Top 5 things to experience in Oslo
The perfect mix of modern architecture and classic works of art is why Oslo is one of our favorite cities. Looking for things to do in Oslo? We have gathered a list of musts to help you explore the city’s diverse atmosphere and inclusive kindness. Stay close to it all with Park Inn by Radisson Oslo. Also, these top picks are perfect whether you’re here for a holiday or downtime on a business trip.
Vigeland Sculpture Park
Visit the unique Vigeland Park, the lifework of Gustav Vigeland and the largest of its kind in the world. Grand, impressive and whimsical are just a few words used to describe the many sculptures placed throughout the park. From the large Fountain to the Little Angry Boy, there are plenty of picture perfect possibilities to capture and post as you walk this magnificent landscape. This famous tourist attraction is also popular amongst locals and free to roam 24/7.
Astrup Fearnley Museum
Art lovers unite! This Museum of Modern Art houses works by famous artists such Jeff Koons and Olafur Eliasson. Spending an entire day exploring collections covering American appropriation and the international contemporary art scene is not unthinkable.
The building’s impressive architecture is a work of art in itself and its location in the Tjuvholem neighborhood by the Oslofjord means stunning views as well. Make sure to take a stroll in the museum’s own Sculpture Park where art, nature and architecture complement each other. For more information about opening hours and admission, visit their website.
Enjoy a little time travelling while in Oslo and visit the quaint Kafe Celsius in one of Oslo’s oldest buildings in Christiania. This half-timbered house from the 17th century offers a warm and unique atmosphere, making it an Oslo must. Staying true to the cooking traditions of yore, Kafe Celsius makes hearty meals reflecting its proud history. Soak up the atmosphere on the crowded terrace during the summer or by the warm fireplace in the winter. Don’t leave without having tried one of the delicious desserts with a cuppa joe.
Walk down the cobblestoned memory lane of Damstredet and take in the adorable, bright-colour wooden houses, some of which date all the way back to the 17th century. What started as a poor, shanty town has grown into a quirky residential neighbourhood for artists.
This charming street is sure to leave a lasting impression. When in Damstredet be sure to visit Vår Frelsers graveyard and visit the famous playwright, Henrik Ibsen along with The Scream artist, Edvard Munch.
Proud producers and pourers of spirits, Himkok will not disappoint thirsty guests. This popular prohibition style hideout mixed with laboratory vibes is Oslo’s worst kept secret. Its backdoor location behind a beauty salon adds an air of cool mystery and the dedicated team of cocktail professionals in white lab coats are ready to dazzle with creative concoctions. Try unique cocktails of micro-distilled vodka, gin and aquavit just to name a few, and soak up the Scandinavian atmosphere.
Staying with Park Inn by Radisson Oslo means staying close to what matters!