In our beautiful capital, you can experience world-class food, music and museums, combined with a quiet moment in the woods or a boat trip and a dive in the Oslo fjord.
How about visiting the brand-new National Museum with Norway's largest collection of art, architecture and design? Or explore the city's newest district of Bjørvika, with the Deichman Library, the Opera House, and the high-rise buildings in Barcode, which has given the city a new skyline. There is also the new Munch Museum, and oslobukta – a fluttering new area in the district with a varied selection of restaurants, unique buildings, a water playground for children and a large bathing pier. If you stroll out to Sørenga, there are opportunities for sauna visits, urban beaches and kayaking.
Or you can visit some of the city's great sculpture parks, Vigeland Park or Ekeberg, and go for a picnic in the Botanical Garden. Or how about a ghost tour at Akershus Festing, see real Viking ships in the Viking Ship Museum and historic houses and stave churches at the Norwegian Folk Museum? If you plan your trip up to Holmenkollen, you will have a fantastic view of the city and the Oslofjord and have the perfect starting point for trips inland to the woods of Nordmarka. Oslo also offers a variety of activities for children, such as climbing parks, the Technical Museum, the amusement park Tusenfryd, and the Popsenteret, an adventure museum for Norwegian popular music, to name a few.
If you prefer shopping, Oslo has a multitude of shops, malls and specialty stores. The city has a wide selection of restaurants, cafes and bars, where you will find everything from street food, sizzling food halls to the best of the Nordic cuisine at Michelin-starred restaurants.
Stay at First Hotel Millennium located midway between Oslo Central Station and Aker Brygge, with main street Karl Johan and the national assembly Stortinget just around the corner.