When most people think of the Oslo, they think of a cold weather city as it is located on a nordic county. Well, Oslo is actually not that cold, New York City can be colder during winter. Oslo is the perfect destination for a couple getaway as there are plenty of things to see and do. In this article we’ll share our favorite activities to do with your love one while you visit this amazing and vibrant city.
Oslo, Norway Travel Video
The Well Spa
The best way to start a romantic weekend getaway is by relaxing in the many pools and saunas at the Well Spa. You can easily spend the whole day relaxing here in the endless themed sauna and hot bath rooms. We recommend to have either dinner or lunch there as the food is delicious!
Get more local, visit the Gården på Svartskog farm
A short train ride outside of town is the Gården på Svartskog, a family owned farm. We were picked up from the station by Hilde, one of the owners, and spent the morning learning more about farming in Norway as we sampled delicious cured meat and cheeses produced on this farm.
We then took a tour of the farm itself, with the chance to cuddle with their sheep, take selfies with the most adorable wooly pigs and go cross country skiing across the snowy farmland. On the way back to the train station, we stopped at the only coffee shop in Svartskog, a cute little building with a collection of local products.
Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
Get ready for the most romantic pictures in Oslo, with buildings representing Norwegian life from the 1200s up to today. The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History is a beautiful walk through time with your loved one and is a fantastic visit no matter the season.
Visit the Vigeland Sculpture Park
Go for a stroll through Frogner Park, most well known for the Vigeland Sculpture Park, with over 200 concrete sculptures. In the warmer months there are many beautiful flowers to enjoy.
Akershus Fortress and Castle
Explore the medieval Akershus Fortress and enjoy its panoramic views over downtown Oslo and the fjord. We suggest visiting around sunset for some fantastic red and orange hue pictures.
Nobel Peace Center
There is nothing more romantic to us than making the world a better place for all of humanity. No better place for some inspiration than at the Nobel Peace Center. Learn about the history of the prize and the select few who have been honored with this award.
Walk down Karls Johan Gate Street
Take a walk down Karls Johan Gate Street, the main street of Oslo. The road takes you straight from Oslo Central Station to the Royal Palace. Along the way is many of the city’s attractions including the Stortinget building and the National Theatre.
Embrace your loved one for a romantic photo in front of the Royal Palace. You can also take a guided tour of the palace during the summer months to get some ideas on how to decorate your own home.
The Wooden Houses
Oslo has several streets known for their historic wooden houses. Walking down these cobbled stone lanes is like taking a step back in time and is a great place for a colorful and fun photoshoot.
There is always time for a bit of cultural appreciation. At the Munch Museum you can enjoy one of the greatest Norwegian painters of all time, most well known for The Scream and helping form German Expressionism.
Head on over to the botanical gardens for a more relaxed and nature based afternoon. With over 5000 species from around the globe, you can take a trip across the world in just one garden space. Our favorite part of the gardens is the five massive willow sculptures.