Oslo in just One Day

Museums in Oslo

If you want to check out some museums, you should plan in the early morning, because most museums are only open between 10am and 4pm (until 6pm in the summer). If you only have time to visit one museum, you should visit The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History (Norwegian Folk Museum) in Bygdøy. It has an Open-Air Museum with 160 historic buildings.  It covers all the Norwegian folk costumes, folk art, church art and Sami culture. This museum is very popular and is ranked as activity #6 of 390 on Tripadvisor.

Not far from the Folk museum, you will also find the Viking Ship Museum, Kontiki and the Fram Museum. If you are interested in explorers, you should check out the museum about the explorer Thor Heyerdahl who is famous for his Kon-tiki expedition. Heyerdahl sailed more than 8000 kilometers across the Pacific Ocean in a handmade float from South America to the Tuamotu islands. The Kontiki museum is not big, but is very interesting, well worth to visit.

The Vigeland Park is attraction #1 and is absolutely recommended. The park is open 24 hours but although there are some lightning, we encourage you to go there while there is daylight. There is also a Vigeland museum, but the park is the most famous one. Here you will find Gustav Vigeland’s popular “Angry Boy” and lots of other impressive characters and sculptures in a beautiful setting with flowers, water and plants. The park is a great place to stroll for an hour or so or have a picnic lunch, but you can also do it quicker.

Ski Museum

In this museum, you can learn everything about the Holmenkollen ski jump, which is one of Oslo’s most important icons. It is here where you get to know the history and why this ski jump is so important for Norway. Here you also learn about the Winter Olympic Games that was held in Oslo. This museum is open 365 days a year!

Opening hours
10.00 – 16.00: October until April
10.00 – 17.00: May and September
09.00 – 20.00: June, July an August

Open 365 days a year!

Map and Location

Gallery

 

What to see?
Get to know Holmenkollen and the ski interest in Norway. Norwegians love to do snow activities and ski jumping is something that people loves to watch in real life and on TV here. So to see how the Holmenkollen raised that interest is great and this is what the Ski museum shows you. Here you get to know about the oldest ski jump of its kind in the world.

Price:
130 NOK for Adults
65 NOK for Children
110 NOK if more than 10 Persons in a Group
110 NOK for students or seniors
320 NOK for Family ticket

This price also gives you access to enter the observation deck on the top of the jump tower, which offers panoramic view of Oslo.

Holmenkollen ski jump Tower

Before or after the visit at the ski museum. It is nice to take a trip up to the Holmenkollen ski jump tower. From here you can get an amazing view of Oslo, which is worth every second.

Opening hours
10.00 – 16.00: October until April
10.00 – 17.00: May and September
09.00 – 20.00: June, July an August

Open 365 days a year!

Map and Location

Gallery

 

What to see?
Here you can get an amazing view of Oslo from the top. We advice you to come here when it’s clear sky, because in winter the area can be filled with the very known Holmenkollen fog. When it’s present, then the view is at zero.

Price:
130 NOK for Adults
65 NOK for Children
110 NOK if more than 10 Persons in a Group
110 NOK for students or seniors
320 NOK for Family ticket

This price also gives you access to the ski museum which sits at the base of Holmenkollen ski jump.