few medieval remains that are still preserved in Oslo.


  • The abbey was burned down during the war of succession to the throne in 1532.


  • In the same area there are two cannons and two gunpowder stores from the 19th century, which correspond to the period in which the island was used by the Norwegian military forces.


  • Currently one of the warehouses is used for art exhibitions.


  • The island of Hovedøya is a splendid place to enjoy both the forest and the beach.


  • It is surprising to find this idyllic place so close to the city.


  • It is a must for nature lovers: it has a particularly rich biodiversity because many of the species that need warm summers and mild winters to survive have their northern limit inside the Oslo Fjord.


  • Consequently, the entire island is a protected area and habitat for species that cannot be found anywhere else in Norway.


  • Free access.


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Karl Johans gate


The main street in the city of Oslo

  • We recommend you visit the Stortoget flower market; It is a large open-air market for flowers and plants.


  • The market takes place all year round but is especially colorful during spring: an explosion of colors and scents in the urban environment.


  • It is the main street of the city; a pedestrian path that crosses the center from the train station to the Royal Palace.


  • Karl Johan's Street is the result of the union of several old streets that, at the time, were separate roads.


  • The eastern section was part of the original city in the time of King Christian IV, near the walls that surrounded the city.


  • During the construction of the cathedral the walls were removed, giving rise to Østre Gade, the first name this street received.


  • The western section was built during the 1840s as a road connecting the recently built Royal Palace to the rest of the city.


  • In 1852 it was renamed Karl Johan's Gate, in honor of the recently deceased king.


  • It is one of the busiest and most lively streets in the city.


  • Along its route we find a large number of commercial premises, tourist attractions and many people walking.


  • It reflects openness as well as the cosmopolitan character of Oslo wrapped in a warm and friendly atmosphere.


  • Make up one of the usual places to buy a gift or souvenir.


  • Free access.


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • 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 you can get 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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Museo Munch


Intended to exhibit the work of Edvard Munch

  • The museum is only 15 minutes by bus from the Royal Palace.


  • Don't miss two of Munch's main works: The Scream and The Kiss.


  • El Grito is usually in the National Gallery but because it is now closed for construction work it has been moved to this museum.


  • After his death, Edvard Munch donated more than 1,000 paintings and nearly 15,000 drawings of his own to the city, as well as a large part of his collection of works belonging to other authors.


  • The Munch Museum was opened in 1963 to display this legacy.


  • The permanent collection of the museum has more than half of the artist's pictorial work.


  • One of the main pieces in the collection is La Desesperación, one of the works that preceded El Grito.


  • In 2004 the museum suffered the theft of two of Munch's main paintings, La Madonna and one of the versions of El Grito at the hands of hooded men who took them away at gunpoint. The works were recovered.


  • A new venue is being built next to the Opera building; its inauguration is scheduled for 2020.


  • Edvard Munch's work is one of the greatest exponents of Expressionism.


  • It is a space that is more like an art gallery than a museum, as temporary exhibitions on the work of Munch and other artists are organized very often.


  • There is a very fun interactive room. It is conceived as a meeting place, open and endearing.


  • Adults: 120NOK. Students: 60NOK. Under 18s: free entry. Oslo Pass: free entry.


  • +47 23 49 35 00


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: - From June 11 to September 9: Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - From September 10 to September 25: Every day from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - From September 29 to December 23: Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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Jardín Botánico de Tøyen


A true oasis in the heart of Oslo

  • Inside the botanical garden there are spaces that we especially recommend:


  • The two greenhouses: Palmehuset and Victoriahuset


  • The Palmehuset houses the Evolution Room, the Mediterranean Room and the Desert Room.


  • The Victoriahuset was specially built to house the giant Amazon water lily, although it also contains a large number of tropical plants.


  • The Viking garden, in which we can see how they used natural resources at that time using an exhibition model that simulates a ship.


  • The work of the British artist Tom Hare, of which several curious sculptures made of willow are exhibited, such as the apple split in half or The Sycamore Row, a row of gigantic maple fruits made of black willow and which were a gift from the artist.


  • The Tøyen Estate, the former site of the museum, dates back to the 1st century BC and its name recalls that it was a fertile and grazing land.


  • During the Middle Ages the place was part of the Nonneseter Convent.


  • In 1812 King Frederik VI bought it and donated it to the university, expanding the estate to include a littoral area of the Oslo Fjord.


  • The Botanical Garden was founded in 1814, and currently belongs to the Natural History Museum of the University of Oslo.


  • It is oriented to research, education and conservation in order to make visible the importance of biodiversity.


  • Participate in the preservation of endangered species through projects both locally and internationally.


  • A very peaceful place to walk, rest and enjoy the great variety of species that it exhibits.


  • It is a space full of magic for the biodiversity it houses and for the careful arrangement of the species.


  • A must for lovers of botany. However, anyone who visits it will enjoy the beauty of this spectacular garden.


  • An interesting new exhibition model is being developed in which a journey through five climatic zones starts from the cold temperate Norwegian climate.


  • The path that leads north will take us directly to the arctic climate zone.


  • To the south we will travel through the Mediterranean climate, the desert, the tropical jungle and the tropical cloud forest on the slopes of the mountains.


  • Free entrance


  • +47 22 85 16 30


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    - From October 16 to March 14: Every day from 07:00 to 17:00. - From March 15 to October 15: Every day from 07:00 to 21:00. - The greenhouses are open every day from 11:00 to 16:00.


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Ingens gate


Splendid street art gallery

  • - We particularly recommend the work of Dolk, Norway's best known urban artist.


  • - Almost everything Dolk has painted in Oslo has disappeared, but his work entitled Priest, from 2009, can still be seen.


  • - The translation of the name Ingens Gate is “Calle de Nada”.


  • - At the beginning of the 20th century there were a series of roof collapses due to the poor quality of the construction of urban infrastructures.


  • - Consequently, the construction of structures between apartment blocks was stopped. This circumstance meant that several facades without windows or balconies were exposed, becoming perfect canvases.


  • - In recent years, international street artists and local street art enthusiasts have turned the streets of Oslo into dynamic art scenes.


  • - Ingens Gate even aims to become the largest open-air gallery in the Scandinavian countries.


  • - It is a very original street decorated with ingenious graffiti.


  • - It is a small area with an endearing and alternative atmosphere at the same time.


  • - It forms a singular space, a sample of creativity that can be enjoyed walking outdoors.


  • - It is a regular meeting place for artists; It is common to see live music, which gives this street a great animation.


  • - Free access.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Mathallen Oslo


The largest market in Oslo: a space for meeting

  • If you have time and you like climbing, very close to the Market you can visit the Vulkan Climbing Center, a space equipped with climbing walls for all levels.


  • It has two walls of 14 m of altitude and another vertical one that measures 10.5 m.


  • There is also a small section of bouldering: a climbing modality that consists of climbing blocks of rock or small walls without the need for conventional climbing protection materials


  • Climbing trips are organized both in the Oslo area and in other mountain and glacier areas.


  • It is a large covered market with cafes, restaurants and specialty shops.


  • It is considered the first gastronomic market in Norway.


  • It opened its doors to the public in 2012.


  • It was installed in an old steel foundry factory.


  • Its location is privileged because it occupies a restored building, which unites the historical heritage with the avant-garde design.


  • This market, in particular, offers a wide variety of local items directly from the producer to the consumer.


  • - We can also find stalls where gender from other countries is sold


  • The Mathallen Market houses a large meeting room where cooking courses are held and is also used for parties and various events.


  • The market of any town is one of the most appropriate places to discover its character and that of its inhabitants.


  • Visiting the market means living with the people who live in Oslo in their daily lives.


  • Spaces like the Mathallen Market make going to the market much more than running from one stall to another, waiting in queues and coming home carrying bags


  • We can buy and at the same time let ourselves be seduced by the exhibition of products that turn this group of shops into a real fair, recreating ourselves in everything they show us.


  • Free access.


  • +47 22 40 40 00


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Tuesday to Saturday: from 10:00 to 20:00. Sunday: from 11:00 to 18:00. Closed Monday.


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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.


  • Be sure to take this opportunity to take a walk along the banks of the Akerselva River, which runs through 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.


  • 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

    Several hours.


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Holmenkollen Ski Museum


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 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.


  • The Korketrekkeren toboggan run is a lot of fun.


  • 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

    Every day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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Vigeland Sculpture Park


The most famous and amazing park in Oslo

  • We recommend you not to lose 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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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.


  • 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 romantic place, especially if it is snowy.


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


  • 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.


  • 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

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


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Bygdøy


The forest, the beach and the history of navigation come tog

  • It is easily accessible from the center by bus or the ferry that leaves from the pier next to the Town Hall in a matter of 10 minutes.


  • If you like museums related to navigation, we recommend the Fram Museum, the Kon-Tiki and the Maritime Museum.


  • The Fram was the ship that was built in Norway to explore the Arctic and Antarctic in the 19th century, reaching the furthest points north and south that had ever been reached.


  • The Kon-Tiki is a boat built in wood following pre-Columbian techniques with which the Pacific was crossed.


  • In the Maritime Museum a documentary is projected that shows fantastic landscapes in a panoramic view of five screens to travel along the coast through the images.


  • Bygdøy is a residential area that has a large area of forests and parks inhabited by a great variety of flora.


  • The royal farm (Kongsgård in Norwegian) and Oscarshall Palace are also located on the peninsula.


  • Bygdøy was an island until the 19th century, when the alteration of sea levels eventually joined it to the mainland.


  • The old island belonged to the Cistercian Order until it ended up being integrated into the Norwegian crown during the Protestant Reformation. Part of the peninsula became the property of the royal family.


  • The Norwegian parliament decreed between 1862 and 1863 that the royal property would pass forever into the hands of the royal family. The rest of the area was left as a free area to be enjoyed by the entire population.


  • The Bygdøy peninsula is a really beautiful space for different activities.


  • Visiting museums, walking or cycling through the forest or along the beach are some of them.


  • There are many routes to discover in the middle of nature through the large number of paths that run throughout the place.


  • Both the Norwegian People's Museum and the Viking Ship Museum are in this area. We have dedicated separate chapters to them due to their relevance.


  • One of the most rewarding activities in summer is an excursion to Huk Beach. An ideal place to relax or take a bath.


  • The adventurous spirit that characterizes the Norwegian people is felt throughout the peninsula.


  • Free access.


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Tjuvholmen


Trendy place at night in Oslo

  • Be sure to climb to the top of the Tjuvtitten tower. From there you can enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the city of Oslo.


  • One of the trendy places that we recommend is Bar Bastard.


  • You will be surprised by its original decoration that shows a particular combination between retro and avant-garde elements, creating an atmosphere of modernity as well as cozy.


  • It is located on the peninsula that, leaving from Aker Brygge, enters the Oslo fjord.


  • At the southern end there is a popular bathing area in summer.


  • It is an example of contemporary European architecture.


  • It is characterized by a great variety of architectural expressions and truly very attractive extraordinary outdoor spaces.


  • The creation of this neighborhood takes us to the middle of the 19th century, when it began to be built as a dry dock next to the port.


  • The development of the buildings expanded the area and since 2005 it has undergone a major remodeling as part of the Oslo urban renewal plan.


  • A consequence of this program has been the opening of sites such as the Haaken Gallery or the Astrud Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art.


  • A good way to end a busy day of sightseeing is this modern neighborhood where we can find various places of leisure.


  • Art galleries, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs make this space an attractive area of fun for the Norwegian night.


  • Tjuvholmen is considered the Venice of the North because a series of canals that run through this area were included in its design.


  • The canals are used by boat owners and kayakers.


  • Strolling through its streets means discovering beautiful modern corners on the water of the fjord


  • Free access.


  • 2 h - 4 h

    Several hours.


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Sognsvann lake


Wild nature a step away from the urban center

  • To get to the lake, the fastest and most comfortable way is to use the metro line towards Songsvan.


  • When you get off the metro, you have to follow the straight path that is just to the right of the road and walk 3 minutes until you reach the shores of the lake.


  • If you travel to Oslo in winter, we recommend that you check the weather forecast, as you can admire the northern lights if they are appropriate.


  • At that same time you can take the opportunity to experience the sensation of sliding on a frozen lake.


  • Located in the green belt that surrounds the city of Oslo, it is an outdoor leisure area for activities such as having a picnic, taking a bath, walking or cross-country skiing.


  • The lake is surrounded by a 3.2 km long path. It is one of the most used routes in Norway for walking and running.


  • The area is well lit and is suitable for wheelchair travel.


  • In addition to the main one, there are many more routes for walking and cross-country skiing.


  • The place can be easily covered in an hour, it is quite flat and with benches to rest every 300 meters.


  • It has facilities for the practice of sports in summer such as volley ball.


  • It is an ideal excursion to combine a visit to a city with nature.


  • Getting to the lake from the center is not only easy but also an incomparable experience, as you get on the metro in the urban area and get off in the middle of the forest after 20 minutes of travel.


  • It is an idyllic place, a typical Nordic landscape.


  • The lake has a magical charm, surrounded by the magnificent Norwegian forest.


  • Free access.


  • 2 h - 4 h

    Several hours.


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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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 so you don't miss any details.


  • 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

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


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Ayuntamiento de Oslo


Venue of the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony

  • If you travel to Oslo in December you will be able to see the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, because on December 10 of each year (the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death) the city hall hosts this event.


  • In each edition the building is adorned with flowers and colors that enhance its architecture, while at the end of the main hall a podium is erected for the winner and the Nobel Committee.


  • It can be visited on its own or through free guided tours, with capacity for 30 people, throughout the summer: at 10 am, at noon and at 2 pm.


  • We recommend you access the balconies of the rooms on the upper floor.


  • Enjoy spectacular views of the harbor, Aker Brygge and the Oslo Fjord


  • It is the building that houses the municipal corporation of Oslo and the city administration.


  • In the early Middle Ages, it seems that different buildings in Oslo occasionally held the status of city council.


  • After several different locations over the centuries, the current location was decided at the beginning of the 20th century.


  • The construction of the new City Hall would begin in 1931.


  • The works were paralyzed during World War II.


  • It was finally opened in 1950.


  • Comprised of a main structure and two towers, the City Hall was designed by Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson.


  • In the eastern tower there are several art studios free to use for those artists who wish to work in them.


  • It is one of the most emblematic and unique buildings in the city.


  • The richness of the interior decoration is a surprising contrast with the sobriety of the exterior.


  • The murals on its walls are magnificent. They include motifs from Norwegian history, culture and working life.


  • It is a true art gallery and a reflection of history, since several of the best Norwegian artists of between the 30s and 50s of the last century, including Edvard Munch, have decorated its rooms.


  • The 16 wooden friezes found in the courtyard are very curious and show motifs from Norse mythology: the lives of the gods, stories of wisdom and love, war and hatred, and magnificent visions of the future.


  • Free entrance.


  • +47 23 46 12 00


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Fortaleza de Akershus


Grand complex of military buildings by the sea

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


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


  • 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.


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


  • To cross the wall is to enter 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.


  • 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

    Hours: - Every day from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 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 by 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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Bjørvika


A beautiful modern and cosmopolitan neighborhood

  • We recommend visiting Barcode, the Akrobaten pedestrian bridge and the new bathing area in Sørenga.


  • Barcode buildings are long and narrow with some space between them, giving them that barcode look. The idea is to highlight the opening towards the fjord, as well as the passage of light and air.


  • The Akrobaten Bridge's design, made of steel and glass, has become a popular place to shoot movie scenes and take pictures. You can not lose this!


  • The old Sørenga container dock in Oslo has been transformed into a popular place to go canoeing.


  • At the southernmost tip is the Sørenga Seawater Pool, a popular leisure center for the people of Oslo.


  • It is situated in the small bay of the Oslo Fjord that serves as the mouth of the Akerselva River.


  • Since 2000 it has been the subject of major urban renewal projects that have transformed it from a container port to a cultural center.


  • The most important changes and the most interesting architectural modifications take place in Bjørvika.


  • The barriers that separated the city from the fjord have been eliminated: roads, train tracks and cargo ports.


  • These restoration works are part of the "Fjord City" project. When finished it will contain the headquarters of several cultural institutions.


  • In 2008 the Norwegian Parliament decided to build the new Munch Museum, the Stenersen Museum and the Oslo Public Library in Bjørvika.


  • The Opera House is located in this area. We have dedicated our own section due to its importance.


  • This modern and cosmopolitan neighborhood is a very good option to enjoy the Oslo nightlife.


  • In addition to its avant-garde buildings, it has a wide range of entertainment venues where you can enjoy music and live performances until the early hours of the morning.


  • This area invites you to live life by the sea.


  • Free access.


  • 2 h - 4 h

    -Several hours.


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Río Glomma


The longest river in Norway

  • The best option to get to Fredrikstad is to take a train from Oslo Central Station.


  • Once in the city station, you have to walk 15 minutes to the Glomma river pier, where there are free ferries connecting Fredrikstad with the Old City.


  • Ferries leave every quarter of an hour and the journey takes five minutes, enough time to enjoy the incredible scenery.


  • If you want to take a different image of the city with you, you have the option of crossing the Glomma River by ferry and contemplating the quiet life of its streets from the water.


  • The Glomma or Glåma River is the longest and highest-flow river in Norway, measuring 604 km in length.


  • It empties into the city of Fredrikstad in the Oslo fjord, in the sea strait that connects the North Sea with the Baltic Sea.


  • The name of the river is very old and its meaning is not known.


  • Due to its passage through some of the richest forest districts in Norway, it has been the river most used for the transport of logs.


  • The industry developed along the river course.


  • The supply of wood and the obtaining of hydroelectric power join a prosperous port facilities.


  • Entering Lake Øyeren in Fetsund, the Glomma forms the largest inland delta in Europe, of great ecological value.


  • Navigating the river is a fantastic experience that allows you to admire the spectacular river ecosystem.


  • From the water there is a different perspective of the beautiful buildings that abound throughout the area.


  • The journey evokes the passion for sailing that characterizes the Norwegian people, heir to the Viking adventurers.


  • Free service.


  • +47 69 30 60 00.


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    The ferry service is carried out uninterrupted 24 hours a day.


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Fredrikstad


Fortified city

  • To get to the fortified part you have to take the ferry that covers the route between the two parts of the city for free.


  • The Fredrikstad tourist office offers guided tours of the old city every day. We recommend you check the schedule on their website or in the office itself.


  • There are several points of special interest in this venue:


  • Østre Fredrikstad Kirke church inaugurated in 1779. The altarpiece of the main altar and the stained glass windows are an artistic jewel that you should not miss.


  • Tøihuset, a former military warehouse where the Fredrikstad Museum is located, which houses works on the history of the municipality.


  • Det Nye Rådhus, the new town hall, built between 1861 and 1864.


  • The hall is richly decorated and displays a large painting of the old city.


  • In 1567 King Frederick II of Norway decided to build a defensive space at the mouth of the Glomma River.


  • Fredrikstad Fortress was built according to the Dutch architectural model, with wide moats filled with water and earthen walls.


  • The fortifications, facing the river, are an impressive stone wall reinforced by embankments.


  • The entrance to the fortified city was made by the drawbridge or by the 'Voldporten' (Gate of the Wall), or by any of the gates located along the river quay.


  • In the 20th century Fredrikstad gained importance thanks to its timber and shipbuilding industry.


  • In December 2008 the Council for Cultural Heritage approved a conservation decree for this site.


  • The old town maintains its original essence and stands out for its cobbled streets and its old buildings converted into art galleries.


  • It is kept in a perfect state of conservation.


  • The scenery is spectacular. Lakes and canals abound throughout the area.


  • The central square is an endearing place. It is flanked by typical colored houses and an open-air market is held there on weekends.


  • In the area outside the walls, the appearance of Fredrikstad is similar to that of any European town.


  • Near the town there are places of great scenic interest, such as the small island of Isegran, a peaceful place ideal for a picnic.


  • Free access.


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Ytre Hvaler National Park


The largest marine nature reserve in Scandinavia

  • To visit this beautiful group of islands and the national park that it houses, you must check dates, times and prices to arrange the visit.


  • As it is a protected area, you must inquire at the Hvaler Town Hall.


  • We recommend that you go to the two lighthouses that are within the protected area: Torbjørnskjær and Homlungen.


  • Both are in operation, operated by the Norwegian Coastal Administration.


  • Hvaler is a municipality in the Østfold province, made up of a group of islands located in the southwestern part of the province.


  • Its name comes from the plural form of hval, which means "whale", due to the shape of the archipelago.


  • The largest islands are Nordre Sandøy, Søndre Sandøy, Hærføl, Søndre Lauer and Nordre Lauer.


  • Nordre Sandøy is believed to have been one of the bases of the pirate Peter Tordenskjold during his time as a privateer.


  • Legend has it that Tordenskjold buried some of his treasures there although they have never been found.


  • Ytre Hvaler National Park is the only marine national park in the country.


  • It was established in 2009 and is home to the largest known shallow-water coral reef in Europe.


  • The little houses that populate some of the islands are really pretty: simple and brightly colored.


  • It is an ideal place to escape the urban hustle and bustle and enjoy the serenity that comes from living in the middle of nature.


  • A curiosity of the marine area are the more than 50 ships that have been shipwrecked on these coasts.


  • Check with the Town Hall.


  • +47 69 37 50 00


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed



3 Ratings

taconesaltos

taconesaltos

Muy interesante la guía de Oslo! No deja fuera ningún sitio destacado.

18/08/2020

jorgem

jorgem

Oslo es otro mundo, preciosa y muy elegante.

06/08/2020

luisma76

luisma76

Una ciudad preciosa, aunque demasiado costosa.

28/07/2020