Oslo is a bustling city that will never leave you bored for things to do. There are frequently festivals and concerts all around the city. Each season has its own charm and there is just as much activity in winter time as it is in summer.
Ovrevoll is the only racetrack in Norway and is beautifully located at Jar in Baerum, only 15 minutes from the centre of Oslo.
The Scandic Norwegian Derby takes place on Sunday August 26th 2012 at 1230. This is the biggest event of the year, with thousands of spectators visiting the track to watch high quality racing.
Sherryhaugen Café is open every day all year. Betting to other tracks as well as very good food makes it a popular place to visit, both for coffee and for lunch and dinner.
On race days the restaurant in the Grand Stand offers an à la carte menu. Both restaurants have seats outside.
Norwegian and foreign design, fashion and crafts from the 1600s to today. Changing exhibitions, shop and cafe.
The National Gallery’s extensive collection of older and modern art includes an extensive collection of Edvard Munchs paintings with the Scream and Madonna as natural highlights. Shop and cafe.
The most exceptional of Oslo’s popular attractions is the Vigeland Park. Over one million visitors come to see the work of sculptor Gustav Vigeland, including the mighty Monolith and the touching Wheel of Life sculpture.
Edvard Munch has a unique position in the history of art, as one of the expressionism’s early pioneers. The Munch Museum hosts a unique collection of more than 1.100 of Munch’s paintings. This makes the Munch Museum a unique starting point to explore the majority of Munch’s world-renowned works. Major works will always be on display in the museum.
At the Historical Museum you can learn about everything from the Ice Age to Christianity in Norway with focus on the Viking period and the medieval collection. You will also find the Coin Cabinet, the oldest mummy ever found and the Ethnographic exhibitions of the Ancient Egypt.
The Viking Ship Museum presents great Viking ship discoveries from Gokstad, Oseberg and Tune as well as other finds from Viking tombs around the Oslo Fjord including the world’s two best-preserved wooden Viking ships built in the 9th century. Here you can find small boats, sledges, cart with exceptional ornamentation and implements, tools, harness, textiles and household utensils.
The Centre for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities presents a modern exhibition on the Holocaust. Images, sounds, film, items and text documents the genocide on the European Jews, as well as the Nazi State’s mass murder and persecution of other peoples and minorities.