Mosque in Åkebergveien
Åkebergveien 28 B
+47 22 68 2708
Mo to We from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Oslo's more than 30 Muslim congregations have some 36,000 registered members; currently, there are 18 mosques and another three are under construction. This is the first one to have been purpose-built. The building is truly spectacular, with soaring minarets; mosaics executed by famous Iranian craftsmen embellish the facade and the interior. Construction started in 1991 and the mosque was finished in 1995. It belongs to the World Islamic Mission, a London-based Sunni missionary movement originating in the Punjabi countryside, with an accent on Sufi mysticism. Still, the friendly congregation welcomes everyone. Guided tours are now available for interested groups of 50, the duration of which is 45 minutes.