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Ekebergparken

A national heritage park with contemporary outdoor sculptures (including works by Louise Bourgeois and Salvador Dali), Ekebergparken, is a lot of fun. Located on a hillside, Ekebergparken boasts some spectacular lookout points; the perfect location to take in the city below and the fjord beyond.

The Munch Museum

Unlike its somewhat unimpressive exterior, exhibitions at The Munch museum are elating. Dedicated to the life and works of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, the museum’s collections comprise of a staggering 1,150 paintings, close to 18,000 prints and 7,700 drawings and watercolours. Today the museum houses more than half of the artist’s paintings and most of print motifs.

Astrup Fearnley Museum

For contemporary art, the Astrup Fearnley museum is a strong candidate. Designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano, the Astrup Fearnley museum is appealing before you step inside. In addition to native artists, previous exhibitions have included Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons.

The Floating Sauna

Close to the opera is the floating sauna. Made of recycled driftwood and plastic, this is a unique hot bathing experience. On land, there’s also a sauna bar called Salt where you can rent a small sauna made out of whisky barrels or just pay to enter the main event with a view of the fjord.

  • 4 Frognerstranda
    Oslo
    0250

Boat Ride

In summer, take a boat out to some of the smaller fjord islands, like Gressholmen or Hovedøya. It takes between 10 and 20 minutes with public transport to reach both places and once there you can swim or hire a boat for the afternoon. Bring a disposable barbecue or have some shrimp on loaf with mayonnaise, lemon and dill at local restaurant, Gressholmen Kro.

Korketrekkeren

Built for the 1952 Olympic Games as Norway’s first bobsleigh track, Korketrekkeren is 1.5 km of childish fun. Take the metro to Frognerseteren to reach the winter tobogganing slope dubbed the “corkscrew”.  The toboggan slide is free of charge, so all you need to do is rent a sledge. Once you reach the end at Midstuen metro station, you can hop on the metro to the starting point and do it all again.

  • +47 22 49 01 21
  • Oslo
    0791

Ekebergparken

The Munch Museum

Astrup Fearnley Museum

The Floating Sauna

Korketrekkeren

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