Best Things to See and Do in Oslo, Norway
The first place I take a visitor from out of town is to:
The museum peninsula Bygdøy
The Oslo Opera House
When I crave Oslo cuisine, I eat fresh shrimps on the pier.
Restaurant Yayas in Vika
For complete quiet, I can hide away at?
- Emmanuel Vigeland Mausoleum
- Langøyene, an island outside the city center
- Hovedøya, an island outside the city center
- Østmarka, a forest area southeast of the city center
- The Museum of Contemporary Art
If you come to Oslo, get your picture taken at the Vigeland Sculpture Park.
As a child of Norwegian ancestry, I always dreaded bringing “Lutefisk” to school when it came time to share my Norwegian heritage.
Oslo’s traditional Christmas dish is “Lutefisk” – cured cod. Personally, I think it is an acquired taste.
Oslo is my one stop shop for:
When I’m feeling cash-strapped, I go to:
- Punjab Tandoori
- Saigon Lille
- Restaurant Mucho Mas
- Restaurant Sult
- Café Sara in Torggata
For a huge splurge, I go to:
- Hotel Continental with Restaurant Eik
- Restaurant Lofoten at Aker Brygge
- Tjuvholmen Sjømagasin I had the opportunity to dine at this restaurant and it was amazing. Excellent quality seafood, outstanding service and a wonderful location in Oslo, Norway. Don’t miss it.
Photo ops in Oslo include:
The best vantage points are taken by walking to the top of:
The most random thing about Oslo is the:
In Oslo, an active day outdoors involves biking, golfing, skiing, swimming and wind surfing. The forest Nordmarka is great for exploring.
My favorite walking route is:
- Along the river Akerselva
- From Frognerseteren to Sognsvann in Nordmarka
Oslo’s best museums are:
- Norwegian Museum of Cultural History (Norsk Folkemuseum)
- The National Gallery
- The Munch Museum
- The Nobel Peace Center
For a night of dancing, go to:
Along the street Torggata is the spot for late night dining or Sushi at Rockefeller.
To find out what’s going on a night or on weekends, read:
You can tell a lot about Oslo from visiting:
- Maridalsspillet in Maridalen Gamlebyen, the Old Oslo
In the spring you should attend a football match or see the museum peninsula Bygdoy beaches.
In the summer you should visit the islands outside the city center.
- Øyafestivalen -follow them on Twitter, too.The Norwegian Wood Music festival – follow them on Twitter, too.
In the fall you should visit:
- The Botanical Gardens Lake Sognsvann
In the winter you should go to:
- Holmenkollen area
- Skiing in Tryvann Vinterpark
- Restaurant Frognerseteren
There are several hidden gems in Oslo:
- Kampen, area in the city
- Emmanuel Vigeland Mausoleum
- Restaurant/pub Blå along the Akerselva river
For a great breakfast treat or espresso, go to:
Just outside of Oslo you can visit the picturesque city Drøbak where the Christmas House is and many cozy cafés.
- Restaurant Bølgen & Moi at Høvikodden Art Center
The best way to see Oslo is to walk the main street Karl Johan or grab a city bike.
If you have kids, you won’t want to miss the Museum of Science and Technology
What are your favorite things to do in Oslo, Norway?