Guided Tour of Downtown Oslo: Participation Fee € 10,-
A specially designed guided tour of Oslo town centre will be offered on the afternoon of Saturday October 3 from 14:00 to 16:30, and must be booked and paid at time of conference registration. Featuring well known sights of downtown Oslo, the tour will include highlights such as the historic university building, national theatre, parliament, cathedral, fortress and town hall.
The Munch Museum: Open 11:00 – 17:00. Admission NOK 95,- / € 11,-
The Munch Museum is a monographic art museum, dedicated to the life and work of the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. The museum at Tøyen houses the world’s largest collection of Munch’s art, with almost 28 000 works of art in addition to personal effects, tools and even Edvard Munchs private library. The collection of 28 000 artworks consists of 1 150 paintings, 17 800 prints, 7 700 drawings (including 200 sketch-books), 21 sculptures and a number of photographs taken by Munch himself. The museum’s programme also comprises film screenings, audioguides, concerts, guided tours and lectures.
Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Museum: 10:00 – 16:00. Admission NOK 120,- / € 14,-
Skiing represents an important part of Norwegian cultural history. Skis were a necessity. In the present day, however, skiing is primarily associated with fun and games, trips and sport. A visit to the Ski Museum introduces you to some of the most significant aspects of Norwegian skiing history as well as the world-famous ski jump itself. The museum opened in 1923 and is now the world’s oldest museum specialized in skiing. Its exhibitions tell the exciting story of more than 4000 years of ski history.
Norwegian Museum of Cultural History: 11:00 – 15:00. Admission NOK 110,- / €13,-
The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History (Norsk Folkemuseum) is Norway’s largest museum of cultural history. With collections from around the country, the museum shows how people lived in Norway from 1500 to the present. The 160 buildings in the Open-Air Museum represent different regions in Norway, different time periods, as well as differences between town and country, and social classes. The Gol Stave Church dating from 1200 is one of five medieval buildings at the museum. The contemporary history is presented through exhibitions and documentation projects. Permanent indoor exhibitions include folk art, folk costumes, toys and Sami culture. There is also a variety of temporary exhibitions and audience programs all year round.
Fram and Kon-Tiki Museums: 11:00 – 16:00/17:00. Admission NOK 100,- / € 12,- (Fram) NOK 90,- / € 11,- (Kon-Tiki)
Situated on the Bygdøy peninsula, the Fram and Kon-Tiki museums are a must for anyone with a maritime interest. The Fram was the first ship specially built in Norway for polar research. She was used on three important expeditions: With Fridtjof Nansen on a drift over the Arctic Ocean 1893-96, with Otto Sverdrup to the arctic archipelago west of Greenland – now the Nunavut region of Canada – 1898-1902, and with Roald Amundsen to Antarctica for his South Pole expedition 1910-12. Equally interesting is the Kon-Tiki balsa wood raft which is located in the neighbouring museum. At the hands of Norwegian exporter and writer Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002), the vessel gained worldwide fame in 1947 when it crossed the Pacific Ocean in an attempt to show that people from South America could have settled Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.
The Astrup Fearnley Museum and Tjuvholmen: 11:00 – 17:00. Admission NOK 90,- / €11,-
Tjuvholmen is the newest of Oslo’s boroughs. The area is characterized by an intriguing architectural diversity and unique outdoor areas, and plays host to several galleries and art installations. Tjuvholmen’s restaurants are known for their high standards and great locations. Also located on Tjuvholmen is the Astrup Fearnley Museum, which is a privately owned museum specializing in temporary exhibitions of international art. First opened in 1993, the museum has since established itself as an important institution for presentation of contemporary art.
Should you want to explore even more of the city you can find an excellent selection of activities on VisitOslo’s website.