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Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

  • Akershus Fortress

    A must
    This medieval is a must for any visitor to Oslo. Akershus was built by King Håkon V in 1299, and extended in the 14th century. There are guided tours in summer, during which one can learn everything about the moving history of the fortress. As in London, here too there is the Changing of the Guard – daily at 1.30 p.m.
    Opening times: Daily from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m.

    Sentrum
    0150 Oslo
    +47 81 57 04 00
    forsvarsbygg.no
  • Holmenkollen

    Oslo’s city hill
    Aside from the many sporting activities on offer, the Holmenkollen offers breathtaking views of the Oslo fjord and over the entire city. The ski jump is as impressive in summer as it is in winter – it is used for jumping during the cold season, and for the warm season is filled with water and used as a public swimming pool. It’s also a great spot for mountain biking – and strapping your skis on in winter. Oslo’s local recreation area.

    Kongeveien 5
    0787 Oslo
    +47 22 92 32 00
    skiforeningen.no
  • Royal Palace

    Almost like London
    At the end of Karl Johans Gate shopping street is the Royal Palace, in the midst of a 22-hectare park. The palace is still home to the Norwegian royal family today, and with its three-storey main wings is not dissimilar to Buckingham Palace in London. Thanks to its central location, the Royal Palace – like the town hall and parliament buildings – is within easy walking distance. Guided tours in English are offered every day at 2 p.m. and 2.20 p.m. (duration approx. 55 minutes).

    Slottsplassen 1
    0010 Oslo
    +47 81 53 31 33
    royalcourt.no
  • Oslo Opera House

    Modern landmark
    Oslo’s modern opera house is made of concrete, marble and glass, and is without doubt one of the most spectacular opera houses in the world. Bright white and built into the bay, the unique architectural landmark is reminiscent of a floating iceberg. And just as with a real iceberg, most of the opera house is below the water level. You can go for a walk over the roof of the building (there is no charge for this), or perhaps attend the unique productions in one of the magnificent auditoriums.

    Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1
    0150 Oslo
    +47 21 42 21 21
    operaen.no
  • Vigeland Park

    200 sculptures
    Gustav Vigeland was Norway’s leading sculptor. The park of the same name is in the Frognerpark, a public park in the middle of Oslo. The Vigeland Sculpture Park contains around 200 sculptures by the artist, made of stone, iron and bronze. The sculptures on the large bridge in the park representing the entire lifecycle are particularly impressive. Opening times: All year round, around the clock. Admission to the park is free.

    Kirkeveien/Middelthuns Gate
    0268 Oslo
    vigeland.museum.no
  • Shoe Lounge

    Shoe paradise
    This little shoe chain is a veritable paradise for lovers of off-beat footwear – or perhaps we should say works of art for the feet? The styles are trendy, amusing and sometimes a little crazy. Sandals, pumps, boots – anything and everything you heart desires. And you'll also find the matching bags, belts and accessories. Some shops even have some funky clothes that will definitely create a stir. Other branches: Kaufhaus Paleet (Karl Johans Gate 37-41) and Hegdehaugsveien 30.

    Thorvald Meyers Gate 42
    0555 Oslo
    +47 22 37 50 07
    shoelounge.no
  • Bare Jazz

    «Only jazz»
    As you would imagine, everything here revolves around jazz. The walls on the ground floor are covered in CDs, and it is said that jazz buffs will find every artist of this genre here. In the evenings, Norway’s best jazz musicians perform in the bar and café on the first floor. As the Norwegians are mad about jazz, it’s usually full and crowded.

    Grensen 8
    0159 Oslo
    +47 22 33 20 80
    barejazz.no
  • Eger Karl Johan

    Temple of fashion
    Eger, the popular temple of fashion, can be found where Oslo’s chic shopping street widens into a small square. You can stroll around its 7500 m² of collections of well-known names such as Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Scotch & Soda, By Malene Birger and Burberry, to name but a few. A Nespresso boutique, wine bar and lounge, café and restaurant ensure a perfect visit.
    Karl Johans Gate 23B
    0159 Oslo
    +47 48 30 06 00
    egerkarljohan.no
  • Pur Norsk

    Scandinavian design
    Pur Norsk is an absolute must for lovers of clear Nordic design. Pur Norsk stocks the very best of Norwegian quality products. Whether crockery, gifts or furniture, every last piece here is made locally. And we don’t doubt that you’ll leave here with the urgent desire to redecorate your own four walls – or perhaps start a little smaller and add a few new decorative items.

    Industrigata 36
    0357 Oslo
    +47 22 46 40 45
    purnorsk.no
  • Glasmagasinet

    Popular department store
    This lovely department store is one of the oldest and most popular in Norway – and not just for its numerous Scandinavian glass works. Unfussy and beautifully shaped creation by brands such as Hadeland, Kosta Boda, Orrefors and Holmegaard are presented here. Although the Glasmagasinet focuses on Nordic brands, you’ll also find products from all the leading European manufacturers. You’re sure to find something on its four floors.

    Stortovet 9
    0155 Oslo
    +47 22 03 20 80
    glasmagasinet.no
  • Munch Museum

    Edvard Munch
    The Museum of Art first opened its doors in 1963, around 100 years after Edvard Munch was born, and since then has displayed the extensive oeuvre of the world-famous painter and graphic designer. The museum was given a large number of his original works.
    Tøyengata 53
    0578 Oslo
    +47 23 49 35 00
    www.munchmuseet.no
  • Viking Ship Museum

    Impressive
    The Viking Ship Museum has the best preserved Viking ships in the world. The ships date back to the 9th century, and were found in three large chieftain’s tombs. The graves also contained various other invaluable objects that are on display here: smaller boats, sledges, a horse cart, implements, tools, harnesses, textiles and household utensils. Impressive!

    Huk Aveny 35
    0287 Oslo
    +47 22 13 52 80
    khm.uio.no

LOCAL TIP

From breakfast to dinner and cocktails – the hip Sentralen offers everything your heart desires. It comes across as social and rustic, with a focus on dishes that should be shared. Local and Norwegian ingredients are used for cooking, resulting in delicious meals. On top of that, there are concerts and exhibitions.

Amanda
Sentralen
Øvre Slottsgate 3
Oslo 0157
+47 22472500
sentralen.no