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Henrik Ibsen and his 289 steps

Henrik Ibsen and his 289 steps March 23, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Every Thursday this winter, you can join a guided walk in the footsteps of world famous playwright Henrik Ibsen. For the last decade of his life, Henrik Ibsen lived in Oslo. Everyday, twice-a-day, in fact, he walked from his apartment (now The Ibsen Museum) to his regular watering hole, the Grand Cafe....

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...

Oslo Winter Walks

Oslo Winter Walks December 28, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
If you’ve spent Christmas in Oslo, you have probably eaten heaps of high-calorie food for the last month. If you’re among the ski fanatics, no problem: any kilos gained are probably already gone. But if you’re the lazier sort, you might be looking for softer ways to begin shedding some...

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...

Stuck at Oslo airport during the holidays? Enjoy It!

Stuck at Oslo airport during the holidays? Enjoy It! November 4, 2010 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Coming to or from Northern Norway or the West country fjords, you’ll pass through Oslo airport Gardermoen – OSL. Very rough weather, strikes or Icelandic ash clouds may cause your onward flight to be delayed at OSL. What to do? In the airport OSL is a small airport, so has nothing like the...

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...

Kon-Tiki and Thor Heyerdahl

Kon-Tiki and Thor Heyerdahl October 6, 2010 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Today is Thor Heyerdahl’s birthday, providing us with a great excuse to share one of our favourite Oslo attractions: the Kon-Tiki museum. Thor Heyerdahl was a scientist (albeit controversial), a most excellent explorer, adventurer and an environmentalist ahead-of-his-time. In 1947, Thor and a...

Oslo’s best attraction for 5 dollars: The Natural History Museum

Oslo’s best attraction for 5 dollars: The Natural History Museum October 5, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
The NileGuide team has presented us local experts with another 5-dollar-challenge, this time it’s all about finding the best cultural thing to do. How Cheap Is Cheap? 5 dollars, you say? Currencies fluctuate, 5 USD are normally somewhere between 25 and 30 NOK (kroner). Today, it’s closer...

Off the Beaten Path in Oslo

Off the Beaten Path in Oslo August 5, 2010 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Many people come to Norway to experience nature at its best and Oslo is no exception. The Oslo Fjord is in the city, the forest and hills are never more than 15 minutes away. The spots below offer much more than natural beauty and are good examples of nature intersecting with culture. Yet, they don’t...

Join Christian Radich for the Tall Ships’ Race 2010

Join Christian Radich for the Tall Ships’ Race 2010 June 1, 2010 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Fancy a stint as a deck hand on a beautiful tall sailing ship? The Christian Radich is about to begin this year’s  summer voyages. On 27 June, she sets sail from Stord (Western Norway) and heads north for the old Viking capital Trondheim. Should be great sailing along a gorgeous coastline through...
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