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Best things to do in Oslo

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

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
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
Natural Feature
“Nice hiking in Oslo. Different distance and walks. In wintertime you can go skiing and in the summertime you can go for a swim, have sun, have a bbq or go for a great walk in the woods.”
106 locals recommend
Bar
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“Awesome beer and if you're in the mood for some food you can just walk up the stairs.”
100 locals recommend
Museum
“Would highly recommend island hopping on the local ferry to the islands just off shore where there are lovely houses to walk through and the ruins of a monastery. Ex boat out there and bus back.”
74 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
Cocktail Bar
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“Botanic cocktail bar with climbing plants, its own greenhouse and drinks with fresh ingredients and botanic elements.”
108 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Smalhans is an amazing food experience! In the evenings there's a set menu, while over lunch there are 1-2 items on the menu. If you like to taste something amazing, go there! Reservations recommended. They are also in the Michelin Guide. ”
116 locals recommend
Bar
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“Interesting kafe/bar. Lots of board games. Rebuilt from mechanicle toolshop. A must see. Cosy. Teaterplassen.”
125 locals recommend
Bar
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“Pizza, great selection of beer, coffee, shuffleboard and boardgames - friendly and popular neighbourhood bar located in the old post office at Tøyen Torg.”
109 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Take the ferry over to one of the islands (Hovedøya, Gressholmen, Langøyene) for bathing and tanning during the day or relax in the evening as you watch the sun set. ”
119 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
Diner
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“American Diner. Not my favorite as I am more into health food, but good food and service.”
107 locals recommend
History Museum
“What is it? An amazing museum in Bygdøy peninsula hosting the Fram ship. Norway has a close relationship to the Arctic, and Fram ship made it possible for Norwegian explorers to venture both to the extreme north and extreme south of the globe, making Norway one of the first nations to properly explore both these areas. Why go? The museum is definitely worth a visit if you want to find out more about Norway’s maritime history and what life was like on-board these hazardous explorations. Spend at least 3 hours in Bygdøy's highest rated museum, which is home to the world's strongest polar vessel, the Fram ship!”
50 locals recommend
Bar
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“Classy and old school restaurant with traditions dating back to 1904. The upstairs cocktail bar Pigalle is worth checking out too.”
100 locals recommend
Park
“Here you can catch the trams numbered 11, 12, 13 and the bus 30 is very close by. ”
85 locals recommend