2 Days in Oslo Itinerary: Fun Things to do with Kids

Oslo is the capital city of Norway and a great place to take kids. It is very child friendly and has great public transportation. It’s also a great place for a weekend trip. We went to Oslo for a few days after going on a cruise. The following is our 2 days in Oslo itinerary and I hope it inspires you to go to this amazing northern European city.

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Opera House

The Oslo Opera House on the harbor is a beautiful building and it’s a great place to take the kids. You can walk on the slanted roof and although a little steep it was fun to walk up. It was challenging for my 5 year old, but once we got to the top the kids enjoyed walking against the wind. In the water you can see a sculpture called She Lies by Italian artist Monica Bonvicini made out of glass and steel simulating a floating iceberg.

Frognerparken (Frogner Park)

In our 2 Days in Oslo Itinerary, we went to Frogner Park where the kids were able to play in the playground and run around. Oslo with Kids can be very fun for everyone.
Frogner Park, Oslo, Norway

With 45 hectares, Frogner Park in central Oslo is a great place to take the kids. It is home to the Vigelandsparken (Vigeland Sculpture Park), which has 212 bronze and granite sculptures designed by Gustav Vigeland, Norway’s most famous sculptor. The park is a perfect place for kids to run around and there is also a really nice, big playground. I am always amazed by parks in other countries and how different they are to the ones we have in Miami.

Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower

Our 2 Days in Oslo Itinerary takes you to the Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower, where you learn about the history of skiing in Norway.
Holmenkollen Ski Museum, Oslo, Norway

The kids liked visiting the Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower, considered the heart of Norwegian skiing, and learning about the history of skiing. We also went to the top of the tower, where we were able to see how high skiers are when they jump. There is a ski simulator and my son experienced the speed at which professional skiers go down a mountain.

The Fram

The Fram is the polar exploration museum that houses the actual vessel Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen used to reach the South Pole. We climbed aboard the ship and there is an exhibit in the cabin areas that shows what life would have been like onboard. There is a northern lights show every 20 minutes that you can experience from the main deck. The museum also has some interactive exhibits, which the kids had fun using. Afterwards, we went outside and the kids played in a sculpture park.

Viking Ship Museum

[Temporarily Closed for Renovation] Our 2 Days in Oslo Itinerary also took us to the Viking Ship Museum, which houses three, excavated Viking ships, each over 1,000 years old. Unfortunately, it’s closed now for renovations, but it set to reopen in 2025–26.

Is Oslo a walkable city?

Much of Oslo is walkable, but to get to some of the places I’ve mentioned you’ll need to take the bus or train. Oslo has an incredible public transport system and it’s very easy to use. I purchased our tickets at the 7-Elevn shops, but there are multiple methods of getting tickets.

Is Oslo good with Kids?

Yes! Oslo is a great place to travel to with kids. It is very family friendly and there is so much to do that both kids and parents will enjoy.

Our 2 days in Oslo itinerary was fun for the kids and us parents. We were able to get a glimpse of Norwegian life and learn about this incredible northern European city.

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