The Top 10 Things To Do and See In Central Oslo

Billy Poon

The Norwegian capital of Oslo has become a popular tourists’ destination in Europe, and the number of tourists visiting this Nordic city has been growing in the past decade. The appeal of the fjords and historic Scandinavian architecture are the trademarks of the city. Here we help you to navigate through the city and find the top ten things to do and see in the heart of Oslo.

1. Oslo Film Museum

Movie Theater, Theater

Central Oslo
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A big shout out to movie lovers! The Film Museum is a perfect place for you to learn more about the film industry in Norway. The film museum carefully puts together artefacts and film segments from different eras to create a film archive, aiming at bringing you a perfect picture of the technological development in the Norwegian film marking industry. There are informative exhibitions and interactive games that allow you to indulge in Norwegian movie history.

2. Trefoldighetskirken (The Trinity Church)


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Another distinctive landmark in Central Oslo is Trefoldighetskirken, The Trinity Church. This historic church was built in 1858 and is one of the largest churches in the Norwegian capital. The church’s exterior uses red bricks, grey roofs, two towers and eight sided domes, with neo-Gothic architectural influences. If you are very interested in the religious background of this church or the architectural characteristics, you may visit the church on Wednesday.

3. National Museum of Contemporary Art

Art Gallery, Museum, Building

The National Museum of Contemporary Art
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Norway has traditionally been a great hub for different artists and genres, and the National Museum of Contemporary Art showcases the best contemporary art and design to their guests. There are both permanent and temporary exhibitions in the museum; the permanent installations are the sculptures by Richard Serra, Per Inge Bjørlo, Ilya Kabakov and Marianne Heier. There are also guided tours and art books which outline the development of contemporary art in Norway.

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