Discover Oslo on a Budget

October 1, 2017

Norway is a beautiful country, with a vibrant and entertaining capital city and its possible to enjoy a fantastic break in this great city and see plenty of sights on a budget .

You can reach Oslo by ferry via our Copenhagen-Oslo route.

One of the first things you should do is get hold of an Oslo Pass, which gives you free access to more than 30 museums and attractions, as well as discounts in restaurants, cafes, and leisure venues, and free travel on all public transport. You can pick one up at Oslo’s visitor centres and museums or your hotel or campsite.

  1. Vigeland Park

This extraordinary sculpture park is the largest in the world created by a single artist – and it’s free to enter. You can wander at your leisure through the hundreds of colossal structures, each depicting everyday people in surprisingly moving scenes and postures. It’s one of the top attractions in the country and open to visitors throughout the year.

  1. Oslo Opera House

One of the most striking buildings in the city is the Opera House, rising out of the bay like an angular iceberg. You don’t need to fork out for a ticket to explore it, either, as visitors can walk up the sloping roofs and terraces to enjoy panoramic views of the city at any time of day.

  1. Viking Ship Museum

Seeing a proper Viking longboat is a must when visiting Norway, and there are three in this amazing museum. The ships themselves are over a thousand years old and incredibly well-preserved. As well as the ships, you can see the many things they were buried with, including jewellery, tools, and even horse carts. It’s about £7.50 for adults, and free for kids under 18.

  1. Oslo National Gallery

Norway’s largest collection of paintings is on display here, including the iconic ‘Scream’ by Edvard Munch. It’s free to enter, and there are a range of galleries and exhibitions catering to different tastes and art forms, making it a great place explore for adults or kids.

  1. Nobel Peace Center

A visit to this centre gives you an amazing insight into past Nobel Prize winners, with guided tours on every hour. You can discover the stories behind each Nobel winner, with exhibitions relating to peace and conflict around the world.



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