Top things to do

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 New Nordic in Grünerløkka & Vulkan

Pjoltergeist

One peek into this dim basement space and the intrigue begins, only to grow when you discover the menu. Icelandic chef Atly Mar Yngvason combines ingredients from his home country and his adopted Norwegian home, wit…
Top Choice New Nordic in Sofienberg, Grønland & Tøyen

Brutus

With some of the biggest names in wine involved in this casual Tøyen corner spot, you could easily call Brutus a wine bar and not be wrong. But that would overlook that the cooking is some of the most exciting, and …
Top Choice New Nordic in City Centre

Sentralen Restaurant

One of Oslo's best dining experiences is also its most relaxed. A large dining room with a bustling open kitchen, filled with old social club chairs and painted in tones of deep, earthy green, draws city workers, vi…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in St Olafs Plass, Bislett & St Hanshaugen

Fuglen

Fuglen and its crew of merry, young entrepreneurs are part of Oslo's dour-to-dreamily cool reinvention. Since taking over a traditional cafe, they've launched a coffee and Norwegian design mini-empire in Japan, whil…
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 Wine Bar in Grünerløkka & Vulkan

Territoriet

A true neighbourhood wine bar that's also the city's most exciting. The grape-loving owners offer up more than 300 wines by the glass and do so without a list. Talk to the staff about your preferences and – yes, thi…