Oslo has for a long time had a nasty rumour of being super expensive. Sure, we wouldn’t exactly call it the cheapest place on earth, but luckily for you, we know the city. How about we let you in on three amazing attractions you can visit for free in Oslo? You can thank us later. 😉
1. Vigeland Park
Vigeland Park will probably always be our number one favorite attractions, and it’s not just because there’s no admission. Walking in here will most definitely make you smile. Vigeland Park is the world’s largest sculpture park, created by one man only; sculptor Gustav Vigeland. It has more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and iron. The park itself is located inside Frogner Park, the largest park in central Oslo. Vigeland Park is open 24/7, every day year around, and is free to visit. To get here, take bus 20 or train 20 to Vigeland Park.
2. Akershus Fortress
Akershus Fortress (Akershus Festning) is a castle from the medieval times, located in the city centre by the Oslo Fjord. It was built by King Haakon V in the late 1290s to protect the city of Oslo. Today it serves as the headquarters for Norwegian Ministry of Defence and Defence Staff Norway. Our recommendation is to go for a stroll, read about the amazing history that the fortress holds and enjoy the view of the Oslo fjord offered from here. The fortress is open from 06.00 – 21.00 during the summer months.
3. Check out the graffiti in Grünerløkka
Grünerløkka on it’s own is actually quite the attraction; it’s the bohemian neighborhood of the city and has lots of cool vintage shops, cafés and bars. However, if you head down to the area around Brenneriveien, you’ll soon be blown away by the amazing street art that can be found here. Famous artists from all over the world have travelled to Oslo to create a piece of art on the walls here (legally), and it’s like walking in a museum just seeing them. Most definitely an amazing free attraction in Oslo!