Top things to do in Oslo

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 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 filled with old social club chairs and painted in tones of deep, earthy green, draws city workers, visitors and natural-wine-obsess…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in St Olafs Plass, Bislett & St Hanshaugen

Fuglen

Fuglen and its crew of merry entrepreneurs are part of Oslo's dour-to-dreamily-cool reinvention. Since overhauling this cafe, they've launched a coffee and Norwegian design mini-empire in Japan, while in their home …
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 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…
Top Choice Gastronomic in St Olafs Plass, Bislett & St Hanshaugen

Kolonialen

When a venture is led by the ex-Maaemo owner, you can guess the food will be extraordinary, and it is. The short menu is a mix of pan-European dishes done with a contemporary playfulness that stops short of quirky, …
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 …