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It takes a game plan to make the most of a trip to Oslo, particularly when you long to include lots of local cuisine and entertainment. And we know you're someone who likes to get out and about遥ou're ready to get out and take it all in. You're thrilled to sign up for the most essential activities around, and a quiet day exploring local neighbourhoods is what you love best. Our activities are the best way to organise your trip. Book professional city tours on Expedia, and you'll learn all about the city's history along the way.
One of Europe’s greenest capitals, Oslo is home to a wealth of architectural gems, a great variety of buzzing bars and restaurants and some of the best museums and galleries on the continent. As well as a dynamic city centre Oslo boasts easy access to Norway’s stunning countryside, making it easy to get out and explore lakes, forests and hills during your stay in the city. What’s more, on top of a beautiful setting and spectacular cityscape, Oslo is home to a mouth-watering cuisine, great shopping and a diverse population, ensuring there’s plenty to explore during your Norwegian adventure.
Sentrum – The centre of Oslo is home to the city’s tallest buildings, its train station and Oslo’s main harbour. Having undergone major redevelopment over the last few years, the area is a now a great destination for a waterside stroll, with a number of cultural institutions located in the district.
Bygdøy – Also known as ‘Museum Peninsula’, Bygdøy is home to five of the city’s best museums. The area boasts beautiful forests and parks as well as its very own beach. Enjoy a day of culture in Bygdøy or simply amble through the district’s beautiful homes and undulating landscape.
Majorstua – One of the more affluent parts of Oslo, Majorstua offers a vibrant downtown, fantastic shopping areas and beautiful period architecture. Head to this lively district for a day of retail therapy, a tasty meal or a memorable night out.
Grünerløkka – The trendiest part of Oslo, Grünerløkka is home to quirky boutiques, independent cafes and restaurants and lively bars. Visit the district’s weekly antiques market or enjoy an alternative night out in one of Grünerløkka’s eclectic watering holes.
Oslo’s impressive sights are spread across the city, though most are located within a short walk from the central district. One of the most famous landmarks in the city is the Royal Palace. The colossal early 19th century structure has 173 rooms and is open for tours throughout the summer months. Other prominent sights in Oslo include the medieval Akershus Fortress, the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design and Oslo Opera House which was awarded the title of Best Cultural Building at the World Architecture Festival in 2008.
Thanks to the beautiful countryside that surrounds the city, and its wealth of museums, restaurants, bars, shops and historic sights, there’s more than enough in Oslo to keep you happy during your stay. Learn more about Norwegian culture and history in the museums in Bygdøy, explore the independent shops and bars of Grünerløkka or get out of the city to hike, bike or kayak in Oslo’s beautiful countryside. In the summer months, the lakes, islands and fjords that surround the city are perfect for wild swimming while the city’s bike hire scheme makes it easy to explore the sights and attractions of Oslo on two wheels.