Places to Travel in Oslo

Oslo, the capital of  and largest city in Norway and, it has great deal of interesting places. Fjords, at the top of the list of Norwegian tours, are the most attractive tourist attractions. However, nothern lights are essential and crucial for the tours.

Places to visit in Oslo; come into prominence with both historical sites and natural beauties. Oslo, one of the most expensive cities in the world, has oceanic climate. The museums in Oslo are the most popular places.

Nonetheless, the towns, villages, the architecture of the buildings and, historical areas of Viking Age are worth-visiting. While visiting Oslo, always known as peaceful and quiet city, it will be waise to have an Oslo Pass Card.  The card offers a lot of benefits such as free entrance to several museum, discount on ship cruises and many more.

Frogner Park

Frogner Park, located in Majorstuen Region in Frogner county, has sculptures built by Gustav Vigeland between 1920 and 1943. These sculptures caused the park to be referred as the Vigeland Sculpture Park. Frogner Park, covering an area of 45 hectares, hosts an average of 1.5 million visitors, per year. Frogner Manor catches tourists' attention at this largest park in Oslo.

Vigeland Open-Air Museum

Vigeland Museum, next to Frogner Park, is where the sculptures are carved and made by sculptor and philopsopher Gustav Vigeland, are met with its visitors. Vigeland reflects the simplest human figures and, the spiritual struggle and challenges that people face  throughout their lives since the birth, and also the moods of love, quarrel, happiness, sadness.

Nobel Peace Museum

Nobel Peace Museum opened in 11 June 2005. The museum gives information about the works of Nobel Peace Prize holders and also hosts meetings and panels related to social issues.

Nobel Peace Museum is situated in the Vestbanen Train Station Building which was establish in 1872. Every year, the museum welcomes more than 200.000 visitors. In addition to this, the museum has a store and cafe. The entrance fee for an adult is 100 NOK, for a student 65 NOK and, free for an Oslo Pass holder. English guided tours are available in Nobel Peace Museum.

Munch Museum

Munch Museum in Oslo is dedicated to the memory of Edvard Munch, Norwegian painter known with his "Scream" painting. Munch Museum, where people can get information about his life and work, has the world's largest collection of Edvard Munch's works.

The museum was opened by Oslo Municipality in 1963 for the 100th birthday of Munch. 1200 paintings, 1800 prints, 6 sculptures, 500 plates, 2240 books and the items related to Edvard Munch.

Viking Ship Museum

Vikings have an important role in Norwegian history and Culture. The Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, welcomes its enthusiasts. The ship inside the museum was built in 9th century. The ship called "Gokstad",  which is 240 meters long and 5 meters wide, was built for carrying cargo and  the battle.

Norwegian National Opera and Ballet

Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, simply known as Oslo Opera House, stands out with its modern architecture. This structure, is near the Oslo Harbour, was white when it was first established, but acid-washed walls, turned the color of building to matt and grey because of the dazzling color of the Opera House. You can watch the mesmerizing view of the sea and the city from the balcony part of the building.

Norwegian Museum of Technology

If you are interesting in technological advances and gadgets, we recommend you to visit this museum. You can find anything related to technology such as old trains, computer games, planes, consoles and much more. It is possible to reach the museum via tram.

Fram Polar Ship Museum

Seamanship, is the most significant economic sources for the Norway throughout its history. Norway has advanced infrastructure for shipbuilding and ship equipment so, it is easy to find ship museums. One of those museums is Fram Polar Ship Museum.

Oslo Ship Museum, Norway's correlation with seamanship and the sea, offers the works of the discovery of South Pole. The Fram ship in the Museum, is the most popular piece of the collection. This ship was used for the discovery of the South Pole.

Norway's Resistance Museum

The other museum at the city center of Oslo is Norway's Resistance Museum which is small and a fascinating museum fo those interested in history. The museum presents the detailed history of Norway, under the German occupation during the Second World War. If you have enough time for visiting Norway, we strongly recommend.


Oestbanehallen, where people in Norway prefer to eat a meal, is a shopping center. The shopping mall, used as an old train station until 1970, has lots of stores and restaurants. This intriguing atmosphere makes your dinner even more enjoyable.

Fjords in Oslo

Norwegian worldwide famous fjords is worth-visiting natural beauties. There are lots of sightseeing tours that you can participate in the capital city Oslo.  You can join fjords cruises where you can see the natural beauties like small villages, waterfalls and lakes. For those who do not join cruises, can rent a car to see the spectacular views of the fjords. Depending of your spare time, you may take a part in short and long tours.

Norwegian Folk Museum

Norwegian Folk Museum, situated just outside the Oslo, is an open-air museum related to Norwegian people's lifestyle between 15th and 20th century. The museum, where old cabins, used to be a village.

You can see the old Norwegian houses, farms and even the farm animals in this folk museum. The museum has a  a miniature of Norwegian and, different structures such as churches, houses, gas stations and bank. Stave Church, is the most interesting buildin gin the region.

Bygdoy Peninsula

The peninsula is located in Bygdoy county in Oslo. Either you can reach the peninsula by ferry or you can take the bus, number 30, from City Hall.  Bygdoy Peninsula is frequently visited by tourists.

In the peninsula, there are lots of popular places such as Vking Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum and Norwegian Folk Museum.

Kon-Tiki Museum

One of the museums which sits on the Bygdoy Peninsula is Kon-Tiki Museum. This museum is also about the seamanship and marine.  The museum exhibits the exciting story of the adventurous Thor Heyerdall, who passed the Pacific Ocean on a raft, and the raft itself. Also, the museum gives information about mariners, who make long ship journeys, as well as interesting stories and ships It is situated right across the Fram Polar Ship Museum.

Holmenkollen Ski Jump Hill

Holmenkollen was established for Winter Olympics Games. This sky jump hill, which catches visitor's attention with its architecture, is actively used in the winter season.

It is possible to watch the spectacular view of cityscape of Oslo from the top of the building. If you go to Holmenkollen during the winter season, you will have oppurtunity to watch ski jumps. There is a ski museum in that area, which you can learn the improtance of the ski for Norwegians. You can get access Holmenkollen Ski Jump Hill by metro.

National Gallery

Another tourist attraction that you must to see in the city center of Oslo, is National Gallery. The museum is free every thursdays.

National Gallery, close the university of Oslo and the royal palace in Oslo, has pretty large collections. The collections, arrayed in chronological order, especially North Europe paintings oriented pieces, attracts the visitors. Besides Northern European artists like Munch and Krog, the museum has the works of Goya, Picasso, Cezanne, Renoir, Monet, Manet, Rodin and Camile Claude.

Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden, at Tøyen region in the city center, has various parts such as Vikings Garden, Rock Gardens and Sculptures. The garden is covered with colorful flowers in summer season. Botanical Garden, is a open-air museum where you can spend an hour or two.

Aker Brygge

Aker Brygge, where the best restaurants in the city, is a lively place for shopping and eating.  You can see the architecture of house and business center at this harbor area. The harbor has contructures on 4 or 5 islets which are connected via bridges.

The buildings on the Aker Brygge was built in 1948 and the newer structures are nicely adopted the atmosphere.

Akershus Fortress and Castle

Akershus Castle was built in 1290 in order to protect the city. The fortress are used as military purposes, but it is open to public as well. Akershus Fortress and Castle have graves belongs the royal family members of Norway.

Sognsvann Lake

Sognsvamm Lake, approximately 10 kilometers away from the city, is a pefect place to take a rest. In summer season, people generally set a camp or have a picnic in this 3 meter length Sognsvann Lake. However, during the winter season, lake is frozen and used for ice-skating. It is also possible to run and jog near the lake. You can get into T-Bane metro, number 3, to reach the lake.

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