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Oslo has everything you'd expect from the capital of Norway: great shops, wonderful restaurants and an incredible array of things to do. For example, there are more than 50 museums and galleries.
This is why a visit to Oslo is a must. You'll find plenty to interest you and your family. Oslo is one of those places where you'll never be bored.

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Galleries and museums in Oslo

Give yourself time to check out a few of the museums and galleries in the city. Among the most popular apart from the Vikingskipshuset are the Nasjonalgalleriet (National Gallery), Kon-Tiki Museum and Vigelandsparken (Vigeland Sculpture Park).
  • The Nasjonalgalleriet houses Norway's largest range of Nordic, Norwegian and international art from 1800 to the present day. In particular, look out for the dynamic works of Edvard Munch (1863–1944).

  • In Oslo's Kon-Tiki Museum, you can see the raft that carried Thor Heyerdahl on his expeditions to the Galapogos Islands, the Easter Islands and Peru. You can also learn more about his series of voyages and discoveries.

  • The Vigelandsparken in Oslo has more than 1 million visitors a year. Once you're in the park, you'll see why. It contains more than 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland (1869 – 1943). These are in cast iron, bronze and granite and set in a beautiful landscape.

  • At Akershus festning, take a guided tour and try to be present for the changing of the guards at 1:30 pm. As for the Opera House, book to see a concert or show on one of the three stages, or simply admire the building from the outside.

  • The Opera House stands by the side of the sea in a magnificent location. Here you can see the raft that carried Thor Heyerdahl on his expeditions to the Galapogos Islands, the Easter Islands and Peru. You can also learn more about his series of voyages and discoveries.

  • The Vigelandsparken in Oslo has more than 1 million visitors a year. Once you're in the park, you'll see why. It contains more than 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland (1869 – 1943). These are in cast iron, bronze and granite and set in a beautiful landscape.

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Family activities in Oslo

If you visit Oslo with your family, you must go to TusenFryd Amusement Park. You can easily spend a day or more using the exciting rides, eating in the restaurants and browsing through the shops. For younger children, go to the Barnas Fryd area of the TusenFryd Amusement Park. Barnas Fryd has gentler activities that will captivate your children's attention.

If your family is into nature book a round trip in Norway's most beautiful fjord scenery.

Save money buy a Oslo Pass

For convenience and to save money, buy an Oslo Pass. You can buy these at any of Oslo's tourist information centers. The pass includes free travel on public transport, free parking in Oslo's municipal car parks and free access to the city's sights and museums. There's a separate pass for children under 16.

The passes last for 24, 48 or 72 hours. You can also use them for discounts at various attractions in Oslo such as TusenFryd Amusement Park.

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Yaya's
Munkedamsveien 53B

Tel: +47 22 83 71 10
www.yayas.no

A little piece of Thailand in the heart of Oslo. What a place, what a fantastic meal, what an experience!
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Rådhuskaia



Buy fresh shrimp straight from the boat at Rådhuskaia and if  you're lucky, you can buy shrimp from one of Norway's richest men.

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Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1
www.operaen.no


Have you ever gone for a walk on an opera house? In Oslo, you can! Don't forget your sunglasses - you don't want to go snowblind.
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