Visit in Oslo

Best Places to Visit in Oslo

Oslo is one of the world’s largest capitals in terms of area but only 20 percent of this land mass has been developed, the remainder consists of parks, protected forests, hills, and hundreds of lakes. Best Places to Visit in Oslo such as Akershus Fortress, Oslo Cathedral, Aker Brygge, National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design.

1. Akershus Fortress

Rising above the Oslofjord on the promontory of Akersnes sits the majestic Akershus Fortress, built by Håkon V at the end of the 13th Century.

2. Oslo Cathedral

Although consecrated in 1697, Oslo’s Cathedral has been rebuilt and renovated numerous times.

3. City Hall

Oslo’s enormous City Hall (Rådhuset) is undoubtedly one of the city’s great landmarks. This imposing square building, built of concrete faced with brick, was designed by Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulson and has two towers, one of them adorned with a huge clock face.

4. Aker Brygge

Built around an abandoned shipyard, Oslo’s Aker Brygge area is the heart and soul of the city.

5. National Museum of Art, Architecture, and Design

Oslo’s National Museum is a must-see, and in fact, incorporates a number of exhibition venues across the city, so be prepared to spend time exploring them.