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Top 10 Sights in Oslo

1. Akershus Fortress

Akershus fortress enjoys a serene setting in the bay of Oslo. From here, you can enjoy breathtaking views over the bay – or simply go for a walk along the bastions. The fortress includes many smaller museums and exhibits.

2. Norwegian National Opera

The large marble facade cannot be missed – even if opera is not your thing. There is an amazing rooftop terrace with great views on clear days (unfortunately no cafe on top).

3. Fram Museum

Norwegians have some of the big names in exploration. The Fram museum tells the story of the strongest wooden ship ever built (Fram, of course) and it’s resident explorer Nansen.

4. Akers Brygge

A newly developed peninsula in the middle of Oslo with luxury apartments. The quays along Akers Brygge have become a central meeting point for locals – and the restaurants, bars, caf├ęs can prove it.

5. Munch museum

Munch is THE painter in Norway (and for pretty many non-Norwegians too). The museum is located on the outskirts of Oslo, but will soon relocate to the bay area.

6. Mathallen Oslo

Take a walk up the Akerselva river to Mathallen Oslo, a food market hall. Have an excellent, decently priced lunch (preferably fish) at one of the many cozy stalls.

7. Vigeland Park

The park includes more than 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigieland. This is one of the most popular sights in Oslo with over 1 million visitors per year.

8. Viking Museum

It’s not only for kids! If you like Vikings in particular or history in general, don’t miss this on. It’s a bit further out, but Oslo has great public transportation.

9. Oslo Island Hopping

Considering how dependent Norway has always been on seafare, we suggest you take a small step to sea. Get on a ferry at Akers Brygge and see the islands (summertime)!

10. Karl Johans Gade

Don’t miss out on the busiest street in Oslo. It stretches from the Royal Palace all the way to the railway station. From high end to low end!

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