Visit Oslo: My Oslo Pass favorite attractions
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 want to explore and make the most while you visit Oslo, my recommendation is to get an Oslo Pass. I will show you some tips to make your trip easier while using the Oslo Pass and why I am sure you need to get one.
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With the Oslo Pass, you have the possibility while you visit Oslo to enter many different attractions like museums, public transportation, and sightseeing landscapes just for the cost of the pass. 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: 445 NOK ($48USD)
48 hours: 655 NOK ($70 USD)
72 hours: 820 NOK ($88 USD)
|Child/Seniors*||24 hours: 355 NOK ($38 USD)
48 hours: 520 NOK ($56 USD)
72 hours: 655 NOK ($70 USD)
During this visit to Oslo, I decided to visit as most 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 an Oslo Pass, it in fact a place you should see. Is close to one of the hippest places that you should go to while you visit Oslo 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 to 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. In the Ibsen’s Museum, you have a great idea of Ibsen’s literary influences. You can join the tour inside the apartment he lived in 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 painting, the most famous work of Edvard 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 seeing when you get to visit Oslo.
As I already mentioned, I am a literature freak and yes, the National Library holds different expositions related to Norwegian Literature. I was lucky enough that during my visit they were having an exposition called Nora Around The World referring to the different actresses around the world that have played the role of Nora in Ibsen’s play A Doll House. If you ask me, this exposition was one of the things I loved the most from Oslo during my 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 from different periods in Norwegian history. You also can get to see their traditional clothes, 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 person who enjoys museums or not- should not miss while visiting Oslo.
Free Things You Need to See that you don’t need the Oslo Pass for:
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 bronze and granite. At the center of the park, you can find the Monolith, one of Vigeland’s most known pieces. It is made out of carved granite and features different bodies climbing each other to form a tower. If you’re a fan of Vigeland’s work you might know that human figures are 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 while you visit Oslo.
Another thing that you shouldn’t miss. This amazing building is made out of granite and marble imported from Italy has become one of the landmarks of the city. The building is made to allow visitors to climb up to the roof and get to see the city from there. These have been some of my favorite experiences in the city.
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