Oslo is home to some particularly famous art pieces, probably one of the most famous being Edvard Munch’s “The Scream”. And while it may be on your list of to-do’s in Oslo, I’d highly recommend checking out Oslo’s unique street art!
I was not aware Oslo had so many murals painted on the sides of buildings until I randomly came across a blog that detailed all the points around the city.
Oslo is oddly particularly suited for large murals, because in 1899, due to a housing crash, the government stopped the building of structures between existing apartment buildings. This meant that there were a lot of bare building end-walls which are perfect for large paintings and graffiti art.
There are art pieces dotted all over the city, but a large percentage is found in east Oslo. I took the metro to the Tøyen area (a couple of stops east of the centre) which has the highest concentration. You can work your way from there. I’m still discovering new ones every time I’m out and about in the greater city area. I use this map here to find new ones: https://www.visitoslo.com/en/articles/urban-art-in-oslo/
What I really love about this activity is that it takes you to places you’d never go as a tourist. I live here and even I am still discovering new areas in my city because of this art.