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Fans celebrating in Bohemen

Pubs of Oslo: Bohemen

I'm delighted to introduce yet another guest blogger here on Life in Norway, Chris Rock. Chris actually lives in the UK but has spent a lot of time in my new home of Oslo. He'll be...
Thomas Tivoli circus poster from Oslo

Oslo Street Posters IV

A further glimpse at the lampposts and bus-stops of Oslo…
Visit Oslo App home page

Oslo Goes Mobile!

Last month Visit Oslo, the organisation charged with promoting the city to a worldwide audience, joined the iGeneration. A free app for iPhone, iPad and Android allows visitors to Oslo access to a wealth of information...
Oslo City Bikes

City Bikes in Oslo

Not only has springtime brought better weather and the Norwegian Easter break, we've also seen the return of Oslo Bysykkel – the Oslo City Bike – after its winter holiday. The concept is far from unique...
Snowfall in Trondheim

It’s Snow Joke in Trondheim

We are quite Oslo-centric on this blog. Take last month, when we proclaimed the arrival of spring after a beautiful weekend in the capital. Gerry, our resident blogger from Trondheim, has a different view… It might...
Me on my balcony, enjoying the spring sunshine

Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring!

I have a confession to make: I've not really enjoyed the winter. Before all the Norwegians start piling in, I'm well aware it's been the mildest winter for many a year. But that doesn't change the fact...
Charlotte shopping in Grunerløkka

Markveien – The Best Street in Oslo

Today I want to tell you all about my favourite street in Oslo. It's not the grand Karl Johan, taking you from the Central Station all the way to the Royal Palace. Neither is it Aker...
Red wooden house in Kampen

A Stroll Around Kampen, Oslo’s Wooden Village

Something I’ve done a lot of since arriving in Norway is walking. I love to explore Oslo's neighbourhoods and I've discovered some of my favourite cafes and other places of interest just by walking around and...

Coffee, Books & Holidays – The Chillout Travel Centre Oslo

There is a strong cafe culture in Oslo; Norway is after all a nation of coffee drinkers. Close by, I have my regular spots (T18 on Torggata), my coffee-geek spots (Tim Wendleboe in Grunerløkka), my indulgent...

Tromsø Arctic Cathedral – Day and Night

This is the third and final part of the series about my first visit to Tromsø. Check out my posts about my winter weekend and the music scene in Tromsø, if you haven't already – thanks!...