Things to do in Oslo, Norway
Norway is a Scandinavian country, also known as the land of the midnight sun. Oslo, its breathtaking capital, and also its largest city, is a tourist attraction. Be it summer, be it spring, or even winter, there is always something you can do in Oslo. Below, we try to list down some of the fun activities you can engage in while visiting Oslo, Norway.
Things to do in Oslo:
1) Norsk Folkemuseum: The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
You might find the fossils of the Norwegian Ridgeback, the famous dragon from Harry Potter. Just kidding. But what you will find is a spacious and elegant museum with a wealth of cultural history to offer. Right from old handicraft, to folk costumes, to ancient weapons, this museum offers everything. Entry here is free with the Oslo pass.
2) TusenFryd Amusement Park
If visiting museums is not your thing, and you’re in the mood for some fun and frolic, then the TusenFryd amusement park might just be the perfect place for you. An amusement park as well as a water park, this place is perfect for all ages and offers more than 30 attractions, games, and rides.
3) Akershus Fortress
Built over 700 years ago, this ancient fortress is a great reminder of Norway’s rich cultural heritage. Once a medieval castle, it was converted into a Renaissance castle by King Christian IV.
Another major tourist spot, the Vigelandsparken (or the Vigeland Sculpture Park) boasts of a couple of hundred sculptures made by Gustav Vigeland. These statues are made of cast iron, bronze, and granite. Special attractions are the Sinnataggen, Monolitten, and Livshjulet.
Oslo is the best place to visit in winter, though. If you do find yourself in the city when it’s covered in thick snow, here’s where you can go.
5) Holmenkollen Ski Museum
Although it’s open 365 days a year, visiting this attraction in winter is a special sort of fun. You can marvel at Norwegian polar expedition artifacts and also gaze at over 4000 years of Norway’s skiing history.