Top Ten Places to Visit in Oslo, Norway

Top Ten Places to Visit in Oslo, Norway


Places to Visit in Oslo

The followings are the most popular places to visit in Oslo. Check them out. They comprise castle, ship, building, museums, galleries and theaters.

1. Akershus Slott and Hjemmerfrontmusseet | Places to Visit in Oslo

Akershus Slott is located on a knoll overlooking the Oslofjorden and It is the city’s most well-known memorial to medieval times. 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 | Places to Visit in Oslo


Radhus is the name of the City Hall built to commemorate Oslo’s 900th year. It is one of the oldest buildings in Oslo. The Radhus is famous as the place where the Nobel Peace Prize is presented.

3. Aker Brygge | Places to Visit in Oslo

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 I Places to Visit in Oslo

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 | Places to Visit in Oslo

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. This museum also includes the amazing collection of works by the country’s most notable painter, Edvard Munch. The government will move the collections of art from this building to the new National Museum in 2022.

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. Munch-museet houses most of these impressive works. It was opened in 1963.

8. Frammuseet

Scottish-Norwegian ship builder, Colin Archer designed Frammuseet  in 1892. 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. They departed from South America to the Polynesian islands. They named the raft Kon-Tiki.

10. Vikingskipshuset

Norway is popular for its Viking explorers, and this museum contains three preserved 9th century long ships. 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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