Travel tips for Oslo, Norway
Oslo is the smallest of the Scandinavian capitals, offering an authentic charm, beautifully located by the Oslo fjord, surrounded by forested hills.
Travel tips for Oslo:
The last years modern, iconic architecture has been added to the city’s waterfront; the amazing architecture of the Oslo Opera house and the spectacular Astrup Fearnley museum have become great tourist attractions in Oslo. The Oslo waterfront offers large pedestrian areas, such as the Tjuvholmen, Aker Brygge & Bjorvika. A marvelous new waterfront promenade is en route.
Read more about modern architecture in Oslo
Authentic areas in Oslo:
Grünerlokka: If you want to get a real feeling of Oslo we suggest a visit to the vibrant & authentic Grünerlokka, a former working class area due to its location by the Akerselva river. Grünerlokka is often called Oslo’s “Notting Hill”, with lots of restaurants, tiny shops & coffee shops. Here you find the world champion barista Tim Wendelboe’s tiny coffee shop – aiming to be among the best coffee roasters and espresso bars in the world.
Read more about Grünerlokka & how to get there
Akerselva river: This 8 km long river used to be the main industrial area of Oslo. The industry has moved to other locations, and the river has become one of the most important recreational areas of Oslo – a beautiful eco park with picturesque, restored industry buildings with art galleries, restaurants & the Mathallen food market.
Edvard Munch in Oslo:
The famous Norwegian painter Edvard Munch lived at Grünerlokka from 1885 to 1889, where he painted the “Sick child” -one of his most famous art works. You find his main art works exhibited in the Munch museum at Toyen, a short trip by the underground from the centre of Oslo. A new Munch museum is on its way in the Bjorvika waterfront area, close to the Oslo Opera house (2019).
More of Edvard Munch’s art works can be seen in the National Gallery & in the Oslo City Hall
The Nobel Peace prize:
the prize is awarded on 10 December in Oslo City Hall each year