Things to do in Oslo - suggestions for meeting delegates

Welcome, delegates!

We hope you'll enjoy your meeting. We also hope you'll have some time to explore our fabulous city. Below are a few suggestions on how to spend your free hours in Oslo.

Get to know the new Oslo

Tjuvholmen, Lille Stranden 3
Tjuvholmen, Lille Stranden 3
Photo: Wojtek Gurak

Oslo has undergone amazing changes over the last decade. New neighbourhoods and landmarks of modern architecture have reshaped the face of the city, and old container docks are turning into fjord-side housing areas and recreational spaces.


Go for a stroll along the brand new harbour promenade and enjoy the feel of a city on the rise. 


Sample our local specialties

Urban gardening at Vulkan
Urban gardening at Vulkan
Photo: Vulkan Eiendom

Small revolutions in food, coffee and craft beers have put Oslo on the world’s culinary radar. Local ingredients and food traditions, which before were of little interest to anyone, are now cultivated into Michelin-caliber meals at our gourmet restaurants.

You’ll also find numerous other good eateries with refreshing takes on cuisines from all over the globe. Oslo's indoor food market Mathallen is also a great spot for a more informal culinary adventure.


Enjoy Europe’s most vibrant culture scene

Jazz in Oslo
Jazz in Oslo
Photo: VisitOSLO/Thomas Johannessen

It may come as a surprise, but Oslo has one of the most active culture scenes in all of Europe. You’ll always be able to enjoy great happenings in music, dance, opera, theatre, visual art – and even clubbing. 

You'll find a selection of the current week's highlight here, and you can also use our event calendar to check what's on during your stay in Oslo.


Visit our main art attractions

At the Munch Museum
At the Munch Museum
Photo: VisitOSLO/©Munchmuseet

Oslo’s main art attractions include the Munch Museum, which owns more than half of Edvard Munch’s paintings, and the new Astrup Fearnley Museet

The city is also has a strong tradition for outdoor art, which runs from the monumental Vigeland sculpture arrangement to the recently founded Ekebergparken sculpture park.

For other popular attractions in Oslo, see our 10 top attractions list

For more suggestions on what to do with your free time in Oslo, feel free to check out our visitor’s website or visit our helpful colleagues at the Oslo Visitor Centre.

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