Attractions

Top Choice Gallery in Aker Brygge & the Waterfront

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 Aker Brygge & the Waterfront

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 …
Gallery in City Centre

Nasjonalgalleriet

One of Oslo's major highlights, the National Gallery houses the nation's largest collection of art. Some of Edvard Munch's best-known creations are on display here, including his most renowned work, The Scream. Ther…
Fortress in Aker Brygge & the Waterfront

Akershus Festning

Strategically located on the eastern side of the harbour, dominating the Oslo harbourfront, are the medieval castle and fortress, arguably Oslo's architectural highlights. The complex as a whole is known as Akershus…
Museum in Bygdøy

Vikingskipshuset

1100 years ago, Vikings dragged up two longships, Oseberg and Gokstad, from the shoreline and used them as the centrepiece for grand ceremonial burials, probably for an important chieftain or noble. Along with the s…
Palace in City Centre

Royal Palace & Slottsparken

Rising up above the western end of central Oslo is the sloping parkland of Slottsparken. Filled with stately royal trees and a duck pond or three, it's a lovely place for a quiet walk. The Norwegian royal family lik…
Castle in Aker Brygge & the Waterfront

Akershus Slott

In the 17th century, Christian IV renovated Akershus Castle into a Renaissance palace, although the front remains decidedly medieval. In its dungeons you'll find dark cubbyholes where outcast nobles were kept under …
Cathedral in City Centre

Oslo Cathedral

Dating from 1697, the highlights of a visit to Oslo Cathedral are the elaborate stained-glass windows by Emanuel Vigeland (brother of Gustav) and the painted ceiling, completed between 1936 and 1950. The exceptional…
Area in Grünerløkka

Damstredet

The quirky 18th-century wooden homes of the Damstredet district and the nearby Telthusbakken are a nice change of pace from the modern architecture of the city centre. Once an impoverished shanty town, Damstredet ha…
Gallery in Eastern Oslo

Munchmuseet

Fans of Edvard Munch (1863–1944) won't want to miss the Munch Museum, which houses the largest collection of his work in the world: 1100 paintings and 4500 watercolours, many of which were gifted to the city by Munc…