5 Tips for Your Oslo Vacation
Oslo offers plenty of activities for all ages and interests.
1. A Day at Holmenkollen
At Holmenkollen, a perfect day awaits you. You can dine at the restaurant, zipline, rappel down the ski jump tower, visit the ski museum, or explore the Rose Castle.
Holmenkollen also offers several great hiking trails, and your imagination is the only limit.
2. Aker Brygge and the Harbor Promenade
Aker Brygge has a wide selection of restaurants and shops, but it's also an excellent place to stroll in the sun. The pier is full of ice cream kiosks and coffee bars, so you can easily grab something on the go. Here, you will also find some of the city's best outdoor seating areas.
If you want to experience more of the harbor, walk the entire harbor promenade. Walk from the tip of Sørenga to Tjuvholmen, or walk along the water all the way to Bygdøy if you want a longer hike.
There are plenty of shopping opportunities in Oslo. You'll find many exclusive shops in Nedre Slottsgate. There are various shops of different scales at Aker Brygge, Bogstadveien, and Karl Johansgate. On Grünerløkka, there are many shops among coffee shops and bars.
Oslo City and Byporten are located near Oslo S. At Paleet, Eger, and Steen & Strøm, you'll find shops in more expensive price ranges.
4. Tusenfryd Amusement Park
Tusenfryd is located about 20 minutes by car outside Oslo. Here, you can enjoy rides, roller coasters, ice cream kiosks, a go-kart track, and much more. Tusenfryd is the perfect amusement park for a fun day with the family.
The Oslo Reptile Park has lizards, snakes, crocodiles, spiders, scorpions, insects, and more. Fangene på Fortet is the place to bring your friends or family for a fun day of solving tasks and challenges. For more speed and excitement, the Rush trampoline park, Oslo climbing park, and Megazone activity center are perfect.
Bonus: Culture and Museums
You can pick and choose, depending on your mood. You should definitely check out the Opera House, Deichman Bjørvika, and the new Munch Museum. Also, consider visiting the Technical Museum, the Historical Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum, the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, or the Natural History Museum. The National Gallery, the Astrup Fearnley Museum, and the Henie Onstad Art Center provide a boost for art enthusiasts.