Oslo things to do

Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower

This unique museum covers 4,000 years of skiing history with artefacts like Stone Age rock carvings and Viking skis. It's the oldest museum of its kind in the world and offers the unique experience of climbing the Holmenkollen ski jump. From the top, you can enjoy a breathtaking panoramic view of Oslo and understand the courage of ski jumpers.

Akershus Fortress

Take a journey to the past on a tour of the Medieval castle of Akershus Fortress. Completed in the 1300s this imposing castle survived several sieges before being converted into a royal residence. Today, you can stroll the cobbled paths and walk through the fortifications. The grounds often host concerts and theatrical performances.

The National Gallery Norway

The National Gallery houses the most extensive public collection of art in Norway and exhibits works from famous Norwegian artists as well as European masters like El Greco. Marvel at paintings by Claude Monet or Pablo Picasso’s sketches. The gallery’s main highlight is the work of renowned Norwegian artist Edvard Munch and his iconic painting The Scream.

Nordmarka Forest

Escape to the wilderness with a journey north to Nordmarka forest. Wander through a maze of trees and discover idyllic lakes – perfect for swimming on summer days. Reconnect with nature and delight in the security of well-marked hiking and mountain bike trails. In winter, you can hit the slopes on over 200 miles of designated ski routes.

Norsk Folkemuseum

Also known as the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Norsk Folkemuseum is a magical place to learn about the rich history of Norway. Delve into the vast collection of artefacts found across the country and take a long walk in the open-air museum. With 160 historic buildings, including quaint log houses topped with grass, you'll have lots of photo opportunities.

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