Things to do in Oslo, Easter 2018

Easter 2018

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 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!  


Faithless Pictures: Untitled Film Still # 58, 1980
Faithless Pictures: Untitled Film Still # 58, 1980
Photo: Cindy Sherman / Nasjonalmuseet

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. Satyricon, Emperor and more than 30 other bands will be performing this year’s festival 29 March–1 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.

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. 

Ski and sauna  

We are hoping for good skiing conditions during Easter.  

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.

After skiing you may want to try an Ester Sauna session at SALT, which is open 25, 30 and 31 March. There are two cold baths available when you want to cool down. Please note that you should get tickets in advance.

More suggestions 

See our comprehensive event calendar:

             What's on in Oslo

We are open through the holidays

On public holidays (29-30 March and 1-2 April) most shops are closed, but many museums remain open through the holidays. Saturday 31 March is not a public 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! Opening hours:
29-31 March: 9-18 
1-2 April: 10-16

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.


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