Fun & Free Things to Do in Oslo

January 27, 2015 Updated: January 27, 2015

Wedged in by fjords and miles of forest, Norway’s capital is a mix of stunning architecture, museums, nightlife and fantastic Norwegian culture. Home to Edvard Munch’s ‘Scream’ and Viking ships, Oslo is guaranteed to take your breath away. Oddly enough Oslo is one of Europe’s largest capitals, but one of the smallest in regards to population. There are so many things to do in Oslo, tourists will have a tough time deciding what not to do!

Norwegian Museum of Magic

(Image: Maria via Flickr)
(Image: Maria via Flickr)

Presenting the work and history of Norway’s magicians, the museum is a must see for those with an interest in magic. The museum’s collection includes props, costumes, cards, posters, newspaper clips from Norway’s most famous magicians.

Party to the Frank Znort Quartet

A band like no other, the Frank Znort Quartet have been performing since 1998 and will ensure that Oslo is your favourite European city. Tourists will find the band playing in various bars across the city, but on Sunday’s the band perform at Blå.

Vigelandsparken Park

An unmissable sight in Oslo, Vigelandsparken Park is crammed full of famous sculptures. One of the most popular meeting spots in Oslo and ideal for picnics, barbecues or just a leisurely walk.

Changing of the Guards at the Royal Palace

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(Image: JrGMontero via Flickr)

A classic tourist attraction, the changing of the guards is a spectacular sight to see and should not be missed! The event is particularly special during the summer months when mounted police officers and a military band lead the guards through the city centre. Tourists can experience the changing of the guards at Oslo’s Royal Palace daily at 1.30pm! The changing of the guards is one of the best things to do in Oslo.

Hiking in the great Norwegian forests

The great Norwegian forests are ideal for the popular Norwegian pastime of hiking, A fantastic way to see a different side of Norway. Popular hiking spots include Ekeburg, Oslomarka Forest and the Akerselva River. Hiking is a great opportunity for families to spend time together and get away from the busy streets of Oslo. What is more, it’s entirely free!

The Norwegian capital of Oslo offers every type of tourist something to enjoy. The city’s vast array of museums, galleries and other attractions are guaranteed to fascinate all. The things to do in Oslo are not only varied, they are also amazing.

This article was written by Budget Travel Guide. Read the original here.

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