About Oslo

This capital city was ranked No. 1 in terms of quality of life among European large cities in the European Cities of the Future 2012 report by fDi magazine. Oslo is home to many world-class museums, has a burgeoning nightlife scene and is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, as it is hemmed by miles of forest and is in close proximity to lakes, islands and fjords. Vikingskipshuet (Viking Ship Museum) should not be missed as it houses the best preserved Viking ships in the world; neither should the National Gallery, home of Edvard Munch’s masterpiece The Scream.

Attractions around Oslo

Oslo Royal Palace

The Royal Palace in Oslo serves as the King and Queen’s residence and operational center of the monarchy. First used by King Oscar I in 1849, the neoclassical palace is also where the King hosts official dinners and grants audiences. The palace is only open to the public for guided tours during the summer. This tour lasts one hour and visits most parts of the palace, including the Council Chamber, White Parlor, Bird Room, Mirror Hall, Family Dining Room, Great Hall and Palace Chapel. For a breath of fresh air, stroll through The Palace Park gardens.

  • Oslo Royal Palace
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park

Best Tours & Things to Do in Oslo

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