Urban art in Oslo

VisitOSLO's guide to urban art

Use our interactive map to find some of the best street art and graffiti in Oslo.

Over the last ten years, urban artists of international standing and local art enthusiast have turned the streets of Oslo into one of the city’s most interesting and vibrant art scenes. We have mapped out some of the highlights – get your hiking shoes ready for a gallery visit out of the ordinary.

From the city centre, we recommend taking any east-bound metro train and start your explorations from the metro stop Tøyen. Tøyen is a neighbourhood particularly rich in urban art, and even aims at becoming Scandinavia's largest outdoor gallery before the Munch Museum leaves the area in 2020.



The clickable map below contains information about the location and artists of selected works and graffiti areas. Please note that, due to the nature of urban art, some works may have been altered or have disappeared altogether.

Artists on display

Norwegian artists:

Fadlabi (Oslo)
Ridder (Oslo)
Martin Whatson (Oslo)
Zone (Oslo)
Atle Østrem (Stavanger/Oslo)
Dolk (Bergen)
Steffen Kverneland & Monica Tellnes

International artists:

Alice Pasquini (Italy)
Aryz (Spain)
C215 (France)
Claudio Ethos (Brazil)
Etam Cru (Bezt & Sainer) (Poland)
Faile (USA)
Inti (Chile)
Pasha Wais (Hong Kong/Russia)
Pastel (Argentina)
Phlegm (Great Britain)
Rustam QBic (Russia)
Super-A (The Netherlands)
The London Police (Great Britain)
Zed1 (Italy)

Alice Pasquini (untitled)
Alice Pasquini (untitled)
Photo: Roy Olsen


Did you know ...

... that Oslo is particuarly apt for murals due to a high number of gable walls?

In 1899, a housing crash in Oslo stopped the building of structures that were planned between existing apartment buildings. As a result, several large gable walls without windows or balconies remained exposed making for perfect mural canvases.


... that Norway's best-known urban artist, Dolk, has decorated Oslo on a few occasions?

Everything Dolk has painted on the street in Oslo has unfortunately disappeared, but Priest from 2009 can still be seen in Strøget in Oslo city centre (see map).

Dolk: Priest
Dolk: Priest
Photo: Roy Olsen

 

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