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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 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 New Nordic in Aker Brygge & Bygdøy

Vingen

While honouring its role as museum cafe for Astrup Fearnley and a super-scenic pit stop, Vingen is so much more. Do drop in for excellent coffee, but also come for lunch or dinner with small, interesting menus subtl…
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…
Museum in Aker Brygge & Bygdøy

Norsk Folkemuseum

This folk museum is Norway's largest open-air museum and one of Oslo's most popular attractions. The museum includes more than 140 buildings, mostly from the 17th and 18th centuries, gathered from around the country…
Museum in Aker Brygge & Bygdøy

Nobels Fredssenter

Norwegians take pride in their role as international peacemakers, and the Nobel Peace Prize is their gift to the men and women judged to have done the most to promote world peace over the course of the previous year…
Sculpture in Aker Brygge & Bygdøy

Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park

Like the Astrup Fearnley Museet that it surrounds, this sculpture park was designed by Renzo Piano and is also dedicated to international contemporary art. Don't miss (as if you could) Louise Bourgeois' magnificent …
Cantonese in Aker Brygge & Bygdøy

Ling Ling

Aker Brygge's culinary reputation has had a boost with the opening of this contemporary Asian restaurant and bar. Drawing inspiration from the Japanese izakaya food-pub concept, but serving Cantonese sharing plates,…
Tapas in Aker Brygge & Bygdøy

Delicatessen

This Grünerløkka favourite brings some welcome east-side cool to an industrial space in Akker Brygge, not to mention some of the city's best tapas. The large tapas menu takes in small dishes like saffron and chorizo…
Seafood in Aker Brygge & Bygdøy

Pipervika

If the weather is nice, nothing beats a shrimp lunch, with fresh shrimp on a baguette with mayonnaise and a spritz of lemon eaten dockside. The revamped fisherman's co-op still does takeaway peel-and-eat shrimp by t…