OSLO GUIDE

Oslo pass

The Oslo Pass gives you free entry to more than 30 museums and attractions, free travel on all public transport, free parking in municipal car parks, free entry to outdoor swimming pools, free walking tours, discounts on sightseeing, ski simulator, Tusenfryd Amusement Park, concert tickets, climbing, ski and bike rental, and special offers in restaurants, shops, entertainment and leisure venues.

http://www.visitoslo.com/en/activities-and-attractions/oslo-pass/

IN THE AREA:

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Oslo East

The apartment is in the east side of the city.

The difference between Oslo’s east side and west side is not as obvious as before, but the east side is still usually cheaper when it comes to eating and drinking. A stone’s throw east of the central station you find Grønland with both old traditional pubs and modern bars, many cheap restaurants with food from all over the world, cheap fruit and vegetable markets and textile stores. From here you can walk up to Tøyen with the Munch Museum and Kampen with its charming wooden houses.

Gamlebyen and Ekeberg are important historical areas. Archeological findings indicate that people have lived at Ekeberg for ten thousand years, and in Gamlebyen you can see ruins of medieval Oslo. At Ekeberg you can visit the place where Edvard Munch was inspired to paint Scream, see the Ekebergparken Sculpture Park, and enjoy a wonderful view of the city.
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Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden is practically outside the bedroom window and it’s a green oasis in the city – a place to relax and to enjoy the 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.
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Munch Museum
Edvard Munch has a unique position among Nordic painters and is considered a pioneer in expressionism. 

The Munch Museum’s collection, left to the city of Oslo by the artist, consists of paintings, graphical prints and drawings. By constantly changing the exhibitions, the museum presents the variety in his production.
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Tøyenbadet Public Bath
Norway’s most popular public pool features two indoor pools (open year-round), two outdoor pools (open only in summer), diving towers and an indoor waterslide.

Tøyenbadet is located near the centre of Oslo, just across the street from the Munch Museum.
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Popsenteret
Museum and visitor centre that explores Norwegian pop music from the very first commercial recordings in 1904 to the sounds of today.

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The centre has four floors of permanent and temporary exhibitions (in Norwegian only), lots of interactive experiences and fun «do-it-yourself» stations. Popsenteret is part of Schou’s culture brewery on Grünerløkka, where you will also find Øvingshotellet (rehearsal spaces), Oslo Music and Culture School and Riksscenen (folk music stage).
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Tøyensenteret
The newest hot area in Oslo, restaurants, cafees, bars, Library etc. Recomended and really close to the apartment.

Postkontoret
Bar at Tøyen with good Italian pizza made by Cin Cin, the former pizza champions of Norway who also run the kitchen at Patio Restaurant at Bislett.
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MY RECOMANDATIONS

Guided tour of the Opera House
Guided tours of the the Opera House in Bjørvika, the first in the world where you can walk on the roof.
The Opera House was designed by the renowned Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta.

The tours give you a chance to learn more about the architecture and catch a glimpse of life backstage. 

Open guided tours 
Booking at operaen.no
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Mathallen Food Hall

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Indoor food market with more than 30 specialty shops, cafés and eateries that offer high-quality products from Norwegian small-scale producers as well as special foreign imports.
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Vigeland Sculpture Park
Vigelandsparken is one of Norway’s most visited attractions with more than one million visitors every year. 

The unique sculpture park is the life work of the sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and cast iron. 

The bronze statue of the little Angry Boy (Sinnataggen in Norwegian) is among the most famous sculptures, along with the Monolith (Monolitten) and the Wheel of Life (Livshjulet). 

Vigeland was also responsible for the design and architectural outline of the park – a monumental artistic creation with a human message that is well worth seeing.

The park is open all year at all times and is a popular recreation area.
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Island hopping in the Oslo Fjorda
Take a ferry and go island hopping between the islands in the Oslo Fjord. 

With a regular public transportation ticket or an Oslo Pass you can easily get on and off any of the ferries going between Rådhusbrygge 4 (behind City Hall), Hovedøya, Lindøya, Nakholmen, Bleikøya, Gressholmen and Langøyene. 

The islands are popular places to go swimming in the summer, but each island has its unique character and history worth exploring. Bring a picnic basket and a blanket and enjoy the peace and quiet just minutes away from the city centre.
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Standup paddeboarding
Standup paddeboarding is the fastest-growing water sport in the world, and is suitable for everyone. GoSUP.no offers introductory and advanced courses with qualified instructors, as well as paddle board rental and activity days for bachelor(ette) parties and teambuilding.

Standup paddeboarding

http://www.visitoslo.com/en/activities-and-attractions/activities/sports-outdoors/?TLp=1034976&GoSUP-no

Outdoor swimming in Oslo
In Oslo you have a number of places to choose between for swimming in the outdoors. You can swim both in the fjord and in the lakes in the woods.
http://www.visitoslo.com/en/activities-and-attractions/activities/sports-outdoors/?TLp=222630&Outdoor-swimming-in-Oslo

Shopping in Oslo
The city senter is not that special, and Carl Johan is a “turist trap”. I recommend Grunderløkka or Majorstua for shopping. They have lots of small boutiques, shopping street with hundreds of small shops and retailers, charming antique shops, flea markets, suppliers of exclusive international brand names and local handicraft shops. ds
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