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Free Things To Do In Oslo

Norway’s capital city is renowned for its stunning parks and numerous museums.

Depending on the time of year you visit Oslo, you’ll either get to experience some of the city’s most fabulous winter activities such as ice skating and frolicking in the snow, or running around the many parks in the summer.

There’s plenty of things to do in Oslo that you can enjoy all year round and we’ve compiled a list of some of the very best!

Below, you can find our list of the 10 best free attractions in Oslo, as well as the top 10 paid attractions too!

Free Attractions in Oslo

Top Rated Oslo Attractions


Vigeland Sculpture Park

Located inside Frogner Park, just on the outskirts of the city centre, Vigeland Sculpture Park is without a doubt one of the best and most popular free attractions in Oslo.

Vigeland Sculpture Park is a park and museum that showcases the incredible works of art of famous artist, Gustav Vigeland.

You can easily spend hours wandering around the park and admiring all the weird and wonderful sculptures.

It appears that...

Oslo Pass at the Oslo Visitor Centre

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  • One of the easiest and cheapest ways to travel through out the capital of Norway is the Oslo pass which allows travellers to visit all the popular tourist attractions without having to worry about repeated bookings and standing in queues.
  • The Oslo Pass also includes additional discounts for sightseeing, restaurants, shops and leisure
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Karl Johans Gate

The main street of the city is known as Karl Johans Gate and it’s a great place in Oslo to spend an hour or two.

Stretching for several kilometres, Karl Johans Gate is home to an abundance of shopping centres, restaurants, bars and cafes.

It’s named in honour of King Charles III John and is renowned as one of the most vibrant and lively areas of the city.

You could easily spend hours wandering around the many...

The Viking Planet

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  • Norway’s first digital museum offering several unique experiences based on the viking heritage.

    We are conveying the "Norwegian Viking Age" to the world in a new way. Showcasing the impact the vikings had on our culture as well as to the cultural heritage of the...read more

Royal Palace & Park

The Royal Palace and Park grounds in Oslo are another great free attraction to enjoy while in the city.

You can get guided tours of the inside of the Palace during the summer months, but the grounds and park are open all year round and they make the perfect place to visit with children in tow.

You’ll always find many locals enjoying their lunch break in the Royal Palace Park, as well as people getting their daily exercise...

The Viking Planet - Family ticket (4 adults)

clock Duration: 45 to 90 m
  • Norway’s first digital museum offering several unique experiences based on the Viking heritage.

    We are conveying the "Norwegian Viking Age" to the world in a new way. Showcasing the impact the vikings had on our culture as well as to the cultural heritage of the...read more

Aker Brygge

The neighbourhood of Aker Brygge in Oslo is arguably even more lively and interesting than Karl Johans Gate.

Teeming with plenty of shops, museums and restaurants, Aker Brygge is a lush place in the city to hang out for a couple of hours.

During the summer, you’ll find a popular boat bar that serves plenty of refreshing beverages and delicious cuisines from all over the world.

If you don’t want to spend any...

Oslo Fjord By Boat With Buffet & Norwegian Beer Tasting

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  • Boat tour across Oslo Fjord that will take you to the local Norwegian bars, let you try the local beer, and then get you to embark on a wooden sail.
  • Come close with the Norwegian culture through this interactive walking tour
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Oslo City Hall

Oslo City Hall or Rådhuset as it’s also known as, houses the city council as well as other important organisations within Oslo city.

The building is free to enter so you don’t have to worry about any extortionate entrance fees to see inside one of the most prestigious buildings in Oslo, which is definitely a contributing factor that makes it so worthwhile to visit!

While it might not look that intriguing from...

1,5 hour City Cruise | 5 stops

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  • A super-comfortable sightseeing cruise to Fjord, Oslo.
  • Discover the diverse, unique islands and the colourful houses. Its a picture-postcard scenary out there.
  • Witness fascinating landscapes, incredible city views and the gorgeous hills surrounding the Oslo city.
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Damstredet og Telthusbakken

While this particular free attraction in Oslo might not be to everyone’s taste, if you have a penchant for beautiful buildings and colourful architecture, then a visit to Damstredet og Telthusbakken will suit you perfectly.

Damstredet og Telthusbakken is a popular street in Oslo that features three cobblestone avenues consisting of beautifully coloured houses.

If you’re looking for a place in Oslo for great Instagram...

2-Hour Oslo Fjord Sightseeing Cruise

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  • Relish the captivating scenery of Oslo from the Oslo Fjord sightseeing cruise.
  • Get a chance to relax and get an idea of the city as well as appreciate the splendor that surrounds it.
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Panoramic Oslo City Sightseeing Tour

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • See all the important attractions of Oslo based on their cultural, historical and artistic significance.
  • Catch a glimpse of Oslo in a never before seen way .
  • Patrons of art shall be especially thrilled to visit the abode of some of the most famous granite and bronze sculptures made by famous Norwegian artist the amazing
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Oslo Discovery Tour

clock Duration: 5 hours 30
  • Explore several attractions at the Norwegian Capital city of Oslo.
  • Witness numerous significant places in the historic city of Oslo.
  • Those who like medieval architecture will be thrilled by this tour
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Oslo Small Group Walking Tour

clock Duration: 3 hours
  • An enthusiastic walking tour where travellers can explore the city's significant landmarks at their own pace
  • Rediscover this fascinating cosmopolitan city that holds the perfect juxtaposition of urban life and nature.
  • Learn about the city's remarkable history in this tour
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Self-Guided Full-Day Round Trip From Oslo To Sognefjord With Flåm Railway

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  • Witness the breath taking scenic beauty of the UNESCO protected Norwegian fjords.
  • A day long self-guided tour through Norway starting from the Capital City of Oslo.
  • Get a panoramic view and also take part in a beautiful train journey through the heart of Norway, conducted by the popular Flam Railway.
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Oslo Highlights. Best Private Walking Tour of Oslo with a Local Guide.

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  • There is indeed a lot to do in Oslo! 

    “Oslo” translated from old Norwegian language means: ‘the valley of Gods”. 


    If you going to have a half-day sightseeing, I would recommend you to have to a City Tour by foot for 3 hours, showing the city center, i.e. Aker Brygge, the Royal Palace, the Parliament, the...read more

Private 6-hrs Oslo Exclusive Driverguide Luxury Limo/Van-Tour, Price pr Vehicle

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  • Private Tour (Priced per car) that can be tailored according to our interests and preferences. The tour doesn't follow the standard tourist route, but also show the local life and living areas around the Aker River.

    We are all native Scandinavians with a keen interest in our country’s culture and history. We are especially passionate...read more

Full 7 hours-day Private Oslo "Stroll and Roll" by Norway Exclusive Limousines

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  • Oslo Pass Included!

    This private Stroll&Roll tour combines the best of strolling through the city center of Oslo (Note: Driving restrictions, thus best by foot) followed by the comfortable "roll" up hills in our luxury limousines.

    Always guided by one of our skilled and licensed guides.

    Starting at your hotel (either with the...read more
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