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Viking Ship Museum

Viking Ship Museum is a prominent museum in Oslo, Norway dedicated to Viking Age finds. Those are discovered at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century. It is located on the Bygdoy peninsula.

Vigeland Museum

Vigeland Museum is a sculpture museum dedicated to the prominent sculptor Gustav Vigeland. It is located in the capital of Norway, Oslo. It opened to public as museum in 1947.

The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

Norwegian National Opera & Ballet is the largest music and performed arts institution in Norway. It was founded in 1957, but is housed in its current location, the Oslo Opera House, since 2008. It is an architectural marvel featuring a spectacular contemporary architectural style.

Fram Polar Ship Museum

Fram Polar Ship Museum is dedicated to the Norwegian polar exploration. The museum is located on Bygdoy peninsula in Oslo. It was established back in 1936. The museum studies and represents in interactive exhibits general polar exploration and is dedicated to three Norwegian polar explorers Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup and Roald Amundsen.

Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump Tower

Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump Tower are located at the base of the Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo. The Ski Museum was founded in 1923 and is the oldest of its kind all over the world. The museum displays some rare and antique skis.


Vigelandsparken is the largest sculpture park in the world that was made by a single artist. It is dedicated entirely to prominent sculptor Gustav Vigeland. The park is home to more than 200 bronze, granite and cart iron scultpures by Gusta Vigeland. Vigeland himself did the design and architectural layout of the park. It was completed between 1939 and 1949.

The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, also known as Norwegian Folk Museum, is one of oldest and largest open air museums in the world. It is located in Oslo. The museum is dedicated to the cultural history of the country. It incorporates 155 historical buildings relocated from various towns and rural districts.

National Museum - National Gallery

National Gallery is a world renowned gallery in Oslo. It was established in 1837. National Gallery is home to largest public collection of paintings and sculptures in Norway. In its permanent and temporary exhibitions, the museum presents older art, with principal emphasis on art from Norway.

Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning)

Akershus Castle and Fortress is a medieval castle dating from 1299 in Oslo. It has also been used as a palace, royal residence and as a prison. In mid 17th century King Christian IV turned the castle into a palace and royal residence. It was redesigned to features Renaissance style.

Oslo Fjord

Oslo Fjord is a waterway that stretches for 100 km. It is part of the Skagerrak strai, connecting the North Sea and the Kattegat sea area. Each of the islands in the inner part of the fjord has its own attractions and history.

Oslo City Hall (Oslo Radhus)

Oslo City Hall is the seat of Oslo City Council. The building was inaugurated in 1950. The overall building features Brutalist, Postmodern and Expressionist architectural styles. The interiors of the building are decorated with great Norwegian art-works from 1900-1950, with motifs from Norwegian history, as well as culture.

Munch Museum

Munch Museum is an art museum in Oslo exhibiting the works and life of prominent Nordic artist Edvard Munch. He is considered to be one of the leading expressionist painters in the world.

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