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Oslo,
a growing city

The Royal Palace in Oslo is the residence of the Norwegian royal family and is a monument known for its rooms and gardens.

The E18 is a 1,890km European road connecting Craivignon with St Petersburg via the capitals of the Nordic countries Oslo, Stockholm and Helsinki.

Aker Brygge is one of the most attractive and lively area of the capital built in an old industrial area. It is known for its viewpoint from the glass tower "The Snake Peak" as well as for its high-end restaurants specializing in Nordic and French cuisine.


The Oslo Opera House is Norway’s main performing arts centre and is a key building for understanding the country’s avant-garde architecture.


The Oslo Central Station (Oslo sentralstasjon, abbreviated Oslo S), opened in 1980, is the departure and arrival point for the majority of Norway’s mainline trains and has the distinction of being located in the centre of the city of Oslo.




The famous Oslo City Hall, located near the port, is one of the capital’s most emblematic buildings for hosting the Nobel Peace Prize and for its sober yet imposing architecture.

Located on the banks of the Oslofjord, the Munch Museum houses the world’s largest collection of works by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch, an impressionist pioneer, covering an area of more than 26,000 m2 in a modern 13-storey building. This majestic building exceeds the height of other buildings of the city whose skyline it reshapes.

The Astrup Fearnley Museum houses the Astrup Fearnley Collection, a collection of modern and contemporary art that is among the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. It favours the acquisition of individual and innovative works. The building was inaugurated in 2012 and designed by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano, internationally renowned for its masterpieces.


Akershus is an attractive fortress of medieval origin which in the course of history has been the setting of many battles. It is currently one of the main tourist attractions in Norway. The fortress houses two museums: the Museum of Defence, which traces the Norwegian military history, and the Museum of Resistance, which tells the story of the Resistance during the Nazi occupation in Norway.

The Frogner Park (or Parc Vigeland) covers 320 hectares and is the largest of the many parks in the centre of Oslo. This public park is a popular leisure area for the Osloites and a place for the exhibition of sculptures as it houses 212 bronze and granite statues all designed by Gustav Vigelanelaneland (Vigelandsparken).


The Fram Museum is a museum dedicated to Norwegian polar exploration expeditions. Within the museum lies the Fram, the strongest ship in the world, the one that went farther north and farther south.