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The Ultimate Romantic Getaway in Oslo, Norway

Ready for a full list with the most romantic things to do in Oslo? In this article we’ll share the best things to do for couples in Oslo with your love one while you visit this amazing and vibrant city.

When most people think of the Oslo, they think of a cold weather city as it is located on a  nordic country. 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.

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14 Best Things to Do for Couples in Oslo

Some of our favorite experiences for couples are the acoustic performances in the fresco-filled Vigeland Museum or the classical operas at Nationaltheatret. Here are Oslo’s most romantic places: 

1. Cruise along Oslo’s Oslofjord

Among some of the most romantic things to do in Oslo is visiting the Verdant islands. This quaint village has some of the cutest summer houses and cozy cabins as well as some of the most picturesque sights including the historical site of the old monasteries and ruins.

During the summer you can rent a yacht or take a boat tour to sail along the fjord. We recommend to take a romantic sailing and dinner cruises that are meant for couples.

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2. Share a couples massage at the 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!

Oslo has huge range of luxury spas that are perfect for couples looking to relax after a full day of exploring or just for fun. There is nothing more romantic than sharing a warm and therapeutic massage. The Well has over a dozen heated pools and saunas to help you relax. Make sure to check out the Hammam Duo experience that is designed specially for couples.

3. 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.

4. 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. Without a doubt the Norwegian Museum of Cultural history is one of the romantic things to do in Oslo.

5. 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.

6. Akershus Fortress and Castle

Take your partner on fairy-tale-like walks exploring Oslo’s medieval Akershus Fortress to enjoy its panoramic views over downtown Oslo and the fjord. Akershus is free to visit. This beautiful fortress stands on a headland overlooking Oslo Harbour, making it the perfect spot to take some great photos of Oslo downtown.

We recommend to visit in the summertime if you would like to take a guided tour to help you gain a deeper understanding of the fortress’s history. Slow strolls together at sunset are super romantic and fantastic for photos, especially if you like the red and orange hue picture look.

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7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Royal Palace

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.

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10. The Wooden Houses

Oslo has several streets known for their historic wooden houses, such as Damstredet and Telthusbakken. 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. This would not only add some fairy tale vibes to your hike but also would inspired you to kiss your love one at the Kjærlighetsstien, also known as the “love trail”.

11. Munch Museum

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.

No many people would consider going to the museum a romantic date but it really can be! Museums stirs up emotions, sparks conversation and even let you show off your knowledge. The Munch Museum is a great addition to your romantic itinerary.

Other cool museums worth visiting are the The Fram Museum, Popsenteret and Vigeland Museum.

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12. Botanical Garden

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.

13. Watch an opera at Nationaltheatret

The Nationaltheatret is definitely one of the most beautiful historical landmarks in Oslo. From here you can see the Karl Johans gate. If possible stay for a performance and not only enjoy the richly decorated and gilded interiors but also get the opportunity to enjoy a play by the influential Norwegian playwright Henrik Johan Ibsen.

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14. Take a stroll for a jaw dropping view

If you are looking for one of the most beautiful views in Oslo, then you must hike to the top of the St. Hanshaugen park, the Ekeberg hills, the world-famous roof of the Oslo Opera House or the Holmenkollen ski jump. Ekeberg hills is the view that inspired Edvard Munch’s Scream. So it is a must!

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