Must visit places in Oslo

The Vigeland Park

The Vigeland Park is one of the most popular and unique attractions in Oslo. It is the largest sculpture park in the world created by a single artist, Gustav Vigeland. The park covers an area of 80 acres and features over 200 bronze, granite and cast iron sculptures, all of which were created by Vigeland between 1924 and 1943.

The Viking Ship Museum

Fascinating museum that houses three 9th-century Viking ships that were discovered in burial mounds in the Oslofjord. The ships, named Oseberg, Gokstad, and Tune, are remarkably well-preserved and provide a glimpse into the Viking Age and the seafaring culture of the Vikings.

source:  The Viking Ship Museum
source:  The Viking Ship Museum

The Oslo Opera House

The Opera House is home to the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet and hosts a variety of operas, ballets, concerts, and other cultural events throughout the year. The building is also a popular destination for tourists, who come to admire its architecture and enjoy the panoramic views of the Oslo Fjord from the roof.

The National Gallery

The museum was founded in 1837 and has since become one of the most important cultural institutions in the country.

The National Gallery's collection includes works by some of the most famous artists in the world, including Edvard Munch, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, and Vincent van Gogh. The museum's most famous painting is Munch's "The Scream", which is part of a series of four paintings that he created between 1893 and 1910.

Source: The National Gallery

The Akershus Fortress

Built in the late 13th century as a defensive structure to protect the city and was later used as a royal residence, a prison, and a military base. Today, the fortress is a popular tourist attraction and a cultural landmark in the city. Visitors can explore the fortress's extensive grounds, which include ramparts, bastions, towers, and a castle keep. The fortress also houses a museum that provides a fascinating glimpse into its history and the history of Norway.

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The Royal Palace

The Royal Palace is the official residence of the King of Norway, located in the heart of Oslo, Norway. The palace was built in the early 19th century and has since become a major tourist attraction in the city. The palace's stunning neoclassical architecture and beautiful gardens make it a must-see destination for visitors to Oslo. Visitors can take guided tours of the palace, which provide a glimpse into the lives of the Norwegian royal family and the history of the palace. One of the most popular attractions at the Royal Palace is the daily changing of the guard ceremony, which takes place at 1:30 pm every day from June to August. The ceremony is a colorful and impressive display of military pomp and pageantry that is not to be missed!