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Snow in Slottsparken, Oslo

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

I knew complaining about no snow in Oslo and visiting the arctic circle would work. Over the last few weeks (and last night in particular) we've had a sprinkling of the white stuff. Winter, and Christmas, is...

A Winter Walk Along Akerselva

This weekend there was still no snow in Oslo, so I decided to take advantage and go for a walk with my camera. Without making any real plans I took the T-Bane up to Nydalen and ended...
Oslo to Bergen railway 1

The Oslo to Bergen Railway

For once, the hype was justified. The Oslo to Bergen railway is often held up as one of the greatest railway journeys in the world. Naturally viewing that claim with a certain dash of cynicism, I...

Autumn Arrives In Oslo

The leaves are falling, the mornings are darker and the temperature is dropping fast. Autumn is here!
Stortinget in Oslo

A Tour of the Norwegian Parliament

Learn about politics in Norway as you explore one of Oslo's finest civic buildings. Escape the hustle and bustle of the busy shopping street Karl Johans gate and step inside one of Oslo's impressive civic buildings...

Visiting the Nobel Peace Center

This weekend I've had the pleasure of Andy's company here in Oslo. On Friday we wandered past the City Hall and the Nobel Peace Center, which reminded me I'd seen the announcement of the 2011 Nobel...

Oslo Marathon 2011

Thousands of runners took to the streets of Oslo today for the 2011 Oslo Marathon. I was exhausted just watching. The course is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque out there. It starts and ends at...

Elvelangs i fakkellys

A riverwalk by torchlight in Oslo. Today was the Autumn Equinox and in Oslo that means only one thing, Elvelangs i fakkellys, or “River walk by torchlight”. It's basically a free arts festival along the Aker...

Oslo Fashion Week – August 2011

Last week was Oslo Fashion Week, the bi-annual event which aims to promote Norwegian design and designers to a global audience. The event is most famous for being the first to ban fur from its runways,...
The coastline of Hovedøya, an island of Oslo, Norway

Island Hopping Around Oslofjord: Hovedøya

The closest island to Oslo, Hovedøya has a ton of interest in such a small space. Phew, what a scorcher! Oslo's in the middle of a heatwave with temperatures in the high 20s if not touching...