41 Sights in Oslo, Norway (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Oslo, Norway. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 41 sights are available in Oslo, Norway.

Sightseeing Tours in Oslo

1. Sculpture park

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Sculpture park Arnonb16 / CC BY-SA 3.0

The "fountain" is modeled on the monument sculpture group in Gustav's Viper National Bronze, and is placed as one of the main units along the main axis in the Viper National System in the iced Frog Park.

Wikipedia: Fontenen i Vigelandsanlegget (NO), Url

2. The Monolith

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The "Monolith" is a 17 meter high stone column carved from a stone monument that is part of the Vigeland facility in Frogner Park in Oslo. It is located on the "Monolith plateau" on the hill Tørtberg. The stone block was taken out by engineer Anders Beer at the quarry at Hov by the Iddefjord in 1922, and later transported to Oslo on a barge. It was completed by Gustav Vigeland's stonemason's assistants, the Swede Nils Jönsson, the Dane Karl Kjær, and the Norwegian Ivar Broe in 1943. The column, which consists of 121 figures, stands on the highest point of the Vigeland facility and Frogner Park and is 17 meters high. The monumental sculpture is surrounded by a circular staircase with 36 granite figural groups placed rowing up the staircase. The monolith plateau is surrounded by a low granite balustrade with eight double gates of wrought iron. The name suggests that the sculpture is carved from a single granite block.

Wikipedia: Monolitten (NO)

3. Havnepromenaden infotårn 6 Vestbanen

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The harbour promenade is an approx. 9 kilometres long, continuous promenade along the entire waterfront in central Oslo, from Alna's outlet in Grønlia in the east, through Oslo city centre with Bjørvika, Akersneset and Pipervika and to the bottom of Frognerkilen. The promenade was adopted in 2008 as part of the fjord city project, which is scheduled to last until 2030. The promenade has an average width of 20 metres and is designed for cycling and pedestrian traffic. Some allotments built as a promenade before the project, while other sections will be built a few years in the future. Langkaia, west of Bjørvika vis-newspaper The Opera, which opened in 2013, was the first allotment built as part of the Harbour Promenade. The signage and route marking of the Harbour Promenade was completed at the opening of the Harbour Promenade on 14 June 2015. The defiance is marked with various orange elements, including 14 orange containers of various sizes that act as the information point. The containers are illustrated with motifs from the comic strip Krüger & Krogh.

Wikipedia: Havnepromenaden (Oslo) (NO), Website

4. Madserud gård

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Madserud gård

Madserud farm is a former farm facility in the west of Oslo municipality. The farm was originally a homestead under Søndre Skøyen and was named after a man named Mads, father of Niels Madsen, who once lived there. From 1812 the square belonged to merchant Jacob Erasmus Dybwad, who also owned Fredriksberg on the south side of the Frognerel river. The middle section of the farmhouse was possibly erected sometime in the period 1852-74 by the wholesaler Stener Rosenberg, in the late classical style with elements of the Neo-Renaissance. The later owner was Captain Fredrik Georg Wilhelm Sverdrup, who in 1890 extended the house with a built-in glass veranda to the east. From 1903 the farm was owned by Harald Løvenskiold. In 1913 he added the house to the west to make it symmetrical, and added the column section on the long side to the south. The architect for this was Herman Backer. Thus, the house got the shape it has today.

Wikipedia: Madserud gård (NO)

5. Fridtjof Nansen

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Fridtjof Nansen

Fridtjof Wedel-Jarlsberg Nansen was a Norwegian polymath and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. He gained prominence at various points in his life as an explorer, scientist, diplomat, and humanitarian. He led the team that made the first crossing of the Greenland interior in 1888, traversing the island on cross-country skis. He won international fame after reaching a record northern latitude of 86°14′ during his Fram expedition of 1893–1896. Although he retired from exploration after his return to Norway, his techniques of polar travel and his innovations in equipment and clothing influenced a generation of subsequent Arctic and Antarctic expeditions.

Wikipedia: Fridtjof Nansen (EN)

6. Frogner Park

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Frogner Park is a public park located in the central West End borough of Frogner in Oslo, Norway. The park is historically part of Frogner Manor and is Oslo's largest park, open to the public at all times. It includes the manor house which is the seat of Oslo Museum, the nearby Henriette Wegner Pavilion, the Vigeland installation of sculptures, Frogner Baths, Frogner stadion, Frognerparken Café, the restaurant Herregårdskroen and the largest collection of roses in the country with 14,000 plants of 150 species. Frogner Park is the most visited tourist attraction in Norway.

Wikipedia: Frogner Park (EN)

7. Bjølsenfossen

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Bjølsenfossen Halfdan Møller / Oslo Museum / CC BY-SA 4.0

With a fall of 16 meters, Bjølsenfossen is the highest waterfall in Akerselva in Oslo. It is located south of Treschows bridge at Bjølsen, and is named after the farm Bjølsen. In the 1300s, Bjølsen mill was built by the waterfall. In the 1800s, the waterfall was important for industrial development in the area, and supplied Bjølsen Valsemølle with power. The rolling mill eventually became the largest flour producer in Norway. The waterfall is located inside the rolling mill's industrial area, so the general public does not normally get close to it.

Wikipedia: Bjølsenfossen (NO)

8. Benjamin Hermansen minnesmerke

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Benjamin Hermansen was a Norwegian boy whose father was born in Ghana; his mother was Norwegian. He was stabbed to death at Holmlia in Oslo, Norway, just before midnight on 26 January 2001 by people from the neo-Nazi group Boot Boys. Joe Erling Jahr and Ole Nicolai Kvisler were convicted of the murder and sentenced to 16 and 15 years in prison respectively. A third defendant, Veronica Andreassen, was convicted on a lesser charge of abetting bodily harm causing death and sentenced to three years in prison.

Wikipedia: Murder of Benjamin Hermansen (EN)

9. Det Andre Teatret

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The second theater (datat) is a theater located on 9th Street in van Bear Valley, Oslo, between saws and turf. The theatre was opened in the fall of 2011 by improvisers similar to theaters, and was subsequently locked up on the premises of chateauneuf in Oslo. Those who started the theater were Niels petter Cowherd, the food proprietress, the tones of Tottino, the weaving eyes of dark red, and more. The self-contained import group has also been the core of dat operation.

Wikipedia: Det Andre Teatret (NO), Website

10. Geology Museum

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The Geological and Paleontological Museum was established in 1917 and is part of the Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo. The museum was created on the initiative of geology professor Waldemar Christopher Brøgger, and the public had access to the exhibitions from 1920. When the museum's new building at Tøyen was begun in 1911, it was 100 years after the mineral collection at the Berg Seminar in Kongsberg was transferred to the new university.

Wikipedia: Geologisk museum (Oslo) (NO), Website

11. Vålerenga park

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Vålerenga park is a park at Vålerenga in Oslo. The park is 32 acres in size and was developed in the years 1903-1916. Vålerenga church (1902) stands in the middle of the park. The park is bounded by Danmarks gate in the north, Hjaltlandsgata and Vålerenga school in the east, Hovedbanen in the south and Opplandsgata in the west. Under the park runs the Vålereng tunnel. The vicarage close to the church is the farmhouse from the former Vålerenga farm.

Wikipedia: Vålerenga park (NO)

12. Sonja Henie

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Sonja Henie

Sonja Henie was a Norwegian figure skater and film star. She was a three-time Olympic champion in women's singles, a ten-time World champion (1927–1936) and a six-time European champion (1931–1936). Henie has won more Olympic and World titles than any other ladies' figure skater. She is one of only two skaters to defend a ladies' singles Olympic title, the other being Katarina Witt, and her six European titles has only been matched by Witt.

Wikipedia: Sonja Henie (EN)

13. King Haakon VII

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The Haakon VII statue on 7 June Square in Oslo was made by sculptor Nils Aas and was unveiled on the 100th anniversary of King Haakon's birth, and is considered a major work of Norwegian sculpture in the post-war period. The relatively young sculptor Aas defeated several of his older colleagues in the prize competition for the task, and the competition thus had the character of constituting a generational change.

Wikipedia: Haakon VII-statuen på 7. juni-plassen (NO)

14. Oslo Spektrum

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Oslo Spektrum is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in east central Oslo, Norway, that opened in December 1990. It is currently owned and operated by Nova Spektrum, formerly Norges Varemesse. Oslo Spektrum is primarily known for hosting major events such as the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert, the Eurovision Song Contest 1996, and concerts by artists of national and international fame.

Wikipedia: Oslo Spektrum (EN), Website

15. Livshjulet

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LivshjuletJean-Pierre Dalbéra from Paris, France / CC BY 2.0

"The Wheel of Life" is a sculpture by Gustav Vigeland in the Vigeland facility in Frognerparken in Oslo. The sculpture was modelled in 1933-1934 and erected in 1949. It depicts a rotating wreath of women, men and children and terminates the 850-metre-long main axis of the plant to the west. The wheel of life is a symbol of, among other things, the perishable mortality and eternity.

Wikipedia: Livshjulet (Gustav Vigeland) (NO)

16. Carl III Johan

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Carl III Johan John Christian Fjellestad / CC BY 2.0

The "Karl Johan Monument" is an equestrian statue of the Swedish-Norwegian king Karl III Johan on the Palace Square in Oslo. The statue, which stands in front of the Royal Palace looking towards Karl Johans gate, was made by Brynjulf Bergslien. It was unveiled on 7 September 1875, 57 years to the day after Karl Johan was crowned in Nidaros Cathedral (1818).

Wikipedia: Karl Johan-monumentet (NO)

17. Brannvakten

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The Fire Guard or Fire Guard is located in Karl Johans gate 11 by Oslo Cathedral and is built in connection with the Bazaarne, which surrounds the area and most of the cathedral. The fire guard was erected in unplastered red brick in neo-romantic style in the years 1854–1856. The architect was Christian H. Grosch, who also has the teikna Basarane.

Wikipedia: Brannvakta (NN)

18. Lids hus

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The Botanical Museum was established in 1863 and moved into today's buildings (1913) at Tøyen in 1915. The initiative was taken by botany professor Johan Nordal Fischer Wille and professor and rector Waldemar Christopher Brøgger, the latter also established the Geological Museum in 1917. The museum was merged with the Botanical Garden in 1975.

Wikipedia: Botanisk museum (Oslo) (NO), Website

19. Kirsten Flagstad

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Kirsten Malfrid Flagstad was a Norwegian opera singer, who was the outstanding Wagnerian soprano of her era. Her triumphant debut in New York on 2 February 1935 is one of the legends of opera. Giulio Gatti-Casazza, the longstanding General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera said, “I have given America two great gifts — Caruso and Flagstad.”

Wikipedia: Kirsten Flagstad (EN)

20. National Monument for War Victims 1940-45

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"The National Monument to the Victims of War 1940-45", also referred to as "The National Monument at Akershus Fortress" or simply "The National Monument", is a monument in memory of Norwegian fallen during World War II. The war memorial was designed by Gunnar T. Janson. It was built at Festningsplassen at Akershus Fortress in Oslo in 1970.

Wikipedia: «Nasjonalmonumentet for krigens ofre 1940-45» (NO)

21. The Ibsen Museum

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The Ibsen Museum

The Ibsen Museum (Ibsenmuseet) occupies the last home of the playwright Henrik Ibsen. It is located close to the Royal Palace on Henrik Ibsens gate (street) in Oslo, Norway. The museum is closed; however, regarding the possibility of having the museum open during Summer 2023: the government has been petitioned, to provide financing.

Wikipedia: Ibsen Museum (Oslo) (EN), Website

22. Etterstadparken

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Etterstadparken is a park in the borough of Gamle Oslo. It was built as the core of the residential district of Etterstad, which was built with free-standing low-rise buildings in a zigzag pattern in the 1940s and 50s. Large green areas between the buildings merge into the park. This formed the pattern for later suburbs.

Wikipedia: Etterstadparken (NO)

23. Monument to the victims of MS Scandinavian Star Disaster 1990

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Monument to the victims of MS Scandinavian Star Disaster 1990 Terje Fredh / Sjöhistoriska museet / CC BY-SA 4.0

MS Scandinavian Star, originally named MS Massalia, was a car and passenger ferry built in France in 1971. The ship was set on fire on April 7, 1990, killing 159 people. The official investigation determined the fire had been caused by a convicted arsonist who died in the blaze. This finding has since been disputed.

Wikipedia: MS Scandinavian Star (EN)

24. Halléngården

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Halléngården is a three-storey brick building from 1880 in Thorvald Meyers gate 59 in Oslo. According to the Cultural Heritage Office in Oslo, the interior and façade have great antiquarian value. The preservation and further use of the distinctive building has been highly controversial for a number of years.

Wikipedia: Halléngården (NO)

25. Sinnataggen

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"Sinnataggen" is a sculpture in the Vigeland facility in Frognerparken in Oslo. It depicts a small, angry boy and is considered Gustav Vigeland's most famous sculpture. "Sinnataggen", cast in bronze, was probably modelled in 1928 and mounted as one of 58 sculptures on the "Bridge" in the sculpture park in 1940.

Wikipedia: Sinnataggen (NO)

26. Sædfuck

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Spermfuck is a graffiti painted under a concrete bridge that leads Utmarkveien over General Ruge's road at Bøler metro station in Oslo. Spermfuck has long had cult status in Oslo, and has given its name to a punk band and has been printed on T-shirts. Spermfuck was originally painted in black, but is now red.

Wikipedia: Sædfuck (NO)

27. St. Hallvard kirke

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St. Hallvard's Church and Monastery on Enerhaugen in Oslo, Norway, not far from the former medieval St. Hallvard's Cathedral, is the location of the largest current parish of the Catholic Church in Norway. The Catholic parish church for eastern Oslo, it was run by the Franciscans until 1 September 2008.

Wikipedia: St. Hallvard's Church and Monastery (EN)

28. Gartnerløkka

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Gartnerløkka is a park in steep terrain between Urtegata at Tøyen and Sørligata at Enerhaugen in Oslo. In the park stands Urtegata 50, a brick house from 1820, built by a gardener, later inhabited by Johan Siebke and his son Julius, who probably gave name to the area. The park was developed in 1985.

Wikipedia: Gartnerløkka (Oslo) (NO)

29. Kommandør T.I. Øgrims plass

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Commander T. I. Øgrims plass is a square by Bernhard Getz' gate in central Oslo, in the block between St. Olavs gate and Keysers gate. Between the square and Akersgata there is a pedestrian passage with portal through Akersgata 73. The square is located in the district of St. Hanshaugen.

Wikipedia: Kommandør T. I. Øgrims plass (Oslo) (NO)

30. Akershus slottskirke

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Akershus slottskirke Hans A. Rosbach / CC BY-SA 3.0

Akershus Castle Church (Garrison Church) is the main church of the Norwegian Armed Forces. The garrison chaplain is responsible for planning and coordinating church services and church actions. The church is located on the floor below Christian IV's hall at the castle.

Wikipedia: Akershus slottskirke (NO)

31. Sagene kirke

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Sagene kirke

Sagene Church is located in Oslo, Norway. The church is one of the most rugged and prominent in Oslo. The church was built in gothic revival style and it was consecrated in 1891. It was designed by architect Christian Fürst in neo-Gothic style. There are 600 seats.

Wikipedia: Sagene Church (EN)

32. Oslo Stock Exchange

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Oslo Stock Exchange is a stock exchange within the Nordic countries and offers Norway's only regulated markets for securities trading today. The stock exchange offers a full product range including equities, derivatives and fixed income instruments.

Wikipedia: Oslo Stock Exchange (EN)

33. Astrup Fearnley Museum

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Astrup Fearnley Museet [sic] is a private museum of contemporary art at Tjuvholmen in Oslo, organized as Astrup Fearnley Museet AS. The museum opened in 1993 and is founded and supported by the Thomas Fearnley, Heddy and Nils Astrup Foundation.

Wikipedia: Astrup Fearnley Museet for Moderne Kunst (NO), Facebook, Website

34. Sommerfrydhagen

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Sommerfrydhagen is a park with a playground and universal accessibility at Tøyen in Oslo, specially adapted for disabled people. The name probably comes from the loop Sommerfryd, which in the 1800s was located where the park is today located.

Wikipedia: Sommerfrydhagen (NO)

35. Eidsvolls plass

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Eidsvolls plass is a square and park in Oslo, Norway, located west of the Parliament of Norway Building, south of Karl Johans gate and east of Studenterlunden and the National Theatre. It has been referred to as "the National Mall of Norway".

Wikipedia: Eidsvolls plass (EN)

36. Alfaset Gravlund anlag 1972

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Alfaset Chapel is a cemetery chapel from 1972 at Alfaset Cemetery in the borough of Alna in Oslo. The building was designed by the architectural firm Blakstad and Munthe-Kaas Arkitekter. The German war cemetery is located at Alfaset Cemetery.

Wikipedia: Alfaset gravlund og kapell (NO), Website

37. Basarene

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Oslo Bazaars are located at Oslo Cathedral, along the streets Karl Johans gate and Dronningens gate in Oslo, Norway. The buildings of the bazaar constitute a continuous facility that encircles three sides of the quarter with Oslo Cathedral.

Wikipedia: Oslo Bazaars (EN)

38. Kronprinsesse Märthas plass

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Kronprinsesse Märthas plass

Crown Princess Märtha's Square (City Hall Garden) is a square with parks along the west wall of Oslo City Hall, in Pipervika in central Oslo. The square is named after Crown Princess Märtha, Olav V's spouse, who died before becoming king.

Wikipedia: Kronprinsesse Märthas plass (Oslo) (NO)

39. Medianfiguren

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The median figure is a zinc statue in front of the puddle garden outside the Shike Library in Oslo. It has relied on this space since the 1980s. In the left hand, the median figure holds a small Athenian figure with its helmet pushed back.

Wikipedia: Medianfiguren (NO)

40. Ole Høiland's Cave

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Ole Høiland's Cave

Ole Pedersen Høiland was a renowned Norwegian burglar and jail-breaker. He was arrested several times for theft; he became legendary for his many successful escapes, and for his spectacular robbery of Norges Bank.

Wikipedia: Ole Høiland (EN), Website

41. University Botanical Garden

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The University Botanical Garden is Norway's oldest botanical garden. It was first established in 1814 and is administrated by the University of Oslo. It is situated in the neighborhood of Tøyen in Oslo, Norway.

Wikipedia: University Botanical Garden (Oslo) (EN), Website


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