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Best of Oslo Guide

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Oslo
The 1000-year-old Norwegian capital sits at the head of Oslo Fjord. This stunning setting gives hints of the wild wonders that lie just beyond the city. From taking in visual delights at Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum and Holmenkollen, to the challenging content within the new Nobel Peace Centre and the Holocoust Center, Oslo offers plenty of food for thought. The Oslo Pass allows free travel on public transport, free parking and many museum and sight admissions.

All things to do » Things to do

Vigeland Museum
Vigeland Museum
Owner description: The Vigeland Park is the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist, and is one of Norway's most popular tourist attractions. The park is open to visitors all year... more Owner description: The Vigeland Park is the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist, and is one of Norway's most popular tourist attractions. The park is open to visitors all year round.The unique sculpture park is Gustav Vigeland's lifework with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and wrought iron. Vigeland was also in charge of the design and architectural layout of the park. The Vigeland Park was mainly completed between 1939 and 1949. Most of the sculptures are placed in five units along an 850 meter long axis: The Main gate, the Bridge with the Children's playground, the Fountain, the Monolith plateau and the Wheel of Life. less
Attraction type: Art museums
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Frogner Park
Frogner Park
Owner description: Frognerparken is the biggest park in the central parts of Oslo. It is a popular recreational area for both its neighbours and people from other parts of Oslo. On a nice summer... more Owner description: Frognerparken is the biggest park in the central parts of Oslo. It is a popular recreational area for both its neighbours and people from other parts of Oslo. On a nice summer day, the park is full of people here you can go for a run, walk the dog, have a picnic or barbecue, play badminton or just do some sunbathing. Frognerparken has Norway's biggest collection of roses a total of 14,000 plants of 150 different species. Frogner Stadium and Frogner Open-Air Bath is located in one corner of the park, towards Majorstua. In the corner by Frogner plass, you find Frogner Manor House and Oslo City Museum. As a part of Frognerparken, you will also find Vigelandsparken (Vigeland Sculpture Park), Oslo's most visited attraction. Frognerparken has a summer-open café and a restaurant. And children can play in Norway's biggest playground, located between the main gates and Frogner Manor House. less
Attraction type: Parks
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The Bergen Railway
The Bergen Railway
Attraction type: Scenic drives
Bygdoy Peninsula
Bygdoy Peninsula
Owner description: One of most delightful, romantic two-wheel rides in Oslo. Lush woods, park-like countryside, view of the sea, swimming areas, historic buildings and the royal cows are some of the... more Owner description: One of most delightful, romantic two-wheel rides in Oslo. Lush woods, park-like countryside, view of the sea, swimming areas, historic buildings and the royal cows are some of the sights to see along the way. Arrive from Aker Brygge via the 3-km cycle route along Frognerstranda to Hengesengveien, Bygdoy. Continue to Holsts vei - Rideveien - Huk - P.T. Mallingsvei - Langviksvei - Huk Aveny - Museumsveien - Wedels vei - Dronning Biancas vei Distance: 7 km Incline: insignificant Roadway: primarily fine gravel roads less
Attraction type: Biking trails; Bodies of water
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Oslomarka
Oslomarka
Owner description: The term Oslomarka is usually used for all the recreational areas around Oslo. Marka is the administrative name for the part of it that lies inside the city limits and contains... more Owner description: The term Oslomarka is usually used for all the recreational areas around Oslo. Marka is the administrative name for the part of it that lies inside the city limits and contains hiking trails, recreation facilities, forests and lakes. less
Attraction type: Historic walking areas; Nature & wildlife areas

All places to eat » Places to eat

Hos Thea
Hos Thea
Ranked #1 of 1,021 Restaurants in Oslo
Cuisines: European, Scandinavian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Statholdergaarden
Statholdergaarden
Ranked #2 of 1,021 Restaurants in Oslo
Cuisines: International
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Ruffino Ristorante Italiano
Ruffino Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #3 of 1,021 Restaurants in Oslo
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Ylajali Restaurant
Ylajali Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 1,021 Restaurants in Oslo
Price: $36 - $144
Cuisines: French, International, Norwegian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant Fauna
Restaurant Fauna
Ranked #5 of 1,021 Restaurants in Oslo
Cuisines: Norwegian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Oslo Hostel Central
Oslo Hostel Central
$66 - $108
Ranked #1 of 32 Specialty Lodging in Oslo
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Citybox Oslo
2.0 of 5
Citybox Oslo
$77 - $119 (NOK 621 - 959)
Ranked #15 of 85 Hotels in Oslo
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Comfort Hotel Xpress Youngstorget
3.0 of 5
Comfort Hotel Xpress Youngstorget
$75 - $109 (NOK 605 - 879)
Ranked #16 of 85 Hotels in Oslo
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Oslo
3.0 of 5
Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Oslo
$152 - $276 (NOK 1,225 - 2,225)
Ranked #1 of 85 Hotels in Oslo
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Lysebu
4.0 of 5
Lysebu
$162 - $235 (NOK 1,306 - 1,895)
Ranked #3 of 85 Hotels in Oslo
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Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret
3.5 of 5
Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret
$149 - $263 (NOK 1,201 - 2,120)
Ranked #4 of 85 Hotels in Oslo
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Thief
5.0 of 5
The Thief
$285 - $453
Ranked #2 of 85 Hotels in Oslo
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Hotel Continental Oslo
5.0 of 5
Hotel Continental Oslo
$184 - $416
Ranked #6 of 85 Hotels in Oslo
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Hotel Bristol
4.0 of 5
Hotel Bristol
$136 - $352 (NOK 1,096 - 2,838)
Ranked #7 of 85 Hotels in Oslo
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