Oslo - for two
Discover Norway's beautiful capital
There are lots of things to do in Norway's beautiful capital. When you get off the Oslo boat, you can throw yourself directly into sensual nature experiences, visit new and old sights and taste delicious food and drink.
You do not have to be a hipster to like the hip Grünerløkka district. The area is located northwest of Oslo city center, and here you will be greeted by old industrial buildings, street art on the facades and a colorful tangle of cafes and bars. Here you can also explore the many shops and galleries. If you are looking for a good vintage find, you can look into Velouria Vintage, and if you are into art, you can look past Gallery 69. If you have an overnight stay in the city, you should check out the program at the jazz place Blå ud, here is also outdoor seating at the river in the summer.
If the weather is with you on the trip to Oslo, you can visit the city's own city beach, Sørenga, which is a short walk from the DFDS terminal. Here you can swim, sunbathe, jump in the water from a starting point - and you can also rent kayaks and sail around the Oslo Fjord. If you do not have a kayak certificate, you must have a guide with you.
Another option by the water is to take a dip in the sauna. At Oslo Fjord Sauna (Sørenga Sauna Fleet) there are several saunas to choose from, and you can both book in advance for a larger group or just "drop-in." You will find the saunas at the Opera Beach - a short walk from the DFDS terminal.
At the end of Aker Brygge is Tjuvholmen. It is one of Oslo's newest areas, characterized by its diverse architectural expression. It is a great place to spend half a day if you want some relaxation and just go and ‘ose’.
In addition to delicious shops, it is also home to a large part of the city's small galleries, which can certainly be recommended to explore. Here you can experience both local and international artists - and if you have not had enough, then you can slip at the Astrup Fearnly Museum, which is Oslo's largest museum of modern art.
The new Munch Museum
The opening of the new museum dedicated to Norway's probably greatest artist, Edvard Munch, offers something to look forward to. The new Munch Museum will offer 13 floors with art, culture, good food, a beautiful view of Oslo and not least a whole unique insight into Munch's art and life.
If you want to experience Norwegian culture without paying a fortune, you can visit Oslo's new main library, which is a free common area for everyone who loves books, culture, art, history, creative workshops and meeting other people. Check out the view of the Oslo Fjord and the art project Fremtidsbiblioteket.
Akerselva and Maridalsvannet
The Akerselva river starts at Maridalsvannet (Oslo's largest lake) and flows over eight kilometers down through the city and into the fjord. It is a beautiful area for a long walk or hike, which among other things takes you past the cozy district Grünerløkka. You can also drive up to Maridalsvannet and hike around the lake - it takes two to three hours.