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Things To Do

First Hotel Millennium is uniquely located in Oslo city centre, making it the perfect starting point for visiting and exploring Oslo.

Oslo has many attractions, including several heritage sites. Among the city’s cultural experiences are the Opera House and numerous art galleries featuring world-class art. You'll find everything from urban festivals, concerts and great shopping to a wide range of outdoor activities.

Here are some other tips on what to do in Oslo.

Contact the front desk if you’d like further tips about what to do when you’re in town.

Akerhus Fortress

Akershus Fortress

Akershus Fortress is located in the heart of Oslo. It is the most important castle in Norwegian history. Its construction was initiated by King Haakon V in 1299 and completed during the course of the 14th century. The medieval castle benefited from a strategic location at the end of the Akersneset peninsula, and has withstood many sieges over the centuries.

Akershus Fortress is an exciting attraction where you can explore Oslo’s history. It is home to both the Norwegian Armed Forces Museum and Norway’s Resistance Museum. The fortress is also a popular venue for a wide range of cultural events, and you can also visit a restaurant within its walls.

The fortress offers public guided tours at the weekend.

Experience the Oslo Fjord with Båtservice Sightseeing

If you are visiting Oslo during the summer months, we recommend a trip on the Oslo Fjord. During the summer, the Oslo Fjord is teeming with life both in the water and on its shores. Båtservice Sightseeing enables you to experience the fjord and book a classic guided sightseeing tour where you sail past famous landmarks such as the Akershus Fortress, Opera House and Hovedøya - passing through the narrow straits, idyllic bays and islands.

Alternatively, you can take the Bygdøy ferry from the city hall to Dronningen where you can alight to visit the Viking Ship Museum and the Museum of Cultural History. Boat trips depart from Rådhusbrygge 3, where you can also buy tickets.
You can also buy tickets online here.

Read more about the range of tours of the Oslo Fjord that are available here


Free guided tours of Oslo!

Free Tour Oslo offers free guided tours. Discover the secrets of Norway’s capital city on a free guided tour. Over the course of 90 minutes, we will explore Oslo’s principal attractions. Join a tour. We promise it will be exciting!

Guided tours depart daily at 10:00 and 13:00. On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, there are extra tours at 11:00 and 15:00.

Tours depart from next to the tiger statue outside Oslo railway station. Tours end by the Norwegian parliament building.

Check out the map here.
Look out for the ‘Free Tour Oslo’ sign.

Oslo Street Food - featuring food from around the world!

Oslo Steet Food manages to fill 1800 square metres with food from around the world. Oslo Street Food is located at the old Torggata Baths in the centre of Oslo, just a short walk from the hotel. Street food is quick, simple and cheap - and tells you something about the place and culture that you are visiting. So if you are looking for a tasty, delicious meal that we recommend that you head for Oslo Street Food.

Read more about Oslo Street Food here.

Nordic-inspired food at Restaurant Einer

Restaurant Einer is located in Kvadraturen at Prinsens Gate 18, just a short walk from the hotel. The restaurant is located in an old 17th century building with large lanterns illuminating the entrance.
The restaurant offers Nordic-inspired food while there is a wine bar in the cellars. There is a rich vegetarian menu on offer in addition to menus featuring dishes from the land and sea.

Read more about the restaurant and book a table here

local community


Just across the street from the hotel is Sentralen. Sentralen is one of the capital’s most vibrant meeting places for anyone who loves live music, discussing the challenges faced by society or enjoying a really great meal.

You can check out what is going on at Sentralen in terms of concerts and over events here.

Sentralen also provides modern practice and production rooms, as well as attractive meeting and conference room facilities for hire. Click here for an overview of their meeting rooms. Their conference rooms can be seen here.

Sentralen is home to both a café with a good selection of lunch dishes and a restaurant offering classic Norwegian family favourites. Read more about Sentralen’s eateries here


A night out at Wallmans with dinner and show

If you would like an evening out of the ordinary, we recommend Wallmans where you will enjoy an exquisite four-course menu served alongside a star-studded show.
The food is made using the best seasonal ingredients, and the artists deliver an international, world-class show.

This season, Wallmans is also celebrating its 20th anniversary - reflected in the show, the venue and the food.

Check out the Wallmans programme here.