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Oslo Major Sights & Our Favorite Day Trips

Bergen, Norway
Bergen, Norway

  1. Vigeland Park (Frogner Park): This large sculpture park, created by Gustav Vigeland, features more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite, and wrought iron, including the famous Angry Boy and the Monolith.

  2. Oslo Opera House: An architectural masterpiece with a roof that slopes directly down to the fjord, allowing visitors to walk on top and enjoy panoramic views of Oslo and the fjord.

  3. Viking Ship Museum: Home to well-preserved Viking ships and a collection of Viking artifacts, offering insight into Viking life and seafaring.

  4. Akershus Fortress: A medieval castle that was built to protect Oslo, offering historic tours and great views of the harbor.

  5. The Norwegian National Gallery: Houses Norway's largest public collection of paintings, drawings, and sculptures, including Edvard Munch's "The Scream".

  6. Holmenkollen Ski Jump & Museum: One of the world's most famous ski jumps, featuring a ski museum and offering sweeping views of the city.

  7. The Fram Museum: Dedicated to telling the story of Norwegian polar exploration, it houses the Fram, the strongest wooden ship ever built and used in both the Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.

  8. Norwegian Museum of Cultural History (Norsk Folkemuseum): An open-air museum with more than 150 traditional houses from all parts of Norway, including a Stave Church.

  9. Oslofjord: The scenic Oslofjord offers various recreational activities, from boating and kayaking to swimming at the many beaches and islands.

  10. MUNCH: Dedicated to the life and works of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, featuring a comprehensive collection of his art including versions of "The Scream".

Day Trips from Oslo:

  1. Bygdøy Peninsula: Just a short ferry ride from the city center, it's home to several of Oslo's most famous museums, including the Viking Ship Museum, the Fram Museum, and the Kon-Tiki Museum. Travel Time: About 10-20 minutes by ferry or bus.

  2. Drøbak: A small coastal town known for its Christmas house "Julehuset" and Santa Claus' post office, offering charming streets and a maritime atmosphere. Travel Time: About 40 minutes by car or bus.

  3. Hadeland Glassverk: Located in the picturesque Hadeland region, this glassworks factory offers insight into the art of glassblowing with its workshops and shops. Travel Time: About 1 hour by car.

  4. LillehammerHost of the 1994 Winter Olympics, this town offers the Olympic Museum and the family-friendly Hunderfossen Family Park. Travel Time: About 2 hours by train.

  5. Fredrikstad: Known for its well-preserved fortress town, Old Town Fredrikstad is one of the best-preserved fortified towns in the Nordic region. Travel Time: About 1.5 hours by train or car.

  6. Tusenfryd Amusement Park: Norway's largest amusement park, offering a variety of rides and attractions for all ages. Travel Time: About 20-30 minutes by car.

  7. Rjukan and Gaustatoppen: Rjukan is known for its WWII heavy water sabotage and the Gaustabanen funicular railway inside Gaustatoppen mountain, offering stunning views. Travel Time: About 3 hours by car.

Mostraumen, Norway
Mostraumen, Norway

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