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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...

Free Oslo: Tango classes

Free Oslo: Tango classes March 24, 2011 | free, Travel Tips | Read More
Every Saturday afternoon, Oslo’s House of Dance invites you to free tango classes and milonga. AND, there’s soup, beer, wine and coffee, as well. Photo by dekay/flickr’s Creative Commons When: Every Saturday 1500 – 1800 (3:00 – 6:00 pm) Venue: Dansens hus (House of Dance),...

How to dress like a local in Oslo

How to dress like a local in Oslo October 22, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
If you’re visiting Oslo anytime soon and want to know what locals are wearing, here’s a snapshot: Taking a look around me as I sit on a bench on main street Karl Johan, I see a great variety of dressing styles. A British newspaper once reported that Norwegians are too rich to care how they...

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...

Bargaining in Oslo? Not so much.

Bargaining in Oslo? Not so much. September 8, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
In general, Norway is a non-haggling country. The only one I know who haggles is my mother. Her method is simple: when the sales clerk asks for, say 249 crowns, she’ll simply respond “we’ll round that to a nice, even 200, won’t we”. And oddly, she gets away with it most of the time, both in...

Oscarshall Summer Palace

Oscarshall Summer Palace September 6, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
The newly renovated Oscarshall summer palace is still open for visitors and guided tours are available every weekend until 26. September. A superb example of Neo-Gothic architecture, Oscarshall is one of many great sights at the Bygdøy pensinsula. (For a full day out, consider stopping by the outdoor...

Medieval Oslo

Medieval Oslo September 3, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
It’s nearing the end of the season for tours of medieval Oslo and you only have until 26 September to investigate the mystical and exciting Viking city. You’ll learn about the city’s development and architectural history and hear stories of people’s lives in this intriguing era....

Free Oslo: Frogner Park

Free Oslo: Frogner Park August 26, 2010 | free, Kid Friendly, Travel Tips | Read More
Frogner Park is home to the world’s largest sculpture park by one single artist. Gustav Vigeland created the 212 bronze and granite nudes that grace this park, depicting human life in all its forms. Vigeland was also responsible for the lay-out and architecture of the park. Besides being one of...

Public transport in Oslo

Public transport in Oslo August 18, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
You could drive a car in Oslo, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Parking is very expensive and often limited to a just a few hours. If you’ve bought an Oslo Pass, you can park free on public lots. But even so, driving can still be challenging (and annoying), as streets are often one-way or closed...

Summer packing list for Oslo

Summer packing list for Oslo July 21, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Travelling to Oslo, you don’t really have to bring anything. You can buy most anything you’ll ever need here. However, you’ll probably pay more than you’d like, so below is a list of a few items to bring for your summer visit to Oslo. (Remember to save the receipts if you do buy – and...