Oslo’s maritime legacy stretches back to its foundation in 1048 by King Harald III. This trading metropolis in Norway’s southeast has provided a safe harbor for travelers through the centuries. Viewed from the still waters of the Oslofjord, the skyline displays the architectural diversity that gives today’s city its unique style.

    The city of Henrik Ibsen and Jo Nesbo has played a major role in Norwegian cultural life. The Edvard Munch Museum showcases many of the artist’s most iconic paintings, including “The Scream,” while the cutting-edge new opera house attracts the cream of the world’s singers and directors.

    What to see & do in Oslo

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    If you're looking for things to do in Oslo, the bustling coastal city offers up green spaces, museums, galleries and a cultural scene with great food, shopping and nightlife. Iconic museums like the Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum are found here in the Norwegian capital, so you can learn all about the naval history of Oslo and see real Viking ships dating to the 9th century. At... Read more

    Where & what to eat in Oslo

    Oslo's food and dining offerings include countless restaurants that are all certain to please the foodie in your life, with eateries to satisfy every culinary taste and budget. You can find just about every kind of eatery here, from casual and laid-back pavement cafes to Italian bistros to American steakhouses. You can have Asian fusion cuisine at a sushi bar one night and then grab gourmet Mediterranean food the... Read more

    Where to shop & what to buy in Oslo

    • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Oslo

      Whether you enjoy going from store to store or prefer everything in one place, Oslo is a perfect city for shopping. From high-end shopping in Akersgata to the modern malls at Byporten and Storo. Oslo offers plenty of opportunities to lighten your wallet in a way that suits you. Just remember to bring enough arms to carry the shopping...

    Where to go & what to do at night in Oslo

    The nightlife in Oslo boasts a thriving and vibrant scene with a wide range of hip bars, laid-back cocktail lounges, themed dance clubs and speakeasy-style dark-wood pubs. You can dance the night away at places like Nox & Sollihagen or kick back in true luxurious style at the VIP lounge at G10. Catch a live show at The Club or relax on the terrace at Stratos with a... Read more

    Useful information

    • Oslo Travel Essentials

      Our Oslo Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Norway. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I need...

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