Sofienberg, Grønland & Tøyen

Stian Eide Kluge and Steffen Håndlykken began this artist-run space in a former timberyard in 2010 and it's one of the city's most respected and enduring. They are especially known for their collaborative curatorial efforts between young Norwegian artists and those from Europe and beyond. Openings are also some of the city's most fun.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Sofienberg, Grønland & Tøyen attractions

1. nyMusikk

0.12 MILES

Part gallery, part office, part library and part performance space, nyMusikk hosts a program of sound-focused art shows, performances and festivals. Even…

2. Kunsthall Oslo

0.28 MILES

This nonprofit art space presents a very interesting program of both international and Norwegian contemporary artists, including special commissions. It's…

3. Oslo Opera House

0.46 MILES

Centrepiece of Oslo's rapidly developing waterfront, the magnificent Opera House (2008), reminiscent of a glacier floating in the waters of the Oslofjord,…

4. Akerselva River

0.51 MILES

Running from Maridalsvannet to the Oslofjord, this fast-flowing river was once the centre of Oslo's industry and then, until the late 20th century,…

5. Botanical Garden

0.53 MILES

Oslo's 6.5-hectare Botanical Garden – the oldest in Norway – has a beautiful woody arboretum, a sublime scent garden, a mini-mountain landscape and a…

6. Oslo Cathedral

0.55 MILES

The highlights of a visit to Oslo Cathedral, which dates from 1697, are the elaborate stained-glass windows by Emanuel Vigeland (brother of Gustav) and…

7. Munchmuseet

0.56 MILES

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…

8. Natural History Museum

0.63 MILES

Under the trees of Oslo's Botanical Garden, the university's serious-looking Natural History Museum comprises two different collections: the Zoological…