How about watching the sunset from the roof of the Opera or walking through a park with hidden sculptures? All of this and much more can be found in Europe’s fast-growing city, Oslo! We want to share our best tips on what to do, what to see and where to stay during your visit to Oslo this spring.
The Best Spring Activities
Into art, history, or just enjoy being out in nature? Then the beautiful Ekebergparken is the perfect place to visit. Here, you’ll find hidden artwork amongst the tall trees while you make your way through the colourful park. Ekeberg was also the place where Edvard Munch painted his famous painting “The Scream”.
Whether the sun is shining or the rain is pouring down, spending your day at museums is always a good idea. At Bygdøy peninsula in Oslo, you’ll find some of Oslo’s most popular museums. Some good ones are the Kon-Tiki Museum, The Viking Ship Museum and Norsk Folkemuseum.
3. SALT Art & Music
How about kickstarting your stay in Oslo with a steamy hot sauna and an ice-cold bath? Right by the fjord, you’ll find the nomadic art project SALT, where you can visit one of their four saunas. Additionally, you can also enjoy lectures, concerts, exhibitions and family events.
1. Oslo Opera House
Ever walked on the roof of an opera house before? Here’s your chance! The spectacular opera house of Oslo is actually designed so you can walk on the roof and enjoy views of the city from different angles. Also, it hosts a large variety of outdoor plays, concerts and events.
2. Holmenkollen Ski Jump
Looking for a great view? Take a trip to the area of Holmenkollen and visit the famous ski jump that’s 372 meters above sea level. While you are up there, you’ll get a panoramic view of Oslo and its beautiful nature.
Where to stay
1. The Thief
The Thief has gotten its name from its location, “Tjuvholmen”, which translates to “thief islet”. This modern hotel in the middle of downtown Oslo has a contemporary art exhibition, a top-quality spa and cosmopolitan bars. Sounds like the perfect getaway.
2. Grand Hotel
This historic hotel is located on the main street in Oslo, surrounded by great shopping and some of the top attractions. Enjoy one of the 274 elegant rooms, a fitness room and a relaxing spa. Fun fact: The hotel café was also frequently visited by the famous Norwegian author Henrik Ibsen.