Oslo Travel Guide

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Oslo Things to Do

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  • Vigelandsparken

    A friend of mine visited Oslo two years ago and brougt me back a book on Vigeland and his history and the park. Well seeing it in real life was fantastic and he was truly a remarkable sculpture with exciting ideas

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  • Aker Brygge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The pedestrian zone along the harbour is called Akker Brygge and is famous with its restaurants and cafes. I bet it's really pleasant to have a walk during the sunny summer but at -13 degrees with strong wind along the fjord it's better just to skip it. (Sorry no photos)

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  • Vikingship Museum - Viking Skip Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    When I booked the tour for Oslo, I had thought that we might get to the Kon Tiki museum the Vasa Museum or the Vigeland museum. But instead, we stopped at the Viking Museum. Here we saw three huge old ships, the Gokstad Ship, the Oseberg Ship and the Tune Ship. These 3 ships were found in separate Royal burial mounds by the Oslo Fjord. The ships...

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Oslo Hotels

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Oslo Restaurants

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  • Peppe's Pizza

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Peppes Pizza id found on several locations in Oslo and Norway in general. They have very good pizzas, both american and italian style, including healty alterantives. A good place to share a pizza with your friends. Pizza, pie

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  • Egon Restaurant

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The Egon Restaurant has two locations in Oslo, one at Paleet building/shopping centre on Karl Johan's stret and the other at Byporten shopping centre at Oslo S railway station. The menu is basically the same, and the style, interior deocrations the same. Very rustic, things found in old barns and what have you. The Byporten one is very busy, so I...

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  • Other

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Restaurant Havsmak is a seafood restaurant, which has seasonal menus, lobsters all year round and an expensive (but interesting) five-course menu. The only negative point about the restaurant is that you should not trust too much the menus outside... when you go in you'll discover that some dishes are not in the inside menu. While food was...

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Oslo Nightlife

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  • Other

    Well, in practical, during the summer you cannot really call it nightlife as it was sunshine when I went into a club (around 11 PM) and was sunshine again when went out. (around 2 AM) Places were great for dancing, rock music and went even to one nice jazz club. I cannot remember names, places had sometimes funny names as Rorbua :-)

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  • Blaa -

    Blaa is such a fun place to visit. It is a hippie, artisty kind of place, as it were, and here is live music, which is how I found this place in the first place... I just followed the music without knowing that there was anything down there by Akerselva river. Was I wrong! It is just my kind of place. On Sundays there is a market in Ingens gate -...

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  • Onkel Donald

    All roads lead to UTSIDE - The best place to begin, middle or end an evening during the summer in OSLO. OK I am a bit bias because my host Stian was a bartender there and we never wait in line, but it really is a great place to go. For starters, it seems like it is always the right mix of people (aka variety). Some folks are dressed up headed to or...

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Oslo Transportation

  • Taxi

    Taxi service in this town is like everything else very expensive. Due to all our luggage we decided to use the cab to move from our one hotel to the next. As the crow flues they were approx 1.5km apart and the trip worked out to 120kr

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  • Train

    We took the train back from Bergen to Oslo and what a fantastic trip we had. Worked out more expensive than we hoped for 870kr for single trip but it was worth it

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  • Travel by streetcar - Trikk.

    There are 6 street-cars operating in Oslo. In Norwegian they are called Trikken. And they are a very convenient way to travel around in Oslo.All 6 of them run by Jernbanetorget by Oslo S or in the streets next to Oslo S. The numbers of the street-cars are 11, 12, 13 17, 18 and 19.If you want to visit Vigelandsparken f.ex., which every tourist...

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Oslo Shopping

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  • Department Store

    This large department store is 1 block north of Karl Johans gate on Stortorvet square. It a good place if you need to pick up clothes. They also have a small souvenir department but the prices are more expensive than the tourist shops.

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  • Oslo City Mall

    It was like in every Mall - luxury shops and cafes, nothing special but warm. It was a real fun as we entered in a man's clothing store buying some clothes for our host ...the retails tried to offer their best but always one of us disagreed for something.It's close to the railway station and it has a warm connection (a tunnel over the street)...

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  • The oldest department store.

    I just love GlasMagasinet, it has such a regal feel to it and reminds me of Denmark and a little bit of Harrods in London, but on a much smaller scale. It is very popular and if you want to buy somebody a present the GlasMagasinet is in the first place in Norway. Here are over 25 stores and restaurants.GlasMagasinet dates back to 1860 and is one of...

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Oslo Local Customs

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  • 22/7 shock,grief, love, unity and...

    It was a very bright and sunny day and I was heading home from work at 3.20 pm when I heard a big bang. Some minutes after, all I heard was the intensive sound of sirens.On my way home,I walked past by young girl who was in some kind of panic, talking to someone on the cell phone. I picked up the words: injured people everywhere. I really didn't...

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  • Norwegian policy

    Some factsConstitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracyPrime minister: Erna SolbergWe voted against EU membership (twice)We have a multiparty system.The largest political partiesThe Labour Party (DNA): The biggest political party in Norway. Founded by the working class.Socialist partiesThe Red Electoral Alliance (RV) : a new revolutionary...

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  • Languages spoken in Norway

    Norway has two official written languages, Bokmål and Nynorsk (new Norwegian". Norway was once in a union with Denmark many centuries ago, that’s why our Bokmål (our majority language) is strongly affected by Danish (it doesn't sound like it though!)New Norwegian dialect and written language is mainly used on the west coast. In Television about 25...

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Oslo Warnings and Dangers

  • Skate-borders by City Hall.

    This is something one has to be aware of. Skate-borders use the pavement in front of City Hall as a play area. And they come at you with great speed, this is their area and here they practise, but how can tourists be aware of this? I find this disturbing that in an area with such a lot of people passing by one has to avoid being run over by a...

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  • Beware of falling lumps of ice

    Beware of falling lumps of ice from buildings in the wintertime. Signboards shows where it could be dangerous, and you should not walk close. It is the landlords responsibility to make sure the dangerous lumps of ice are removed, but people are hurt every year. "Danger of landslide", translated "Rasfare".

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  • Look up and not walk alone

    Over the past year has been able to read about new rapes in Oslo, almost every week there have been one or more rapes. So be careful when you go home at night, late nights, pulling together several, do not go alone!It also has in the recent past been many pickpockets who steal from you when you stand on the bus, take the subway, walk around the...

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Oslo Tourist Traps

  • Eating at Egon is terrible expensive!

    One should think that a norwegian girl wouldn't be surpriced by the norwegian prices Think again!a week ago I went to Egon to have a meal together with a friend. We left the place because of the hilarious prices. You don't even get table service! For instance: a baked potato with bread: 103NKa hamburger 135-174 NKa look at the menu :there are other...

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  • annoying street sellers in Oslo

    In the main street of Oslo- Karl Johan Street you'll meet an annoying amount of street sellers. If you first pay some attention to them, you may be ending up supporting ten different organizations, and 5 sponsor children in Africa. It can be quite expensive.These days, they’re selling Omega-3 fatty acid, and Elexia membership. Unique Suggestions:...

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  • expensive toilets/rest rooms

    Unless it's a emergency, it can be quite expensive to use the public toilets in Oslo. The prize is 10 NK and sometimes you have to pay in a machine that doesn't change. So if you can wait...So you should go there, when your´re eating in a cafe, restaurant , then there´s noe fee, because its included.In Majorstua, at Ultra ( big grocery mall) next...

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Oslo What to Pack

  • almost anything can be found here, but...

    if you´re an outdoor person you should bring your umbrella, raincoats and rubber boots. if you come to Norway with a dog you should be aware that you are very likely to see some wipers in the wood. They´re usually harmless, but if your dog gets bitten, then your dog is in big troubble. We don´t have enough antidote in Norway, so you should bring...

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  • Bring enough money for this trip

    a rucksack is always more practical than a bag. some good fottwear if you're planning to walk around the city.Bring a sweater and a jacket to wear in the evening when it gets cold. as a general rule, always keep your medical supplies in your hand luggage in case it's delayed or your suitcase/bags get lost. a good tent in case of bad...

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  • Pack warm stuff/pack cool stuff

    I packed thermals, flannels, pea coat, ski jacket and was still always freezing (winter of course). Most of my summer visits have been blessed with good weather, but when it rains it can be downright nasty (and cold.) So summer have long sleeve shirts for night in case, and def somesort of rain repellant, but short sleeves and tshirts were...

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Oslo Off The Beaten Path

  • Hovedøya, the " the main island"

    Hovedøya is an historic island situated in the Oslo fjord. On this island you’ll see ruins from the monastery form the 100 century, public bath from 1914 and other historical buildings.Our island has a rich animal and birdlife. And an very infrequently amount of plants. That’s why the whole island is preserved. If every visitor vanted to pick rare...

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  • Visit Grünerløkka

    Grunerløkka used to be an industry area. It used to be a working place area but now is one of the trendiest and coolest place to live.. Some people believe grünerløkka means the same thing for Oslo as Soho for NY. All types of people live here (foreigners, celebrities and Gays to mention something) Grunerløkka has some of the best cafe and...

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  • the Fairy tale Bridge (Ankerbrua)

    The bridge was originally built from wood. That was around 1875 and in 1937 four sculptures in Bronze was added. These sculptures have their origin in our Norwegian fairy tales. These are Peer Gynt, LittleFreddy with the Fiddle Katie Woodencloak(Cinderella) and the white bear king Valemon.

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Oslo Sports & Outdoors

  • taking a trip to Songsvann

    This is where we go to cope with the urban stress. In every weekend you can see families with toddlers walking along the family path and joggers who run this trail as a part of their daily ritual. A lot of celebrities and well known athletes use this area to exercise, included our former prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg. it's a great place for...

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  • The Ullevaal Stadium

    The Ullevaal Stadium is the national football stadium of Norway. The clubs SFK Lyn Oslo and Valerenga IF use it as their home stadium.It is an all-seater arena with a capacity of 25.572. When visiting football stadiums, I always found a way to get in, but at the Ullevaal Stadium I didn't find any open gate or something like this.Directions:The...

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  • orienteering

    this is a great way to know the nature of Oslo. In Milslukern sport, shop in Ullevål stadion (where the metro stop), sell orientation maps for 250 kr. They only accept cash. The posts are out there from April to October. There are different orienteering clubs, so if you see a post somewhere, make sure that it's the right one. There's also a...

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Oslo Favorites

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  • Visit Lindøya

    under constructionLindoya is an idyllic little island and is worth visiting on your fjord sightseeing in Oslo. In 1920, Lindoya was the Oslo base for the pioneer Norwegian airline, Det Norske Luftfartsrederi , and its seaplanesIf you want to visit this island, you should know that in addition to nice beaches, there´s only one public toilet which is...

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  • island jumping in the Oslo fjord

    Favorite thing: I would recommend a trip with the ferry to see the Oslo fjord and the islands lying around there. I would especially recommend, our Main Island "called Hovedøya It's also a great bathing and camping place. You can also visit the idyllic Lindøya Gressholmen and Nakholmen. Taking a roundtrip with the ferry takes around 20 minutes and...

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  • useful phone numbers

    the tourist information centre 24147700 Not updated!Emergencyfire 110Police 112Ambulance 113First Aid 22932293Dentist 22673000BanksLost Creditcard08989American express 800 68 000Postbanken 03800DNB Nor04800Directory18811882 international1880OperatorsCallpay80053333NetCom AS23 88 80 00Telenor 810 77 000Tele 2 Norge AS02000Consertsoslo spektrum...

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