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Parks & nature in Oslo

Park
“One of Oslo's most popular parks with sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. The park is perfect for walking and recreation. In and around the park you also have the city Museum and Vigelandsmuseet. In the summer, Frognerbadet is open, located in the corner of the park.”
223 locals recommend
Park
“Large garden at Tøyen with ample botanical variety and diversity. Most of the area is designed as an Arboretum, with approximately 1800 different plants. The garden holds a large and varied collection of trees and shrubs planted in a systematic fashion after plant family. The Scent Garden is arranged as an experience for all, but especially the blind, mentally handicapped and wheelchair-bound. ​​​​​​​You will also find large, woven sculptures by the British artist Tom Hare around in the park. The greenhouses The Palm House from 1868 and The Victoria House from 1876 present exotic plants from other parts of the world. The greenhouses are open daily 10 am–8 pm between 15 March and 30 September, and 10 am–4 pm the rest of the year. Norwegian name: Botanisk hage”
177 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
Restaurant
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“Highclass yet casual restaurant with a top view over Oslo city, located by the entrance of a forest if you would like to take a walk in our beautiful Norwegian woods. At the other end of the forest (15 minutes) its a popular farm for visits with all kind of animals and horseriding. ”
161 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Important to Oslos history, great views, said to be one of the most haunted areas in Oslo. Possible with ghost-tours.”
97 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park with sculptures and historic elements , great views of Oslo ”
144 locals recommend
Park
“First get a coffee from Java Espressobar, then climb the stairs and see the city from the top of the park!”
97 locals recommend
Park
“Large Park with lots of trees. Options for table tennis if you have the equipment. Other activities possible. Gets lively in summer!”
101 locals recommend
Bathing Area
“Beach and pier in the very city center. Nice place with bars and restaurants, Rema 1000 grocery store and public toilets. ”
90 locals recommend
Stadium
“The famous Holmenkollen ski jump is a must-see for first time visitors to Norway. While your there, visit the ski museum and take the lift to the top for the best view in Oslo.”
70 locals recommend
Park
“Here you can catch the trams numbered 11, 12, 13 and the bus 30 is very close by. ”
85 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Grefsenkollen, the north-east peak of Oslo offers spectacular views of the city. On the terrace by the big lumber house on top you can enjoy baked goods, something to drink or homemade pizza from their wooden oven, while overlooking the city. To get there take the tram (no. 12 or 11) from Birkelunden st. at Grunerlokka to Doctor Smiths road, and walk for 30 minutes. If is worth the effort”
69 locals recommend
Park
“The Palace Park The Palace Park, one of the Norwegian capital’s first and largest parks, surrounds the Royal Palace on all sides and features grassy areas as well as old, majestic trees. The Palace Park was developed simultaneously with the construction of the new Royal Palace, and is based on the ideal model of nature that prevailed in European horticulture in the mid-1800s. Comprising part of the Palace Park, the Queen’s Park dates all the way back to 1751 when it was created as a private garden in the Rococo style on the plot of land known as Sommerro. It was integrated into the Palace Park in 1840. The Palace Park is a protected cultural monument and is managed by the Palace gardeners. The main part is open to the public all year, and the Queen’s Park is open from 18 May to 1 October. ”
41 locals recommend
Water Park
“Tøyenbadet is Norway's busiest swimming facility, with indoor and outdoor pools - and a waterslide. On sunny days, bring a book and lie on the lawn by the pool.”
53 locals recommend
Water Park
“Outdoor swimming pool complex with two 50-metre pools, a children's pool, water slide (closed in 2018) and a diving tower. Located next to Vigeland Sculpture Park, Frognerbadet has enjoyed a special place in the lives of Oslo's population ever since it opened in 1956. The pool is only open in summer, and the water temperature is kept at 25 degrees Celsius (77 degress Fahrenheit). Locker rooms, café and snack bar. Slightly higher entry prices on weekends. Between 27 August and 16 September, only the upper 50-metre pool is open”
42 locals recommend
Park
“Trams from here take you to most places in the city. Frognerparken/Vigelandsparken is about 30 min ride”
33 locals recommend