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The Mathallen food hall in Oslo, Norway

Cool Places in Oslo: A Hipster Guide

Explore Oslo's cool and quirky side with this guide to places to visit on the city’s flourishing hipster scene. In Oslo, there is always something new being built, and a day never passes when you don’t...
People partying Norway graphic

Events in Oslo: What’s on in 2020

What's on in Oslo: The biggest festivals and events taking place in the Norwegian capital throughout 2020. Planning a trip to Norway in 2020? If you're starting or ending your trip in the capital, then why...
Historic Akershus Castle in Oslo, Norway

The History of Oslo

Oslo wasn’t always the capital of Norway. And for 300 years it wasn’t even called Oslo! Read on to find out more about Norway’s biggest city. The Oslo of today is every bit a modern European...
A sunset in the Oslofjord, Norway

Discover The Oslofjord

It doesn't have the picturesque narrow and steep sides of the west Norwegian fjords. But nevertheless, the Oslofjord offers plenty of things to see and do. Norway's Oslofjord region is easily the country's most populous area....
Oslo T-Bane network

Public Transport in Oslo

With trains, buses, trams and a metro system, Oslo residents and visitors are spoilt for choice with options for getting around the city. Oslo city centre is compact and much of it can be navigated on...
Reflections from Oslo Opera House

Oslo Opera House: A Modern Scandinavian Masterpiece

It's barely 10 years old but is already one of Norway's most famous modern buildings. Here's everything you need to know about Oslo Opera House. To many, Scandinavian design means simplicity, minimalism and functionality. A certain...
Oslo's Holmenkollen in the winter

Oslo in the Winter: Things To Do, What To Expect & What To Pack

There are far fewer tourists in the Norwegian capital during the winter, yet there's still plenty to do. Here's our complete guide to Oslo in the winter, whether you're visiting or a new resident. Cheaper flights...
Energy-positive housing in Oslo

Oen: Oslo’s Sustainable Housing Project

The Nordic region’s largest housing cooperative is planning a striking new apartment building in Eastern Oslo. The 150 homes will produce more energy than they consume. The eye-catching circular building is to be built at Ammerud...
Live concert at Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway

Oslo’s Telenor Arena: A Guide to Attending Major Events

Are you planning to attend a concert at the Telenor Arena? You’re probably full of questions, so let’s answer them. When touring bands or other major events come to Norway, there’s really only a couple of...
Running the Oslo marathon

Oslo Marathon: A Personal Experience

Have you ever considered running a marathon? Here's one Brit's personal experience of participating in the annual Oslo race. With the Oslo marathon just around the corner, I decided to recount my personal experience from last...