7 summer activities that create memories

When the summer takes over the city, Oslo offers a lot of different activities that let you take advantage of the beautiful summer days. The city people in Oslo loves the sun, and you will most likely find them sunbathing in Oslo’s many parks, at the outdoor cafés and restaurants, or having a swim in the ocean. We give you seven tips for varied summer activities that creates good memories for both adults and children.

Island Hopping in the Oslo fjord

The Oslo fjord have several islands that offers great experiences. Spend a sunny day island hopping between Hovedøya, Lindøya, Nakholmen, Bleikøya, Gressholmen and Langøyene. Explore the Oslo fjord life, just by using your ordinary Ruter-ticket for transport. The Ruter-boat travels between all the islands all day long. Each island has different opportunities, where you can go bathing in the ocean at the beaches, get some cultural refill, play different ball games, eat food at eateries or bring your own food for a nice barbecue.

Go climbing in Oslo summer park

If you feel like moving your body and do some physical activity, you can challenge yourself while climbing in Oslo summer park. The park is located only 30 minutes from downtown Oslo and is one of Scandinavia’s biggest climbing parks. Explore 12 different trails with 200 elements set in the trees. The trails have different levels for difficulty and is a perfect activity for both adults and children. The park also has a 230 meter long zip-line that is definitely give you butterflies. Lunch break can be enjoyed with food from Vaffelboden, or you can bring your own food and get cozy in the barbecue and picnic area.

Adrenaline rush at Tusenfryd amusement park

Tusenfryd is Norway’s biggest amusement park and offers speed and excitement with over 30 different attractions suitable for people in all ages. The park has several rollercoasters, carousels, radio cars, a water park, several eateries, and much, much more. Tusenfryd is located 30 minutes from downtown Oslo, with a bus to the park departing from the Oslo bus terminal all day long.


A guided fjord cruise around the Oslo fjord allows you to explore the fjords up close. Fjord-sightseeing is a two-hour guided fjord cruise travelling through islands and warm coves. During the tour you will get an idyllic experience while spotting several attractions, summer houses, cabins and beaches. The boat also passes the opera house in Bjørvika and the museums at Bygdøy. The sightseeing-boat depart from pier number 3 by the City Hall.

boat in the oslo fjord

Explore the city with Viking Biking

Explore Oslo while riding a bike. Rent a bike with Viking Biking and choose if you would like to join a guided tour through the city, or if you wish to explore on your own. Pick a bike best suited for you. Choose between mountain bikes, children’s bikes, DBS hybrid bikes and Dutch Cruises. You also receive a map from Viking Biking that provide information about the different routes, so you can experience as much as possible from the bicycle seat. The bike rentals are located in Nedre Slottsgate.

Bathing and games at Tøyenbadet

Tøyenbadet is Norway’s most popular swimming facilities, with both indoor and outdoor pools, a diving tower and waterslide. The facility is open all year around, and in the summer, the outdoor pools can be enjoyed in the sun. Enjoy a lovely, chilling bath in the summer heat, play around, or just turn it into a workout. At the facility you can also enjoy the steaming sauna and buy yourself something good to eat in the café or kiosk. Tøyenbadet are located in Helgesens street at Tøyen.

Long summer days at Sørenga

There’s nothing like enjoying a chilling salt water bath in the Oslo fjord on hot summer days. At the edge of Sørenga there is a big ocean area with a beach, pools and a diving tower. Choose between lying on the pier or beach next to the water, or on the grass area further up. The area also has a harbor promenade. Find cafés, restaurants, shops and beautiful outdoor areas along the water. Everything you need to enjoy a summer day from morning to evening are located at Sørenga.

diving tower by the sea in oslo

A sea of possibilities

This is just a small selection of the possibilities that lies in the city at summer. Go to one of Oslo’s many parks, bring a grill and enjoy a nice barbecue while you relax in the grass and enjoy the good atmosphere. Or maybe play a round of mini golf at Grünerløkka, buy an ice cream at Aker Brygge, or enjoy good food and drinks at one of Oslo’s many outdoor eateries in the sun. Experience the summer in Oslo and book a room at one of our hotels located with closeness to plenty of activities and restaurants.