Oslo is the most populous city and one of the bustling tourist hubs in the country. Travellers from far and wide come here to visit an assortment of museums and galleries to learn about Oslo’s rich culture. The city is sometimes nicknamed the 'world's biggest village' as it is blessed with unspoilt nature and promotes environmentally friendly tourism. If you want to spend some time soaking in the city’s jaw-dropping sceneries, you can choose from a bunch of activities to explore the icy terrains, blue fjords, sandy beaches, and green forests in the city. You can also come here to try out the local cuisine and experience the lively nightlife. There is something for everyone here!
Places to visit
Public Bike Tour: Oslo Highlights
Kickstart your sightseeing tour of Oslo with Viking Biking's Public Bike Tour. Pedal across famous landmarks to explore this beautiful city in summer.
With a collection of a whopping 5,500 Bibles, the Nordic Bible Museum in Oslo is the largest not just in Norway but the whole of the Scandinavian region. Stroll across the museum and wake the pious side of you!
Ever thought you’ll walk on the roof of a landmark? You can do it here at the Oslo Opera House! The Oslo Opera House is the main centre of the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. Built in the early 2000s, the building was open to the public in 2008 and has 1,100 rooms. The contemporary architecture of the building was carefully designed by local designers so that guests can enjoy getting a chance to enjoy the scenic views from the rooftop after enjoying a performance/show inside the premises.
If you want to learn more about botanical and zoological history, the Natural History Museum in Oslo is a great place to visit. The museum, which is part of the University of Oslo, is located at Tøyen, and consists of both indoor and outdoor exhibitions. The museum is open from Monday to Sunday, but the opening hours vary between the Botanical Gardens, the Greenhouses and the Zoological Museum.
If there is a place in Oslo that depicts Norway’s modern style of architecture, it has got to be Villa Stenersen. Architect Arne Korsmo designed it for the well-known author Rolf Stenersen and his family. Today, the house is open to the public as a popular sightseeing destination and hub of art.