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Exciting and Offbeat Things to do in Oslo

Norwegian Folk Museum
Norwegian Folk Museum
Credit: Flickr / James Cridland / CC BY 2.0

The Scandinavian city of Oslo lies tucked in between the Oslofjord and forested hills. It is also one of the most important Norwegian cities without which your Europe trip would be incomplete. Let us now have a quick look at some unusual but interesting things to do and places to visit in Oslo.

1. The Blomqvist Auction House Gallery

If you are looking for taking home something more than the regular mementoes and souvenirs, then you must visit the Blomqvist where you can bid for unique Norwegian art and antiques. It is the country’s biggest and also the oldest auction house where many renowned artists have exhibited their work. You will find things made from glass, silver or some old furniture, jewellery and many other interesting objects here. They also arrange online auctions for people who cannot visit the gallery.          

2. Norwegian National Opera and Ballet

A ballet lover will surely love the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet where diverse performances of many noted artists are organized. The prices of the tickets depend on the productions but special discounts are given to students, kids, and senior citizens.

3. Visit the Norwegian Folk Museum

Visit this open-air museum which consists of around 160 historic buildings and houses, related to the various regions of the country, which were relocated and some re-erected. Situated in Bygdøy, they also have some indoor exhibits depicting the art and culture of the region. Visitors can also enjoy activities like horse and carriage rides, cooking, exhibitions and folk dancing.            

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