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Drøbak

Drøbak is a small town in Oslofjord with some 13 000 inhabitants. It used to be the winter harbor of Oslo when during harsh winters the fjord would freeze from outside Drøbak all the way up to the capital, but today it’s a very popular tourist spot not just for foreigners but also for Norwegians….

Langøyene Island

Just a 30 minutes drive with the ferry from Oslo city center to the inner part of Oslofjord, in the municipality of Nesodden in Akershus, there’s a small island perfect for summer camping and laying on the beach. Langøyene was originally two islands, Nordre Langøy and Søndre Langøy but, when the municipality of Kristiania bought…

17 Mai

Norwegian Constitution Day (Nasjonaldagen, Grunnlovsdagen, syttende mai) is the national day of Norway and is the official public holiday celebrated on May 17 each year. It is considered, today, the second oldest national constitution in Europe. The Constitution of Norway, signed at Eidsvoll town on May 17 in 1814, declared Norway to be an independent…

Akerselva River

The Akerselva river starts at the Lake Maridal (Maridalsvannet) and runs about 8 kilometres through the urban areas of the city of Oslo. During the industrial revolution, the river gave power to numerous industry companies in Oslo but after 150 years of industrial and sewage discharges along the river, began the initiative to limit emissions…

Island hopping in the Oslo Fjord

One of the favorite summer activities in the city is island hopping between several islands in the Oslo fjord. Each of them offers a different point of view and a different scenery so why not hop onto a ferry line and spend a day out in the sea? The ferries to the islands depart from…

A slice of Pizza Heaven

Cin cin cafe is one of our dedicated partners and fave spots to enjoy pizza in the heart of downtown Oslo. We dropped by to have a chat with pizza entrepreneur and founder, Håvard Nelvik to hear the story behind his unique pizza empire. Savor a mouthwatering glass of ice-cold Alhambra beer with your pizza

Bistro Nights in Oslo

You don’t have to travel all the way to Paris to embrace the magnificent bistro culture. Dekka Bord in Oslo indulges you with a melee of nordic and french flavors right in the heart of the charming neighborhood, St. Hanshaugen! Planning a romantic dinner for two or just a chill night out with friends? Dekka…

Akershus Fortress

The building of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus festning) was commenced by the king Haakon V in 1299. It was built in order to protect the city from enemy attacks because the vicinity of the sea was of great importance to the majority of Norwegian commerce that was done by the sea route. Since the…

Top three Riverside Gems for Beer sipping and Sun licking

Thirsty for some fun in the sun? Easter weekend is here and the sun is shining brighter than ever!  Take a stroll along our lovely river, Akerselva and relish in an ice-cold beer while you work on that sunkissed glow. Here’s a guide to our fave three bars with a riverside view! Number one spot…

The first Bite of Oslo Street Food

In the mood for Street food? Explore new street food mecca, Oslo Street Food Torggata! Once upon a time crowded with locals splashing around in one of the grandest public swimming pools in Oslo, now offering us a sea of food stalls from all corners of the world! Open to the public in 1925, Torggata…

Burgers and Brunch on a budget

One of our favorite restaurants in the trendy neighborhood Grünerløkka is the magnificent Nedre Foss Gård. This charming old farmhouse is one of Grunerløkka’s oldest buildings, dating as far back as 1802. These days Nedre Foss Gård offers everything your foodie heart can desire: gastropub/brewery, wine/cheese bar, cocktail bar and fine dining restaurant all in…

Oslo Opera House

One of the most iconic contemporary buildings in Oslo is The Oslo Opera House. Operahuset is the home to The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the national opera theatre in Norway and it’s situated in the Bjørvika neighborhood of central Oslo, at the head of the Oslofjord. The building was designed by the Norwegian…

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