Oslo Travel Tips + Photos

My impression of Oslo:
Oslo is an immensely charming, albeit expensive, capital city. But don’t let the cost deter you as there are ways you can enjoy the city without breaking the bank.

Oslo Travel Tip:
Get an Oslo Pass. The Oslo Pass is a fantastic deal and if you plan to be in the city for a few days, take advantage of it!

As mention on the Oslo Pass website: “The Oslo Pass gives you free entry to 30 museums and attractions, free travel on all public transport, free entry to outdoor swimming pools, free walking tours, discounts on sightseeing, ski simulator, Tusenfryd Amusement Park, concert tickets, climbing, ski rental, and special offers in restaurants, shops, entertainment and leisure venues”.

You can get more information on the Oslo Pass at https://www.visitoslo.com/en/activities-and-attractions/oslo-pass/.

Oslo Travel Tip:
Weather permitting, take a bicycle tour of the city.

Oslo is a bicycle-friendly city and since not everything is within short walking distance, sightseeing by bicycle is a good way to see the lay-of-the-land.

Once you know your way around the city a bit, go to a supermarket, buy some sandwiches, fruits and water and make a day of cycling around this gorgeous city! There are a number of parks and waterfronts, all of which are free, that you can cycle to and enjoy.

Top things to do in Oslo:
There are a number of things to see and do in Oslo. Some of the more famous tourist sites are:
Akershus Fortress
Oslo Cathedral
City Hall
Aker Brygge
Royal Palace
Oslo Opera House
Museum of Cultural History
Vigeland Sculpture Park, which was my favourite place in Oslo!

Vigeland Sculpture Park is one of the most unique city parks I have ever visited! Best of all, the park is free and open 24 hours! What makes this park unique are the statutes. There are more than 200 of Gustav Vigeland’s statutes throughout the park.

All of the statutes are beautiful and some are just downright bizarre. You can easily spend an afternoon admiring these beautiful and bizarre sculptures. You can see more photos from Vigeland Sculpture Park below in the My Oslo Photos below.

Oslo Travel Tips:
There are water fountains in the Vigeland Sculpture Park so you can refill your water bottles, which is what I did when I visited the Park after spending an afternoon cycling around. Water in Oslo is one of the cleanest in the water!

Which parent hasn't had a day like this?! Click to enlarge.
My Oslo Photos
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