Day Trip in Oslo - Norway

When travelling to Norway, should not miss visiting Oslo where is the capital city of Norway. The visitors may spend half day or one day or two days here. The transportation is convenient. I already mentioned about one day pass in the previous article, click here. I recommend to buy 24 hour / 48 hour / 72 hour pass which can save your travel cost. If you would like to visit the museum, Oslo Pass sounds work. 

I started the trip at Oslo Central Station (Oslo S) where is the busy station. The toilets are available at this station. The toilet fee is NOK 10 (expensive). If you don't have coin, you can use coins exchange machine in front of the toilet. There are cafe, convenience stores, shops ans etc. On Sunday, only some shops (e.g. Joker) still open. You can also buy the food and take home. I bought Thai Food here, rice with some curry NOK 69.   

Public Transportation

If you buy one day pass or 24 hour pass, you can take the tram, bus, subway. The trams cover most of popular sightseeing places in Oslo especially tram no. 12.
Map: Visit Oslo
Oslo City Map

MapVisit Oslo

The Vigeland Park

The Vigeland Park is the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist, and is one of Norway's most popular tourist attractions. I visit this park in the morning so there are few visitors. After 10 a.m. I saw some group tours visit here. 

Access: Bus no. 20 or Tram No.12
Get off at Vigelandsparken. 

Aker Brygge

This photo was taken on Sunday. Normally, the shops close on Sunday but here the shops open as usual and there are many people. I just went for a walk and bought some snack.

Access: Tram no.12, get off Aker Brygge and 1 minute walk.

Oslo Rådhus (Oslo City Hall)

I walk from Aker Brygge or you can take the bus or tram. Oslo City Hall is a municipal building in Oslo. Opening Hours 09:00-16:00

During the summer the City Hall General Services offer free guided tours of the Oslo City Hall. The tours are held every day at 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 2 p.m., from June through August. The majority of the tours are in English. Extra hours: from Monday 30th of July to Sunday 12th of August the tours, free of charge,  up to four times an hour throughout the opening hours

Free entrance
Access: Tram No.12, get off Rådhusplassen / Bus no.30

Nobel Peace Center

The Nobel Peace Center is the museum about the Nobel Peace Prize.

Admission Fee

Groups min. 10 pers. Per person 75.00
Children under 16 years Free entrance
Adults                 100.00
Senior/Student 65.00

Family ticket                 180.00 
Free entrance for Oslo Pass

Tram no. 12 , Aker Brygge Station
Bus: Rådhuset, Vestbanen, Vika, Dokkveien
Train: NSB National theatret
Subway: Nationaltheatret, Stortinget

The Royal Palace

The Royal Palace is open to the public during the summer. All visitors must follow a guided tour. Changing of the guards every day at 1.30 pm.

Guided tours in English

Daily: 12 noon, 2 pm, 2.20 pm and 4 pm

Opening Hours: 23 June - 18 August 2018

Monday - Thursday: 11.00 - 17.00
Friday: 12:00 - 17:00

Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00

*Open at 13.00:

Wednesday 4 July
Friday 20 July
Friday 17 August

Metro: Nationaltheatret or Slottsparken
Tram: Nationaltheatret

Admission Fee

Children under 3 years Free entrance
Children                         105.00
Senior/Student         105.00

Adults                   135.00 

Regarding the below photo, Stortinget (The Parliament) is on the left side under the royal palace photo.

Metro: Stortinget Station

Karl Johans Gate 

Karl Johans Gate is the shopping street located the downtown area and near Oslo Central Station. You can find the cafe, souvenir shops along this street. You can also walk from Oslo Central Station to The Royal Palace. The souvenirs price of each shop are not much different. Mostly the shops open at 10:00 and close early in winter but extend hours in summer. 

Oslo Opera House (The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet)

The visitors can climb Opera House roof and enjoy panoramic views of Oslo. The scenery is good for both early in the morning and sunset. 

Access: 5 minutes walk from Oslo Central Station.

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  1. That statues on Aker Brygge are just beautiful. Nice work, nice art