Attractions

Top Choice Park in Sofienberg, Grønland & Tøyen

Ekebergparken

Opened to much controversy in 2013, Ekebergparken cemented Oslo's reputation as a contemporary-art capital and, in particular, one devoted to sculpture. A vast forested public park overlooking the city and the Oslof…
Top Choice Gallery in Aker Brygge & Bygdøy

Astrup Fearnley Museet

Designed by Renzo Piano, this private contemporary art museum is housed in a wonderful building of silvered wood, with a sail-like glass roof that feels both maritime and at one with the Oslofjord landscape. While t…
Top Choice Museum in City Centre

Ibsen Museet

While downstairs houses a small and rather idiosyncratic museum, it's Ibsen's former apartment, which you'll need to join a tour to see, that is unmissable. This was the playwright's last residence and his study rem…
Top Choice Gallery in City Centre

Nasjonalgalleriet

The gallery houses the nation's largest collection of traditional and modern art, and many of Edvard Munch's best-known creations are on permanent display, including his most renowned work, The Scream. There's also …
Top Choice Park in Frogner & Western Oslo

Vigelandsanlegget

The centrepiece of Frognerparken is an extraordinary open-air showcase of work by Norway's best-loved sculptor, Gustav Vigeland. Statistically one of the top tourist attractions in Norway, Vigeland Park is brimming …
Top Choice Architecture in Opera House & Bjørvika

Oslo Opera House

The centrepiece of the city's rapidly developing waterfront is the magnificent Opera House, considered one of the most iconic modern buildings of Scandinavia. Designed by Oslo-based architectural firm Snøhetta and c…
Top Choice Fortress in City Centre

Akershus Festning

When Oslo was named capital of Norway in 1299, King Håkon V ordered the construction of Akershus, strategically located on the eastern side of the harbour, to protect the city from external threats. It has, over the…
Top Choice Gallery in Grünerløkka & Vulkan

Rod Bianco

Rod Bianco's white cube space, hidden behind an unmarked black door in a courtyard occupied by auto workshops and warehouses, has always-boundary-pushing work from both Norwegian and international contemporary artis…
Museum in Aker Brygge & Bygdøy

Vikingskipshuset

Around 1100 years ago, Vikings dragged up two longships from the shoreline and used them as the centrepiece for grand ceremonial burials, most likely for important chieftains or nobles. Along with the ships, they bu…
Museum in Aker Brygge & Bygdøy

Polarship Fram Museum

This museum is dedicated to one of the most enduring symbols of early polar exploration, the 39m schooner Fram (meaning ‘Forward’). You can wander the decks, peek inside the cramped bunk rooms and imagine life at se…