Attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Oslo

Astrup Fearnley Museet

Recently re-opened in a stunning architectural creation at the centre of Oslo's waterfront, this museum, which contains all manner of zany contemporary art, is Oslo's latest flagship project and the artistic highlig…
Top Choice Architecture in Oslo

Oslo Opera House

Hoping to transform the city into a world-class cultural centre, the city leaders have embarked on a massive waterfront redevelopment project (which is scheduled to last until 2020), the centrepiece of which is the …
Museum in Oslo

Frammuseet

Check out the durable Fram (1892) at the Frammuseet, which Roald Amundsen used for the first successful expedition to the South Pole in 1911. You can clamber around inside the boat, go down to the hold where the sle…
Museum in Oslo

Kon-Tiki Museum

A favourite among children, this worthwhile museum is dedicated to the balsa raft Kon-Tiki, which Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl sailed from Peru to Polynesia in 1947. The museum also displays the totora-reed boa…
Museum in Oslo

Norsk Folkemuseum

Norway's largest open-air museum and one of Oslo's premier attractions is this folk museum. The museum includes more than 140 buildings, mostly from the 17th and 18th centuries, gathered from around the country, reb…
Church in Oslo

Gamle Aker Kirke

This medieval stone church, located north of the centre on Akersbakken, dates from 1080 and is Oslo's oldest building. Take bus 37 from Jernbanetorget to Akersbakken, then walk up past the churchyard.
Gallery in Oslo

Museet for Samtidskunst

The National Museum of Contemporary Art features the National Gallery's collections of post-WWII Scandinavian and international art. Some works in the 3000-piece collection are definitely an acquired taste, but it d…
Zoo in Oslo

Oslo Reptilpark

For something slippery, most kids will love meeting the snakes and lizards (as well as the odd monkey) at the Oslo Reptilpark.
Museum in Oslo

Oslo City Museum

Near the southern entrance to Vigeland park lies this museum. Housed in the 18th-century Frogner Manor (built on the site of a Viking-era manor), it contains exhibits of minor interest on the city's history.
Museum in Oslo

Natural History Museum

Under the trees of Oslo's Botanical Garden, the university's Natural History Museum comprises two different museums: the Zoological Museum, which as you might guess is stuffed full of stuffed (excuse the pun) native…