The Astrup Fearnley Museum is a contemporary art museum that opened in 2012 in its new location on the Oslo harbor. For art lovers, the museum has a really interesting collection highlighted with works by Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, and Matthew Barney among many others. For those interested in architecture, the building itself, designed by Renzo Piano is worth a visit.
Personally, I find the landscape around the building to be particularly interesting as well with its tiny “beach,” green space, and sculpture garden. The museum is located out at the city’s furthest point into the Oslo fjord so you get a great view out to the islands and back towards the rest of the harbor.
If you’re getting tired after walking around the gallery, you can grab a drink or pastry from the cafe and walk out by the sunny beach. Then you can head back inside for one last look at Jeff Koons’ iconic gold statue of Michael Jackson and Bubbles the chimpanzee.