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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.

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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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Fram Polar Ship Museum
Fram Polar Ship Museum
Owner description: The Fram Museum is located at Bygdøy, a short distance from the centre of Oslo and is easily reached by bus or, in the summer season, by ferry from the City Hall quayside. Our... more Owner description: The Fram Museum is located at Bygdøy, a short distance from the centre of Oslo and is easily reached by bus or, in the summer season, by ferry from the City Hall quayside. Our closest neighbours are the Kon-Tiki Museum and the Norwegian Maritime Museum. The Viking Ship Museum and the Norwegian Folk Museum are within 15 minutes walk. The Bygdøy peninsula is therefore popularly known as the museum peninsula. Bygdøy is one of Oslo´s main places to go. The area itself is an attraction with, among other things, its rich hiking and recreational areas and the opportunities it provides for swimming in the sea. It is also home to His Majesty the King´s summer residence, Kongsgarden. The main exhibition in the Fram building has explanatory texts in ten languages and describes the three great Fram expeditions. You can enjoy a northern lights show every 20 minutes from the main deck of the Fram. In the activity centre behind the ship you can test your strength and accuracy. In June 2013 we inaugurated our new Gjøa building, which is connected to the Fram with an underground tunnel. The centerpiece here is Gjøa, the first ship to navigate the whole of the Northwest Passage. There are brand new historical exhibitions on the expeditions of Gjøa and Maud, of the airplanes N24 and N25 as well as of the airship Norge, John Franklin's legendary expedition and those of Henry Larsen and Eivind Astrup. We also present current issues facing the High North such as polar bears, ice melting, gas and oil etc. There is a 116 seats cinema showing a polar introduction movie every fifteen minutes. Temporary exhibitions are made continually on different polar issues. In both buildings as well as in the tunnel, you will find objects from the different expeditions. We have exclusive polar souvenirs in our shop and probably the world’s biggest polar book store with 220 different titles. less
Attraction type: History Museums; Ships; Specialty Museums
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The Bergen Railway
The Bergen Railway
Attraction type: Scenic Drives; Railways; Mass Transportation Systems
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: Bodies of Water; Biking Trails
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Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump Tower
Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump Tower
Owner description: A historic landmark in the Norwegian consciousness, Holmenkollen embodies more than a century of skiing tradition. Inside the actual ski jump is the Holmenkollen Ski Museum, the... more Owner description: A historic landmark in the Norwegian consciousness, Holmenkollen embodies more than a century of skiing tradition. Inside the actual ski jump is the Holmenkollen Ski Museum, the world's oldest ski museum. The museum presents over 4,000 years of skiing history and polar exploration artifacts. The observation deck on top of the jump tower offers panoramic views of Oslo. Open 365 days a year! less
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks; Observation Decks & Towers; Lookouts; Sports Complexes; Specialty Museums
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Hos Thea
Hos Thea
Ranked #1 of 1,290 Restaurants in Oslo
Cuisines: French, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Statholdergaarden
Statholdergaarden
Ranked #2 of 1,290 Restaurants in Oslo
Cuisines: Contemporary, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ruffino Ristorante Italiano - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Ruffino Ristorante Italiano - TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Ranked #3 of 1,290 Restaurants in Oslo
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Le Benjamin Bar & Bistro
Le Benjamin Bar & Bistro
Ranked #4 of 1,290 Restaurants in Oslo
Cuisines: French, European, Gluten Free
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Fjord Restaurant
Fjord Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 1,290 Restaurants in Oslo
Cuisines: Seafood, European, Scandinavian, Norwegian, Gluten Free, International
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Saga Pohstel Oslo Central
2.0 of 5
Saga Pohstel Oslo Central
$51 - $152
Ranked #1 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Oslo
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Comfort Hotel Xpress Youngstorget
3.0 of 5
Comfort Hotel Xpress Youngstorget
$76 - $128 (NOK 651 - NOK 1,097)
Ranked #20 of 88 Hotels in Oslo
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Citybox Oslo
3.0 of 5
Citybox Oslo
$76 - $130 (NOK 651 - NOK 1,114)
Ranked #23 of 88 Hotels in Oslo
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Saga Hotel Oslo
3.0 of 5
Saga Hotel Oslo
$113 - $209 (NOK 968 - NOK 1,791)
Ranked #5 of 88 Hotels in Oslo
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Frogner House - Skovveien 8
4.0 of 5
Frogner House - Skovveien 8
$102 - $210 (NOK 874 - NOK 1,799)
Ranked #6 of 88 Hotels in Oslo
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Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret
3.5 of 5
Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret
$147 - $265 (NOK 1,260 - NOK 2,271)
Ranked #7 of 88 Hotels in Oslo
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Oslo
4.0 of 5
Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz Oslo
$161 - $285 (NOK 1,380 - NOK 2,442)
Ranked #1 of 88 Hotels in Oslo
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The Thief
5.0 of 5
The Thief
$348 - $506
Ranked #2 of 88 Hotels in Oslo
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Hotel Christiania Teater
4.0 of 5
Hotel Christiania Teater
$168 - $331 (NOK 1,440 - NOK 2,836)
Ranked #3 of 88 Hotels in Oslo
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