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Top Ten Places To Visit In Oslo, Norway

Top Ten Places To Visit in Oslo, Norway

The followings are the most popular places to visit in Oslo. Check them out.

1. Akershus Slott and Hjemmerfrontmusseet.

Akershus Slott is located on a knoll overlooking the Oslofjorden. It is the city's most well-known memorial to medieval times. It was built around 1300. It was besieged several times before King Christian IV of Denmark transformed it to a lavish Renaissance residence in 1620s. He also built a new fortress around the castle. The most somber moment in the Akershus Slott's history was during the Second World War when the Nazis tortured and shot members of the Norwegian resistance here. Pictorial displays at the Hjemmerfrontmuseet (Resistance Museum) located by the gates of the castle.

2. Radhus

Radhus is the name of the City Hall built to commemorate Oslo's 900th year. The Radhus is well-known as the place where the Nobel Peace Prize is presented. 

3. Aker Brygge

Aker Brygge is one of the most popular places in the city to go for food and drink, especially during the long Scandinavian summer evenings. It is a  leisure complex which includes shops restaurants, bars, cinemas, and a theater.

4. Kongelige Slottet

Kongelige Slottet is a Royal Palace which was built in 1825-1848 at the request of King Karl Johan. An equestrian statue of the king stands in front of the building.

5. Nationaltheatret

Nationaltheatret was built in 1899. It is Norway's National Theater which has four stages, and a varied program, with all performances given in Norwegian. Visitors can make a special arrangements to have a guided tour of the interior. To watch its performances, visitors have to call in advance. 

6. Nasjonalgalleriet

Nasjonalgalleriet houses Norway's biggest collection of art. It also includes the amazing collection of works by the country's most notable painter, Edvard Munch. 

7. Munch-museet

One of Scandinavia's leading artists, Edvard Munch (1863-1944) left an amazing 1,100 paitings, 4,500 drawings, and 18,000 graphic works to the city of Oslo. Most of these impressive works are housed in the Munch-museet. It was opened in 1963. 

8. Frammuseet

Frammuseet was designed in 1892 by Scottish-Norwegian ship builder, Colin Archer. It is best-known as the ship that carried Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen on his epic journey to the South Pole in 1911. Visitors can relax between the remarkable array of beams in the ship's hull and marvel at the assortment of equipment-from piano to surgical instruments-that crew managed to take with them.

9. Kon-Tiki Museum
Kon-Tiki raft  carried Thor Heyerdahl and crew to make his legendary journeys across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

10. Vikingskipshuset

Norway is best known for its Viking explorers, and this museum contains three preserved 9th century longships. All three were unearthed from burial mounds in Norway, and funeral goods from each of the vessels are on display. Viewing platforms allow visitors to study the amazing 22 m by 5 m Oseberg ship.

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Oslo's Cultural Tour

oslo cultural tour

Oslo, Norway

If you would like to visit Oslo, there are a lot of cultural attractions you can choose; Like Castle, Museum, City Hall, Cathedrals etc. For you who are interested in Art, you can visit Vigeland Sculpture Park.

For your convenience, here are some information you might need to decide where to go:

Akershus Castle

Akershus Castle is located on a cliff just above the cruise ship's berth. This fortress was originally built in 1300 but the present structure dates mainly from the 17th century. It is still used for State occasions. The Castle grounds afford beautiful views of Oslo and the Fjord, as well as containing many quaint buildings and gardens within its grounds.

Resistance Museum

Resistance Museum is located near the harbor. It was built in a modern design during the 1950's. You can see a series of murals painted by Norwegian artists and contemporary sculpture, woodcarvings as well as tapestries.

Oslo Cathedral (Domkirken) 

Oslo Cathedral is located by the Market Square on Stortovet. It was consecrated in 1697, but has been restored many times.

Munch Museum

Munch Museum is located at 53 Toyen Gate, in the eastern section of the City. Edvard Munch is considered Norway's greatest contemporary artist. He gave all his art to the City when he died in 1944 and it is now housed in this pacious museum, which contains over 1,000 paintings besides other works.

Viking Ship Museum

Viking Ship Museum is located on Bygdoy Peninsula, about 3 miles by road from the port. It houses three authentic Viking longships, dating from 800 to 900 A.D. The Museum also contains a collection of utensils and jewelry.

Kon Tiki Museum

Kon Tiki Museum is located on Bygdoy Peninsula. It houses the balsa-wood raft on which Thor Heyerdahl sailed from Peru to Polynesia. The Papyrus boat on which Heyerdahl travelled from Morocco to Barbados.

Fram Museum

Fram Museum is the third of Bygdoy Peninsula Museum. It houses the ship that took Fridtjof Nansen to the Arctic in 1893 and Roald Amundsen to the South Pole in 1910. Visitors can walk throughout the ship.

Vigeland Sculpture Park

Vigeland Sculpture Park is located in the 80 acre Frogner Park. It is about 4 miles (6 kilometers) from the Ship's berth, in the western section of Oslo. The Park contains monumental sculptures depicting the whole cycle of human life from birth to death. It was created by Gustav Vigeland who began the work in 1921. He died in 1943.
Slottet (Royal Palace). Slottet (Royal Palace) is the King's residence. The surounding park is open to the public, although the palace is not. Changing of the guard daily at 1:30 p.m.

Hollmenkollen Ski Tower

 Hollmenkollen Ski Tower is situated in the suburbs of Oslo's western hills, about 6 miles (9.6 kilometers) from Ship's berth. Ski jumping originated here in 1892 but the present facility was built in 1952 for the Winter Olympics of that year. On a clear day there is an excellent view of the Fjord and Oslo from this site.