The global metropolis of Oslo was founded in the southeastern region of Norway. The city lies nestled between natural forests, majestic mountains and an ancient fjord, which provide the chance for outdoor activities year round. As Oslo dates back to 1040 A.D., the community is a magical blend of old and modern. The wide selection of local attractions appeals to visitors having all types of interests.
Explore Oslo History
King Håkon V ordered the construction of Akershus Fortress in 1299 A.D. The facility offers tours during the summer months, which enables guests to learn about 700 years of the country’s history. Step back in time and experience life during the Middle Ages when visiting the Norwegian Folk Museum. The property features 155 houses from across the country along with a church constructed in 1200 A.D. See live demonstrations of traditional crafts, costume exhibits, toys, and weaponry. Tour the village via horse and carriage. The Viking Ship Museum houses a variety of historic vessels along with ancient textiles, tools and other household items.
There are many options in Olso for art enthusiasts. The Munch Museum was named for Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch and contains circulating exhibits of the artist’s works. Frogner Park contains more than 200 sculptures created by native artist Gustav Vigeland. He was also responsible for the design and features found in the beautiful open space. The National Gallery houses permanent and touring exhibits displaying the works of Edvard Munch and other international artists. Collections range from the romantic period to the middle of the 1900s. The Fairy Tale Room appeals to young visitors with a collection of princesses and fairytale creatures. The Drawing Room enables guests to test their art skills.
The Kon-Tiki Museum houses the collection of artifacts obtained by Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl. The facility features vessels from various Pacific Island cultures along with artifacts. Guests also have the chance to take a 30-meter cave tour and see an underwater exhibit. The Blaafarveværket mines were established in 1773 and used to extract cobalt for the blue dye used in the glass and porcelain industries around the world. Today, guests have the chance to tour the quarries and mines, which are used to age Eiker Gardsysteri cheese. The site also features a 39-meter tall waterfall, art exhibits, a children’s farm, restaurants, and shops.