Top attractions in Oslo
10 must see places to visit in Olso
Trimmed by fjords and forests, Oslo is an excellent city break whether you like bustling nightlife or bunking outdoors. Sightseeing here means museums, galleries, and Scandinavian design. Whether you have a long trip or a short tour, check out our guide.
1. National Art Museum Oslo
Start your visit with one of the most famous artworks in the world: Munch's The Scream. The museum also has Norway's largest collection of paintings, drawings, and sculptures.
6. Munch Museum
Learn about the life of Edvard Munch - the most celebrated Norwegian artist. This is also the site of the famous theft of The Scream.
8. Oslo Spektrum
This impressive stadium is the place to see big-name music acts in Oslo. You'll need to book in advance, so best to plan your trip around their schedule, not vice versa.
9. Margareta Kyrkan - The Church of Sweden
This quaint church was built at the start of the last century as tribute to the many Swedish settlers in Oslo. An example of neo-classical architecture, it's open each morning.
Planning Your Visit
How much cash do I need in Oslo?
Oslo is a famously pricey city, where a pint of beer can cost 50-60 NOK (8€). However, many of the public museums are free and the Oslo Pass will cover your transport, many attractions, swimming, walking tours and discounts. Take perhaps a third more currency than you would use throughout Central Europe.
When should I visit?
Spring and summer are the best times, weather-wise (try March to August). You will also get to experience the famed nighttime sun and super short nights in August. Try to avoid winter, when Oslo can be dark most of the morning and afternoon, making it difficult for tourists to decide what to do!
Good to know
- Norwegian Krone (kr)
- Time Zone
- UTC (+1:00)
- Country Code
- Best time to visit
- From March to August the temperatures are comfortable and mild, and the days are the longest they are all year. It's also a great chance to experience the midnight sun!
Other Sightseeing Options in Oslo
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What people are saying about Oslo
Very smooth boat trip, lots of sun, relaxing atmosphere. Perfect two hours spent on the Helena. You get to see rich people homes and also more rustic norwegian style homes on the surrounding islands and peninsulas. It’s well worth it, it changed our opinion of Oslo into a positive one.
The guide was excellent! A wonderful person, a very skilled guide, a nice companion during this long walk. I couldn't have asked nothing more. Hope to book another activity with your company, and please bring my greetings to the guide! Ciao, Luigi
Very nice trip, pleasant time to spend. Beautiful views, some breathtaking images in the sunshine. Also good shrimps and wine or beer on the boat for extra money. All in all, I enjoyed the experience.
I am really enjoying,that was my second time.It is a big part of the history of this country, I would recommend it to absolutely anyone who visits Oslo.
Great value for money. Very friendly and happy staff working on the ship. Delicious food. Beautiful scenery. All round pleasant experience.