The world's largest indoor winter sports facility is coming to the Oslo region in 2019. Norway's connection with skiing is impossible to miss. The national obsession during the winter, skiing seems to be the first love of every Norwegian. Yet despite popular belief, not all of Norway is covered with feet of snow for six months of the year. Snow conditions around Oslo can be infuriatingly … [Read more...]
The Oslo Blog
The latest news and goings on from Norway's capital.
The growing street football tournament gets underway in Oslo next week. The 2017 Homeless World Cup that kicks off in Oslo next week is set to become the tournament yet. 100,000 fans are expected to attend the games in person, with an anticipated worldwide live streaming audience of more than three million. The Homeless World Cup is an annual football tournament organized by the Homeless World … [Read more...]
One of Europe's coffee hotspots is about to get its first coffee festival. Organized by Kaffikaze, the creative agency responsible for the last three AeroPress competitions in Norway, the festival takes place at the Vulkan Arena, near Mathallen, on Saturday 30th September, 2017. The day is split into two halves. A "taste and learn" theme during the day, followed by a "social and party" evening … [Read more...]
From an ugly embarrassment to a tourist magnet, Oslo's waterfront has undergone an astonishing transformation. Oslo has grown in the last few years by about 10,000 people per year and has been one of the fastest growing capital cities in Europe. To cope with this expansion, several new developments are under construction led by a long-term plan to transform the city's waterfront. The grand … [Read more...]
Oslo Gardermoen is now bigger and better than ever before, but the new baggage rules are taking time to settle. Here's what you need to know. When the new expanded terminal opened at Oslo's Gardermoen airport earlier this year, frequent fliers breathed a sigh of relief. More spacious public areas, better signage, more security lanes, and more departure gates causing less last-minute changes at … [Read more...]