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Eurovision Song Contest

Eurovision Song Contest May 26, 2010 | Events, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Eurovision Song Contest is Europe’s favourite TV-show. It has also been Europe’s – if not the world’s – most famous music competition for the last 54 years. During the show, the hosts will speak equal amounts of French and English, and often interspersed with the host country’s...

Free Oslo: Opera on the Roof

Free Oslo: Opera on the Roof May 5, 2010 | Events, free, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
21 May is the opening night for the new opera Around the world in 80 days. Only nine additional performances are scheduled, so tickets will no doubt be sold out quickly, as usual. However, there’s no need to despair. As a bonus, the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet is setting up a big screen...

Free Oslo: Salsa Lesson

Free Oslo: Salsa Lesson April 27, 2010 | free, Romantic, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Norway’s leading Cuban Salsa school, Latin Room, is beginning new classes this week and offering one lesson for free. Choose between Latin Moves, Afro-Salsa and Latin Show Jazz. Time: 26 – 30 April Venue: Torggata 22, Oslo Entrance free! Photo: Latin Room

Arachnids in Oslo

Arachnids in Oslo April 21, 2010 | Events, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Ever had a tarantula walk slowly across your arm? Do you suffer from arachnophobia and long for an easier relationship with these fascinating creatures? Well, now you can. If you’re in Oslo, that is. Spiders and other Creepy Crawlies are on exhibit at Posthallen in the city centre. The exhibit...

Antarctic Exploration in Oslo

Antarctic Exploration in Oslo April 18, 2010 | Events, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Through May, the Fram Museum on the Bygdøy Peninsula is hosting the exhibition Antarctic Pioneers – The Voyage of the Belgica 1897 – 1899, showcasing the world’s first scientific expedition to Antarctica. The exhibition is organised in cooperation with the Belgian Embassy in Oslo. Famous...

PhotoFriday Oslo – The Monolith

PhotoFriday Oslo – The Monolith April 9, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
The Monolith is the most famous statue in Frogner Park, Oslo’s most visited attraction. 121 nudes clamber upwards. Towards what, nobody knows. Sculptor Gustav Vigeland refused to assign a meaning to his column, saying it belongs to the world of the imagination. So it’s up to you to decide. Photo...

4 free or cheap kid-friendly art venues in Oslo

4 free or cheap kid-friendly art venues in Oslo April 6, 2010 | free, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
So your kids think art is boring? Being dragged through museums and galleries is a pain? In Oslo, they might change their mind. Below are four suggestions for educational and fun attractions for kids, representing sculpture, painting and architecture. Bonus: they’re either cheap or free! 1. Vigeland...

Oslo’s Quirkiest Museum

Oslo’s Quirkiest Museum April 5, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
When you were a kid, were you a collector? Train sets, stamps, paper dolls, coins, bugs…? When his wife said, “Get a hobby!” Christian Ringnes, heir to a brewery fortune, decided to revamp his boyhood collection of mini bottles and take it to new heights. He bought a three-story building...

Easter in Norway = Skiing, Oranges and Mysteries. And vacation!

Easter in Norway = Skiing, Oranges and Mysteries. And vacation! March 26, 2010 | Events, Food, Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Easter in Norway means vacay! Best of all, it starts today! Maundy Thursday through Easter Monday is a public holiday. Additionally, many work places (and all schools) take the rest of the week off as well. In short: a glorious 10-day-vacation with long days of cross country skiing, eating lamb, oranges,...

Top 11 Must-sees in Oslo

Top 11 Must-sees in Oslo March 24, 2010 | Kid Friendly, Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
Without further ado, here are Oslo’s top 11 must-sees/must-dos: 1. Oslo harbour Take a minicruise in Oslo harbour, going past (and stopping at) Oslo City Hall, Oslo Opera House and the Bygdøy Peninsula, famous for maritime museums and nude beaches. 2. Nordmarka forest Catch the metro to Frognerseteren...