What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Oslo?
Or are you still not sure what country it is apart of ?
At first glance it might seem like just another urban city, but when you take a closer look, it’s clear that this booming metropolis packs a very unique Norwegian punch. Whether you find yourself just passing through for the day , or making it the focal point of your Norwegian vacation, you wont be disappointed.
For those of you who want to see as much as possible in a short amount of time I give you:
Oslo’s Top 5 Must See Attractions
Enjoy the fresh air as you stroll through, Norsk Folkemuseum, one of the worlds first open air museums. Feel history come alive as you explore its 128 rural and urban historical structures depicting Norwegian life from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. The most famous attraction (found in the Oscar collection) is the wooden Stave church from Gol (dated to 1200 ad).
Become one of the crew and find out what its like to drift across the Pacific Ocean on an ancient Basal raft.
Visit the Kon Tiki museum. an establishment that celebrates the remarkable true story and the most famous international project of all time:
In 1947 Thor Heyerdale began an international project to prove that the people of South America could have settled the Polynesian islands during pre-Columbian times. Thor and his crew successfully proved his theory by building a raft (named Kon Tiki after the Incan sun g-d) using only pre-Columbian technologies , and drifting for 101 days (6900 km), beginning in Peru finally reaching land in Polynesia.
Don’t miss out on the Norway’s National Art Museum!
The national museum of Art & Design packs a punch and will impress art lovers of all ages. Hosting the largest collection of Norwegian art printed before World War II, and an entire room dedicated to the famous Norwegian artist, Edvard Munch, including his original versions of “The Scream”. Additionally don’t miss a large collection of Durer engravings.
Be sure to take advantage of FREE admission all day every Sunday.
The Fram museum tells the story of Norwegian Arctic exploration. This spectacular museum, built to honor Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup and Roald Amundsen, the three most famous Norwegian arctic explorers. With relics and stories from various arctic exhibitions (as well as an actual ship) every visitor will gain a great deal of insight about what and what must be endured in order to reach the illusive arctic.
Take a day cruise or go on a fishing expedition on the famous and beautiful Oslofjord. If you want to feel like one of the locals there’s no better place than OsloFjord. With beautiful stores, quaint streets, and delicious ocean side restaurants you will begin to understand why 40% of Norway’s population chooses to live here.
After just one visit to Oslo you will understand why it packs a punch like no other. Theres surely enough to do in this one city that even a traveler with minimal time to spare can soak up enough great Norwegian vibes to last a lifetime.