Most romantic things to do in Oslo -

Oslo for two

Ideas for exploring the city's romantic side

Visiting Oslo with your better half? From fairy tale streets to edgy restaurants, the city has a lot to offer any romantic getaway.

We’ve gathered some suggestions on things to do that will up the romance factor of your stay – and hopefully make you fall in love with Oslo as well.

Take a walk together

What better way to spend time together than by taking a walk? With phones turned off and surrounded by fresh air, you’ll be free to just talk, hold hands and enjoy the many fine sights of Oslo at your own pace.

To add some fairy tale vibes to your hike, walk between the wooden houses at Damstredet and Telthusbakken. Make sure to steal a kiss at the nearby Kjærlighetsstien (‘the love trail’).


Winter in Damstredet
Winter in Damstredet
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The historic grounds of Akershus fortress are also great for outdoor romance. Bring some take-out cups of delicious Oslo coffee and take a break at one of the fortress benches while taking in the view of the Oslo fjord.

Romance at Akershus Fortress
Romance at Akershus Fortress
Photo: VisitOSLO/Tord Baklund


If you have a lot to talk about, the walking trails along the Akerselva river stretch eight kilometres, with plenty of waterfalls, repurposed factories and cosy eateries to explore along the way.


Heat things up in the spas and saunas

For those who prefer to celebrate their love in a relaxing manner, there are plenty of good spots for hot retreats in Oslo.

Right in the city centre, Thief Spa welcomes you with a touch of Nordic cool and plenty of exotic treatments you can enjoy together.

As a more adventurous take on a steamy date, check out Oslo’s booming sauna scene. Your options include a private sauna session for two at Oslo's new favourite sauna and culture hub SALT.


Sauna at SALT
Sauna at SALT
Photo: Bård Henriksen


Visit a museum

A museum visit can most certainly be romantic! It stirs up emotions, sparks conversation and lets you show off your knowledge of the topics at hand. It's often cheaper than seeing a movie, too.

Oslo’s grand old artists Edvard Munch and Gustav Vigeland both immortalized love with all its ups and downs in their works, and a trip to the Munch Museum or Vigeland Museum is a great addition to your romantic itinerary.


Vigeland Museum
Vigeland Museum
Photo: VisitOSLO/Tord Baklund


The Fram Museum lets you cuddle up on the deck of the world’s strongest wooden ship, underneath projections of northern lights. You could also get creative at Popsenteret, Oslo’s museum for pop music, and record your special song in their studio.

Insider tip: Several museums in Oslo are open late on Thursdays, if you’d like to experience that enticing museum evening ambience.


Share a wonderful meal


Restaurant Eik Annen Etage
Restaurant Eik Annen Etage
Photo: VisitOSLO/Nancy Bundt


Oslo’s restaurants offer plenty of options for an intimate and flavourful evening out. 

For a traditional romantic atmosphere, Klosteret (‘the cloister’), with its brick arches and hundreds of candle lights, is a perfect pick. Statholdergaarden lets you enjoy classic French cuisine in a 17th century setting.

At 34th Restaurant & Bar, located 110 metres above street level, you can dine together with a fantastic view of the city.

For a more edgy alternative, places like Nodee Barcode, Restaurant Eik Annen Etage and Aymara offer sexy interiors and equally attractive dishes to go with it.

Fancying oysters? Lofoten Fish Restaurant, Brasserie France and Stock come highly recommended.


Find the perfect backdrop for your Oslo selfie

The pics you share with friends and family should of course show the two of you and Oslo from the best possible angle.

For some stunning city scenery, hike to the top of the St. Hanshaugen park or the Ekeberg hills (with the view that famously inspired Edvard Munch's Scream).


Night view from the Ekeberg hills
Night view from the Ekeberg hills
Photo: VisitOSLO/NLE Films


A couple of Oslo’s main attractions also offer great views: Strike a pose on top of the Holmenkollen ski jump or on the world-famous roof of the Oslo Opera House.


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