Things to do in Oslo, Easter 2017

Easter 2017

Easter in Oslo offers everything from heavy metal to skiing or children's activities.

Easter egg painting at Mathallen
Easter egg painting at Mathallen
Photo: Mathallen Oslo

Below we provide some suggestions for things to do in Oslo during Easter.

For a complete guide to events, please see our event calendar for Oslo

Children's activities in the museums 

Many of Oslo's attractions offer special Easter activities for children, such as the Folk Museum and the Museum of Science and Technology.  

Check our children's calendar for suggestions!  

Exhibitions

New exhibition at the Munch Museum: Emma & Edvard – Love in the time of loneliness
New exhibition at the Munch Museum: Emma & Edvard – Love in the time of loneliness
Photo: Munchmuseet

Many interesting exhibitions will remain open through the Easter holidays. These are some of the highlights: 

Please see our exhibitions list for more suggestions.

Music at Easter 

Inferno Metal Festival
Inferno Metal Festival
Photo: Viktor Jæger

As always, the Inferno Metal Festival takes place at Easter. Abbath and more than 30 other bands will be performing this year’s festival 12–15 April.

Other music highlights this Easter include the Norwegian Chamber Orchestra and the Norwegian Soloists' Choir's joint Easter Concert, and Oslo Cathedral Choir and Barokkanerne performing Bach's Saint Matthew Passion.

See our concert calendar for more suggestions.

Guided tours

The Opera House on a winter morning
The Opera House on a winter morning
Photo: VisitOSLO/Heidi Thon


There are sightseeing tours by bus and boat every day during Easter.

The Opera House offers guided tours in English every day through the holidays. Go behind the scenes at this architectural masterpiece! 

Please see our sightseeing calendar for more tours. 

Winter activities  

We haven't had a lot of snow in Oslo this winter, but we're hoping for great skiing conditions up in the hills of Oslo. 

For downhill skiing, Oslo Winter Park is open every day during Easter, if the conditions allow it. And you can probably still go cross-country skiing in the highest parts of the Oslo forest. 

For more on winter activities, see: Winter in Oslo

More suggestions 

See our comprehensive event calendar:

             What's on in Oslo

Opening hours

On public holidays (i.e. 13, 14, 16 and 17 April) most shops are closed, but many museums remain open through the holidays. Saturday 15 April is not a holiday, but most shops close early.

Museums and sights
Note that the Fram Museum and the Holmenkollen Ski Museum stay open every day through the holidays!

And outdoor attractions like Vigeland Sculpture Park, Akershus Fortress, Ekebergparken Sculpture Park and the Botanical Garden are also available every day.

Download: Easter opening hours for Oslo's museums and attractions (PDF)

Tourist information office 
Oslo Visitor Centre is open every day, so feel free to stop by for inspiration and suggestions! 

We are open: 
10–15 April: 9 am–6 pm 
16–17 April: 10 am–4 pm 


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