WHAT TO SEE AND DO
Oslo is great to see on foot, and don’t be confused by the term ‘ gate’ – it just means road. Start at the Tourist Information Office by Central Station to get literature and check seasonal opening times. From there, it’s a short walk to the stunning
which you can walk not only around but over. Soon, it will be joined by a new
(home to Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’) and the with its constantly changing exhibitions – check to see what’s open and what is on display. This point of the city also gives a great view of the surrounding fjord and also the houseboats where you can have a sauna and jump into the brisk water – very Scandinavian.
Stroll the waterfront and visit the very moving with a permanent exhibition of all the winners of this prestigious prize. You can learn the stories behind the winners, and there are changing exhibitions, too. It’s well worth devoting an hour or two. The awards ceremony is held at the spectacular City
Norwegian Opera House National Museum Munch Museum Nobel Peace Center
located opposite the Center. City Hall also has free guided tours during the summer – a great opportunity to marvel at the amazing friezes decorating the walls. For contemporary art and cuttingedge architecture visit the
and be sure to visit the outside sculptures, too.
Back towards the city centre, try to see a show in the prestigious
dating from 1899. It is Norway’s main arena for stage artists, theatre productions, large celebrations and such events as the which aims to highlight the importance of women’s roles in the field of gastronomy. From there you can walk around the
(or tour in summer), opened in 1849 and set within the beautiful Palace park, complete with sculptures and picture-perfect ponds.
Popular for selfies is Oslo’s most-visited attraction, always open with 212 bronze and granite statues of men, women and children, donated to the city by the artist Gustav Vigeland
Enjoy the fjord by taking a public ferry
Hall Fearnley Museum, Theatre, Palace National Parabere Forum, Vigeland Park, Astrup Royal
to Bygdøy to visit the astonishing
where you can see and learn about the world’s best preserved Viking ship.
Ship Museum, DAY TRIPS Viking
Food lovers will want to spare some time for one of the unique experiences offered all year by The
experience takes you 45 minutes out of Oslo to a small familyrun organic farm where you can participate in milking the 13 happy cows, learn about making fresh nyr cheese (a soft, acidic fresh cheese made on the farm) and try the produce before returning to Oslo for a degustation dinner using the Grøndalen produce and other local ingredients. Within Oslo, the
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explores the rapidly changing city suburbs before heading to urban farm for a picnic lunch.
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