Oslo Hidden Gem Attractions

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  • Jyrki
    Rovaniemi, Finland37 contributions
    Visited this refreshing place during my latest trip to Oslo and I was pleasantly surprised by the place. Nice gravel path around the lake with multiple stops and plenty of opportunities to take photographs of birds and other wildlife. I saw, and photographed, at least one treecreeper, many starlings and blackbirds and couple of large geese too. Being an amateur photographer and enjoying walks and treks in wild, having this kind of place so near and so easily accessed from city centre is a big plus.

    Nice place, even in early spring with snow and ice, I can only imagine what this place looks like when it's warmer and everything is fresh green.
    Written 11 April 2022
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  • Lucy
    Chichester, UK46 contributions
    We enjoyed a morning walk through the park and saw some interesting art from different artists. Lovely views of the Oslo Fjord too!
    Written 5 June 2022
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  • NewWorldSurfer +1
    San Francisco, CA1,342 contributions
    Spacious and well manicured gardens that are lovely for strolling if the weather is nice like it was this afternoon. There are both flower gardens and an educational viking garden. A great free attraction in Oslo.
    Written 8 June 2022
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  • LisaTa0618
    Minneapolis, MN53 contributions
    Great ambiance and atmosphere to enjoy a drink. Modern vibe and a primarily younger crowd. Had to wait outside less than 5 minutes before getting in. Staff at door was pleasant and chatted with us to occupy our time. Visited twice on our stay in Oslo.
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • Fredrik
    Oslo, Norway450 contributions
    It's great to have such a huge and fantastic hiking area just outside the city center with good public transportation. Unfortunately, I had to live here for 18 years before I found out, thanks to closed activities due to Covid-19.
    Written 13 October 2020
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  • Steve W
    1,276 contributions
    this is a massive Fortress and so much to look at and place is just amazing we had a great time looking around
    again Johanna told us of the history about the Fortress "GREAT PLACE TO VISIT"
    Written 23 November 2019
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  • Ingrid748
    Oslo, Norway76 contributions
    A very special place, a bit hard to find and only open some Sunday’s..... so check out before having to return without a visit
    It’s all dark in there and you have to get use to seeing in the almost darkness, but it’s well worth it!
    Written 1 March 2020
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  • LisaTa0618
    Minneapolis, MN53 contributions
    Had this on our "to do" list because we heard it was a famous "Instagram" street...and when travelling with a 20 year old...that's what you do! :-) Glad we made the trek. It was kind of difficult to find, but well worth it. Beautiful little street with great views and photo ops. 1 of my to 10 pictures from my visit to Norway!
    Written 13 June 2022
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  • Rachel W
    Headingley, UK20 contributions
    This design must be aimed at Norwegian travellers as there was very little English! We were warned before we paid our 100 krone admission, but since we knew there were interactive activities we thought we'd give it a go. The exhibits were also nice to look out even if we could only guess the content. Great old gramophones and glorious guitars, Eurovision entries and festival performances. The staff were friendly and the museum was super quiet (even though it was a Saturday) so we had a great time enjoying the interactive exhibits which included a stage with a panoramic video of the crowd so you could pretend you were a star, a recording studio, and a photographic/design opportunity to make an album cover. These were a lot of fun although I would love more song options to cover in the recording studio! The museum reminded me of the EMP museum in Seattle but quieter and better value. The staff were friendly and the location is also near some nice riverside walks and cafes.
    Written 25 April 2017
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  • Mark W
    Boca Raton, FL2,709 contributions
    Housed in one of Oslo’s two synagogues from the early Twentieth Century, there are three exhibits. In the courtyard, covering the outside walls is a display on Norwegian Jewish athletes. Although the post-World War II Jewish population has been under 1000, quite a number have apparently been prominent athletes, in golf, hockey, soccer football, boxing, and skiing.

    Inside, a detailed exhibit depicts the Norwegian Jews in the Holocaust. A number were taken by the Nazi troops that invaded Norway in 1940, shipped to concentration camps, where most were killed by the Nazis - only a small number returned.

    Some fought in the Norwegian resistance, indeed a higher proportion than among non-Jewish Norwegians. Many were smuggled to neutral Sweden, and returned after the war. Some managed to stay hidden during the war. Both those who escaped to Sweden and those who remained hidden did so with the help of courageous non-Jews who are celebrated by name, with details of their heroic exploits.

    The third section is an elementary introduction to the Jewish religious holiday cycle. Holocaust education is part of the regular school curriculum and Norwegian students visit the museum as part of their study.
    Written 22 September 2019
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  • niksk001
    Philadelphia, PA795 contributions
    Oscarshall is a very nice historical place to visit. iI may not have a very deep history being about 150 yo, but still creates a very special environment, In addition to great Gothic architecture, you may enjoy a very nice garden, Oscarshall is worth visiting.
    Written 16 August 2019
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland24,306 contributions
    This once industry-heavy bank of the river Akerselva is at the moment one of Oslo’s most interesting neighborhoods.

    The area is full of innovative eco-friendly architecture. For example, there is a local energy center with 300-meter deep geothermal wells.

    The most important sight is Oslo's first food hall. You can also find two hotels, apartments, office spaces, cultural venues, cafes, restaurants, and bars.
    Written 25 August 2020
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  • TravelingKellyJ
    Dallas, TX58 contributions
    My husband and I took our two daughters, ages 5 and 3, to se the animals. My daughters had a great time and it was a good experience for them to see animals in a farm-like setting. The pony ride was the highlight and they are still talking about it a day later. We rode the tram and got off at the Sportsplassen train station, where it was a short 10 minute walk to EKT. There is also a nice park across from EKT where my daughters enjoying playing after seeing the animals.
    Written 6 May 2022
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  • Jeff-n-Atlanta
    Atlanta, GA55 contributions
    Take the subway (T-bane) to the Majorstuen stop, and then walk one block to this fascinating warehouse that is packed FULL of rolling stock from Oslo public transportation history. Charming and informative, with a huge collection of historic streetcars and buses.
    Written 7 August 2019
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  • Debsmcv
    Derby, UK60 contributions
    Somewhere quite in the middle of Oslo. Went mainly to see Edvard Munchs grave which we found quite easily. All going well until we walked up to it on the snow and went down with a big bump. It was total thick ice underneath and all around us. They really should have some sort of a warning as unless your agile enough it's very difficult to get back on your feet. Was still worth the visit.
    Written 3 February 2022
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