Oslo, a city guide

Explore the maritime culture of a city steeped in its history, from Viking ships to the ice-breakers of polar explorers. This, the Norwegian capital, is packed full of quirky museums, art galleries and historic buildings which will make any visit one of great interest.

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Awesome Restaurants
in Oslo

Mundana has set a high standard and hand picked these restaurants for their great food quality, good reputation, great customer service, clean environment, courteous staff and original menus.

Maaemo

Fine Dining

Book well ahead to secure a table here; the imaginative Danish chef creates masterpieces from ingredients foraged from the Norwegian countryside.

Budget $$$$

Galt

Norwegian

The six-course tasting menu is a must at this Michelin-starred restaurant that manages to be rustic and intimate all at once.

Budget $$$$

Plah

Thai

Two tasting menus are on offer here at this Michelin-starred offering which blends Thai cuisine with a subtle Nordic twist.

Budget $$$$

Engebret Cafe

Cafe

Engebret Café is one of Oslo's oldest cafes with a history dating back over 150 years. Notable artists including Edvard Munch and Edvard Grieg have eaten here. Try their open sandwiches.

Budget $$-$$$

Lorry

International

This place draws an ecelctic crowd, from students to Royalty. Come on a Friday for the quiz or hang out for dinner and drinks with a bunch of friends.

Budget $$-$$$

Top Activities
in Oslo

 

Viking Ship Museum

Part of the Museum of Cultural History of the University of Oslo, this fascinating museum includes archaeological treasures from Tune, Gokstad, Oseberg and the Borre mound cemetery.

Vigeland Sculpture Museum

This sculpture park showcases the work of the talented Gustav Vigeland.

Akershus Fortress

This medieval castle was once a royal residence for Oslo, the capital of Norway but has also served time as a military base, a prison.

Best Shops
in Oslo

 

Bogstadveien

This shopping street is where you'll find all the branded stores of a Norwegian High Street. There are more independent stores as you reach Hegdehaugsveien.

Karl Johans gate

This is tourist central, but if you're looking for a kitsch souvenir to take home, such as a tacky but must-get Viking helmet, this is the place.

Norlis Antikvariat

This antique bookstore has been in business for over a century and even if you don't speak Norwegian, it's a must-visit.

Explore the Itineraries

Discover Oslo in one of Mundana's Itineraries, getting the most out of your trip.

Denmark, Sweden, Norway: Scandinavia - the best of land and water

Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Flam, Bergen
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Denmark, Sweden, Norway: Scandinavia - the best of land and water (3 Weeks)

Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Flam, Bergen
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Norway: Waterfalls and waterways

Oslo, Flam, Voss, Bergen
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Norway: Waterfalls and waterways (3 weeks)

Oslo, Flam, Voss, Bergen
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Norway and Sweden: Smorgasbord style

Stockholm, Dalarna, Gothenburg, Oslo
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Norway and Sweden: Smorgasbord style (3 Weeks)

Stockholm, Dalarna, Gothenburg, Oslo
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