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The Cork Screw – fun for the whole family

The Cork Screw – fun for the whole family March 25, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Travel Tips | Read More
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjolygynm3w[/youtube] If you’re in Oslo, you will have noticed the lovely, sunny weather for the past few days. This might be your last chance to play in the snow this winter. So bring your sledge and get on the Holmenkollen Metro for a cool ride down the...

Nordic Skiing – Children’s Ski World Championships

Nordic Skiing – Children’s Ski World Championships March 10, 2011 | Events, Kid Friendly | Read More
If you’re in Oslo this weekend with your kids and they love the outdoors (of course they do), the weather looks set to be perfect for the Children’s World Championships on Sunday 13 March. Oslo just finished the very successful FIS Nordic World Ski Championships last weekend and this Sunday,...

Oslo’s Brand New Super-Cheap Hotel

Oslo’s Brand New Super-Cheap Hotel March 7, 2011 | Hotels, Kid Friendly, What's New | Read More
Just a quick note to let you know Oslo has a new hotel and it is so cheap it’s hard to believe. If that’s not enough, it’s very hip to boot. And if that’s not enough either, it’s in the middle of the city center near Youngstorget! For just 299 kroner (that’s about...

Winter holidays

Winter holidays February 19, 2011 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
This weekend marks the beginning of the winter holiday (sports holiday) for all the schools of Oslo and much of the rest of the country. Cross-country skiing is extremely popular and many families head for the mountains. Others prefer to stay in town, so be prepared for heaps of skiers on the city’s...

PhotoFriday – Happy 2011 from Oslo

PhotoFriday – Happy 2011 from Oslo December 31, 2010 | Kid Friendly | Read More
NileGuide Oslo wishes everyone a fun and happy new year. Oslo new year fireworks photo by ergates/flickr’s Creative Commons

PhotoFriday – snow, fabulous snow

PhotoFriday – snow, fabulous snow December 17, 2010 | Kid Friendly | Read More
Minus 10 degrees C (about 14 degrees F) and heaps of snow means lots of opportunities to play. Check out our guide to family fun in the snow in Oslo.

St Lucia Day

St Lucia Day December 13, 2010 | Food, Kid Friendly | Read More
Today – 13 December – is St.Lucia Day. It’s a cosy, candle-lit morning in the dark of winter, where children parade through the neighbourhood – or their schoolyard – dressed in white robes and carrying candles while they sing St Lucia’s song, a Neapolitan folk song....

10 Great Free Cultural Attractions in Oslo

10 Great Free Cultural Attractions in Oslo December 1, 2010 | free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
When you think of Norway, budget travel isn’t what first pops to mind, is it? While I won’t deny Oslo can be expensive, if you search a little, you’ll find heaps of free activities on offer. Norway’s premier attraction is nature – free for all to enjoy. In previous posts...

Bygdøy: Vikings and nude beaches

Bygdøy: Vikings and nude beaches October 23, 2010 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do | Read More
A whole host of Oslo’s most famous sights are located at the Bygdøy Peninsula and you’ll want to see them all, so plan on spending at least two days, three in summer. Most of the attractions relate to the ocean and Norway’s more than 1000-year-history as a maritime superpower (really!). It’s...

Planning for a winter visit to Oslo

Planning for a winter visit to Oslo October 18, 2010 | Kid Friendly, Romantic, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Autumn still, but the winter season is upon us before we know it and it’s wise to plan ahead. If you’re considering an active outdoors family holiday this winter, look to Norway. For inspiration, check these 10 reasons to take your family to Oslo this winter and have a look at our guide...