Best things to do in Oslo

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Experiences you might enjoy

Here are some activities hosted by locals that would help you explore the city.

Locals’ favorite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

1. Mathallen Oslo
5 Vulkan
382local recommendations
Patience says “Food hall & cafes: closed on Mondays, super sales & tastings on Tuesdays. Saturdays Smelteverket (th...” ·
2. Villa Paradiso Grünerløkka
8 Olaf Ryes plass
218local recommendations
Erik says “More of a family restaurant. Serves great pizza. One of Jan Vardøens many good places in Oslo. For t...” ·
3. Oslo Opera House
1 Kirsten Flagstads Plass
360local recommendations
Vladan says “Oslo's Opera House is located right at the harbour, with an angled, white exterior that appears to r...” ·
4. Frogner Park
199local recommendations
Christian says “Frogner Park (Frognerparken) is the biggest park in central parts of Oslo and a popular recreational...” ·
5. Blå
9C Brenneriveien
199local recommendations
Patience says “Sunday arts & crafts market, large graffiti murals, live music, and a cafe sometimes. A lovely place...” ·
6. Munchmuseet
53 Tøyengata
352local recommendations
Vilde Alette
Vilde Alette says “One of the must sees in Oslo is the collection of Edvard Munch at the Munch museum. Situated in the ...” ·
7. Vigelandsparken
340local recommendations
Lisa Knatterud
Lisa Knatterud says “Vigelandsparken is one of Norway's most visited attractions with more than one million visitors ever...” ·
8. Akerselva
134local recommendations
Kristin says “The river Akerselva is more like a urban park. The river strolls from Kjelsås, through Torsion and G...” ·
9. Aku-Aku Tiki Bar
32 Thorvald Meyers gate
126local recommendations
Runa says “Aku-Aku is very nice and small tiki bar. Furnitures and decor are vintage. Some of the decor is on l...” ·
10. Tim Wendelboe
1 Grüners gate
132local recommendations
Christian says “Micro roastery, coffee training centre and espresso bar with a goal of being among the best coffee r...” ·
11. Aker Brygge
214local recommendations
Kristin says “Aker Brygge is a melting pot where people meet, mingle and visit. Oslo´s residents come to shop, eat...” ·
12. Grünerløkka
208local recommendations
Sutharsan says “"Through Oslo, from north to south, runs the river Akerselva. Along the river there are parklands an...” ·
13. Ekebergparken
179local recommendations
Vladan says “Sculpture and national heritage park with a strong international art collection surrounded by beauti...” ·
14. Delicatessen Grünerløkka
8 Søndre gate
117local recommendations
Linn says “The best tapas restaurant in town :) Not possible to make reservations, but if you´re not that many ...” ·
15. The Nighthawk Diner
15A Seilduksgata
98local recommendations
Ane says “American diner that serves excellent pancakes for breakfast. Breakfast is served all day, as well as...” ·
16. Holmenkollen
118local recommendations
Christian says “A historic landmark in the Norwegian consciousness, Holmenkollen embodies more than a century of ski...” ·
17. Oslo Mekaniske Verksted
34 Tøyenbekken
103local recommendations
Ida says “Relaxed, living rooom-like bar w/ bare brick walls, fireplace, mismatched furniture and board games....” ·
18. Smalhans
43 Ullevålsveien
99local recommendations
Maria Flores
Maria Flores says “Smalhans is a casual neighborhood restaurant at St. Hanshaugen. Go here for simple lunch dishes in t...” ·
19. Crow Bar & Brewery
32 Torggata
90local recommendations
Patience says “Crow is a popular brewery in a pedestrian area with lots of bars, cafes & restaurants. It has a good...” ·
20. The Royal Palace
1 Slottsplassen
264local recommendations
Joachim says “The royal residence at the top of Karl Johans gate is home to King Harald V and Queen Sonja. Its onl...” ·
21. Ekebergrestauranten
15 Kongsveien
118local recommendations
Terje says “A nice strawl up the hill or tram 18/19 will take you up to Ekeberg that offers a very nice view of ...” ·
22. Kulturhuset
6 Youngs gate
87local recommendations
Stein Inge
Stein Inge says “Kulturhuset is a great place both day and night, in conjunction with, concerts, lectures, presentati...” ·
23. Bogstadveien
179local recommendations
Christian says “One of Oslo's major shopping streets, a short walk from the flat! On this 1 km strip, you'll find cl...” ·
24. Fuglen
2 Universitetsgata
82local recommendations
Bjørn & Karen
Bjørn & Karen says “Still one of Oslos hidden gems. During the day it is one of Oslos best coffee bars, at night (after ...” ·
25. Munchies
18c Torggata
75local recommendations
Anette says “Coolest burger joint in the town - fat and juicy burgers made on the house. Relatively cheap. Open u...” ·
26. Tøyenbadet
90 Helgesens gate
81local recommendations
Gung says “Norway's most popular public pool is located near the centre of Oslo. Tøyenbadet features two ind...” ·
27. Karl Johans gate
Karl Johans gate
155local recommendations
Merethe says “Oslo`s main street (shops, bars, the King`s Castle in the end of it, "Stortinget"). Walking street w...” ·
28. Postkontoret
78local recommendations
Merethe says “Bar, cafe, pizza, shuffle board, (concerts), sit inside/ outside. Popular, nice, new place in Oslo,...” ·
29. The University's Botanical Garden
1 Sars' gate
145local recommendations
Kaia says “This wonderful park is an excellent spot for a walk or just chilling on a sunny day. Located just do...” ·
30. Ryes Bar
59 Thorvald Meyers gate
73local recommendations
Patience says “Ryes is a fun place popular with the rock-a-billy / Tattoo set. But if that is not you, don't let th...” ·