99 Things to Do in Oslo, Norway

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If you are looking for a vacation with a whole lot of variety and never a dull moment, Oslo, Norway is the place for you. Rich in culture and history, Oslo prides itself on its ancestry and strong traditions.

No matter the season, it’s easy to fill your days with a variety of adventures. There aren’t many places you can go zip-lining, view art by Edvard Munch, see ancient Viking ships, and bike the country side, all in one day, but you can in Oslo.

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Winter falls between December and March making Oslo a snowy paradise, perfect for a ski getaway.

Winter Activities

June through August is pleasantly warm because of the gulf stream waters and its summer average is about 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Summer Activities 


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Norway is home to famous artists such as Edvard Munch, the creator of The Scream and playwright Henrik Ibsen, commonly known as the “father of realism”. Oslo celebrates these talented natives with museums dedicated to their work. In addition, there are galleries full of everything from famous canvases to the world’s largest mini-bottle collection. There is such a wide selection of things to see you’ll find it hard to choose.

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One of the best things about vacation is the local food and Oslo is bursting with restaurants and cafes. They have dishes from around the world and seating with atmosphere so it’s easy to enjoy the rooftop views, deliciously exotic dishes, and a new restaurant every night.


Grab a flick at one of the many cinemas or go out for a night on the town and learn to Tango! Oslo has an incredible night life.

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Oslo is a great place for a family getaway. There is plenty to keep the kids busy and entertain the adults too.

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Like everything else, there is also a wide variety of accommodations available in Oslo. Whatever your style preference, from the ornate historical buildings to the high rise luxury suites, every room offers a unique experience.


Clearly, Oslo is a bustling city that has attractions to fill an entire lifetime. Which will you choose to explore?

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28 thoughts on “99 Things to Do in Oslo, Norway”

  1. A cousin of mine lived in Oslo, Norway and he told me a little about the place and about its beauty. All of his opinions shows that a very nice place. I just really hope that soon we”l get the chance to explore the place. I mean me and my family and surly we’ll have fun there.

  2. I bet skiing in Oslo Norway is amazing. When I think of traveling abroad, I don’t really think about Norway or any countries close by. Now, I am more interested in this region. I would want to explore the food, museums and natural wonders, like waterfalls.

  3. Ohhh, this sounds amazing! Oslo (or more just Norway itself) has always been somewhere that I would actually like to visit. I lived in the UK for a year and it ruined me for travelling so, now, I’m a homebody. I feel that my own country, Canada, has so much to explore before I travel anywhere else but I’ve always thought of Norway as somewhere that might be beautiful to explore. I love their policy in regards to the environment and chemicals within products.


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