Oslo harbour to the Opera house and Munch museum

The self-guided tour to the modern part of Oslo. A family-safe quiet walk which will give you a good view over the fjord, the city as well as some fresh air.

Ten attractions
Start: Christian Radich
Stopp: Sørenga Sjøbad (Reverse)
Route: Map below
Walk: 43 min
Cycling: 11 min
Distance: 3.2 km

1 Christian Radich

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If you are arriving with a ferry or boat, this is the place where you will start this self-guided tour, otherwhise, you may start on step three og four. Christian Radich is a full-rigged ship built in 1937, and it serves as a sail training vessel for young norwegians.

A large white shio called Christian Radich on the Oslo harbour in front of the Akershus fortress

2 Gamle Logen

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Built in 1836, Gamle Logen exudes charm and character. It has, and it still hosts cultural events like concerts, and banquets. This is a more quiet area than the shortest route.

An old house with a good look and architecture behind som trees

3 Grev Wedels Plass Park

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A small park in Oslo with a bumpy history. First opened as a park in 1840, but has since been used as a military camp during the second world war as well as a parking-lot and a petrol station. It is now a park again and a works as a lounge in this old part of Oslo.

A park with people sitting on a bench in front of a fountain

Walking from your hotel or from Karl Johan steet? If so, you may start this walk near Deichman Bjørvika. Less walk, and more time to spend with the fjord. You can bring the whole family, this is a safe walk when with kids.

5 Deichman Bjørvika

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This library and building, which opened in 2020, has quickly become a stunning example of modern Scandinavian design. Whether you're an avid reader or just curious about modern architecture, the library offers a warm welcome. Free access.

The popular Deichman-library in Oslo with its high new building with people and visitors on the outside

6 Oslo operahouse

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Welcome to the Oslo Opera House, a true architectural gem. If you are like me, not interested in opera or ballet, a visit is till recommended. The roof, which is made of italian white marble, is open to the public, offering panoramic views of the city and  fjord. In addition to opera and ballet performances, it hosts a wide range of cultural events, making it a dynamic cultural hub for everyone. A good tip is to buy tickets in advance.

Oslo operahouse on the outside with locals and tourist walking on the roof

7 Munch museum

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This world-museum is dedicated to the life and works of Edvard Munch, one of the most influential and iconic painters in the history of art. The building is a work of art in itself, featuring a striking facade with unique aluminum-clad exterior. You cannot miss it. Inside, you'll discover a vast collection of Munch's paintings, drawings, and sculptures, including his most famous work, and my favorite, "The Scream."

Two visitors looking at some paitings by Edvard Munch inside the munch museum

This is the newest part of Oslo, open and modern. It lies with the fjord and is quiet with fresh air.

9 Operastranda, the opera beach

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You will even find a a 100-metre-long beach in Oslo's city. Located right outside the opera house and linked with a green park This is a safe stop for families with children, and you will fint entertainment, cafees and restaurants nearby. This is one of my favourite spots in Oslo.

A public beach in Oslo with some people looking at the view. There is a cruise-ship in the background

10 Sørenga Sjøbad

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A large seawater pool in Oslo's brand new neighbourhood. No need to swim if you don't want to, the pier is always a nice walk, and you will be able to see Oslo from one of the the best angles. Well worth the extra steps. Expect to meet big crowds here in the summer.

People in the sun with the sea and you can see the munch museum in the backgrond

Map and route

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Allow about 43 minutes to walk this route, but add extra time for attractions and other stops. Cycling this Oslo-route takes about 11 minutes.

Author: Sem Hadland (More about me)

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