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Best places to visit in Norway

Frammuseet
Country: Norway

The Frammuseet or Fram Museum is a museum, which tells the story of polar exploration by the Norwegians. The museum is located in Oslo, Norway, on the peninsula of Bygdoy. It is near several other museums such as the Kon-Tiki Museum, Viking Ship ...

Sjomannskirken
Country: Norway

Sjomannsmisjon, refers to the Seamen’s Mission. In 1954, this mission acquired a gorgeous building located on the Bygdoy. This building was used to help the sailors and others that were working in the Oslo Harbor. The building was a house ...

Hukodden
Country: Norway

The majority of the land located on the south side of Bygdoy that faces the fjord is public. This land offers quiet walkways in the woods and along the shore. At the southern tip of the Peninsula, visitors will find Hukodden Beach. On hot summer ...

Bygdoy Kongsgard
Country: Norway

Bygdoy Kongsgard was used by King Olav V for a summer residence. He used this royal estate for many years because he enjoyed the peace and idyllic surroundings offered by the royal farm from the 14th century.  The farm wa ...

Oscarshall Slott
Country: Norway

King Oscar I from Sweden and Queen Josephine from Norway and Sweden, commissioned a palace to be built in Oslo. The summer palace was designed by Johan Henrik Nebelong and built from the years 1847 through 1852. The palace was named Oscarshall a ...

Oslo Bymuseum
Country: Norway

The Oslo Bymuseum is a manor house from the 18th century. The home has been extremely well preserved. It is located in the Frogner Hovedgard. The museum is dedicated to the 1000 year history of the city. The growth of the town as well ...

Vigelandsmuseet
Country: Norway

The Vigelandmuseet is located near the Vigelandsparken. It is here where people can see the major output of art from Gustav Vigeland. Gustav was born in the year 1869 and lived until 1943. The collection at the museum contains 2700 sculptures do ...

Gamlebyen
Country: Norway

During the middle ages the city of Oslo had its center in Gamlebyen. This area is often called Old Town. From around the 12th century through 1624, when a great fire destroyed the area, almost all of the development of the Old Town ar ...

Munch-museet
Country: Norway

The Munch museum holds the biggest collection of works completed by the artist Edvard Munch. Before Munch passed away in 1944, he donated all of the paintings that he possessed to the city of Oslo. Almost a 100 years after he was born, the Munch ...

Botanisk Hage and Museum
Country: Norway

Located directly across from the Munch Museum, you will find the Botanisk Hage. This is the biggest botanical garden in all of Norway. Many of the residents of the city visit the gardens on a regular basis. The locals and visitors alike come to ...

Geologisk Museum
Country: Norway

When you first enter the Geologisk Museum, you are going to encounter an  eye catching showcase of gemstones. These gemstones mainly have an origin in Norway.  On the ground floor you will find a presentation of the geological ...

Zoologisk Museum
Country: Norway

The Zoologisk Museum was erected in 1904 through 1908. It was the first of the 3 natural science museums that were created in Toyen, which is located in the Botanical Gardens. It was at this time that the collections came under their own roof si ...

Grunerlokka
Country: Norway

The former working class district of Gr?nerlokka has undergone something of a renaissance in recent years. It is made up largely of apartment blocks dating from the end of the 19th century, which were under threat of demolition. But repeated propos ...

Det Internasjonale Barnekunstmuseet
Country: Norway

Det Internasjonale Barnekunstmuseet is the International Museum for Children’s Art. It is located in Oslo, Norway. This museum is a pioneer in the industry as it is the first museum to be filled with art that was created by children. The a ...

Norsk Teknisk Museum
Country: Norway

The subject matter of the Norsk Teknisk Museum is technology from the past and from the present. The translation of the name of the museum is Norwegian Museum for Science and Technology. The museum is located in Kjelsas and was founded in the ye ...

Emanuel Vigeland Museum
Country: Norway

One of the most unusual museums of Norway is located on the west side of Oslo. The museum is dedicated to Emanuel Vigeland, who was an artist. Emanuel was Gustav’s younger brother. Gustav is famous for his sculptures and for the creation o ...

Holmenkollen
Country: Norway

Many people love to visit Norway because of the skiing. One of the most impressive ski jumps in the country is located at Holmenkollen. When it comes to ski jumping, it is always guaranteed to attract crowds, and this location is no different.&n ...

Frognerseteren
Country: Norway

Frognerseteren is a favorite spot to take excursions. It is about a thirty minute walk from the Holmenkollen hill. The area was a pasture originally. The first inhabitants lived here during the 1790s.  Here visitors will find a trad ...

Bogstad Herregard
Country: Norway

Bogstad Herregard is located on a promontory which is on the east side of the Bogstad Lake, located in Sokerdalen. It is a farming estate that dates back to the Middle Ages. Bogstad Herregard was first owned by the Cistercian Monastery. The mona ...

Halden
Country: Norway

For individuals that are traveling to Norway from Sweden, the town of Halden is the gateway town. The town is set between forests and lakes on one side and a gorgeous archipelago on the other. It sits back on Iddefjorden.  Halden wa ...

Sarpsborg
Country: Norway

Sarpsborg was founded by King Olav in the year 1016. This makes the town the third oldest in Norway. The history of Sarpsborg can actually be traced back over 7000 years as there were primitive fortifications, rock carvings, stone monuments, and ...

Hanko
Country: Norway

Hanko is an island that is in the Oslo Fjord of Norway. The island used to be owned by the Dano-Norwegian King. The king would often hunt deer on the island. Later, the island became one for retreat and some of the more notable visitors to the i ...

Moss
Country: Norway

Moss is an important trading and industrial center for Ostfold County. The town is very well known for the art galleries that are found throughout the area. In addition, the streets of Moss are lined with sculptures. The harbor has been a juncti ...

Drobak
Country: Norway

Drobak is a wonderful wooden village that is just 30 minutes south of Oslo. It is located on the east side of Oslofjorden. The village was once a pilot station. It would serve as the winter port for when the capital and the fjord closer were ice ...

Tusenfryd
Country: Norway

Tusenfryd stands for Thousand Joys. It is also a common daisy. Tusenfryd is the largest amusement park in Norway. It is located about 20 miles south of Oslo. From the years 1950 through 1985, the area that the park is now in belonged to a zoo. T ...

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
Country: Norway

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter is located in Hovikiodden, in the Baerum municipality. It is an art museum and is just about 10 kilometers south of the city of Oslo. It was founded in the year 1968 by Sonja Henie, who was an Olympic champion in figure ...

Horten
Country: Norway

Visitors that approach the town of Horten from the north are greeted by Hortenspiken. This bronze statute is known as the girl from Horten and is a welcoming site for those that come here. The girl in the statue is holding a boat, which shows th ...

Borre National Park
Country: Norway

Borre National Park is the site of an extensive collection of graves from the former kings of Scandinavia. The park has 21 small burial grounds as well as 7 large ones. Excavations that took place near the end of the 1980s show that many of the ...

Sandefjord
Country: Norway

Sandefjord is located in Vestfold county, in Norway. The municipality was established in January of 1838. The rural area of Sandar merged with the city in 1968. The city is well-known for the prosperous whaling industry and the rich Viking histo ...

Larvik
Country: Norway

Larvik, is a city in Norway that was founded in the year 1671. It was founded by Ulrik Fredrik Gyldenlove. Gyldenlove become the first count of the city. You can still visit the castle today. The Treschow estate is located here. This is the home ...

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