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Opera House
“What is it? One of Scandinavia’s most iconic modern buildings, the Opera House was designed to resemble a glacier rising out of the fjord and its prime role is to showcase opera and ballet performances. Why go? In many ways, this building marked the start of a new era for Oslo and the regeneration of its waterfront. Don’t miss a walk on top of its roof for a superb architectural experience with wonderful city views to boot.”
295 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The most famous artist from Norway where you can see the iconic paiting "Scream". ”
256 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“They have two buildings, one for their permanent exhibition, the other for changing exhibitions.”
191 locals recommend
Pub
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“One of the most "hipster"-friendly areas in Oslo. Always lots of people, good restaurants and cozy small clubs. ”
262 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cool bar next to Akerselva. Free concert with the local band Frank Znort every Sunday. Acoustic set outside on daytime and electric inside at 7pm ”
253 locals recommend
Museum
“Incredible view into how the Vikings migrated and moved around the arctic waters. To understand most of the other history I would suggest starting here. ”
98 locals recommend
Opera House
“The Famous Opera House, another wonderful must-see tourist attraction in Oslo. Located downtown, it's only a short walk away. Built almost entirely by massive Italian white marble, it's beautiful on both inside and outside. The building's design allows people to walk straight up on the roof, which I can highly recommend for a fantastic view of the downtown city and of the Oslo Fjord stretching all the way to the horizon :) A lovely place for a memorable photo ! ”
104 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“It’s the worlds biggest sculpture park made by only one artist. Stunning Sculptures and the big grass lawns a popular places for locals to bbq or hang in the summer. ”
138 locals recommend
Cinema
“Standard movie theatre with the latest releases, if you're in the mood for a movie. Try the Supreme screening room for the best sound and vid. If you're in for more of an indie movie experience, try Gimle Kino in Frogner. Old school theatre with interesting releases and pre-premieres. ”
75 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“A few of the most famous artworks of Munch are also displayed here. You can also see the National Romantic Period in Norway.”
114 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cultural meeting spot open from early until late, with a café, a bar and a variety of cultural activities. Kulturhuset (="The Culture House") is often crowded with people who come to eat, drink, play, work or dance – or for the debates, concerts and conferences.”
137 locals recommend
Mini Golf
“Tasty tapas, good coffee and nice sangria. You can also find the rest in Majorstuen,”
116 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Amazing cocktails in true tiki-style! Get your piña colada in a pineapple here.”
137 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“At the forefront of the craft spirit revolution sweeping the bar world, Himkok not only pours spirits, it produces them too. Incredible mixed drinks. Get what you like for the same price! ”
109 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Perfect museum for a fan of Edvard Munch----The scream and all the famous paintings.”
76 locals recommend
History Museum
“Thor Heyerdahl is one of history’s most famous explorers. In 1947 he crossed the Pacific Ocean on the balsawood raft Kon-Tiki. This was his first expedition to be captured on film, and was later awarded Academy Award for best documentary in 1951. He later completed similar achievements with the reed boats Ra, Ra II and Tigris, through which he championed his deep involvement for both the environment and world peace. He was also responsible for important archeological excavations on the Galapagos Islands, Easter Island and in Túcume. The Kon-Tiki Museum exhibits objects from Heyerdahl’s world famous expeditions, the original Kon-Tiki raft, and the papyrus boat Ra II Bus 30 from Jernbanetorget (Oslo Central Station), Rådhuset (City Hall) and Solli plass every 10 min. Ferry from Rådhuskaien (City Hall Pier) from April to October every 20 min. Stop nr. 2 Bygdøynes, 200 meters away from the Kon-Tiki Museum. ”
63 locals recommend