Oslo attractions

Top Choice 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 nobility. Along with the ships, they …
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

This private contemporary-art museum resides in an arresting, silvered-wood building designed by Renzo Piano, with a sail-like glass roof that feels both maritime and at one with the Oslofjord landscape. The collect…
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 Park in Frogner & Western Oslo

Vigelandsparken

The centrepiece of Frognerparken is an extraordinary open-air showcase of work by Norway's best-loved sculptor, Gustav Vigeland, and is home to 212 granite and bronze pieces by the artist. His highly charged oeuvre …
Top Choice Architecture in Opera House & Bjørvika

Oslo Opera House

Centrepiece of Oslo's rapidly developing waterfront, the magnificent Opera House (2008), reminiscent of a glacier floating in the waters of the Oslofjord, is considered one of the most iconic buildings in Scandinavi…
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. Extended and mod…
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

Polarship Fram Museum

This museum is dedicated to one of the most enduring symbols of early polar exploration, the 39m schooner Fram (meaning ‘Forward’). Wander the decks, peek inside the cramped bunk rooms and imagine life at sea and am…
Gallery in Sofienberg, Grønland & Tøyen

Munchmuseet

This monographic museum dedicated to Norway's greatest artist, Edvard Munch (1863–1944), houses the largest collection of his work in the world: some 28,000 items, including 1100 paintings and 4500 watercolours, man…