Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower

Holmenkollen Ski Jump & Ski Museum is perhaps the most beloved attraction of Oslo both by Norwegians and by the tourists. 

As Norway's most visited tourist attraction this spectacular ski jump was opened in 2010 and features the latest ski jumping technology and engineering. The start house is a dizzying 64 meters above the ground and its construction required 100 tonnes of steel. While the jump is worth the visit alone, inside the structure is the Holmenkollen Ski Museum, the oldest of its kind in the world. It details and highlights artefacts encapsulating more than 4,000 years of skiing history and polar exploration.

 


Damstredet

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The quirky 18th-century wooden homes of the Damstredet street are a nice change of pace from the modern architecture of the city centre. 

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Damstredet is a small and narrow street, located in the borough of St. Hanshaugen. Damstredet has managed to survive intact as a charming part of town, with well-preserved and inhabited wooden houses, now one of the few streets that retains the then small town character of Oslo in a genuine manner.

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The surrounding area includes allotment gardens and the medieval Gamle Aker kirke church.Damstredet was mostly built from 1810 to 1860, as part of the expansion of Oslo that begun at this time. The first house, Solberg, was erected in 1756 by sculptor Ole Meyer. His nephew, sculptor Andreas Hansen Meyer, took over in 1767, while his son Ole, also sculptor, erected another building in 1838.

 

Royal Palace

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Royal Palace (Slottet) (T-Nationaltheateret, tram 13-19 to Slottsparken. Located at the end of Karl Johans gate, the city's main avenue.). The Palace is the residence and offices of the king, Norway's head of state. Council of State meetings are held there every Friday. Building of the Palace began in 1824 and completed in 1849.

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The Palace sits on a small mount at the end of Oslo main street, Karl Johans gate, named after the king at the time. It was built outside the city in neoclassical style. Tours inside the palace are arranged in summertime, starting in June 21. The tickets for the tour must be bought in advance from a post office. If there are vacant spots in a tour, they sell the remaining tickets at the Palace to people waiting in line who don't already have tickets.

Don't count on getting tickets on the spot unless you are quite ahead in the line since a lot of people buy them at the post offices. There are about 2 tours in English on weekdays.


Must see!

Changing of the guards

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Centrally located in the city, the park surrounding the palace make a nice place to spend time in summer. Changing of the guards is a good spectacle to watch, it happens regularly throughout the day.

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Guided tours of the Royal Palace

The Royal Palace in Oslo is open to the public during the summer. The 2019 season lasted from 22 June until 17 August. Tickets are available from 1 March every year.

All visitors must follow a guided tour. During the season, tours are given every twenty minutes.