Oslo Places of Interest


Vigeland Sculpture Park (Frogner Park)

Vigeland park, Oslo

To the west of the center of Oslo is the district of Frogner, the Northern part of which occupies a large green array Frognerparken, better known as the "Sculpture park of Vigeland" (read more )


Operahuset

Oslo Opera home

On the north shore of the Bjørvika bay is the National Opera house of Norway (Operahuset), the main venue of the National Opera and ballet and the Norwegian academic Opera house (read more )


Fridtjof Nansens Plass

Fridtjof Nansens Plass, Oslo

The masin square of Oslo is named after the famous polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen. In 1918, the city authorities announced a competition for the development of the city center, which was won by famous architects Arnstein Arneberg and Magnus Poulsson. Since the area had the project was named Cirkelplassen (Round square) (read more )


Town Hall Square (Rådhusplassen)

Rådhusplassen, Oslo

Paved with grey granite Rådhusplassen is located in front of the southern facade of the Town Hall building and forms a single architectural ensemble with it (read more )


Pipervika Bay

Historical ships in the Harbor of Pipervika, Oslo

Pipervika is one of the bays of Oslofjord, which cuts right into the city center. There used to be a trading port, and the shores were crowded slums. In the early 20th century the city authorities launched a project of complete reconstruction the shores of the Bay-the port was taken out of the center, leaving only passenger berths (read more )


Christiania Torv

Christiania Torv, Oslo

Christiania square, the center of the old city and one of its most beautiful places, is located three hundred meters east of the Town Hall square (read more )


Glove of Christian VI Fountain (Hansken)

Fountain 'The Glove', Oslo

The composition is based on the legend that after the fire of 1624, king Christian IV ordered to rebuild the city in a new place, pointing his finger at the map slightly away from the burned-out quarters (read more )


DFDS Terminal, Ferry to Copenhagen

DFDS Crown Seaways ferry, Oslo

My walk through the Norwegian capital ended at the DFDS terminal, at the tip of the Akersnes Peninsula, where the Akershus fortress is located. From the town hall square to the terminal about a kilometer and it is quite possible to walk for 10-15 minutes (read more )


Oslo from Board of DFDS Ferry. Pipervika

Pipervika gulf, Oslo

At 17:00, our ferry left the DFDS terminal and went on a voyage to Copenhagen, and go around the Vippetangen cape, the southern tip of the Akersnes peninsula (read more )


Along the Oslofjord by DFDS Ferry

Oslofjord

The shores and bays of Oslo were left astern. But until we say goodbye to Norway, our ferry will take several hours to go along the Oslo fjord to the Skagerrak Strait. The fjord cuts deep into the land for 102 kilometers, the Norwegian capital is located at the very end of it (read more )