St Hanshaugen Park


This huge park is a locals' favourite and, from its top, a very pleasant place to get a view of the city. The neighbourhood's name – a reference to 'midsummer hill' – comes from the park, not the other way around, as it was a popular spot for midsummer bonfires.

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1. Gamle Aker Kirke

0.28 MILES

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…

2. Vår Frelsers

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This triangular cemetery dates to the Napoleonic wars, but it's most notable as the final resting place of artist Munch and writer Ibsen. Ibsen's grand…

3. Damstredet

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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…

4. Standard

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A decade-plus player in Oslo's contemporary art scene, Standard has two exhibition spaces in an industrial block. It shows a range of Norwegian and…

5. Oslo Reptilpark

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

6. Historisk Museum

0.68 MILES

The Historical Museum is actually three museums under one roof. Most interesting is the ground-floor National Antiquities Collection (Oldsaksamlingen),…

7. 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…

8. Slottsparken

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Rising up above the western end of central Oslo is the sloping parkland of Slottsparken, one of the capital's first public parks. Filled with rambling…