Bygdøy
Bygdøy
1 of 2
Copyright Morten Falch Sortland/Getty Images

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Beaches, Hiking, Recreation, Swimming/Pools, Free, Neighborhood/Area Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.5scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 3.5Food Scene
  • 5.0Atmosphere

Outdoorsy types and museum buffs should plan on spending at least one day on the Bygdøy peninsula. This region 3 miles west of central Oslo is home to some of the city's best museums, including the Fram Museum, the Viking Ship Museum and the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. The peninsula's southern tip is especially popular in the summer when locals and tourists alike flock to the area's beaches and take advantage of its walking, jogging and bike trails. Huk beach also features a sand volleyball court available for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Recent visitors described this peninsula as a scenic retreat from downtown Oslo, citing its stunning architecture and superb museums as highlights. However, a few previous travelers cautioned that the area's scenery isn't as picturesque on a cold, cloudy day. For a quick commute trip to Bygdøy, reviewers suggest taking the seasonal ferry from the pier by Oslo City Hall to the Dronningen or Bygdøynes stops.

Bygdøy is free to visit 24 hours a day, and public transportation (via buses and ferries) to and from the peninsula is complimentary for visitors with Oslo Pass cards. In addition to the area's beaches, museums and trails, travelers will find traditional houses, plus a few eateries and tennis courts. Additional information about Bygdøy can be found on the Visit Oslo website.

See all Hotels in Oslo »

More Best Things To Do in Oslo

Oslo Fjord
Karl Johans gate
Type
Time to Spend
1 of 18
#1 Oslo Fjord

Occupying 766 square miles, Oslo Fjord attracts Oslo residents and tourists in droves, especially during the warmer months. Water vistas are available from many parts of the city, including popular attractions like the Oslo Opera House and Akershus Fortress. You can also opt to hit the water in a canoe or kayak, but to get the full experience, consider signing up for an Oslo Fjord cruise. Sightseeing and fishing excursions are available on everything from inflatable boats (known as RIBs) to sailboats and yachts to ferries throughout the year.

Read more
Kerrick/Getty Images
See full list of Best Things To Do in Oslo »

Explore More of Oslo

Recommended

15 Scenic Train Rides to Add to Your Bucket List

Climb aboard these locomotives for jaw-dropping views.

Christine SmithMarch 26, 2019

13 Top Places to Visit in Tuscany, Italy

Ditch the crowded streets of Rome or Milan and head to Italy's picturesque countryside.

Lyn MettlerMarch 25, 2019

10 Excellent Educational Vacations for Families

Make sure your next getaway is both enjoyable and informative.

Holly JohnsonMarch 14, 2019

15 Epic Outdoor Adventures to Enjoy Across America

Plan an unforgettable trip in your own backyard or on the opposite coast.

Will WalkeyMarch 12, 2019

The 30 Most Famous Landmarks in the World

Explore the globe in search of these intriguing historic sights.

Gwen PratesiMarch 11, 2019

The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2019

U.S. News ranked 3,877 top properties for 2019. Check out the 50 best.

Zach WatsonFebruary 5, 2019

30 Hot New Hotels to Check Out in 2019

See which new properties offer surprising and fun features.

Lyn MettlerFebruary 5, 2019

10 Top All-Inclusive Resorts in the USA

Go all-in for these luxe resorts flush with amenities.

Will WalkeyFebruary 5, 2019

The Caribbean Comeback: 12 New and Renovated Caribbean Hotels to Visit

These island properties are sure to impress travelers.

Erin ShieldsFebruary 5, 2019

17 Amazing Kid-Friendly Hotels

Discover which properties offer ample amenities for children.

Christine SmithFebruary 5, 2019