Leisure time

What's on at UiO

Every day, UiO is buzzing with professional, cultural and social activity! Keep an eye on what's going on by regularly checking the events calender at the bottom of your personal homepage and on UiO's English homepage.

Specifically, we would like to draw your attention to the following events:

  • Cultural lunch (Lunsj med kultur) - free concerts on Fridays 12:15-12:45 at the University Library at Blindern Campus (map)
  • The Committee for Cultural and Social Activities at UiO organises a varied program of cultural and social activities for employees, guests and their families, e.g. trips to the theatre, concerts, excursions and parties. Subscribe to the e-mail serve list to be notified about up-coming events!
  • The Special Events program contributes a large variety of cultural and social elements to academic life at UiO. It has been developed mainly with the interests and needs of international students in mind. However, many of its offerings may also appeal to more senior academics and accompanying familiy. Everyone affiliated with UiO is most welcome! Some activities come at a modest fee, many are free of charge. Check out the program and make use of this wonderful opportunity to meet fun and enterprising people from across the globe!

What's on in Oslo

Oslo is a city full of contrasts and variety. Its beautiful location between the Oslo fjord and forested hills, in combination with all its facilities of a modern metropolis, makes it an exciting city for its inhabitants and visitors alike. Check out the following links for the perfect ways to spend your leisure time!

For up-to-date information on cultural events and social activities in Oslo, please see the following websites:

Special tips

  • The e-mail service Events List provides a comprehensive overview in English of up-coming events every Friday. Events List is a non-profit, community service intended for individuals of the English speaking community in and around Oslo. Individuals may receive their own free copy of the Events List by sending an e-mail with the word *Request* in the subject line to events.list@yahoo.com.
  • Norway International Network (NIN) (ninside.org) is an organization for foreigners studying, working or living in Norway, and for Norwegians interested in meeting people from different cultures. NIN holds monthly thematic seminars on insightful professional and cultural topics. Many social activities and parties are also organized to make NIN a fun, interesting, and social interactive group at all times. Members use the Internet forum to communicate info and tips, express their needs, and make new friends.



Films are usually shown in their original language with Norwegian subtitles. Children films are usually dubbed to Norwegian.

Oslo has several film festivals throughout the year:

Museums and exhibitions


Outdoor activities & sports



In Norway most theatre productions are in Norwegian. However there are a few theatres which specialize in productions in English.

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Published June 11, 2010 7:56 AM - Last modified Nov. 14, 2017 11:46 AM