Central Norway Region

Nordic Choice Hotels

Nordic Choice Hotels At first, it is hard to understand why the promotional video of the new Comfort Hotel Square in Stavanger, Norway shows pictures of Times Square in New York, apart from a slight similarity in names. But then it is revealed that the hotel offers “exciting art from New York.” And …well …that’s still...

De Internasjonale Kirkefestspill (International Church Music Festival)

De Internasjonale Kirkefestspill (International Church Music Festival) The International Church Music Festival, the oldest church music festival which turns 40, was founded by then church organist Bjarne Sløgedal in the southern town of Kristiansand in 1971. who also directed the Kristiansand cathedral choir became a proud tradition in southern Norway

Kongsvinger Marathon

The Kongsvinger Marathon is one of just two forest marathons in Norway held for the 21st time. It starts from the Sæter ski area, three kilometers (1.8 miles) north of the town of Kongsvinger. Ten kroner (about euro 1.25) of each entry fee will go to the Hedmark County cancer society’s “A hand to...

Sukkerbiten

Sukkerbiten Nightlife Getting tickets to the opera in oslo, unfortunately, takes more planning than most people realize. Unless you booked months in advance, you can pretty much forget it. We don’t know if that is why runar eggesvik the man behind much of oslo’s nightlife for the past decade - said "yes" when a...

Fiskeriet fish shop and restaurant

Fiskeriet “Everything is cut and fileted in the shop, so the customers don’t have to buy fish that already spent a couple days on ice in western Norway,” says Brandstorp. As if to emphasize his point, a 100-kilogram (220 pound) porbeagle shark is delivered directly from the supplier, as one of two or three...

Oslo Ferry As

Oslo Ferry As The islands of the inner Oslofjord are among the capital’s finest pearls, and best of all: You can use your bus ticket on the ferries to reach them. Take lines 92, 93 or 94 from the Vippetangen dock to the bathing areas on the islands of Hovedøya, Bleikøya, Gressholmen, Lindøya, Nakholmen or...

Frognerbadet

Frognerbadet The large grass lawns, the big shade trees and the view of the Vigeland sculpture park all contribute to – in the minds of many - making Frognerbadet the Nordic region’s most beautiful outdoor pool. If you are too young to enjoy swimming laps, there are alternatives: water slides and a diving pool...

The Kon-Tiki Museum

Museum Only norway’s national shrine, oslo’s holmenkollen ski Jump, draws more tourists, and that’s a much bigger area. Yes, you will have to wait in line. And, sure, it’s a bit out of the way, even if there are several other museums you can do in the same go. there is really no good reason not to visit...

Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre

Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre The Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre can thank the well­known architecture firm Snøhetta for its new popularity. The viewing pavilion wasn’t even finished before someone came knocking at the door of Jo Skorem, leader of the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre. It was a journalist from the New York Times...

Tromsø Library

Tromsø Library Workplaces, easy chairs, newspapers, stunning views and much more. Welcome to the library that was built inside the shell of the old Fokus cinema.

Perspektivet Museum

Perspektivet Museum In a listed neoclassical patrician house from 1838, shared by the public for generations, you can see internationally-acclaimed documentary photography. The building houses both permanent and travelling exhibitions.

Tante Ingers Tehus (Tea House)

Tante Ingers Tehus (Tea House) Up the stairs and through a door in a historical house from 1833 - is the city’s tea house. The building is one of the best preserved in tromsø, and in the summer you can savour your tea in the old garden. The tea ‘the de Hammam’, a green tea with a mild, floral taste blended according to a turkish...

Edels antikk og retro

Edels antikk og retro A treasure chest with contents ranging from 1979 all the way back to the 1780s. Furniture and trunks, clothing and textiles, porcelain and glassware. The staff knows every piece and can tell you where and when it was made, if you’re interested in the history of your new trinket.

Spin Sector

Spin Sector This is where to find the dress you and your grandmother will fight over. There is row upon row of shoes, dresses and all other imaginable apparel, plus required accessories like handbags. If you feel like dancing in your new terylene threads, you can grab and LP for 45 kroner (euro 5.75) on your...

Kafè Globus

Kafè Globus This is the place to enjoy food from various parts of the world, through a project supported by the municipality of Tromsø. Traditional cuisines of the immigrants and outsiders in on the show. They get to practice norwegian, while norwegians get an excellent and exciting meal.