This fall will see the opening of Munch, a waterfront museum in Oslo dedicated to the art and life of Edvard Munch, the famed Expressionist painter of The Scream. Despite the shutdowns, an eclectic roster of new restaurants and bars are also opening in Oslo, including ZZ Pizza, which serves pies inside an old car wash, and La Mayor, which will offer contemporary Mexican dishes with a focus on seafood. On Holmenkollen hill, above the city, Rose Castle is a new permanent art installation featuring paintings and sculptures that commemorate the invasion of Norway during World War II. And by 2022, some 27 miles north of Oslo, award-winning design firm Snohetta’s Solobservatoriet will open as the largest solar observatory north of the Alps with a planetarium, northern-lights exhibit and more. —Terry Ward

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