*Frogner Park (map) is a large park located a few minutes’ walk away from the city centre. This is the biggest and best-known park in Norway, with a large collection of sculptures by Gustav Vigeland (Vigeland Museum, map).
Bygdøy (map) is a large green area, commonly called the Museum Peninsula of Oslo (Oscarshall, The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Viking Ship Museum, Norwegian Maritime Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum).
Folkemuseet (map) is dedicated to Folk art, Folk Dress, Sami culture and the viking culture. The outdoor museum contains 155 authentic old buildings from all parts of Norway, including a Stave Church.
The Munch Museum (map) contains The Scream and other works by *Edvard Munch.
Explore the archipelago of the Inner Oslofjord. Islands with many beaches, hiking trails and sites of cultural heritage are just waiting to be discovered. In the summer there are ferries from the dock by the city hall to islands such as Hovedøya (map), Langøyene (map), Bleikøya (map), and Gressholmen (map). If you have a fishing rod, bring it along, as well as the picnic basket, sunglasses and possibly swimwear! (Freshwater fishing licence for Oslo)
Torggata (map) is a good area for budget dining (from Hausmanns gate south to Youngstorget). You will find cheap Vietnamese, Thai, and Chinese restaurants and even cheaper kebab-joints and pizzerias, as well as other offerings.
Camping are available at year round >> topcamp.no.
The Youth information (Unginfo) runs an independent information desk in Møllergata aimed at budget travellers. This service is free and they also provide free internet access. There is an online guide to Oslo for budget travellers on their web site.
***The police advise that the area along the Akerselva river from Grønland to Cuba is best avoided after dark. It is known for instances of rape, muggings and drug dealing.