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  • 1. Akershus Festning

    Sentrum | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Dating to 1299, this stone medieval castle and royal residence was developed into a fortress armed with cannons by 1592. After that time, it...Read More

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  • 2. Fram-Museet

    Bygdøy | Museum/Gallery

    This was the ship used by the legendary Polar explorer Roald Amundsen when he became the first man to reach the South Pole, in December 1911...Read More

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  • 3. Nasjonalgalleriet

    Sentrum | Museum/Gallery

    The gallery, part of the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, houses Norway's largest collection of art created before 1945. The...Read More

  • 4. Norsk Folkemuseum

    Bygdøy | Museum/Gallery

    One of the largest open-air museums in Europe offers the perfect way to see Norway in a day. From the stoic stave church (built in AD 1200)...Read More

  • 5. Vikingskipshuset

    Bygdøy | Museum/Gallery

    The Viking legacy in all its glory lives on at this classic Oslo museum. Chances are you'll come away fascinated by the Gokstad, Oseberg, ...Read More

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  • 6. Ibsenmuseet

    Sentrum | Museum/Gallery

    Famed Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen, known for A Doll's House, Ghosts, and Peer Gynt, among other classic plays, spent his final years...Read More

  • 7. Kon-Tiki Museum

    Bygdøy | Museum/Gallery

    The museum celebrates Norway's most famous 20th-century explorer. Thor Heyerdahl made a voyage in 1947 from Peru to Polynesia on the Kon-Tiki...Read More

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  • 8. Nationaltheatret

    Sentrum | Arts/Performance Venue

    In front of this neoclassical theater, built in 1899, are statues of Norway's great playwrights, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, who also composed the...Read More

  • 9. Oslo domkirke

    Sentrum | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Consecrated in 1697 as Oslo's third cathedral, this dark-brown brick structure has been Oslo's main church ever since. The original pulpit,...Read More

  • 10. Parkteatret

    Grünerløkka | Arts/Performance Venue

    This atmospheric art deco–style movie house (built in 1907) has been converted into a funky bar, café, and restaurant. Live music gigs, literary...Read More

  • 11. Pascal

    Sentrum | Restaurant–Sight

    The French coffee, homemade pastries, and ice cream are the big draws at Pascal, a trendy, Parisian-style patisserie inside an old-fashioned...Read More

  • 12. Rådhuset

    Sentrum | Government Building

    This redbrick building is best known today for the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize, which takes place here every December 10. Inside, many...Read More

  • 13. Slottet

    Sentrum | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    At one end of Karl Johans Gate, the vanilla-and-cream-color neoclassical palace was completed in 1848. The equestrian statue out in front is...Read More

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