If you have a half-day to spend in Oslo, look no further. Recently opened in Tjuvholmen, The Thief is the capital’s most fancy area with lots of luxury restaurants, cafes, and apartments. The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art is a great place to visit, and definitely the most modern building the Norwegian capital can offer for the moment. There is also a very beautiful hotel with a roof top terrace named The Thief Hotel and a very cozy spa, The Thief Spa, everything located around the corner.


A beautiful extension of Oslo’s famous harbor area – Aker Brygge


The Astrup Fearnley Museum is a beautiful piece of Arts and design

The Astrup Fearnley museum is a fantastic building is designed by the 74-year old Italian architect Renzo Piano. “Art makes people better people,” says Piano, “and a place for art makes the city a better place to be.”

Tjuvholmen and The Thief area in OsloThe Museum was opened the first time in 1993, but the collection has a history that dates back to the 1960s. It is a privately owned museum in Oslo which collects and presents contemporary international art. Over the last decade, the Museum has concentrated on American contemporary artists, and most recently, the focus has been on works by important Japanese, Chinese, and Indian artists.

What can you find in Tjuvholmen and The Thief Area of Oslo?


Inside of Astrup Fearnley

The new location and the amazing new style make the museum look like a brand new one. Right on the waterfront, the museum takes the form of a vast glass sail that arcs over to envelop three timber buildings beneath, separated by a canal and terminating the dockside promenade in a consciously iconic swoop.


Beautiful bridges connect Tjuvholmen to the famous Aker Brygge harbor area

The museum makes use of mobile phone technology to broaden outreach and facilitate interaction with the collection. The museum organizes three to four shows every year. Specially trained invigilators work in the exhibition spaces and offer the public information about the Museum, its collection, the exhibitions, artists, and artworks.


Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo

Located in a sculpture park along the waterfront of Oslo at Tjuvholmen it will embody the collection of the museum, temporary exhibitions as well as a café and a museum shop.


A stunning design also at night time in Tjuvholmen

Tjuvholmen is a brand new seaside township in Oslo with innovative spaces for living, dining, shopping and experiencing fine art and culture. Here the new Astrup Fearnley Museum will allocate exhibition spaces in two buildings, one for the museum’s collection and one for temporary exhibitions. As the new space allows the Museum to present works from its collection on a permanent basis, artists such as Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Charles Ray, Richard Prince, Matthew Barney, Bruce Nauman, Robert Gober, and Cindy Sherman will be on permanent display right in the center of Oslo.


The entrance of Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo

What do you think of Tjuvholmen and The Thief?

The redevelopment of Tjuvholmen – or “thief island” in English – is the latest part of Oslo’s ongoing Fjord City program, which began with the transformation of the well-known Aker Brygge district in the 1980s, turning former shipyards into a mix of high-end apartments, restaurants, and offices. Already home to several independent galleries, it is hoped Tjuvholmen will become something of an “art island” in the city.

Explore the Astrup Fearnley Museum at Tjuvholmen The Thief

Modern arts and design at Astrup Fearnley Museum, a landmark along the harbor area in Oslo

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For more Oslo inspiration, check out the world’s biggest sculpture park in Oslo.

Astrup Fearnley Musuem at the Tjuvholmen, The Thief Area, Oslo

Practical information


Prices for the Spa:

  • Monday–Friday NOK 495
  • Saturday–Sunday NOK 695
  • Admission fee if treatment booked Monday–Friday NOK 295
  • Admission fee if treatment booked Saturday–Sunday kr 395

THE ADMISSION FEE INCLUDES Access to the spa facilities, towel, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, soap, body lotion, fruit, tea and water.

Towels, bathrobes and slippers are available at no charge at the spa reception.


Astrup Fearnley Museet is a private museum of contemporary art and has since its opening in 1993 been one of the most important art institutions in Oslo.The museum moved to Tjuvholmen in 2012, beautifully located by the Oslo Fjord in a building designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. The museum shows changing exhibitions by leading international and Norwegian contemporary artists and houses the Astrup Fearnley Collection. The collection is one of Norway’s most important and extensive private art collections, with iconic works by artists like Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer and Jeff Koons.


Members Free
Adults 130,—
Students 90,—
Children (under 18 years) Free
Oslo Pass Free

Address: Strandpromenaden 2, 0252 Oslo

Monday Closed
Tuesday 12:00 — 17:00
Wednesday 12:00 — 17:00
Thursday 12:00 — 19:00
Friday 12:00 — 17:00
Saturday 11:00 — 17:00
Sunday 11:00 — 17:00