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What to see in Oslo

Oslo Attractions

Oslo is probably most famous for being hemmed in by its main attractions, the natural glory of the fjord and stretching woodlands that offer so many scenic spots and outdoor activities for the fit and adventurous.

However, it is also an artistic, cosmopolitan city that offers numerous cultural and historical sightseeing opportunities. Many of Oslo's best cultural attractions can be found on the Bygdoy Peninsula, including the incredible Viking Ships Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum, and the Fram Polar Ship Museum, leaving travellers in no doubt as to the seafaring and explorative laurels of Norway.

The Oscarshall Castle, Bygdoy Royal Estate, and Norwegian Museum of Cultural History can also be found on the picturesque peninsula. Other must-see attractions in Oslo include the National Gallery, which houses Edvard Munch's iconic painting 'The Scream', and Vigeland Park, which is the city's most visited tourist attraction.

The Oslo Pass gives visitors free access to more than 30 museums and sightseeing attractions and free travel on all public transport as well as many other perks. The card comes in versions valid for 24, 48, or 72 hours, and is great value for money. The pass can be bought at tourist information centres and many hotels, hostels, and museums, or can be ordered online.

The Kon-Tiki Museum

Situated on the Bygdoy Peninsula, the Kon-Tiki Museum contains the iconic balsawood raft, the Kon-Tiki, on which Thor Heyerdahl made his famous journey across the Pacific in 1947 to prove the theory…

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The Viking Ships Museum

Found on the Bygdoy Peninsula, the Viking Ship Museum houses three 9th-century Viking ships that were excavated from ritual burial mounds in the south of Norway. Their excellent condition…

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Vigeland Park

Vigeland Museum and Park is Oslo's most visited attraction, and one of the most popular tourist attractions in Norway. It is a vast green area of duck ponds, trees, and lawns that is a monument to…

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