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Any Suggestions for Oslo Weekend?

In the end of April 2015, I plan to go to Oslo again. For a weekend – full Saturday and Sunday. I wrote about my Oslo 2010 trip earlier, the winter trip. Now time for spring trip… This time, I’ll arrive in Oslo Rygge airport.

What could you recommend me to do in Oslo? I’d like to get some books too (as my souvenirs). Or maybe a one-day trip from Oslo somewhere close? Not Norway in a Nutshell.

Do you have any recommendations for (cheaper) accommodation? How about Norwegian food?

Thanks for all the tips.

I did sightsee a bit Oslo already. Visit Oslo recommends top 10 attractions which are:

  • National Gallery – not interested.
  • Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower – I was there. Ok, partly during the renovation, but I have been there anyway. If I go there again, then only during winter.
  • Norwegian Folk Museum – I was there. It’s too big to see it in few hours, but I still don’t want to repeat it now. You might have seen on my blog the Stave Church photo from this place.
  • Fram Museum – I was there.
  • The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet – I was there. I think I’ll go there again if I have time.
  • Akershus Fortress – I haven’t been there yet. I’d like to see it one day, but not this time probably. Unless there will be some more interesting activities/places close by.
  • TusenFryd Amusement Park – not interested.
  • The Viking Ship Museum – I was there.
  • National History Museum – I haven’t been there yet.
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park – I’ll probably go there. Just because I love parks.

Any other ideas for events or attractions? Btw, I did have a trip on Oslo Fjord.


  1. Akershus fortress is interesting and doesn’t take much time, so I’d say it’s worth taking a walk around if you’re going to be downtown anyway. You can wander around it for free, and there is also a paid portion which I haven’t done.

    Vigeland sculpture park is really cool if you like that sort of thing. I thought the sculptures were a lot smaller than they are usually portrayed, lol.

    I haven’t done much touristy stuff in Oslo, and unfortunately I don’t have any advice on accommodations since I live here, but I would recommend looking into Couchsurfing, if you are interested in finding a place to stay for free with someone local who can also show you around. A friend and I did that when we went to Tromsø last month and we had an awesome time, and made a new friend.

    I am looking forward to seeing pictures and hearing about what you have done 🙂

    Safe travels!

    1. I might go to a bar at night, and my bus to airport leaves at 4:00 on Monday, so I’m reluctant to do couchsurfing.
      It doesn’t matter if it’s touristy or not, what are your favourite places in Oslo? Can you recommend any place for coffee/eating? Doesn’t matter the location.
      Thank you! 🙂

      1. Hmm, honestly it’s usually so expensive in Oslo we always eat at home so I’m unfortunately a bit boring in that sense 😛

        However there is a group on facebook called New to Oslo that is very active, you might get some good tips there! People are generally very helpful in there so I’d recommend trying that.

        Also, I just thought of Bygdøy Kongsgård, the royal farm. They often do weekend events and markets in the spring. On May 4th they’re letting the cows out into the pastures after being cooped up all winter, and they make a big event of it. The last time I was there they also had a nice market going where you could get waffles and check out lots of different things. Here’s a link to their event page on facebook if you’re interested in that! https://www.facebook.com/events/1395441054068714/

        1. Haha, I’d probably have problems with recommending bars/restaurants in Warsaw too. 😉 Thanks for info about fb group and the royal farm, didn’t know about that.

  2. Ah but I just realized your trip is only the weekend so you might miss out on that one 🙁

    1. There is always next time. 😛

  3. Oh AND that the event I posted was for last year’s haha…sorry! I’m really not paying attention today 😛 But either way I would consider the King’s farm as an option while you’re here, you can follow them on facebook to see if they have anything happening on the weekend. They usually do 🙂

    1. No problem. Thank you for the tips. 🙂

      1. Haha anytime, best of luck! Hope you have a great trip 🙂

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