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I had the chance to travel around Oslo using the Oslo Pass. These were my 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 top things to do in Oslo to make your trip easier. I did these using the Oslo Pass and I am sure you need to get one.

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With the Oslo Pass, you have the possibility to visit all the top things to do in Oslo. You can visit 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 NUSD 70n Krones and Dollars USD 88 following:

Adults 24 hours: 445 NOK (USD 48)
8 hours: 655 NOK (USD 70)
72 hours: 820 NOK (USD 88)
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 many of the top things to do in Oslo using the Oslo Pass. These were my favorites:

Top things to do in Oslo: Nobel Peace Center

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Nobel Peace Center - Oslo -

Nobel Peace Center - Oslo -

The Nobel Peace Center is a great place to visit if you want to discover more about the Nce 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 and one of the top things to do in Oslo which is Aker Brygge. If you visit this museum, you will be close to many other attractions in the city.

Discover more of the Nobel Peace Center and Aker Brygge on TripAdvisor

Top things to do in Oslo: Edvard Munch Museum

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Henrik Ibsen portrait by Vigeland and Munch

I must say that Edvard Munch Munch is one of my favorite painters. I always find a way to enjoy this museum. Here you will get to seek beyond the famous Scream. In the Munch Museum, they have a copy of the Scream. You can actually see some other of his works as his self-portraits. The Munch Museum was relocated to a new building close to the Opera House and these are the top things to do in Oslo.

See more of the Munch Museum on TripAdvisor.

Top things to do in Oslo: Ibsen Museum

Henrik Ibsen Museum - Oslo - Henrik Ibsen Museum - Oslo -

This is my personal favorite museum in Oslo, but it all has to do with my personal lovIbseniterature. 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, and theatre, or are just curious, this is one of the top things to do in Oslo with your Oslo Pass.

See more of the Ibsen’s Museum on TripAdvisor


Top things to do in Oslo: National Gallery

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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 is free. Its permanent collections and the temporary ones are totally some of the top things to do in Oslo.

See more of the National Gallery on TripAdvisor

Top things to do in Oslo: National Library

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National Library - 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. This exposition is about 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 top things to do in Oslo if you visit.

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Top things to do in Oslo: 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, and learn about their traditional dances. You can even try their traditional bread collapse. This would be one of the top things to do in Oslo -regardless of age and if you’re a person who enjoys museums or not-

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National Museum of Cultural History - Oslo - National Museum of Cultural History - Oslo -

Learn more about the Norse Folkemuseum on TripAdvisor

Top things to do in Oslo for free with Oslo Pass:

Vigeland Sculpture Park

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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 get to see that. Another place that is one of the top things to do in Oslo.

See more of the Vigeland Sculpture Park on Trip Advisor

Top things to do in Oslo: Opera House

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Another one of the top things to do in Oslo. This amazing building is made out of granite and marble imported from Italy and 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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I had the opportunity to visit Oslo and use an Oslo Pass. These are the top things to do in Oslo that I suggest you to use the Oslo Pass or visit Oslo someday.

Brenda: + 33 years old + Puerto Rican + Viajera Boricua + Master in Cultural Tourism + Foreign Language Major + Hispanic Studies Minor + Portuguese + Italian + Russian + Literature Freak + ♥’s Indie Music + Volleyball Enthusiast + Tricolor do Morumbi(SPFC) + San Antonio Spurs +


  • August 30, 2016

    I will bookmark this page. I plan to be in Oslo in December

  • August 30, 2016

    Good to know about the pass and how expensive it is there! Gotta be prepared 🙂 I do hope to visit someday!!

  • August 30, 2016

    Ooh, I bet the “Nora Around the World” exhibit was amazing, I’d love to see that!

  • August 30, 2016

    I went to Oslo years ago and it was also one of the most expensive cities then too! That sculpture park haunted my dreams (so random) but I really liked the Munch Museum as well. Where else have you been in Norway?

  • August 30, 2016

    When I visited Vienna I bought a similar pass and it seemed to save me a lot of money! I’ll have to remember this when I visit Oslo 🙂

  • August 30, 2016

    The viking ship museum and the ski jumping hill was two other places I really liked in Oslo besides Vigeland Park. 🙂

  • August 31, 2016

    I got a city pass for few of the cities I visited in Europe this time around. Will keep this in mind when I visit Oslo. I loved the Vigeland Sculpture park the best.

  • August 31, 2016

    Oslo looks amazing!! Wow some of these photos are stunning, and so many places i want to see too! I love a good pass as well, and this definitely looks value for money in an expensive city!

  • August 31, 2016

    gorgeous pictures and descriptions ! I never been to Oslo, but I know I need to go! Saving your post for my euro trip 2017 once I come back to Europe! thanks for sharing! 🙂

  • August 31, 2016

    I didn’t realize Oslo was so expensive. The pass sounds like a good deal. I would really like to see the Munch and Ibsen museums. I already love lefse, so I couldn’t pass that up!

  • August 31, 2016

    I would never have guessed that Oslo would be so pricey~ definitely worth it to buy a pass! I would love to see the Nobel Peace Center; the depth and unyielding dedication of Nobel winners is really impressive.

  • September 1, 2016

    thanks for sharing – I am planning to go to OSLO i will follow your tips

  • October 9, 2016

    Very good blog post. I definitely appreciate this website.

    Stick with it!


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