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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....

Earth hour 2011 in Oslo

Earth hour 2011 in Oslo March 23, 2011 | What's New | Read More
On 26 March at 2030 (8:30 pm), Oslo and the rest of the country will switch off the lights for an hour. Last year, 1.8 million Norwegians over the age of 15 – that’s about half of the population – participated in Earth Hour, locally known as Slukk lyset kampanjen (switch off the light-campaign),...

Biathlon World Cup in Holmenkollen

Biathlon World Cup in Holmenkollen March 17, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
And what is biathlon, you ask? Technically, it could be a combination of any two sports. However usually, it refers to the particular combination of cross country skiing and shooting. As if Oslo hasn’t already been chock full of skiing events this month, the Biathlon World Cup began today and continues...

Woody Allen in Oslo

Woody Allen in Oslo March 17, 2011 | Events, Nightlife, What's New | Read More
Woody Allen isn’t just a famous film director. He is also a passionate jazz musician and plays in New York almost every Monday. Not this coming Monday though. On 21 March, he’ll perform with his New Orleans Jazz Band at Oslo konserthus. Photo by sausyn/flickr’s Creative Commons When: Monday...

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...

Weekly photo

Weekly photo February 6, 2011 | What's New | Read More
River city Drammen on a wintry day in 2011 In Drammen, Oslo’s neighbour city, Spiralen makes a great outing, with miles and miles of hiking and skiing trails – and the fabulous views.

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...

PhotoFriday – Holmenkollen

PhotoFriday – Holmenkollen November 26, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Yeah, we’re not quite there yet – but any day now :)

Christmas Market at BLÅ

Christmas Market at BLÅ November 24, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
Beginning this Saturday, the jazz/hard rock/heavy metal venue BLÅ (meaning Blue) is hosting its popular, annual Christmas Market, open Saturdays and Sundays throughout the advent period. Designers and artists sell their goods, including knits, bags, jewellery, pictures, ceramics, vintage clothing, shoes,...