Things to do in Oslo, Easter 2019

Easter in Oslo

Our suggestions for a fun and entertaining Easter in the city


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 

Egg exhibition at the Museum of Natural History
Egg exhibition at the Museum of Natural History
Photo: NHM Karsten Sund

Many of Oslo's attractions offer special Easter activities for children, such as the Museum of Science and Technology where you can learn all about the moon landing in 1969, the open-air Folk Museum, or the Museum of Natural History's Egg Exhibition. 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.

Other music highlights this Easter include 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. There are also many guided walks with different topics, even some including tastings of food or beer. 

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. See our list of guided walks.

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

Please see our sightseeing calendar for more tours. 

Skiing and sauna

In the city centre, it's all about the spring feeling, but you can still go skiing in Oslo! 

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 – conditions are good in the higher parts of the forest. Check with Skiforeningen for suggestions on where to go.

And for the perfect after-ski activitity: On Saturday, 20 April you can join The Big Sauna Day in the harbour across from the Opera House. Cooling down in the Oslo Fjord is optional!

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.