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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Food Court
“Mathallen offers fresh meat, Fish, cheese and vegetables. Go grocery shopping or settle down in one of the restaurants/cafes and enjoy the food and athmosphere in the old industrial buildning.”
  • 414 locals recommend
Opera House
“Take a walk on the roof of the opera house and enjoy the ocean view and a newly developed part of the Oslo center”
  • 297 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The most famous artist from Norway where you can see the iconic paiting "Scream". ”
  • 256 locals recommend
Park
“One of Oslo's most popular parks with sculptures by Gustav Vigeland. The park is perfect for walking and recreation. In and around the park you also have the city Museum and Vigelandsmuseet. In the summer, Frognerbadet is open, located in the corner of the park.”
  • 223 locals recommend
Palace
“What is it? The royal residence at the top of Karl Johans gate, home to HM King Harald V and HM Queen Sonja. The Royal Palace Park surrounds the palace on all sides and features grassy areas, majestic trees, small ponds and statues. Why go? Although the palace is open to the public only during 22 June until 25 August and all visitors must follow a guided tour, the impressive building at the end of Karl Johans street is worth a look. The grounds and gardens are free for visitors to wander around and for the regular changing of the guard every day at 1.30 pm.”
  • 198 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“They have two buildings, one for their permanent exhibition, the other for changing exhibitions.”
  • 190 locals recommend
Pub
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“Grünerløkka is one of Oslo’s hippest areas, known for its street art, stylish bars, happening dance clubs and mellow cafes. Indie boutiques sell design items and vintage fashions, while weekend markets on neighborhood squares draw crowds for artisan eats, kitchenware, jewelry and bric-a-brac. Walking trails follow the Akerselva River, which is also flanked by small quirky parks and cool industrial concert venues.”
  • 264 locals recommend
Car Wash
“Part of the Sentrum area, Aker Brygge is known for its pier, where eateries with outdoor tables serve upscale Nordic and French cuisine, or casual fare like burgers and steak. A popular summer boat bar is moored nearby, and ferries depart year-round for the scenic Oslo Fjord. Local cultural draws include the Nobel Peace Center, with exhibits on the famous prize, and the striking Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art. Also a good place for some shopping.”
  • 251 locals recommend
Optical Shop
“Perhaps the most famous street in Norway, leading all the way from the Royal Castle down to the Central Station. ”
  • 149 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Popular Italian restaurant in the urban area Grünerløkka. Villa Paradiso serves authentic Italian pizza and other Italian dishes throughout the day. In the summer they open up the seating area outside where you get a view of the city life on Grünerløkka while eating great pizza. “A great choice of authentic Italian dishes in premises that will make you dream like you are in a Italian village. Perfect for dinner or lunch!””
  • 207 locals recommend
Opera House
“The Famous Opera House, another wonderful must-see tourist attraction in Oslo. Located downtown, it's only a short walk away. Built almost entirely by massive Italian white marble, it's beautiful on both inside and outside. The building's design allows people to walk straight up on the roof, which I can highly recommend for a fantastic view of the downtown city and of the Oslo Fjord stretching all the way to the horizon :) A lovely place for a memorable photo ! ”
  • 103 locals recommend
Park
“Large garden at Tøyen with ample botanical variety and diversity. Most of the area is designed as an Arboretum, with approximately 1800 different plants. The garden holds a large and varied collection of trees and shrubs planted in a systematic fashion after plant family. The Scent Garden is arranged as an experience for all, but especially the blind, mentally handicapped and wheelchair-bound. ​​​​​​​You will also find large, woven sculptures by the British artist Tom Hare around in the park. The greenhouses The Palm House from 1868 and The Victoria House from 1876 present exotic plants from other parts of the world. The greenhouses are open daily 10 am–8 pm between 15 March and 30 September, and 10 am–4 pm the rest of the year. Norwegian name: Botanisk hage”
  • 178 locals recommend
Spa
“National ski-jump and cross country skiing arena, great view and zip-line, nature”
  • 148 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cool bar next to Akerselva. Free concert with the local band Frank Znort every Sunday. Acoustic set outside on daytime and electric inside at 7pm ”
  • 255 locals recommend
Cosmetics Shop
“Lots of stores like H&M, Zara, but also some other smaller stores further down”
  • 163 locals recommend
Museum
“Incredible view into how the Vikings migrated and moved around the arctic waters. To understand most of the other history I would suggest starting here.”
  • 100 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Italian Restaurant
“Popular Italian restaurant in the urban area Grünerløkka. Villa Paradiso serves authentic Italian pizza and other Italian dishes throughout the day. In the summer they open up the seating area outside where you get a view of the city life on Grünerløkka while eating great pizza. “A great choice of authentic Italian dishes in premises that will make you dream like you are in a Italian village. Perfect for dinner or lunch!””
  • 207 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Highclass yet casual restaurant with a top view over Oslo city, located by the entrance of a forest if you would like to take a walk in our beautiful Norwegian woods. At the other end of the forest (15 minutes) its a popular farm for visits with all kind of animals and horseriding. ”
  • 161 locals recommend
Mini Golf
“Oslo's best tapas restaurant. You can also find the restaurant at Aker Brygge and Majorstua.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Bar
“This place have great beers, atmosphere and you can get a cheap bit of food here as well! They have a great meatwrap!”
  • 101 locals recommend
Bar
“great place to grab a drink... and bring your OWN food (must be take-away) and play (board) games. has a nice back yard with great plants and music :) one of my favorites!”
  • 126 locals recommend
Bar
“Restaurant in a beautiful place that used to be a theater. It still has the wall murals and chandeliers. ”
  • 101 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Traditional food mixed up with modern way of cooking. From 4-6 pm they serve "dinner of the day" that changes every day. From 6 pm they have an ala carte meny which changes every week based on the season and the best commodities avalible. Popular place. Should book table in the weekends.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Bar
“Pizza, great selection of beer, coffee, shuffleboard and boardgames - friendly and popular neighbourhood bar located in the old post office at Tøyen Torg.”
  • 109 locals recommend

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