Visiting Oslo? Most Popular Attractions You Must Visit

Oslo is a popular holiday destination as it offers a huge selection of activities and attractions. Whether you’re looking for a short break, or a long stay, there’s plenty to discover: from numerous museums and galleries, to amazing restaurants and cosy cafes. If you’re wondering what to do first, take a look at my recommendations below.

Viking Ship Museum

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If you’re interested in history, then this museum is a must-see attraction. The museum is small, but well laid out and beautifully presented. The architecture of the building works really well with the exhibits and you are able to view the boats from a viewing gallery. Along with the 3 Viking ships, there’s also a fabulous display of artifacts and tools from the Viking age.

QR codes displayed on the walls can be scanned with a smartphone to access an audio commentary. There’s also a small gift shop at the entrance where you can purchase souvenirs. Getting to the museum does require a short journey. You can either get there by boat from the City Hall pier in downtown Oslo, or take the number 30 bus which takes about 25 minutes from the city centre.


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If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, then why not spend a day at TusenFryd: a theme park located around 20 km south of the capital. You pay a one off fee for a ticket that gives you access to the whole of the park for the day. There’s a good selection of rides for all age groups and scare levels!

The park has several fast food outlets selling burgers, hotdogs, ice cream  and chips. If you’re after something more healthy then I would recommend taking your own picnic, although, you might not feel like eating anything once you’ve been on the “Speed Monster”.

Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology

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The museum has some great permanent exhibitions, including an amazing collection of transportation vehicles, Norwegian Medicine history exhibits, and a hydro-electric power display. A lot of the displays are interactive, so the museum makes a perfect place to take the kids. There’s a restaurant and shop on site, and it’s easy to travel there on the tube. There’s also free parking if you choose to travel by car.

The Royal Palace

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The Royal Palace is a must-see attraction when visiting Oslo. The palace is surrounded by beautiful parks which make a relaxing and scenic tour on foot. If you want to see the interior rooms then you will need to book yourself onto a guided tour. It’s best to organise this in advance so that you can make sure you’re on the English language tour.

The palace is situated at the end of Karl Johans Gate, and is one of the countries most important landmarks. The King and Queen live in the palace and so this limits the amount of rooms you can visit on the tour. If you’re planning to visit, please note that photography is not permitted within the palace, and you will have to place your belongings into a locker.

Organising SAS flights to Oslo, accommodation and attraction tickets in advance, will ensure that your holiday is Oslo goes without a hitch, and you can enjoy all of the things that this unique city has to offer

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