Oscarshall Castle, Oslo

Oscarshall Castle, Oslo

Oscarshall Castle is located on the eastern shore of Bygdøy, south west of Oslo’s city center. The first piece of land around the Oslofjord to be inhabited, Bygdøy now forms an affluent suburb of Oslo, which houses many of the city’s finest cultural attractions. The castle is owned by the Norwegian royal family, but is open to the public. It was built between 1847 and 1852. Designed by Danish architect Johan Nebelong, Oscarshall was built for Swedish king Oscar I, who lived at the castle for just five years.

One of the finest neo-Gothic works surviving in Norway, it was sold to the Norwegian state in 1863. A modest construction, Oscarshall can be seen across much of the Bygdøy peninsula, marked out by its distinctive single white tower. The castle was styled on English Romantic and neo-Gothic designs, with the interior designed and constructed entirely by Norwegian artists. The main building is surrounded by a park which stretches to the water’s edge, and an open pavilion adjacent to the fjord. The castle is open throughout the year, with guided tours available on request. The grounds can be explored free of charge as part of a day trip around Bygdøy’s many cultural attractions.
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Sight Name: Oscarshall Castle
Sight Location: Oslo, Norway
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Bygdøy Self-Guided Tour  

Walking Tours in Oslo, Norway

Create Your Own Walk in Oslo

Create Your Own Walk in Oslo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Oslo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Sentrum Walk

Sentrum Walk

Sentrum, meaning city-center, is located on the southeast side of the city near the inner Oslofjord. The district is dominated by high buildings and valuable tourist attractions. Take this tour to visit Ibsen Museum, as well as Stortinget, National Theater, University of Oslo, National Gallery, Oslo Cathedral and many others.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Kvadraturen Walk

Kvadraturen Walk

Kvadraturen is the oldest quarter of Oslo. It is located in the very heart of the Sentrum borough and offers plenty of tourist spots to visit. Take this tour to explore the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Gamle Raadhus, Film Museum and many others.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Gamle Oslo Walk

Gamle Oslo Walk

Gamle Oslo translated as "Old Oslo" is one of the oldest boroughs in town, as well as one of the biggest. This tour will show you the main attractions of Gamle Oslo district, including Munch Museum, Asylet, Vålerenga Kirke and others.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 km
Hanshaugen Religious Walk

Hanshaugen Religious Walk

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Frogner Walk

Frogner Walk

Frogner is an Oslo borough, located in the West End part of the Norwegian capital, renowned for its exceptional residential and retail facilities. The area is named after Frogner Manor, the site of which is now occupied by the eponymous Frogner Park. Centrally located, this is one of the priciest districts in Oslo, abounding in parks, marinas and pretty architecture. Take this tour to explore the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
Bygdøy Self-Guided Tour

Bygdøy Self-Guided Tour

Also called Oslo's Museum Center, Bygdøy is where some of the most visited museums are located, displaying precious items from Norway’s past. You can also visit Bygdøy’s beautiful parks, forests or the wonderful beach located on the west side.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km

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