Central Norway Region

Verdensteatret Cafe

Verdensteatret Cafe Verdensteatret (the World’s theatre) isn’t just northern Europe’s oldest cinema in continuous operation: in the morning, it’s a café that serves sandwiches, and in the evening it’s a night club. The music that fills the place comes from row after row of old vinyl that lines its shelves.

Trattoria Popolare

Trattoria Popolare There has never been a lack of Italian restaurants in Oslo. What has been missing however, are Italian restaurants that challenge their patrons to try some- thing other than pizza and spaghetti carbonara and make it affordable. It’s not quite right to call Trattoria Popolare a restaurant, since...

Pur Norsk

Pur Norsk When Marianne Lien and her boyfriend Lasse Altern Halvorsen opened the boutique Pur Norsk, which means Pure Norwegian, in the Adamstuen area nearly five years ago, reactions weren’t exactly “Cool!” or “Wow, that’s great!” The response was more along the lines of “What on earth are you going to put...

Oslomarka Forest

Oslomarka Whether it is nordmarka to the north or Østmarka to the east, you are never far from a cabin offering fresh wafes and cocoa, such as at the Frognerseter cabin. Let it be said: nothing is more Norwegian than this. Remember to pack lunch and bring a thermos of coffee. For some strange reason, it is...

Bohemen SportsPub

Bohemen There comes a time, at some point in mid-august, that something starts happening in our bodies, as if a veil was drawn aside and all our senses are heightened. it’s partly the autumn, of course, with the feeling of turning a new page, and nature’s own fireworks of colour. But it´s just as much...

National Autumn Exhibition (Statens Høstutstilling)

If Norwegian contemporary art has its own special showcase and coronation ceremony, it would be the annual National Autumn Exhibition (Statens Høstutstilling) at the venerable Artists’ House in Oslo. This year’s four-week celebration of Norwegian contemporary art is the 124th to be organized,...

Plass I Loungen

The OSL-Lounge is now open to everyone for a fee of 250 kroner (about euro 30). The lounge offers a meeting room and wireless Internet, and you can eat, read a newspaper and relax amid photographs of Norwegian nature while awaiting your departure. The lounge in the international terminal is open...

Diners Club

Diners Club Having a Diners club card gives you free access to 100 airport lounges around the world as part of your annual membership fee, which in norway, for example, is 695 kroner (about euro 88). As a member, you can also bring a guest for a fee that varies depending on the lounge. Children get in free. “...

Mountain Hotel Trysil

Mountain Hotel Trysil In the brand new hotel Mountain Hotel Trysil, which opens December 18, you’ll - according to the owners -feel like you are in the mountains no matter where you go in the hotel complex. Shops, ski rentals and a spa are built into the resort, which is at an elevation of 820 metres (2,600 feet) in...

Laidback - Licence to Chill

Licence to Chill The company Laidback Licence to Chill calls itself “a social movement against stress.” It is also a business idea that sells hammocks, beanbag chairs and its own clothing line (ChillOutFit). You’ll find founder Tom Madslangrud, who calls himself the HammockMan, in the lounges of various festivals...

Kort På Kinokino

Kort På Kinokino Are you short on patience and have trouble maintaining concentration over a longer period? If so, the short flim festival Kort in the south- western city of Stavanger is perfect for you, with no movie running longer than 20 minutes. Watch music videos, art flims and fiction at the Kinokino Art and...

A Peaceful Day in Oslo

Start at the Myren’s training centre in the Sandaker neighbourhood for a round of golf. Okay, maybe not golf as you know it, but the five hyper- advanced simulators are ideal for those who want to release some stress and frustration without breaking the bank to get a green card (not to mention...

Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel When it comes to hotels in Oslo, the Grand Hotel is an institution in its own right. It stands proud directly in the heart of the city’s main street Karl Johan. Henrik Ibsen came here to sit on the shady veranda and enjoy his highballs at the end of the 19th Century. This is where Barack Obama...

Vår Frelsers Gravlund

Vår Frelsers Gravlund Near the st. hanshaughen neighbourhood in the middle of oslo, is a piece of Norwegian history: Vår Frelsers gravlund (our saviour’s Cemetery). Here lie henrik ibsen, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson and edvard munch a few metres (yards) from each other, surrounded by politicians, poets, composers, and war...

Nobels Fredssenter (Nobel Peace Center)

Nobels Fredssenter Let us establish a sad fact: most cities in the world have a war or defence museum. Oslo is no exception. What sets Oslo apart is that the Norwegian capital also has a real peace museum, as in the nobel peace Center at the downtown aker Brygge area. it’s in the venerable, historically-listed yellow...