Video Wednesday Oslo, Norway: Fantastic Folk Museum

The Norwegian Folk Museum keeps traditional culture alive for visitors to Norway’s capital.

Follow American travel writer Rick Steves to Norsk Folkemuseum in Oslo where over 150 old buildings from all corners of the country have been reassembled in a sprawling park. Costumed guides demonstrate slices of rural and urban life, and, every hour through the day, a crowd gathers to enjoy performances of fiddle music and dance. Don’t miss the evocative wooden stave church. Located on Oslo’s Bygdøy Peninsula (where many museums are clustered) the folk museum is just a short bus ride or scenic boat trip from the center. For more information on the Rick Steves’ Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more

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Rick Steves Snapshot Norway
Paperback – September 22, 2015
Rick Steves covers the essentials of Norway, including Oslo, Gudbrandsdal Valley, as well as Bergen. Visit the Oslo Cathedral, surround yourself with Gudbrandsdal Valley’s time-worn hills and log cabins, or get immersed in history at Bergen’s Hanseatic Quarter. You’ll get Rick’s firsthand advice on the best sights, eating, sleeping, and nightlife, and the maps and self-guided tours will ensure you make the most of your experience. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves Snapshot guide is a tour guide in your pocket.

Rick Steves Snapshot guides consist of excerpted chapters from Rick Steves European country guidebooks. Snapshot guides are a great choice for travelers visiting a specific city or region, rather than multiple European destinations. These slim guides offer all of Rick’s up-to-date advice on what sights are worth your time and money. They include good-value hotel and restaurant recommendations, with no introductory information (such as overall trip planning, when to go, and travel practicalities).

One thought on “Video Wednesday Oslo, Norway: Fantastic Folk Museum

  • April 4, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    We LOVED the Norsk Folkmuseum. We used Rick Steves’ Norway guidebook for much of our trip. He is our go-to guide for Europe.


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