About Oslo Opera House

The Oslo Opera House is one of the most definitive landmarks in the Scandinavian architectural landscape. Located in Oslo, it is one of those unique buildings that are as popular for its sculptural shape as the program it houses. The most interesting feature – you can climb the Roof! That’s right, you can sit on the roof and enjoy the lavish views of the city of Oslo while sipping a cup of Hot chocolate. Inspired by glaciers, the design of the building sets it apart, providing a visual treat to the visitors. Not only that, the Oslo Opera house is known for Opera and Ballet performances. If you want to treat yourself to some authentic Norwegian culture, be sure to visit the Opera House! Located right at the harbour, it merges with the landscape, while having a distinct identity. But it’s not only the exteriors that are awe-inspiring, but the interiors as well. Do not believe us? Visit and see for yourself!

Must See

  • Ultramodern White Marble and Crystalline Building
  • Beautiful Architecture
  • Ballet Performances

How to reach

It is 1km away from the city center.

You can reach there by Tram or Bus.

Tram numbers 17, 18 and 19 stop at Oslo Central Station.

Bus numbers 30, 31, 37, 54 and 74 stop at Oslo Central Station / Jernbanetorget station, while bus numbers 32, 74, 81B and 83 stop by the Tollboden buildings.

Tram Fare: 35 NOK

Bus Fare: 35 NOK


  • You can walk up the building to the tip for an incredible 360 degree view of Oslo and the waterfront. Which is spectacular especially on a sunny day, and in the late afternoon/evening sun!
  • The toilets are free to use.
  • Ask your guide to sing a few notes in the main hall to hear the acoustics.
  • You can go in the lobby and visit the cafe or gift shop. Once inside there are free public restrooms and free WiFi.
  •  If you wish to carry on walking, a top tip is to walk along the sea front and head towards the new residential buildings on the old harbour 10 mins to the east. 
  • Go around the Operaen and have a look to its rear workshops were the dresses, wigs and ballet's decorations are created! 
  • Wear sunglasses in the bright sun as it is made of white marble and is dazzling.
  • If on a budget and you don't mind standing the whole performance, there are unnumbered tickets that are just behind the B section so fantastic view and only for 80kr.

Visit Time

Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Monday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

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Time you can spend

5 to 6 hours


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