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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),...

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...

Nordic Skiing – Children’s Ski World Championships

Nordic Skiing – Children’s Ski World Championships March 10, 2011 | Events, Kid Friendly | Read More
If you’re in Oslo this weekend with your kids and they love the outdoors (of course they do), the weather looks set to be perfect for the Children’s World Championships on Sunday 13 March. Oslo just finished the very successful FIS Nordic World Ski Championships last weekend and this Sunday,...

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...

Free Oslo: VJ Feeler showcase

February 26, 2011 | free | Read More
In Oslo next week? Perhaps you’re desperately searching for something not ski-related to do for a few hours? Then, how about trying your hand at VJ’ing? Check out VJ feeler showcase and some wicked visualisations. The event is free, but spaces are limited to just 30, so hurry and send an...

Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo

Nordic World Ski Championships in Oslo February 21, 2011 | Events | Read More
This week marks the beginning of Oslo’s biggest sporting event in years. From 23 February to 6 March, Oslo will host the Nordic World Ski Championships. At least 650 athletes from more than 60 countries will compete. 300 000 spectators are expected – and hundreds of millions of TV viewers. The...
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