What to do in Oslo
There are two tourist information offices in Oslo city centre; one by the Central Station and one by City Hall.
Culture and Sightseeing in Oslo
- VisitOSLO Events, cultural happenings, museums and so on – what to do in Oslo
- Oslo's top ten attractions
The Oslo Pass provides free travel on all public transport, free admission to museums and sights.
- Architecture and Design
- Edvard Munch and Oslo
- National Museum
- The Munch Museum - The Scream
- Aker brygge
- Karl Johans gate
- The Opera house
- The Royal Palace
- Akershus Castle
- Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
- The Viking Ship Museum
- Vigeland sculpture park
- Emanuel Vigeland's Museum
Aker Brygge is a former shipbuilding area, which is now a district packed with shops and restaurants. Its public promenade is the focal point of the harbour and the city of Oslo. Tourists and locals enjoy the cafes, playgrounds, public art, floating restaurants, and small fishing boats that sell their catch at the dock. It is possible to take the boat from Aker Brygge to the small islands in the Oslo Fjord, and to Bygdøy with the museums.
Karl Johans gate
Karl Johans gate is the main street in Oslo city centre. The street is named after King Karl III Johan who was the king of Norway and Sweden from 1818 to 1884. The goes from Oslo Central Station to the Castle. Along the street there are several well-known buildings like the Oslo Cathedral (Oslo Domkirke), the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget), the National Theatre (Nationaltheatret) and the Old University Building.
Grünerløkka is situated in the eastern part of Oslo city centre, close to Akerselva. This part of the city is well known for its cultural life. Many artists have lived here, and one of the most well-known is Edvard Munch. In Grünerløkka there are plenty of nice cafés, shops and markets. There are also many concert scenes like Blå, Fabrikken and Parkteatret.
Photo: Ola Erik Blæsterdalen
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