Budget Things to Do in Oslo

1. Vigelandsparken:  One of Norways most famous sculptors exhibits 200 of his sculptures in this wonderful park that was finished between 1939 and 1949.

Vigelandsparken, Credit: Thin4d Flickr
Vigelandsparken, Credit: Thin4d Flickr

Go to have a rest in the green and tranquil surroundings and to view some of Viegelands most famous works like ‘Sinnataggen’ and ‘Monolitten’.

2. Oslo Botanical Garden hosts over 8500 specimen of plants from all over the world.

3. The City Museum is the museum of local cultural history and was built in 1922.

4. The Norwegian Museum of Defense is located in Akershus festning, an old fort with military history back to medieval times.

The Defense Museum also exhibits a lot of information and items of historical significance from the 2nd world war, when Norway was under the occupation of Germany.

Other than visiting the museum, you can relax in the surrounding green areas that are in and around the Akershus festning. This is a popular spot for the locals to enjoy a sunny day.

5. The  Norwegian Opera and Ballet is an impressive building right by the waterfront in Bjørvika.  The Opera House itself was finished in 2008 and has gotten both national and internationally praised  for its architecture and its acoustics. Entrance to the building is free and relaxing on the Roof top and surrounding area is a great way to enjoy the afternoon

7. The national arts gallery has free entetrance. Here you can view famous pieces by classic (e.g. that romantic pieces by Adolph Tidemand and Hans Gude) and contemporary pieces like the world famous ‘Scream’ and other works by the Norwegian modernist Edvard Munch.

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