Majorstuen is an affluent neighbourhood where you can dine at upscale restaurants, shop at designer boutiques and explore one of the most beautiful urban parks in Europe. Discover centuries of history and culture at the Oslo City Museum and stroll along elegant streets lined with 19th-century townhouses. Great public transport links make it easy to sightsee in Oslo’s city centre.
Things to do in Majorstuen
Frogner Park dominates the western end of Majorstuen and is dotted with more than 200 sculptures by iconic Norwegian artist, Gustav Vigeland. Made from bronze, granite and iron, the creations are part of the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park. Enjoy a picnic on the grass and admire one of the largest collections of roses in Norway. The open-air pool is a great place to cool off in the summer.
Trendy boutiques and restaurants make Majorstuen one of the top shopping, dining and entertainment districts in Oslo. Find some of the best designer stores strung along Bogstadveien and Hegdehaugsveien Streets. In addition to international brands like Zara and H&M, you’ll also discover some great local designers.
Oslo City Museum occupies Frogner Manor, a beautiful 18th-century villa at the southern end of Vigeland Park. Learn about the fascinating history and heritage of the city through a range of exhibits covering everything from the Viking era to World War II.
Majorstuen boasts some of the best restaurants in the capital, many owned by world-renowned chefs. Enjoy contemporary Norwegian cuisine made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. After dark, locals flock to the hip cocktail and craft beer bars dotted around Majorstuen.
Getting around Majorstuen
Majorstuen is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. Trams are a fast and easy way to travel from the Oslo city centre to Majorstuen, with several stops located within the neighbourhood. Oslo Gardermoen Airport is a 45-minute drive away.