24 Hours in Oslo, Norway
Feb. 6, 2020
Feb. 6, 2020
Welcome to Oslo! Oslo, the capital of Norway, sits on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. It’s known for its green spaces and museums, as well as cutting edge architecture. Here's a curated itinerary to get the most out of your 24 hours in Oslo.
Start the day by catching a ferry to the Bygdoy Peninsula to immerse yourself in Oslo's rich history. The peninsula is home to a plethora of museums, ranging from Viking Ship museums to cultural history museums. Start your journey at the Fram Ship Museum, the ship that holds the record for being the strongest wooden ship ever built and the ship that has sailed the furthest from north to south.You'll have the chance to explore the inside of the Fram ship too! After, head to the Norsk Folkemuseum, or the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. This museum is one of the world's oldest and largest open-air museums, with 155 traditional houses from all parts of Norway and a stave church from the year 1200. The museum also has indoor exhibits with traditional handicraft items, folk costumes, Sami culture, weapons, toys, pharmaceutical history and changing exhibitions.
For lunch, take public transport to Grünerløkka, one of Oslo’s hippest areas, known for its street art, stylish bars, happening dance clubs and mellow cafes. Head over to Mathallen Foodhall, a large indoor food market in the middle of Grünerløkka. Mathallen is also home to several cafés and restaurants, so there's plenty of options for everyone. After lunch, stroll around the pedestrian-friendly area and check out the hip stores! Try a cup of coffee, take a peek into an antique shop, and check out an art gallery.
The Royal Palace in Oslo was built in the first half of the 19th century as the Norwegian residence of the French-born King Charles III of Norway, who reigned as king of Norway and Sweden. The palace is the official residence of the current Norwegian Monarch. It was opened in 2002 to the public. The daily guided tours take visitors through some of the most beautiful state rooms in the Royal Palace such as the Cabinet Cloakroom, Cabinet Parlour, and Banquet Hall.
After the tour at the Royal Palace, take a short stroll over to Aker Brygge, a gorgeous pier area boasting eateries with outdoor tables serve upscale Nordic and French cuisine, as well as casual fare like burgers and steak. Whether you're in the mood for seasonal seafood dishes, Spanish tapas, modern Japanese, or classic burgers, Aker Brygge has got you covered. If you fancy a drink after dinner, the area has some of the most superb bars in Oslo, make sure to try them out before heading home for the night!
Feb. 6, 2020