As the biggest park in Oslo, Frogner is hugely popular with locals and tourists for its many activities and fascinating natural beauty. The park is home to Norway’s largest collection of roses – housing a total of 40,000 plants of 150 species. Choose to have a barbeque, visit the open-air bath, the Manor House or Oslo City Museum – all contained within Frogner Park!
Fram Polar Ship Museum
This museum is dedicated to the story of Norwegian polar expeditions and is home to the world’s strongest polar vessel – Fram, built by Scots-Norwegian shipbuilder Colin Archer. Visit the museum and enjoy viewing original ship interiors and learn about exhibitions spanning all four corners of the globe. The museum is located in an area with several other museums in close proximity, so you can really make a day of it with your visit.
Holmenkollen Ski Museum and Ski Jump Tower
A must see for any extreme sports enthusiast or adrenaline junkie! The ski museum has been open since 1923 and is a fascinating insight into the history of Scandinavian skiing. Not for the faint-hearted, the ski jump was opened in 2010 as one of the first designer ski jumps ever to be built. It is an eye-watering 60 metres from ground level, and before you take the plunge, make sure you remember to visit the ski jump tower – offering spectacular panoramic views of Oslo.
Vigelandsparken is home to more than 200 bronze, granite and cast iron sculptures built by Gustav Vigeland who was also responsible for the design of the park. Take a look at Vigeland’s famous sculptures such as the little Angry Boy, (Sinnataggen), the Monolith (Monolitten) and the Wheel of Life (Livshjulet).
The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet
Join a visitor tour or watch impressive shows on three stages at the Opera House. Admire the beautiful architecture and interior, and enjoy breathtaking panorama views of Oslo and the fjord from the building’s roof.