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. The Mathallen Food Hall offers egg decoration and other activities. 

Check our children's calendar for suggestions!  


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 Oslo Cathedral Choir & Barokkanerne performing Bach's Saint Matthew Passion, as well as daily Easter concerts at the Opera.

See our concert calendar for more suggestions.

Guided tours

Inside the Opera House
Inside the Opera House
Photo: VisitOSLO/Matjaz Intihar

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

Or you can join a guided city walk in Norwegian with Oslo Guidebureau. They offer a new walk with a new topic every day through 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  

In the city centre it's definately spring now, but it is still possible to go skiing in the hills of Oslo. 

For downhill skiing, Oslo Winter Park is open every day during Easter, 10 am to 5 pm.

Cross-country skiing is still possible, but only in certain parts of the Oslo forest. Check with Skiforeningen for suggestions on where to go.

More suggestions 

See our comprehensive event calendar:

             What's on in Oslo

We are open through the holidays

On public holidays (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.

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 

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.


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