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What to Do in Oslo: Must See Attractions

Oslo Attractions

Oslo serves as the capital city of Norway and is one of Europe’s premier destinations for fun. You can find an abundance of exciting things to do in Oslo while enjoying some of the city’s top tourist spots. Using a detailed map of Oslo will help you find many of the city’s best places.

The Royal Palace is one of the top attractions in Oslo. Built during the 19th century, this beautiful palace has been the residence of Norwegian royalty throughout its history. You can tour the palace to see elegant furnishings and manicured gardens. A small lake situated behind the palace features a stunning fountain.

While taking Oslo excursions, you can also check out the city’s local museums. The Fram Museum details the story of a famous ship, which made expeditions to the Arctic regions as well as to Antarctica. The Norwegian Folk Art Museum is an open-air museum featuring a series of old homes taken from various sections around the country. The Viking Ship Museum is also one of the must-see places in Oslo.

Peaceful parks and other great outdoor locations can also be found throughout the city. A short boat ride to the small island of Hovedoya will give you the chance to enjoy the serenity of the area’s natural setting. Frogner Park, which is also the largest park in Norway, features a series of captivating outdoor sculptures designed by Gustav Vigeland. You can also venture just outside of the city center if you would like to explore Saint Hanshaugen Park.

All of the fascinating sites and fun Oslo activities are sure to provide a memorable experience. You can save big on Oslo tours by booking your airline tickets, hotel stay, and vehicle rental here on Expedia.

Things to Do in Oslo with Kids

You'll find loads of fun things to do with your kids in and around Oslo. Keep the gang entertained with our family friendly experiences.

Free Things to Do in Oslo

Leave your purse in the hotel room. It's possible to have a blast in Oslo without surrendering a penny.

Norwegian Customs Museum - Approach the friendly staff and learn about the fascinating collections held at this museum.

CAK Center for African Culture - Feed your appetite for arts and culture here and observe talent and creativity at work.

Lillomarka Wilderness Area - Let your hair down and add some excitement to your vacation here.

Supreme Court of Norway - Architecture aficionado or not, you'll be wowed by this landmark's modernistic design.

Bazaar Halls - If you're captivated by history and heritage, this is one attraction you shouldn't miss.

Jernbanetorget - This buzzing area is much loved by both visitors and locals.

Gressholmen Island - Get out of life's fast lane and enjoy a little time out beside the water.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Statue - If you're eager to check out some of the more important or unique places in the community, this place is worth visiting.

Oslo Cathedral (Domkirke) - Inject a bit of spirituality into your vacation by stopping by this religious attraction.

Paradisbukta Beach - Inhale the ocean air and watch the waves lapping at the shore at this beautiful coastal spot.

Vantage Point Ekeberg - Unwind and let the rugged natural beauty quieten your mind.

Medieval Park - Nurture your green thumb and appreciate the beautiful and diverse plants on show.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Oslo

Oslo City Centre

Consider exploring the interesting museums in Oslo City Centre. If sightseeing is on the list, Oslo Opera House is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Christiania Torv Tram Station or Wessels Plass Light Rail Station to see more of the area.



Museums, cafés, and shopping highlight some notable features of Frogner. Make a stop by Aker Brygge or National Library while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Skillebekk Light Rail Station or Skarpsno Light Rail Station to get around town.



Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Holmenkollen. If sightseeing is on the list, Holmenkollen Ski Jump is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Voksenlia Station or Voksenlia T-Bane to see more of the area.



Travelers choose Grunerlokka for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Olaf Ryes Place Light Rail Station or Schous Place Light Rail Station and check out top sights like Mathallen Oslo.



Noted for its museums and shopping, there's plenty to explore in Toyen. Top attractions like Munch Museum and Oslo Botanic Garden are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Toyen T-Bane or Toyen Station to see more of the city.


Gamle Oslo

Shopping, restaurants, and museums highlight some notable features of Gamle Oslo. Make a stop by Oslo Opera House or Munch Museum while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Oslo Hospital Light Rail Station or St. Halvards Place Tram Station to get around town.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Oslo on a sunny day?

A The Scenic Roadtrip - Oslo to Bergen via the amazing Fjords is a wonderful way to explore your surrounds and enjoy the weather.

What is Oslo famous for?

Bring comfy shoes because there are lots of renowned attractions that simply beg to be explored:

  • Oslo Opera House
  • Viking Ship Museum
  • Munch Museum
  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump

What should I not miss in Oslo?

If you want to experience the best of this place, pencil these attractions into your schedule:

  • Aker Brygge
  • Nobel Peace Center
  • Oslo City Hall
  • Fram Museum

What can you do in Oslo for free?

You could even leave your money in the hotel safe for the day, because these cool attractions will cost you nothing at all:

  • Karl Johan Street
  • Aker Brygge
  • Oslo City Hall
  • Akershus Fortress