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Sunset and the Water Spirit

Sunset and the Water Spirit June 24, 2010 | Nightlife, Romantic, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
For this sunset photo, we’ve left Oslo and headed west to the river city Drammen. After days and days of rain, the sun finally peeked through the clouds at about 11 pm, just long enough to set, accompanied by a bright rainbow – seen here just as it disappears: A Drammen landmark is the...

Oslo Gay Pride Festival

Oslo Gay Pride Festival June 12, 2010 | Events, Romantic, Travel Tips | Read More
The biggest cultural event and meeting place of Norwegian (and visiting) gays is about to commence. For an entire 10 days, Skeive dager (meaning crooked days), will give you speeches, political debates, art exhibits, films, concerts, and – of course – a fun-filled parade through the streets...

PhotoFriday: The River Harp

PhotoFriday: The River Harp May 21, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
For this week’s PhotoFriday, we’re going back to Drammen, Oslo’s super cool neighbour, only 30 minutes away. Pictured is the River Harp, a sound sculpture by Ypsilon Bridge. The sculpture comprises two large silver balls, one on either side of the river. Music is created by variations...

PhotoFriday: Ypsilon Bridge

PhotoFriday: Ypsilon Bridge May 7, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
For today’s Friday photo, we’re going out of town. We’ll go west – to Drammen, an attractive river city a mere half hour by train from Oslo. Drammen is famous for having gone through a metamorphosis of major dimensions. Formerly infamous for being an annoying intersection –...

PhotoFriday – Oslo!

April 30, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Today’s PhotoFriday will be FilmFriday. The Travel Channel International has compiled a lovely video of Oslo entitled “World’s Most Expensive City”. The film is only 3 minutes and is a great visual snapshot of one of Europe’s most compact and welcoming capitals (TravelChannel’s...

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

Free Oslo: Student Concert

Free Oslo: Student Concert April 26, 2010 | Events, free, Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
In Oslo this week? On Thursday, students from the Nordic Institute of Stage and Studio (NISS) are putting on a free concert. And these aren’t just any music and film students, people. NISS is like a hatchery of future award sweepers. Currently, one student is on tour with French cool alternative...

Almost Free Oslo: Flights to Helsinki

Almost Free Oslo: Flights to Helsinki April 25, 2010 | free, Travel Tips | Read More
If you’re in Oslo and would like to see another fabulous Nordic capital, Norwegian Air Shuttle is offering tickets to Helsinki for just 10 kroner (that’s about 2 USD!) each way. Hurry while sales last! Photo of Helsinki Airport by lwsdm on flickr’s Creative Commons

Free Oslo: Sarai Utopian Tingle Cultural Evening

Free Oslo: Sarai Utopian Tingle Cultural Evening April 24, 2010 | Events, free, Nightlife, Travel Tips | Read More
If you’re in Oslo tomorrow, Sunday 25 April, check out The Concept of Utopia, hosted by the Sarai cultural project, at Cafe Månefisken on Grünerløkka. You’re bid welcome to an enthusiastic celebration of spring where Utopia will be approached from different angles and artistic expressions:...

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...