Things to do in Oslo, Easter 2019

Easter in Oslo

Our suggestions for a fun and entertaining Easter in the city

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 more comprehensive 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 more suggestions!

Exhibitions

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

The Swan Princess – Russian art together with Munch's works
The Swan Princess – Russian art together with Munch's works
Photo: Ove Kvakvik

Gustav Vigeland 150th anniversary exhibition
at the Vigeland Museum (closed 22 April)

 

The Swan Princess – Russian art 1880–1910
at the Munch Museum (open every day)

 

The Moon – from inner worlds to outer space
at the Henie Onstad Art Centre (closed 22 April)

 

Viking Age exhibition: Víkingr
at the Historical Musuem (closed 22 April)

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. Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, Hypocrisy, Bloodbath and more than 30 other bands will be performing this year’s festival 18–21 April.

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. There are also many guided walks with different topics, even some including tastings of food or beer. 

Please see our sightseeing calendar for more tours. 

Skiing  

We are hoping for good skiing conditions during Easter, though it's not looking too promising at the moment. 

For downhill skiing, Oslo Winter Park is open every day during Easter, 10 am to 5 pm. For cross-country skiing there are many great routes through the forests of Oslo. 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 (18-19 and 21-22 April) most shops are closed, but many museums remain open through the holidays. Saturday 20 April is not a public holiday, but most shops close early.

Tourist information office 
Oslo Visitor Centre is open from 9 am to 6 pm every day, so feel free to stop by for inspiration and suggestions! 

Museums and sights
Note that many popular museums stay open every day through the holidays! See opening hours of the museums.


Outdoor attractions like Vigeland Sculpture ParkEkebergparken Sculpture ParkAkershus Fortressand the Botanical Garden are also available every day.

Weather

The weather in Oslo today:

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