Sightseeing and eating out in Oslo

Some suggestions to explore the city, including a selection of restaurants:

Attractions in Oslo

  • Several of the most popular museums are located at Bygdøy, notably the Viking Ship Museum, Norwegian folk museum, the polar ship Fram, and Kon-tiki museum
  • For art lovers, the Munch museum at Tøyen is worth a visit, displaying the work of one of Norway's most famous artists
  • The Oslo Opera House is considered one of the most iconic modern buildings of Scandinavia
  • Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, contemporary art gallery on Tjuvholmen
  • The medieval Akershus Fortress
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • The Ski museum and jump tower at Holmenkollen offer a great view of the city
  • Sunday 15 Oct is the very last day of the annual Autumn Art Exhibition (Høstutstillingen 2017), Norway's largest marking of contemporary art at Kunstnernes Hus

For further suggestions, visit the official travel guide to Oslo - VisitOslo

Eating out in Oslo

Below you will find a few suggestions for places to eat in Oslo.

In the neighbourhood

i.e. close to Cochs Pensjonat, and a short walk from Scandic Hotel Holberg

Pretty central (downtown Oslo)

(i.e. close to the city hall and main street Karl Johans gate)

Other parts of the city

  • Trattoria Popolare (excellent Italian trattoria, also serves sharing menus at Grünerløkka)
  • Kverneriet (burgers at Majorstua - you might want to book in advance)
  • Olympen ('Lompa', historic beer hall and restaurant in the Grønland area, traditional Scandinavian cuisine)
  • Vippa (street food from stalls and informal seating by the waterfront at Vippetangen) (NB closed Mon/Tue)
  • Hells kitchen (very good pizza in an informal setting at Youngstorget)
  • Fiskeriet (fish shop also serving reasonably priced fish soup, fish & chips etc. at Youngstorget)
Published Oct. 10, 2017 12:16 AM - Last modified Oct. 10, 2017 9:52 AM