Disclaimer: We must thanks Visit Oslo for all their support to make this post possible.
If you are planning to visit Oslo, Norway, there is one thing you must consider: Oslo is one of the most expensive cities you might visit EVER. If you are looking forward to explore and make the most of your visit, my recommendation is to get an Oslo Pass.
With the Oslo Pass you have the possibility to enter for the cost of the pass to many different attractions as museums, public transportation and sightseen. You can buy an Oslo Pass for 24 hours, 48 hours or 72 hours. The prices for each of them in Norwegian Krones and Dollars are the following:
|Adults||24 hours: 335 NOK ($41USD)
48 hours: 490 NOK ($60 USD)
72 hours: 620 NOK ($76 USD)
|Child/Seniors*||24 hours: 170 NOK ($21 USD)
48 hours: 250 NOK ($31 USD)
72 hours: 310 NOK ($38 USD)
During this visit to Oslo, I decided to visit as most as attractions as possible using the Oslo Pass. These were my favorites:
Nobel Peace Center:
The Nobel Peace Center is a great place to visit if you want to discover more about the Nobel Peace Prize winners and the selection process. I would say that if you acquire a Oslo Pass, it in fact a place you should see. Is close to one of the hippest places in the city which is Aker Brygge. If you visit this museum, you will be close to many other attractions in the city
Edvard Munch Museum
I must say that Edvard Munch is one of my favorite painters so I always find a way to enjoy this museum. Here you will get to see Munch work beyond the famous Scream. In the Munch Museum they have a copy of the Scream but you can actually see some other of his works as his self portraits. Next year the Munch Museum will be relocated in a new building close to the Opera House.
Henrik Ibsen Museum
This is my personal favorite museum in Oslo, but it all has to do with my personal love for literature. A Doll’s House is one of my favorite plays in the history of theater, and well, in the museum you have a great idea of Ibsen’s literary influences and as well, you can join the tour inside the apartment he lived for the last 11 years of his life. If you like literature, theatre or are just curious, this is one of the places you should visit with your Oslo Pass.
This is the place where you actually will see the original Scream by Munch. The National Gallery has a great representation of Norwegian and Scandinavian art that every art enthusiast should see. The National Gallery is included in the Oslo Pass, but on Thursday the museum is free. Its permanent collections and the temporary ones are totally worth seen.
As I already mentioned, I am a literature freak and yes, the National Library holds different expositions related to Norwegian Literature. For my luck, this time the exposition was called Nora Around The World referring to the different actresses around the world that have played the role of Nora in the Ibsen’s play A Doll House. If you ask me, this exposition was one of the things I loved the most from Oslo during this visit.
Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
This is a museum no one should miss when visiting Oslo. This Open air museum contains 150 different house models of different periods in Norwegian history. You also get to see their traditional clothes, see the way they used to live, learn about their traditional dances and even, you can try their traditional bread called Lefse. This would be the one thing I would say that no one -regardless of age and if you’re really a peson who enjoy museums or not- should not miss in Oslo.
Free Things You Need to See:
Vigeland Sculpture Park
The Vigeland Sculpture Park is the most visited attraction in Oslo. Here you can find more than 200 sculptures made by Gustav Vigeland made out of bronce and granite. At the center of the park you can find the Monolith, one of Vigeland’s most known piece. It is made out of carved granited and features different bodies climbing each other to form a tower. If you’re a fan of Vigeland work you might know that human figures is one of his main themes. In this park, you will have the opportunity to actually get to see that. Another place that you shouldn’t miss in Oslo.
Another thing that you shouldn’t miss. This amazing bulding is made out of granite and marble imported from Italy has become one of the landmarkd of the city. The building is made to make possible for the visitors to climb up to the roof and get to see the city from there. These have been one of my favorite experiences in the city.