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Top Ten Must-Do Things in Oslo


Your Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Norwegian Capital

Welcome to Oslo! This city mixes old history with modern life and nature with city life. Whether you love history, art, or just want to relax, Oslo has something for you. Check out these top places to visit in Norway's exciting capital.

1. Karl Johans Gate: Explore Oslo's Main Street

Start your Oslo visit with a walk down Karl Johans Gate. It has shops, cafes, and beautiful buildings—a great way to see the city. You'll find lots of places to eat, shop, and people-watch. This street also leads to many of Oslo's main attractions.

Address: Karl Johans gate, 0154 Oslo, Norway

2. Royal Palace: Discover Norway's Royal History

Visit the Royal Palace, where the Norwegian king lives. Take a guided tour to see the inside and learn about Norway's royal history. The palace gardens are also a nice place to walk around and relax.

Address: Slottsplassen 1, 0010 Oslo, Norway

3. Vigeland Sculpture Park: Art in Nature

Spend time in Vigeland Sculpture Park, home to over 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. It's a peaceful park with amazing art. You can walk around and see sculptures that show people in all kinds of poses and emotions.

Address: Nobels gate 32, 0268 Oslo, Norway

4. Akershus Fortress: Step into Oslo's Past

Explore Akershus Fortress, an old castle with views over Oslofjord. Walk around the grounds, visit the museum, and imagine life long ago. The fortress has a lot of history and great spots for taking photos.

Address: Festningsplassen 1, 0015 Oslo, Norway

5. Oslo Opera House: Modern Architecture by the Water

Check out the Oslo Opera House, a cool building by the water. You can take a tour, watch a show, or just enjoy the views from the rooftop. The building looks like it's rising from the water, and you can even walk on its roof.

Address: Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1, 0150 Oslo, Norway

6. City Sightseeing Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour: Easy City Exploration

Take the City Sightseeing bus tour to see Oslo's highlights at your own pace. It's convenient, and you'll learn a lot about the city from the audio guide. You can get on and off the bus at different stops to explore the whole city.

Address: Stop no 1 is Karl Johan/National Theatre, Oslo, Norway 

7. Oslofjord Sightseeing Cruise aboard MS Nobel: Relax on the Water

Take a 1 hour Sightseeing Cruise with MS Nobel. Enjoy the views of the coast and islands—it’s a great way to see Norway’s natural beauty. The cruise is relaxing and offers a different view of Oslo from the water.

Address: Langkaia 1, 0150 Oslo, Norway 

8. Stromma's Dip and Dine Cruise: Dining with a View

Try Stromma's 3 hour Dip and Dine Cruise for a special dining experience on the Oslofjord. Enjoy good food while dipping your feet in the water. It's a fun and unique way to have a meal and enjoy the scenery.

Address: Akershusstranda 11, 0150 Oslo, Norway 

9. Dinner Cruise on Oslofjord: Sunset Dining

Enjoy a 3 hour dinner cruise on the Oslofjord and enjoy great food with a beautiful sunset view over the city. The combination of delicious food and stunning views makes for an unforgettable evening.

Address: Akershusstranda 11, 0150 Oslo, Norway 

10. Oslo's Museums and Galleries: Art and History

Explore Oslo's museums and galleries, like the Munch Museum and National Museum. There’s a lot to see for art lovers. These places are perfect for learning about Norwegian art and history.

Munch Museum Address: Edvard Munchs Plass 1, 0194 Oslo, Norway
National Gallery Address: Universitetsgata 13, 0164 Oslo, Norway

Oslo offers a mix of history, nature, and culture. Plan your trip now to enjoy all the city has to offer!

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