Do you have one day and one day only to indulge in Oslo? Let’s spend it properly then! Lucky for you, the inner-city is small enough to walk around in one day. If we had one day in Oslo, here’s what we would do:
09.00 Start with breakfast at a Kaffebrenneriet. This chain of coffee places has a nice atmosphere and great coffee.
09.30 Walk towards the Royal Opera House. This magnificent building is beautifully located by Oslo Fjord and is built so you can walk up on the roof – the ultimate place to take a selfie (or a groupie!).
10.30 Go for a stroll in the city center and make sure you tick off the following sights along the way: The National Theatre, the Parliament, the Royal Palace and Karl Johans Gate.
12.00 Quick lunch at Steen & Strøm Department Store. In the bottom of this luxury mall you have a food court where you can find a bite to eat for little money or much – depends on what your wallet and time allow!
13.00 Time to jump onboard the tram number 12 and do a little sightseeing from the seat. Look at the houses when going pass Frogner residential area. When you’re reaching Frogner Park, it’s time to get off to do a little cultural sightseeing in Vigeland Park – the world’s biggest sculpture park built by one man.
15.00 When you’ve had enough impressions, it’s time to jump onboard and go back to the city center.
16.00 Perhaps you’re getting a bit tired? Nap-time! If not, perhaps an afternoon drink will do the trick? Why not hit one of the many rooftop bars in the city. In Tjuvholmen, you’ll find the design hotel The Thief, and we happen to know that the rooftop bar (link) is just as amazing as the hotel itself.
18.00 Time to change your point of view and head to the bohemian part of Oslo’s inner-city – Grünerlokka. Walk towards Youngstorget by foot and continue on Torggata. When you see the bridges crossing the river Akerselva, you’re about to arrive.
18.30 Pre-dinner drink at Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri is a micro-brewery with a bar in the cellar and the beer is, just as you can imagine, delicious.
19.30 Dinner at Vulkan Mathall. This indoor food hall has something for every taste and budget, and the atmosphere is nice to be in.
22.00 End the day with a drink at Himkok, one of the best cocktail bars in the city. This diverse place is enormously popular with the locals, so expect a crowd on a weekend.
A day in Oslo – at your service!