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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
“A beautiful building that has now transformed into a real foodie hub/market place. ”
  • 416 locals recommend
Opera House
“Take a walk on the roof, enjoy the ocean view and the newly developed part of Oslo.”
  • 298 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
Pub
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“Hip and trendy neighborhood just east of the Akerselva river. Here you will discover numerous little cafés, restaurants and bars. Grünerløkka is also a popular shopping district, with original design shops and many vintage and second-hand stores.”
  • 266 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“They have two buildings, one for their permanent exhibition, the other for changing exhibitions.”
  • 190 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
Park
“Large botanical garden at Tøyen. Great for a walk. There's also a museum and a nice cafe here. Walking distance from Ensjø.”
  • 179 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.”
  • 252 locals recommend
Opera House
“The new operahouse in Oslo is already famous for it`s architecture. The building is very special and in front of the water in the new barcode area in Oslo. You can even walk the building on the roof to get better view. This is a must see on your stay in Oslo.”
  • 104 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 ”
  • 256 locals recommend
Cosmetics Shop
“Lots of stores like H&M, Zara, but also some other smaller stores further down”
  • 163 locals recommend
Spa
“National ski-jump and cross country skiing arena, great view and zip-line, nature”
  • 149 locals recommend
Sculpture Garden
“If you like realistic sculptures of people in stone - this is the place to go! ”
  • 144 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Standard movie theatre with the latest releases, if you're in the mood for a movie. Try the Supreme screening room for the best sound and vid. If you're in for more of an indie movie experience, try Gimle Kino in Frogner. Old school theatre with interesting releases and pre-premieres. ”
  • 75 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
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
Mini Golf
“Oslo's best tapas restaurant. You can also find the restaurant at Aker Brygge and Majorstua.”
  • 116 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of our favourite restaurants in Oslo. Secret tip is to go between 16:00-18:00 and try their dish of the day as it is only 175 kroners and is always amazing quality. You can check their website for the upcoming weeks menu for the dish of the day. It’s called the husmans kost menu”
  • 118 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
Diner
“American Diner. Not my favorite as I am more into health food, but good food and service.”
  • 106 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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