What are your current travel plans? Is Oslo, Norway on your travel list? Here are 5 fun things to do in Oslo. #GetOutThere and see something new!
1. Vigeland Sculpture Park
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 hosts over 200 sculptures made by Gustav Vigeland. The park was completed between 1939 and 1949.
The Holmenkollen Ski Jump is a historic landmark in Oslo. 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 the city and the Oslo fjord.
Blå doubles as an Intimate, alternative music venue staging international indie, rock & jazz bands, plus live DJ sets and a marketplace where international vendors sell their goods on Sundays. The word literally means “blue.” Go there to see a show and dance, or hang out and have a coffee and shop and look at the street art.
4. Akershus Fortress
Akershus Fortress or Akershus Castle is a medieval castle that was built to protect and provide a royal residence for Oslo, the capital of Norway. The castle has also been used as a military base, a prison and government offices. Tourists can wander around inside the walls of the fortress and look out over the Oslo fjord. Admission is free.
GRÅDI is a hip, new restaurant in Oslo that features traditional Scandinavian food with a twist. Owned by two Norwegian women that have a long history of working in the restaurant industry, GRÅDI offers fantastic food, great cocktails, a fun staff, and sometimes even live music!