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10 must see places to visit in Olso

Trimmed by fjords and forests, Oslo is an excellent city break whether you like bustling nightlife or bunking outdoors. Sightseeing here means museums, galleries, and Scandinavian design. Whether you have a long trip or a short tour, check out our guide.

National Art Museum Oslo

Start your visit with one of the most famous artworks in the world: Munch's The Scream. The museum also has Norway's largest collection of paintings, drawings, and sculptures.

Royal Palace Oslo

Guided tours of the Royal Palace Oslo are available in the summer and cost 85 to 95 Kroner. Tours last an hour and take in the state rooms, parlors and banqueting halls.


Hop around beautiful small islands, through shining blue water - this is the stuff Norway is famous for. 24-hour ferry tickets are a good option for a day of sightseeing.

Oslo Opera House

Home of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, you can tour this striking building in English throughout summer, or in Norwegian all year round. Offers lovely water views.

Akershus Fortress

This medieval castle, built around 1290 to protect Oslo and Norway, is beautiful inside and out. One of the best things to do in Oslo if you love history or historic buildings.

Photo: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra@flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Munch Museum

Learn about the life of Edvard Munch - the most celebrated Norwegian artist. This is also the site of the famous theft of The Scream.

Frogner Park

Less tourism, more relaxation. View the Vigeland Installation, and many other sculptures, or simply spend a few hours in peace, surrounded by nature. Take the no. 11 tram.

Photo: Jarle Naustvik@flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Oslo Spektrum

This impressive stadium is the place to see big-name music acts in Oslo. You'll need to book in advance, so best to plan your trip around their schedule, not vice versa.

Margareta Kyrkan - The Church of Sweden

This quaint church was built at the start of the last century as tribute to the many Swedish settlers in Oslo. An example of neo-classical architecture, it's open each morning.

The Fram Museum

Dedicated to Polar explorations, this maritime museum is a favourite with kids, who love exploring the huge ship. In summer, catch a ferry from City Hall for a themed journey!

Planning Your Oslo Visit

How much cash do I need in Oslo?

Oslo is a famously pricey city, where a pint of beer can cost 50-60 NOK (8€). However, many of the public museums are free and the Oslo Pass will cover your transport, many attractions, swimming, walking tours and discounts. Take perhaps a third more currency than you would use throughout Central Europe.

When should I visit?

Spring and summer are the best times, weather-wise (try March to August). You will also get to experience the famed nighttime sun and super short nights in August. Try to avoid winter, when Oslo can be dark most of the morning and afternoon, making it difficult for tourists to decide what to do!

Good to Know

  • Language
  • Currency
    Norwegian Krone (kr)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+1:00)
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  • Best time to visit
    From March to August the temperatures are comfortable and mild, and the days are the longest they are all year. It's also a great chance to experience the midnight sun!

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What People Are Saying About Oslo

Excellent - many sights - fresh air - not hard - recommended

Very good tour with very laid back british guide, who was excite about Oslo and Norway. We was the main sights, and had time to stop and wander at the City Hall and at Vigeland Sculpture Park. The cycling is easy, no steep hills or difficult traffic. Cycling allows you to get around, and you experience the city while getting to the next stop.
Oslo Highlights 3-Hour Bike Tour Reviewed by Natalie, 09/22/2016

Very nice tour for those that only have a short time in Oslo.

Crew was very pleasant and informative. Beautiful vessel with lots of seating for optimal photo opts. Very smooth ride and wonderful day to view Oslo and the Fiord.
Oslo 2 Hour Fjord Sightseeing Tour Reviewed by Philomena, 08/23/2016

A great tour, the guide is very knowledgeable.

This tour is a very nice way to get to know Oslo and its history. The guide was extremely helpful. Overall, it was a great experience!
Oslo: City Sightseeing by Bike Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 08/20/2016

Friendly crew and great shrimp and views!

We had great weather, fortunately. The crew was very nice. The shrimp were some of the best we have had (served typical Norwegain style).
Oslo Fjords 3-Hour Evening Buffet Cruise Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 07/27/2016

Our guide was great, she really knew the city.

Our guide was extremely nice and friendly and gave us wonderful information and fun facts about Oslo on our tour.
Oslo: 2-Hour Walking Tour Reviewed by Lauren, 07/03/2016

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