Top Historic Sights in Oslo, Norway

Explore the historic highlights of Oslo

Oslo, Norway's capital city, offers a captivating blend of rich history and modern charm. As a tourist, you'll discover medieval treasures like the Akershus Fortress and Viking Ship Museum, showcasing the city's Viking heritage. Oslo's contemporary side shines through trendy neighborhoods, a bustling waterfront, and world-class museums like the Munch Museum. Nature lovers can relish the city's proximity to the Oslofjord and Nordmarka's forested hills, providing opportunities for outdoor adventures. Whether you're exploring historical landmarks or immersing yourself in the city's vibrant atmosphere, Oslo promises an unforgettable experience.

St. Edmund's Church

Oslo, Norway
1883-1884

Vigeland Sculpture Park

Oslo, Norway
1939

Akershus Fortress

Oslo, Norway
1290s

Oslo Cathedral

Oslo, Norway
1694-1697

Viking Ship Museum

Oslo, Norway
1926

Norwegian Folk Museum

Oslo, Norway
1894

National Gallery

Oslo, Norway
1842

Royal Palace

Oslo, Norway
1825-1849

Kulturkirken Jakob

Oslo, Norway
1880

Munch Museum

Oslo, Norway
1963

St. Olav's Cathedral

Oslo, Norway
1896

Trinity Church

Oslo, Norway
1858

St. Mary's Church Ruins

Oslo, Norway
1050

Grønland Church

Oslo, Norway
1868

Paulus Church

Oslo, Norway
1892

St. Hallvard's Cathedral

Oslo, Norway
12th century

Aereslunden Cemetery

Oslo, Norway
1808

Church of the Cross Ruins

Oslo, Norway
13th century

Old Aker Church

Oslo, Norway
c. 1150

Vålerenga Church

Oslo, Norway
1902

Gamlebyen Church

Oslo, Norway
1796

Frogner Church

Oslo, Norway
1907

Fagerborg Church

Oslo, Norway
1901-1903

St. Clement's Church Ruins

Oslo, Norway
c. 1100

Uranienborg Church

Oslo, Norway
1886

St. Margaret's Church

Oslo, Norway
13th century

Hovedøya Abbey Ruins

Oslo, Norway
1147

Grorud Church

Oslo, Norway
1902

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Kastelholma Castle

First record of Kastelholma (or Kastelholm) castle is from the year 1388 in the contract of Queen Margaret I of Denmark, where a large portion of the inheritance of Bo Jonsson Grip was given to the queen. The heyday of the castle was in the 15th and 16th centuries when it was administrated by Danish and Swedish kings and stewards of the realms. Kastelhoma was expanded and enhanced several times.

In the end of 16th century castle was owned by the previous queen Catherine Jagellon (Stenbock), an enemy of the King of Sweden Eric XIV. King Eric conquered Kastelholma in 1599 and all defending officers were taken to Turku and executed. The castle was damaged under the siege and it took 30 years to renovate it.

In 1634 Åland was joined with the County of Åbo and Björneborg and Kastelholma lost its administrative status.