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EVENT CALENDAR / HIGHLIGHTS / REVENGE OF THE QUIRKY SHOPS / GREAT OUTDOOR ACTIVITES / THE MUSEUM LIST WINE & DINE / THE BEACH IS ON / OSLO: ISLAND PARADISE SHOPPING / LEARN NORWEGIAN / HE CAPTURED OSLO'S SOUL CLUBS & BARS / HOW TO GET AROUND


Edvard Munch Starry Night 1922-24

Vincent van Gogh Starry Night 1888

VAN GOGH MUNCH 9 MAY-6 SEPTEMBER Open daily 10.00-17.00 Travel to The Munch Museum by: Tram (T) All eastern bound trains to Tøyen (2 stops from the Central Station) Bus Bus number 20 to Munchmuseet www.munchmuseet.no

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Foto: Morten Brun

MEET THE PEOPLE Life, traditions, homes and history. Daily activities. Folk dance & music. Medieval Stave Church.

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LET IT SHINE! Welcome to What’s On Oslo in July, when the heady days of the short but intense Nordic summer really hit their stride. This is the main month of summer holidays for many people that live in Norway; a time of trips to summer cabins and the spread of sun-hungry Norwegians across the globe. If Oslo seems a bit empty, it is probably because the people are lying on beaches in Croatia or checking out ruined Inca cities in Peru. For you lucky ones who have opted for a July in Oslo, this is the perfect time to explore not only the city but also the beautiful nature the city, and its surroundings are blessed with. From leafy sculpture parks to mighty forests and islands surrounded by black-blue water in the Oslo fjord, the possibilities area almost endless. You have to start somewhere though, and to help you out we have for this issue compiled a big guide to outdoor activities you can try out. Why not go zip lining among the trees at Oslo Summer Park, stretch with some guided yoga in Ekebergparken, or join a bicycle Viking Tour?

Running around doing activities all the time can get exhausting, and so we also back you up with yet another handy guide; this time to some of the surprisingly many breathtaking beaches and swimming spots you can visit in and around Oslo. Our front page story is on a fascinating new photo- and interview-book that honours all those strange and wonderful shops, businesses and people with “soul” that you can find here if you know where to look. Did you for instance know that you can buy mammoth bones in Oslo, or one of Norway’s most admired wiener sausages from a second generation sausage seller in a tiny wooden hot dog stand from the 1950s? As always we include our indispensable guide to exhibitions and activities at the city’s many museums, our equally indispensable Event Calendar with things to get up to all over town and whatever your preferences and our practical guides to wining and dining, shopping and clubs and bars. Near the end of the magazine we have included maps and public transport information to help you find your way around town. Enjoy! Team What’s On Oslo

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WELCOME TO OSLO With its 1000 year old history, Oslo is the oldest of the Nordic capitals. The city, surrounded by islands and forested hills, is situated at the end of one of Norway’s most beautiful fjords. From the Viking age until today, people have looked to this place as a safe haven for trade, industry and cultural enrichment. Today, Oslo has a population of 600.000 inhabitants, and is the nation’s financial, political and cultural centre. Allow yourself the time to wander in the city’s streets, parks, forests or along the fjord, and get a feel for the capital’s abundant history in its character. Oslo is the capital of the changing seasons. The surrounding countryside makes its mark on the city’s inhabitants and buildings and the people’s rhythm and life-style changes with the weather. You will be able to discover a city which is full of life all year round, both in the narrow streets and in the vast forests. Oslo is a city of variation and contrast. Oslo is also Munch’s and Ibsen’s city. The art and cultural life reflect the fact that the inhabitants of Oslo come from all over the country and from all parts of the World. The city can offer unique sights and meaningful experiences, many of which are presented in this guide. Useful information may be found at www.visitoslo.com, or at our Oslo Visitor Centre inside Ø (part of the central station), open every day all year round. On behalf of Oslo we would like to extend a warm welcome to all visitors, promising an exciting and surprising experience. Welcome to Oslo!

Fabian Stang Mayor

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CONTENT JULY

08 – 16 17 18-21 22 – 28 30 - 43 48 – 49 50 – 54 56 – 59 60 – 64 65 66 – 69 70 – 73 74 – 81

EVENT CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS REVENGE OF THE QUIRKY SHOPS GREAT OUTDOOR ACTIVITES THE MUSEUM LIST WINE & DINE THE BEACH IS ON OSLO: ISLAND PARADISE SHOPPING LEARN NORWEGIAN HE CAPTURED OSLO'S SOUL CLUBS & BARS HOW TO GET AROUND

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EVENT CALENDAR JULY Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell with band at Oslo Fjord Fest

The following pages present selected highlights from Oslo’s event calendar: Concerts, dance performances, opera, stand-up, and more. Diary relies on externally provided information. While we strive to ensure that the listings are correct, errors may sometimes occur. A great tip is to double-check information at the event websites we include for each event.


CONCERTS WEDNESDAY JULY 01 01.07 AT 19:00

RAISE THE DEAD TOUR ALICE COOPER Exclusive and intimate concert with Shock Rock king Alice Cooper at Sentrum Scene in Oslo! Horror Rock's godfather Alice Cooper is undoubtedly one of Hard Rock's most influential people. His distinctive and unique stage show with blood, snakes and guillotines has shocked and entertained audiences for years. Location: Rockefeller Address: Torggata 16 Tickets: billettservice.no Prices: 510,How to get there: Transport > Brugata/ Storgata www.rockefeller.no

Prices: 220,www.emanuelvigeland.museum.no

TUESDAY JULY 07 07.07 AT 19:30

PAUL MCCARTNEY The Beatles legend comes to Telenor Arena to play his first concert in Oslo in 11 years. On the Out There tour McCartney is performing songs from his entire career, including classics from The Beatles and Wings. The tour has already been on the road for 18 months, and the 72-year-old and his band have already played 64 concerts for two million spectators. Location: Telenor Arena Address: Widerøeveien 1 Tickets: billettservice.no Prices: 720,- > 1500,How to get there: Bus No.31 > Fornebuparken www.telenorarena.no

THURSDAY JULY 09 09.07 AT 21:00

Don’t miss Al Jarreau at Rockefeller!

TIMEWORN The Oslo-based hardcore / metal band Timeworn released its debut album "Luminescent Wake" last year. Formed out of the remnants of the band Eskatol when they fell apart, with the vocalist from former Black Blood World, the band Timeworn has risen and comes with a powerful volley of a debut. Reviews so far have mentioned everything from Converge to Mastodon and Refused, metal, post-hardcore and beatdown without the bad attitude. Listed by P3Pyro as one of the most promising bands of 2014. Location: Last Train Address: Karl Johans gate 45 Prices: 50,lasttrain.no

THURSDAY JULY 02 02.07 AT 19:00

ZOTORA NAKEN DIDJERIDOO Zotora was one of the first European didgeridoo players. He learned about the Didgeridoo from the indigenous population of Australia, and has been working as a professional didgeridoo player for 20 years. Location: Emanuel Vigeland Museum Address: Grimelundsveien 8 Tickets: billettservice.no

MONDAY JULY 13 01.07 AT 19:00

AL JARREAU Legendary Al Jarreau has won all seven Grammy awards and is the only one who has won in three different categories; jazz, pop and r&b. These prices have been won in the course of four decades, which makes it no less impressive! Location: Rockefeller Address: Torggata 16 Tickets: billettservice.no Prices: 495,How to get there: Transport > Brugata/ Storgata www.rockefeller.no

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AC/DC will rock at Valle Hovin

THURSDAY JULY 16 16.07 AT 20:00

DAMIAN ”JR. GONG” MARLEY He is Bob Marley's youngest son, and album debuted with "Mr. Marley" in 1996. On the cover is a picture of Bob with his 2 year old son Damian on his lap. He followed up his debut with "Halfway Tree" five years later - an album that won a Grammy in the category 'Best Reggae Album'. Location: Rockefeller Address: Torggata 16 Tickets: billettservice.no Prices: 395,How to get there: Transport > Brugata/ Storgata www.rockefeller.no

FRIDAY JULY 17 17.07 AT 20:00

LILLEBJØRN NILSEN AND SERESTA Lillebjørn Nilsen plays at Rockefeller for the 18th summer in a row! In recent years he has had great success with a reunited Gitarkameratene, and he has been incorporated into the Hall of Fame at Rockheim in Trondheim.

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Location: Rockefeller Address: Torggata 16 Tickets: billettservice.no Prices: 320,How to get there: Transport > Brugata/ Storgata www.rockefeller.no

17.07 AT 19:30

AC/DC

One of the planet's greatest band ever, the legendary AC/DC enters Oslo. The last time AC/DC visited Norway was the summer of 2010, at a sold out Valle Hovin Stadium. It was a magical and explosive rock concert, a masterpiece, of the kind that only AC/DC can deliver. Location: Valle Hovin Address: Innspurten 1

SATURDAY JULY 18 18.07 AT 21:00

HAAKON GRAF TRIO Haakon Graf, keyboards, Per Mathisen, bass and Erik Smith, drums. Location: Herr Nilsen Address: CJ Hambros plass Prices: 150,www.herrnilsen.no


MONDAY JULY 20 20.07 AT 20:00

ALIVE AGAIN TOUR THE NEAL MORSE BAND This is candy for the Prog Music set! Neil Morse is coming to Oslo and John DEE, and with him on the team he has, among others, Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater)! Mr. Morse is known from legendary Spock's Beard, but also from a plethora of solo albums and various successful collaborations. Location: Rockefeller Address: Torggata 16, entr. Hammersborggata Tickets: billettservice.no Prices: 350,How to get there: Tram No.11/12/13 > Olaf Ryes plass www.rockefeller.no

THURSDAY JULY 23 23.07 AT 21:00

AN ANANAS An Ananas are large drums, resounding bass and intricate guitars; a combination of primal riffs, psychedelic melodies and thrilling twists. Lyrically the songs orbit around existential questions and the uncertain and unclear parts of existence. This is about the relationship between listening and understanding. Location: Last Train Address: Karl Johans gate 45 Prices: 100,lasttrain.no

FRIDAY JULY 31 31.07 AT 19:00

ZOTORA NAKEN DIDJERIDOO Zotora was one of the first European didgeridoo players. He learned about the Didgeridoo from the indigenous population of Australia, and has been working as a professional didgeridoo player for 20 years. Location: Emanuel Vigeland Museum Address: Grimelundsveien 8 Tickets: billettservice.no Prices: 220,www.emanuelvigeland.museum.no

STAGE THE THEATRE OF CRUELTY: HENRIK IBSEN'S SVANHILD The action in Ibsen’s comedy Svanhild, written in his youth, takes place on a bright summer’s day, against the backdrop of a pastel-coloured view across the Oslo Fjord. At Mrs. Halm’s country cottage on Drammensveien they are drinking punch, playing croquet, chatting, giggling and the gentlemen are paying court to the ladies. But under this easy bourgeois veneer there is anxiety, frustration and tension. Only two people strain against this conformity: the author Falk and the young Svanhild. Their flirting, however, rapidly brings them to a large and crucial question: Is the woman willing to sacrifice herself to become model and muse to the male author? Dates / times: 14-18.07 at 19:00 Location: Den Norske Opera & Ballett Address: Kirsten Flagstads plass 1 Tickets: operaen.no Prices: 270,How to get there: Transport > Jernbanetorget/Oslo S www.operaen.no

The Neal Morse Band play at Rockefeller

SUMMER STAND-UP In the backyard of Latter you can enjoy both food, drink and entertainment during the whole summer! Right from May 27 to August 29 they open the doors and invite to Stand Up in the backyard, Tuesday through Saturday every week. There are DJ's and fun new comedians every week that will keep up the temperature whatever the weather. Welcome! Dates / times: July, Tue and Sun at 19:00 Location: Latter på Aker Brygge Address: Holmens gate 1 Tickets: 815 33 133 Prices: 230,How to get there: Tram No.12 > Aker Brygge www.latter.no

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Fred and Toca Loca at The Nobel Peace Center

FAMILY CHILDREN'S THEATRE (NO.): PINOCCHIO Theatre for children based on Carlo Collodi's Pinoccio. In Norwegian. Dates / times: 01-19.07 at 15:00 Location: Tent at Monolitten Address: Frognerparken Prices: C: 100,- / A: 150,How to get there: Tram No.12 > Frognerparken www.sommerteatret.no

ART WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN Art workshop for children at the International Museum of Children's Art. Dates / times: 05-26.07 at 11:00-16:00 Location: Det Internasjonale Barnekunstmuseet Address: Lille Frøens vei 4 Prices: 20,- in addition to the price of entry to the museum. How to get there: Metro No.1 > Frøen www.barnekunst.no

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THEATRE (NO.): PIPPI LONGSTOCKING Summer theatre in Norwegian in the tent next to Monolitten in the Frogner Park. Dates / times: 22, 23, 24, 25 and 26.07 at 12:00 and 14:00 Location: Tent at Monolitten Address: Frognerparken Tickets: billettservice.no Prices: 95,- >170,How to get there: Tram No.12 > Frognerparken www.sommerteatret.no

FRED AND TOCA LOCA

What are a giraffe and a toucan doing living at The Nobel Peace Center in Oslo? Come and visit them and also meet the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureates – Malala and Kailash. Dates/Times: Open 10–18 Location: Nobel Peace Center Address: City Hall Square Prices: Free for children under the age of 16. 90,- for adults www.nobelpeacecenter.org

AFRICAN DRUMS

Sidiki Camara is one of Mali's foremost percussionists. He gives an introduction to basic African rhythm traditions through a variety of techniques. Starting at 12, 13, 14 and 15. Drum activity is included in the


admission price. Dates/Times: 04.07 at 12:00 Location: Det Internasjonale Barnekunstmuseet Address: Lille Frøens vei 4 Prices: A: 75,-/C: 40,How to get there: Metro No.1 > Frøen www.barnekunst.no

MARKETS VESTKANTTORVET BRIC-ABRAC/ANTIQUES MARKET Oslo’s oldest market is a popular and traditional bric-a-brac/antiques market close to The Vigeland Sculpture Park, on the corner of Professor Dahls gate and Neuberggata. Furniture, china, glass, kitchenware, paintings, silver, jewellery, clothes, glass and all kinds of collector’s items. Dates / times: Saturdays at 08:00-16:00 Address: Amaldus Nielsens plass How to get there: Tram No.12 > Vigelandsparken www.facebook.com/pages/Vestkanttorvet/177363525615595

SUNDAY MARKET AROUND BLÅ

Sundays all year round there is a handicraft and second-hand market by Blå at Grünerløkka: Knit wear, jewellery, ceramics, glass, wool, clothes, toys, paintings, bags, etc. On the weekends before Christmas there is a Christmas market

in the same place both on Saturdays and Sundays. Dates / times: Sundays at 12:00-17:00 Address: Brenneriveien 9 C How to get there: Tram No.11/12/13 > Schous plass Bus No.34/54 > Møllerveien www.sondagsmarkedet.blogspot.com

BIRKELUNDEN BRIC-ABRAC MARKET Outdoor market at Birkelunden in the popular Grünerløkka area with used items from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. Here you can get a great deal on kitchen utensils, clothing, books, vinyl, small pieces of furniture, DVDs, CDs, t-shirts, jewellery and much more. Dates / times: From 05.07 Sun at 12:00 Address: Birkelunden, Grünerløkka

CLUB/ PARTY JUBEL.FM Jubel.fm is a blog run by music fans with an insatiable appetite for new rap music and related genres. Expect jubel- ("cheering") and singalong-friendly music from Atlanta, Oakland, Kingston, Louisiana, Lagos, Oslo, London and KBHAVANA when their DJ's set the mood. Dates / times: 03.07 at 22:00 Location: Leiligheten, Rockefeller Address: Torggata 16 Tickets at the door. Cash only. Prices: 50,www.rockefeller.no

Experience Oslo's pulsating nightlife

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SHADOWLOVE Alternative club night with industrial, new wave, rock, punk, new romantic, metal, synthpop, EBM, gothic, pop, ambient, neo-folk, et al. Shadowland, which is behind this concept, has since opening in 1996 been Oslo's only specialist store for this type of music; www.shadowland.no. Dates / times: 03.07 at 22:00 Location: John DEE Address: Torggata 16, entr. Hammersborggata Prices: Free entry How to get there: Tram No.11/12/13 > Olaf Ryes plass www.rockefeller.no

BIG LATIN PARTY Radio Latin-Amerika repeats last year's success, setting in motion what will be the year's decidedly coolest Latin Party this summer! DJ Arielinthemix fires up the dance floor with the southern atmosphere Radio Latin-Amerika is known for. The whole evening will be filled with reggaeton, salsa, bachata and Latin hits, so you can dance all night long. Dates / times: 07.07 at 22:00 Location: Rockefeller Address: Torggata 16

Tickets: billettservice.no Prices: 175,How to get there: Transport > Brugata/Storgata www.rockefeller.no

PAPA-DUNK + KLUBB JUICY FRUIT Papa Dunk has made sweaty dance floors across the country in recent years, and completely especially for this evening the Lillehammer duo Klub Juicy Fruit is reunited. Dates / times: 10.07 at 22:00 Location: Leiligheten, Rockefeller Address: Torggata 16 Tickets at the door. Cash only. Prices: 50,www.rockefeller.no

BLOWIN' HITS FAST DJ Teenage Kicks and DJ Finn Matserud let time be time and place be place, and welcome you to an evening propped full of hits, beats, grindin' and bumpin'. Dates / times: 17.07 at 22:00 Location: Leiligheten, Rockefeller Address: Torggata 16 Tickets at the door. Cash only. Prices: 50,www.rockefeller.no

Don't miss a free guided tour of Oslo City Hall

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GUIDED TOURS

SUSISERKEN After Iben&Oidats got together to share music joy in the summer of 2014, things have been heating up! This dynamic duo love everything between electro pop, r'n'b, hip hop and nu-disco that gets your blood pumping and temperature to rise! Dates / times: 31.07 at 22:00 Location: Leiligheten, Rockefeller Address: Torggata 16 Tickets at the door. Cash only. Prices: 50,www.rockefeller.no

Take a guided tour of the Opera House

CLUB: GET READY! Your BOSS DJ's Jan O., Spock Rock and Stavanger-Thomas stand ready with single boxes full of the best 60s Jamaica has to offer; ska, rocksteady and early reggae. We guarantee a great atmosphere, great music and a dance floor "on fire"! Dates / times: 11.70 at 22:00 Location: Leiligheten, Rockefeller Address: Torggata 16 Tickets at the door. Cash only. Prices: 50,www.rockefeller.no

CLUB: THE ALTERN80S The Altern80s is a club that celebrates the dark side of the decade that turned gloomy into catchy - namely the '80s. Dates / times: 24.07 at 22:00 Location: Leiligheten, Rockefeller Address: Torggata 16 Tickets at the door. Cash only. Prices: 50,www.rockefeller.no

GUIDED TOUR OF OSLO CITY HALL Free public tours in City Hall starting at the bottom of the stairs inside the hall. The tours last for approximately 45 minutes. The tours will usually be held in English, but depending on which guides are available, Norwegian, French, Spanish and German may be used as well. Dates / times: From 20.07 every day at 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 Location: Oslo rådhus Address: Fridtjof Nansens plass Prices: Free of charge How to get there: Tram No.12 > Rådhusplassen www.radhusets-forvaltningstjeneste. oslo.kommune.no

GUIDED TOUR OF THE ROYAL PALACE (ENG.) The Royal Palace in Oslo is open to the public during the summer. All visitors must follow a guided tour. The tour duration is one hour. The guided tour takes visitors through some of the most beautiful state rooms in the Royal Palace: Cabinet Cloakroom, Cabinet Parlour, Council Chamber, White Parlour, King Haakon VII Suite, Upper Vestibule, Bird Room, Mirror Hall, Family Dining Room, Small Ceremonial Hall, Great Hall and the Banqueting Hall. Dates / times: July: (Eng) Daily at 12:00, 14:00, 14:20 and 16:00. (Nor) Mon-Thu & Sat-Sun at 11:00-17:00. Fri 12:00-17:00. Every 20 minutes. Location: Det kongelige slott Address: Slottsplassen 1 Prices: A: 95,-/C: 85,-/C <3y: Free entrance How to get there: Transport > Nationaltheatret/Slottsparken www.kongehuset.no

GUIDED TOUR OF THE OPERA HOUSE The spectacular Opera House was designed by the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta. Audiences can enjoy world-class opera and concerts on three stages. The Main Auditorium has 1369 seats, Stage 2 has 400 seats and Rehearsal Stage 1 seats 200 people.

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The tours give you a chance to learn more about the architecture and catch a glimpse of life backstage. Tickets are available online, by phone and at the Opera House's box office. ates / times: July: (Eng/Nor) Daily at 13:00. Location: Den Norske Opera & Ballett Address: Kirsten Flagstads plass 1 Prices: A: 100,-/C: 60,-/S: 60,How to get there: Transport > Jernbanetorget/Oslo S www.operaen.no

GUIDED TOUR OF MEDIEVAL OSLO Guided tours in Norwegian in the ruins of Medieval Oslo. The tours start in Oslo ladeg책rd's manor garden. Dates / times: July: Every day at 13:00 (Nor). Location: Middelalderbyen Oslo Ladeg책rden Address: Oslo gate 13, St. Hallvards plass Prices: A: 100,-/C: 50,-/S&S: 50,How to get there: Tram No.18/19 > St. Hallvards plass www.osloladegard.no

WALKING TOUR: OSLO PROMENADE Oslo Promenade is a 1,5-hour guided walking tour of Oslo on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in summer. The tour starts on the sea side of Oslo City Hall at 17:30. Guiding in English and Norwegian. The walk will take you past Akershus Fortress, "Kvadraturen" (the old part of Oslo) and up the Karl Johan parade street towards the Royal Palace. The tour ends outside the National Theatre at 19:00. Dates / times: (Eng/No) July: Mon, Wed and Fri at 17:30-19:00 Start: Oslo r책dhus (sea side) Prices: A: 180,-/Oslo Pass: Free of charge How to get there: Tram No.12 > R책dhusplassen www.guideservice.no

Walking tour with Oslo Promenade, starting point on the sea side Oslo City Hall

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HIGHLIGHTS

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Text: Tarjei Kidd Olsen

Norway Cup Norway Cup is a week-long international football tournament for children and youth ages 10-19, arranged by Bækkelagets Sportsklub. It is one of the largest tournaments of its kind in the world, with 30,000 participants from all parts of the globe.

Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell with band at Oslo Fjord Fest

Oslo Fjord Fest Oslo Fjord Fest is a brand new festival that will be held on Sukkerbiten, a part natural and part manmade mini-peninsula in the fjord behind The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet. It’s a festival with the city’s best view of the fjord by far, mingling music with a fresh sea breeze and stunning vistas. The artists confirmed at time of writing are D-Angelo And The Vanguard, Lemâitre, Admiral P, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Amund Maarud, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Wovenhand, Ellen Sundberg, Lucky Lips, Arif, Sabina Ddumba, Kuuk and Ivan Ave.

A popular event during the tournament is the Norway Cup Show with international and national artists. The show starts with a parade that is also well worth watching. There are many additional activities such as concerts, miniature golf, non-alcoholic disco (only for participants), a celebrity match, amusement park, and more.

What you need to know!

What: Norway Cup When: July 26-Aug 1 Where: Sukkerbiten Tickets: www.billettservice.no Website: www.oslofjordfest.no

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What you need to know!

What: Oslo Fjord Fest When: July 15-16 (free days on July 17-18 with activities yet to be announced) Where: Sukkerbiten Tickets: www.billettservice.no Website: www.oslofjordfest.no

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The book MittOslo (“MyOslo”) is a fascinating and visually stunning celebration of a parallel city hidden beyond what some decry as the blander Oslo of chain stores, banks and estate agents.

- I looked for a book about small stores, workshops or unique places and people in Oslo and found nothing, so I decided that it was about time we had a book like that, and that the best way to make it was to do it myself, professional photographer Håvard Schei (35) tells What’s On Oslo.

The city of MittOslo is a city with small, family run businesses started decades ago and hanging on stubbornly, specialist stores catering to niche markets, passionate pursuits, and crazy ideas that someone turned into market reality.

Oslo-native Håvard began his project in 2012. Collecting photos and interviews of 60 people and their businesses, he finally published the book in December last year – selling out almost all 2000 copies of the first print run in 14 days. A big part of the


book’s production costs were covered by an online crowdfunding campaign that collected over 10 thousand Euros.

FIRE SOULS - The 60 people that I portrayed are what we in Norwegian call “fire souls”; genuinely dedicated people that love what they do, that try to keep a high level of product quality and customer service, where everything they do is personal and where this shines through in what they do, says Håvard. - This isn’t easy. It’s a struggle. It’s a 15 hour day job. You are in a way always at work, and if you aren’t you won’t make it. More and more of these guys are being squeezed out in competition with the big chains and large shopping malls, and due to the high rents. It’s getting harder and harder for the small guy to make it, he says.

“Hey, we appreciate you and we want to celebrate your efforts for the soul of the town.” And also ask, “What drives you? You could go work for someone else”, Håvard Explains. - They are the soul of the city. Without them Oslo would be a poorer place; a more sterile place. One of the first things I wrote when I started this project was, “People go to work every day to a job they love. Work is life and life is work.” And that has stayed in the book all the way, because it’s an honest kind of thing and it’s correct, he adds.

FOUR DECADES IN A SAUSAGE JOINT The Oslo of MittOslo is, for instance, that of “Syver Kiosken” by Alexander Kiellands plass; a hot dog stand that has survived against all the odds since about

- I wanted to make a book to show that,

What: The book MittOslo (“MyOslo”), about Oslo’s most quirky and passionate little shops, businesses and professionals. Where: In bookstores. 3000 more copies should be distributed in July, and an English-language version is being worked on. Web: www.mittoslo.org

Monda Strand makes beautiful hats and other head decorations at Hatter & Hodebekledninger, Adamstuen. Photo: Håvard Schei

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1959. It is a tiny wooden shack which makes up for its lack of grandeur with pure charm, and that a newspaper once billed as one of “Norway’s smallest work places”. Or in the words of a reviewer on the website Yelp: “Legendary and half-secret underground sausage joint”. Owner Erlend Dahlbo’s (36) family has owned and worked at Syver Kiosken for almost four decades, since 1979. They specialize in selling only one kind of sausage - specially made wiener sausages with “twice as much meat as in normal sausages”. Most of their customers are regulars. In the book he comments that “many times” people have even driven straight to Syver Kiosken from the airport after their holiday, just to get the delicious wiener they have been fantasizing about. To What’s On Oslo he adds that one of the cruise lines that docks in Oslo harbor likes to send its tourists there by buss.

- In the 1980s there were maybe around 200 wooden sausage kiosks in Oslo. Today there are two or three, including ours, a talkative and often humorous Erlend says. A charming man who gives the impression of truly loving what he does, 23 years after starting his sausage selling career as his father’s assistant. - I think people are attracted to us because there aren’t many places like this left. Most places are chains, while this is a wooden kiosk from the 1950s. And we focus on doing things the proper way when it comes to producing and preparing the food. It’s food made with passion. I want people to have a good experience here and to leave with a smile on their faces and with a wish to return, he explains.

Owner Erlend Dahlbo's family has worked at legendary hot dog stand Syver Kiosken for almost four decades.

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Rune Frøyland at Naturens Mangfold collects and sells mammoth bones, meteorites, fossils, stuffed animals, and more. Photo: Håvard Schei

HE SELLS MAMMOTH BONES MittOslo presents portraits of 59 other places and people, such as the bicycle repair man at Christiania Sykkelverksted that fixes old bikes in an old house and on the narrow pavement outside, the young florist at Blomsterhandler Sebastian og Co. that took over the business from his uncle two years ago and finds it easy to impress as people have low expectations of his floral skills as a man, and the enthusiast at Naturens Mangfold that collects and sells mammoth bones, meteorites, fossils, stuffed animals, and jungle gear. There are stores focusing on kitsch, comics, cigars, design and rock items from the 1950s, and very much more. There are portraits of a violin maker, a hat maker, the owner of a boxing club, a hairdressing salon specializing in “retro cuts”, a janitor who has worked at the same place for 30 years, and the

taxi driver who has driven deaf children to the same kindergarten since 1972. - The most fun part of this project was meeting all these people, getting in through the backdoor, seeing the workshop, meeting the dog and having a coffee over discussions about everyday life and their experiences, says MittOslo’s creator Håvard. - In everyday life you just go by these places and wonder what’s in there and what goes on there, and this time I went in and had a great time. In fact, this is one of the most fun projects I have worked on as a photographer, Håvard says. - My hope and dream when I started the project was that if people read the book and got that urge; “Oh! I have to check out this place!”, then I would have made it. I think the book has had that effect on people, and it’s something that makes me very proud, he says. g

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It’s summertime and the great outdoors are calling!

ADRENALINE! OSLO SUMMER PARK Oslo Summer Park is a forest edge activity park at Tryvann, with a climbing park, mountain bike rental, as well as tailored activities for groups. Their biggest attraction is the climbing park, with one of Scandinavia’s biggest and best aerial rope courses. The park features aerial rope courses among the trees with over 150 elements, across nine different routes of varying difficulty. The activites at the park are suitable for everyone above the age of three. The park also has several zip lines, to a total length of 900 metres. Note that the zip lines are features of routes, and so it isn’t possible to only take zip lines. In addition Oslo Summer Park rents out mountain bikes, holds technical biking courses, and offers guided bicycle trips in the forest.

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When: Every day Where: Tryvannsveien 64, Oslo Tickets: On website or at Oslo Summer Park Web: www.oslosommerpark.no Tel: 22 14 36 10

TUSENFRYD AMUSEMENT PARK Tusenfryd is Norway’s biggest amusement park, with 31 different attractions, including 6 roller coasters (one of which is a “classic” wooden roller coaster), water rides and lots of other kinds of rides, as well as three water parks. Tusenfryd has attractions for all ages, fun games, great shops, and many places to eat. The amusement park is located a short drive from Oslo, and is also accessible by public transport. It is open every day in July. When: Every day Where: Høyungsletta 19, Vinterbro Tickets: See website Web: www.tusenfryd.no Tel: 64 97 64 97

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A zip line with a view at Holmenkollen

opening hours. Group booking on website during other hours. Web: kollensvevet.no/en Tel: 22 08 3000

BIKING CITY BIKES (OSLO BYSYKKEL) Rentable city bikes are available from more than 100 bike stands in and around the city centre. You need an electronic smartcard to use the bikes. The bikes are available between 6 am and midnight every day. For tourists, smartcards can be rented for 24 hours at the Oslo Visitor Centre by the City Hall for a price of 100 kroner (and a 250 kroner deposit). If you live in Oslo or are staying here for a longer period, you can get a subscription for 120 kroner (see website). In either case you can only use a bike for 3 hours before delivering it at one of the bike stands, but you can take a new one immediately if you want.

HOLMENKOLLEN ZIP LINE Have you ever wondered what it feels like to do those scary-looking ski jumps at places like Oslo’s famous Holmenkollen? Find out with Holmenkollen’s very own zip line ‘Kollensvevet’! ‘Kollensvevet’ goes from the very top of Holmenkollen Jump Tower down to the bottom, allowing you to follow the route of the ski jumpers. But unlike the real ski jumpers, you don’t stand the risk of landing with a crash. In fact, people of all ages jump the Holmenkollen zip line. According to the official website, their oldest jumper to date was 93 and the youngest 3! What: Holmenkollen zip line (‘Kollensvevet’) When: Every day Where: Holmenkollen jump tower, Kongeveien 5 Tickets: Drop-in during normal

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Here is a map showing where you can find the bicycle stands: www.bysykler. no/oslo/kart-over-sykkelstativer Web: www.bysykler.no/en-oslo Tel: 815 00 250

VIKING BIKING This is a bike tour company which also rents out bikes. The bikes are suitable both for city and forest trips. When: Every day Where: Nedre Slottsgate 4 Prices/bookings: See website Web: vikingbikingoslo.com/rentals/ Tel: 41 26 64 96


OTHER BIKE OPPORTUNITIES You can rent mountain bikes at Oslo Summer Park (see the information about Oslo Summer Park elsewhere in this article). If you live in Oslo you can of course also buy a bike. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money buying a bike, you can go to one of several shops that sell second hand bikes. There is also the website marketplace Finn.no, where many people sell their old bikes.

FARMLIFE BYGDØ ROYAL MANOR The Royal Manor at Bygdøy is a fully operational organic farm with approx. 60 dairy cows, 90 calves, 30 sheep and nine ponies. The actual farm is only open to the public on certain days, but they have a visitor area with pigs,

rabbits, sheep and chickens. Large parts of the grounds are open to the public – enjoy a hike on the walking paths through this scenic and historic landscape. When: Saturdays, 11-16:30 Special activities: 12-15: Pony riding, 30 kroner. 15-16:30: Cow milking in the barn. Where: Dronning Biancas vei Tickets: Free Web: www.norskfolkemuseum.no/en/ Related-units/Bygdo-Royal-Farm Tel: 22 12 37 00

KAMPEN CHILDREN’S ORGANIC FARM Organic children’s farm near the city centre where children can learn about farm animals, vegetables and herbs. The animals include mini-pigs, horses, sheep, goats, donkeys, chickens, rabbits, birds and cats. The farm also has a herb garden and a greenhouse. The farm is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. On Sundays they serve coffee, squash/cordial and waffles (cash only). When: Tue & Thu 17-19, Sun 12-15 Where: Skedsmogata 23 Tickets: Free Web: www.kampenbarnebondegard.com Tel: 22 19 70 71

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Float on the Oslo fjord with Båtservice Sightseeing

SIGHTSEEING AND TOURS BÅTSERVICE SIGHTSEEING Båtservice offers guided tours by boat and/or bus in Oslo. 1. Mini Cruise - hop on-hop off – 1.5-hour boat tour. 2. Fjord Sightseeing - 2-hour boat tour. 3. Oslo Selected Highlights - 4-hour bus tour. 4. Oslo Grand Tour - 6-hour boat/bus tour. 5. Pirate Cruise – 1.5-hour boat trip for children. When: Every day (see website for exact times) Where: Departure from Pier 3 (Rådhusbrygge 3, in front of City Hall) Tickets: Tickets for sale on board, from the service kiosk of the cruise company (Båtservice) at Rådhusbrygge 3, and at Oslo Visitor Centre Web: www.nyc.no/en_index.php

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OSLO KAYAK TOURS See Oslo by kayak! As the name implies, Oslo Kayak Tours offers kayak tours in the Oslo fjord. Our beautiful fjord has many islands, small huts, and amazing nature, and this is a great way to experience it all. Join one of their short trips, or contact them to arrange a special tour that matches your wishes. When: Daily tours starting 1.7.2015 Monday - Friday 10:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00 Where: from Sjølyst Marina, Drammensveien 164, 0273 Oslo (Buss 32, 31- Sjølyst or Skøyen) Web: www.oslokayaktours.no Tel: +47 953 68 24

HMK SIGHTSEEING HMK Sightseeing offers guided bus tours to some of Oslo’s biggest attractions. The tours start at Oslo City Hall, and are available 362 days a year. Approx. 15-20 % discount with the Oslo Pass on the tours Oslo All Inclusive, Oslo Grand Tour, Oslo Selected Highlights and City Sightseeing hop on-hop off. When: Every day Where: Ringnesveien 7-11 Tickets: See website Web: www.hmk.no/sightseeing/ Tel: 22 78 94 00


OSLO CITY AND NATURE WALKS Oslo City And Nature Walks specialises in walks in Oslo and its nature surroundings. Ask them to tailor a special walk for your group, or select from one of their many interesting theme walks. When: Every day Where: Various Tickets: See website Web: www.oslowalks.no Tel: 41 31 87 40

OSLO GUIDEBUREAU Oslo Guidebureau offers a wide range of guided walking tours in Oslo and employ about 150 officially certified Oslo Guides. The walks can be booked for a time that suits your group. The guides are specialists on everything from architecture to industrial history, and speak a total of 25 languages. When: See website Where: Kongens gate 15 Web: www.osloguide.no/html/english.html Tel: 22 42 28 18

OSLO GUIDESERVICE Oslo Guideservice specialises in guiding groups in and around Oslo. The company can organise a guided tour especially tailored to your needs. Their guides speak more than 25 languages. When: See website Where: Akershusstranda 15, skur 35 Prices: See website Web: www.guideservice.no/en/ Tel: 22 42 70 20

SCULPTURE PARKS EKEBERGPARKEN SCULPTURE PARK The Ekebergparken park has existed for more than 120 years, but decades of neglect had taken its toll on the area. In upgrading and revitalizing the park, the aim has been to create an interesting and lasting recreational zone and sculpture park in close proximity to downtown Oslo. The result is a fascinating and magical hybrid of sculpture park, art installation zone, hills, viewing spots and forest.

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along with the Monolith (Monolitten) and the Wheel of Life (Livshjulet). Vigeland was also responsible for the design and architectural outline of the park - a monumental artistic creation with a human message that is well worth experiencing When: Always Where: Nobels gate 32 (situated inside The Frogner Park) Prices: Free Web: www.vigeland.museum.no/en/ vigeland-park Tel: 23 49 37 00

OUTDOOR YOGA

As part of the park, the geographical viewpoint and backdrop of the world-famous painting “Scream” by Edvard Munch is situated on a hill overlooking the Oslo fjord. The oldest proven settlements in Oslo, with stone carvings from the iron-age dating back as far as 10 000 years, are also found in the park, and make this area an important cultural heritage site. When: Always Where: Kongsveien 23 Prices: Free (except for guided tours; see website) Web: www.ekebergparken.com Tel: 21 42 19 19

THE VIGELAND SCULPTURE PARK Vigelandsparken is one of Norway's most visited attractions, with more than 1 million visitors every year. It is also the world’s largest sculpture park made by a single artist. It is the life work of the sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) and features more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and cast iron. The bronze statue of the little Angry Boy (Sinnataggen in Norwegian) is among the most famous sculptures,

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There are at least two outdoor yoga events that are arranged weekly during the entire summer, and that are open for everyone. To get more information about each event, it is best to visit their Facebook pages. On Facebook, one is called “Outdoor YOGA in OSLO” and the other is called “Yoga ved solnedgang” (YourYoga ved solnedgang). Outdoor YOGA in OSLO is held at a different place every Saturday at 11 in the morning. It costs 50 kroner per workshop. Yoga ved solnedgang is held in the park Ekebergparken every Thursday at 20:30 in the evening. It is free (donations welcome). Both events are subject to changed dates if the weather is bad. What: Outdoor YOGA in OSLO and Yoga ved solnedgang When: Thursdays at 20:30 (YourYoga ved solnedgang) and Saturdays at 11 (Outdoor YOGA in OSLO) Where: Ekebergparken (YourYoga ved solnedgang) and various (Outdoor YOGA in OSLO) Web: YourYoga ved solnedgang: www.facebook.com/ events/1578989262364013/ Outdoor YOGA in OSLO: www.facebook. com/events/1416095002027592 g


Welcome to Oslo Visitor Centre!

What can we do for you? • Ask us about what´s on in Oslo. We are the experts and we love our city! • Oslo Pass - The best way to experience Oslo! Free entry to more than 30 museums, free public transport, free municipal parking and other discounts. • Buy these tickets with us: Ticketmaster/Billettservice, Airport Express Train, public trains and transport, sightseeing tours. And much more. And we have free WI-FI, of course. Østbanehallen – Oslo Central Station Open every day 9 am – 6 pm www.visitoslo.com – #visitoslo

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THE MUSEUM LIST Oslo has about 50 museums covering all kinds of topics, including intriguing stories from the past, classic and contemporary art, scientific and literary achievements, human rights, and much more. Whatever youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re into, chances are good youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find it in one of the museums on these pages! *On the map pages at the back of the magazine you will find numbers that correspond with the numbers for each of the museum listings.

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The City Museum in the Vigeland Park


NORSK FOLKEMUSEUM The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

THE VIKING SHIP MUSEUM 01

MEET THE PEOPLE! OPEN-AIR MUSEUM

The urban and rural buildings from our many regions give an excellent introduction to Norwegian history. Wooden farmhouses with fields and townhouses with cobblestone streets show homes, life and traditions in Norway. Of particular interest is the Medieval Stave Church.

Under admission: A= adult, C= child, S= student, P= pensioner, F= family

INDOOR EXHIBITS Folk

Art. Church Art and Sami Culture. Apartments from Oslo 1879-2002. New: NORWAY by photographer Wilse.

DAILY Hosts in costumes

welcome you to historical homes. Folk dance & music. Traditional baking. Scenic horse-and-buggy-rides. 12.00 & 15.00 Guided tour. 13.00 Meet the farm animals.

SUNDAYS 13.30 Service in Stave Church.13.30 Extreme Makeover. A guest is dressed in 18th century clothes. (also Sat.) 14: Folk dance performance. HOURS AND PRICES

Every day 10:00-18:00 Admission: A: 120,-/ C: 40,S: 90,-/ F: 250,Free with Oslo Pass

CONTACT Museumsveien 10, Bygdøy Tel: 22 12 37 00 www.norskfolkemuseum.no

Vikingskipshuset

THE FRAM MUSEUM 02

Houses the best preserved Viking ships in the world and the fantastic artefacts from the graves.

Frammuseet

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The Oseberg Ship

Fram is the most famous ship in polar history, known for its amazing expeditions to the North and South Poles.Come aboard, and see how the crew and their dogs endured years of sailing through treacherous waters, storms and the freezing cold. The fantastic stories still take the breath away from adults and children.

The Gokstad Ship

Enjoy the spectacular northern lights show dancing in the ceiling of the Fram Museum.

The ships were discovered in three large burial mounds where they had been buried to serve as vessels for their rich owners’ final journey to the realm of the dead. was built around 820 AD and was used as a burial ship for two powerful women. was built around 890 AD and used as a burial ship for a chieftain.

The Tune Ship

was built around 900 AD.

THE MUSEUM SHOP

sells books and souvenirs, postcards and jewellery.

Hours and prices Every day 09:00–18:00 Admission: A: 80,-/ C (<18) free,-/F (2+2): 150,Free with Oslo Pass Two museums for the price of one: Use your ticket to the Historical Museum within 48 hours.

CONTACT

The Viking Ship Museum Huk Aveny 35 Tel: 22 13 52 80 Bus 30: Vikingskipshuset Guided Tours: Tel.: 22 85 99 64 E-mail: entre-vsh@khm.uio.no www.khm.uio.no Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo

See the first ship to navigate the Northwest Passage, the polar vessel Gjøa! Experience the exhibitions and the fascinating polar history.

SEE ALSO: THE SPECTACULAR POLAR FILM. WALK THE FREEZING COLD DARK WALK – IF YOU DARE! HOURS AND PRICES Every day 09:00- 18:00 Admission: A: 100,C (6-16): 40,- / S: 40,P: 70,- / F(2+3): 200,Groups (+15): A 70,Free with Oslo Pass

CONTACT Bygdøynesveien 36 Tel: 23 28 29 50 Bus 30 to Bygdøynes Ferry from Pier 3 by the City Hall www.frammuseum.no

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KON-TIKI MUSEET

HL-SENTERET

The Kon-Tiki Museum

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The Kon-Tiki Museum houses original boats and exhibits from Thor Heyerdahl’s world famous expeditions; The Kon-Tiki expedition, Ra expeditions, Easter Island expeditions and Fatuhiva and underwater exhibition.

NEW EXHIBITIONS: * The Thor Heyerdahl Library * Thor Heyerdahl in Person * Easter Is­land cave stone exhibition. * Kon-Tiki Museum 60 years at Easter Island

NEW RA EXHIBITION MAY 2015: On 25 May 1969, Thor Heyerdahl set sail from Morocco on the reed boat Ra. With a crew of six he set course for the islands of the West Indies....

EXTRA:

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The Holocaust Center is located in Villa Grande, the former residence of the Nazi collaborator Vidkun Quisling.

EXHIBITIONS PERMANENT EXHIBITION

The exhibition tells the story of Nazi genocide and mass murder during World War 2 – with special focus on the Norwegian Jews.

PHOTOEXHIBITION «ABANDONED AT SREBRENICA – 20TH COMMEMORATION» RUTH MAIER'S ARCHIVE

About the young girl Ruth Maier who was deportedfrom Norway and killed i Auschwitz in 1942.

THE PATH TO EXCLUSION

About article 2 in the Norwegian Constitution.

BUNKER FROM WORLD WAR 2

The original Kon-Tiki film is screened every day at 12.00 in the museum cinema.

Kafé Villa Grande open every day from 11:00–16:00 (Mondays closed)

Souvenir shop.

Every day 10:00–18:00 Admission: A: 50,-/C: 25,-/ S: 40,-/P: 40,Free with Oslo Pass

HOURS AND PRICES Every day 09:30 - 18:00 Admission: A: 90,-/ C: 40,-/ S: 60,-/ P: 60,-/ F:180,Free with Oslo Pass

CONTACT Bygdøynesveien 36 Tel: 23 08 67 67 www.kon-tiki.no

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NORSK MARITIMT MUSEUM

HoLocaust Center

HOURS AND PRICES

CONTACT Huk Aveny 56 Tel: 22 84 21 00 E-mail: post@hlsenteret.no www.hlsenteret.no Bus: 30 to Bygdøyhus

The Norwegian Maritime Museum

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The museum celebrates Norway’s interaction with the seas, from its oldest known vessel to the latest hi-tech offshore ships. Our panoramic cinema features a 20-minute journey along Norway’s astonishingly beautiful coastline. Stop off at the café and museum shop. A joint ticket with the Fram Museum is available.

NEW EXHIBITIONS:

“At Sea!” – Norwegian seafarers from the Viking era until today tell their stories! “Norway is the sea” and “The Electric Aquarium” Immersive experiences, with simulators and games! “The Ship”: The technology of ships, with possibility to navigate with remote controlled boats. “Children’s Boat Workshop” Build a wooden boat with hammer and nails! Every Sunday 12:00-15:00.

HOURS AND PRICES Every day 10:00-17:00 Café Fjordterrassen 11:30-17:00 Admission: A: 80,-/C (616): 30,-/S: 40,-/P: 40,Free with Oslo Pass

CONTACT Bygdøynesveien 37 Tel: + 47 24 11 41 50 www.marmuseum.no


HOLMENKOLLEN SKI MUSEUM AND SKI JUMP

HOLMENKOLLEN SKI SIMULATOR 07

At the top of Oslo you can visit Holmenkollen National arena, a site where many skihistorical moments have been created. In the heart of the arena trumps Holmenkollen Jump Tower and Ski Museum. In the world’s oldest ski museum, built into the mountain underneath the ski jump, you can experience 6000 years of skiing history. At the top of the tower you can enjoy the spectacular view of Oslo and the surrounding areas. Check out our new exhibition “Freedom on Snow. Snowboarding and modern skiing” Opening hours for our zipline: www.kollensvevet.no More details on www.holmenkollen.com

HOURS AND PRICES Every day 09:00-20:00 Admission: A:120,-/ C: 60,Free with Oslo Pass

CONTACT Kongeveien 5 Tel: 22 92 32 00 E-mail: post@skiforeningen.no www.holmenkollen.com Metroline 1 to Frognerseteren Terje Bakke Pedersen / Pictura

ASTRUP FEARNLEY MUSEET 08

Ski Simulator next to the Holmenkollen ski jump! Jump in “Kollen” and find out what it feels like to head down the world’s toughest downhill ski slopes alongside the world’s best performers on two skis. Technology which used to be available only to pilots and astronauts combines flight simulator movements with an ‘eyeview’ movie to create a unique and realistic feel. Once inside the the Ski Simulator you will get the ‘ride of your life’, including wind-effect when the skiing starts. Up to 12 people can sit inside at the same time and the whole ride lasts about 5 minutes. ‘’Amazing ride, amazing experience. It made me realize how crazy you have to be to go skiing at 130 km/h and how dangerous it is’’.

HOURS AND PRICES Every day 09:00-20:00 Admission: A: 65,- / C: 40.S: 65,-/ P: 65,20% discount with Oslo Pass

CONTACT Kongeveien 5 Tel: 900 12 046 E-mail: post@skisimulator.no www.skisimulator.no Metro / T-bane: No 1 to Holmenkollen Station

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Astrup Fearnley Museet is a private contemporary art museum. Beautifully located by the fjord in architect designed building by world renowned Renzo Piano. The museum houses an important collection of artworks by famous artists such as Anselm Kiefer, Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons.

21.04.15-23.08.15 WORKS FROM THE ASTRUP FEARNLEY COLLECTION 22.05.15-27.09.15 LOVE STORY – WORKS FROM ERLING KAGGE’S COLLECTION HOURS AND PRICES Tue, Wed, Fri: 12:00–17:00 Thu: 12:00–19:00 Sat, Sun: 11:00–17:00 Mon closed Admission: A: 100,-/ S: 60,- / C (0-18): free entrance Free with Oslo Pass

CONTACT Strandpromenaden 2 Tel: +47 22936060 E-mail: info@fearnleys.no www.afmuseet.no facebook.com/astrupfearnley twitter.com/astrupfearnley Instagram: @astrupfearnley

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TEKNISK MUSEUM The Norwegian museum of Science and Technology

HENIE ONSTAD KUNSTSENTER 10

Fun-packed weekend & holiday activities!

Great activity program! You gotta try out makerspace! Don’t miss: *Ting: Explore technology & democracy! !ENERGITIVOLI PLAY & LEARN Chase virtual fish, see your temperature imprint or play mindball! OSLO SCIENCE CENTRE

offers more than 80 exciting interactive installations. Examine symptoms, diagnose diseases and journey through medical history from the 1850s until today.Find out more about the norwegian industry. Café and museum shop.

HOURS AND PRICES All summer 11:00-18:00. Admission: A: 120,-/ C: 60,- Free with Oslo Pass

CONTACT Kjelsåsveien 143 Tel: 22 79 60 00 www.tekniskmuseum.no Tram: no 11 and 12. Bus: no 25 and 54. Train: (Jaren and Gjøvik) to Kjelsås station

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Henie Onstad Art Center

BYMUSEET 11

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter is a leading venue for 20th century and contemporary art and music, located in scenic Høvikodden

UNTILL 02.08.2015 15 MASTERS UNTILL 06.09.2015 POP KUNST DESIGN

Works by several of the most renowned Pop artists alongside works from a number of pioneers in the field of design.

UNTILL 16.08.2015 POP ETC.

Henie Onstad Kunstsenter’s own exploration of Pop art’s early impact on Norwegian art and design

DROP-IN HOK LAB. HOURS AND PRICES Tue-Thu 11:00–19:00 Fri-Sun 11:00–17:00 Mon closed. Closed 01.01.15 Admission: A: 100,-/ S: 70,-/C: free entrance

CONTACT Sonja Henies vei 31 Høvikodden Tel: 67 80 48 80 E-mail: post@hok.no www.hok.no Transportation: 15 minutes from Oslo. Bus: no. 151 to Høvikodden. Free shuttle bus (Senterbussen) every two hours. More info at hok.no.

The City Museum in the Vigeland Park

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Exhibitions of the City’s history. The museum is located in the beautiful old building of Frogner Manor House inside the Vigeland Park, approx. 200 metres south of the sculpture park.

EXHIBITIONS OSLOVE - THE STORY OF OSLO OSLOFUNKIS

Early Modernism in Oslo

DESPISED LOVE

Norwegian women and German soldiers during World War II

IN THE LIMELIGHT Theatre history

UNTIL 20.09. IMAGES OF OSLO PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDERS B. WILSE Guided tours: Sat-Sun at 12.00 and 14.00 Enjoy hot and cold meals at Café Mathia Museum shop

HOURS AND PRICES 01.07-15.08. Tue-Sun at 12:00 and 14:00 From 16.08. Sat-Sun at 12:00 and 14:00 Admission: Free entrance

CONTACT Frognerveien 67 Tel: +47 23 28 41 70 E-mail: post@oslomuseum.no oslomuseum.no facebook.com/detekteoslo Photo: Christina Krüger/Oslo Museum


VIGELAND-MUSEET

ARBEIDERMUSEET

The Vigeland Museum

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In this beautiful museum situated next to the famous Vigeland Park you will find an almost complete collection of the works by Gustav Vigeland (18691943). The story behind the Vigeland Park and how the sculptures were made is also well documented in the museum, which was built as studio and home for the artist in the 1920’s.

05.06-13.09.2015 SIGNE SOLBERG: GHOST BEATS

A commissioned work for the museum’s room VII, that interacts with its volume, colour and light.

05.06-13.9.2015 CORNER PIECES

Tor Børresen, Åse Bøthun, Ane Mette Hol, Fischli & Weiss, Kjell Varvin. A group exhibition presenting works that are meant to, or can be adjusted to, being placed in a corner.

HOURS AND PRICES Tue-Sun 10:00–17:00. Mon closed. Admission: A: 60,-/ C: 30,-/ S: 30,- /P: 30,Free with Oslo Pass

CONTACT Nobels gate 32 Tel: +47 23 49 37 00 www.vigeland.museum.no Signe Solberg, Ghost Beats, 2015 (detail)

THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF NORWAY

Labour Museum

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Welcome to the Labour Museum! A museum suitably located among the former industrial buildings that lined the Akerselva river at Sagene. Guided tours: Sat-Sun at 12.00 and 14.00

EXHIBITIONS FACTORY GIRLS AND INDUSTRIAL PIONEERS SWEDISH LABOUR

The story of six immigrants Guided tours to the apartment in Sagveien 8 showing how the factory workers used to live. English speaking guides!

Nasjonalbiblioteket

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The National Library of Norway is a multimedia centre with regularly exhibitions and cultural events. The Library is situated in a classical building from 1913 with mural paintings by Emanuel Vigeland, Axel Revold and Per Krogh.

EXHIBITIONS 26.02 – 05.09.2015 JAZZ!

Microhistories from the Norwegian Jazz Archive collection

22.06 – MID AUGUST 2015 TRAVEL NORWAY

Display of Norwegian travel maps from the 19th and 20th century

HOURS AND PRICES HOURS AND PRICES Sat-Sun 11:00 – 16:00 Admission: Free entrance

CONTACT Sagveien 28 Tel: +47 23 28 41 70 E-mail: post@oslomuseum.no oslomuseum.no facebook.com/detekteoslo Photo Christina Krüger / Oslo Museum

Opening hours summer 2015 (22.06-03.08) Mon–Fri 09:00–18:00 Sat Closed Admission: free entrance Guided tours by appointment.

CONTACT Solli plass Henrik Ibsens gate 110 Tel: 810 01 300 E-mail: nb@nb.no www.nb.no Photo: Rigmor Dahl Delphin

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IBSENMUSEET

NOBELS FREDSSENTER STORTINGET

The Ibsen Museum

The Nobel Peace Center 16

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Welcome to Henrik Ibsen’s apartment. This is where he lived the last 11 years of his life together with his wife, and here we are introduced to the private sphere of the world famous playwright.

PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS

EXHIBITION

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

MY GUITAR SOUNDS SO SWEET. MY GUITAR IS A HENRIK IBSEN Ibsen –Lennon.

HENRIK IBSEN - ON THE CONTRARY

more about Ibsens life and work Every hour. Take a guided tour in Ibsens apartment. Admission includes entry to the Exhibition. Audioguide tour from the Ibsen museum to Grand café, you can rent the players at the Ibsen museum. Museum shop

HOURS AND PRICES Every day 11:00 – 18:00 Thursday 11:00–18:00 Admission: A: 100,-/ C: 30,-/ S: 75,- /P: 75,Free with Oslo Pass.

CONTACT Henrik Ibsens gate 26 Tel: 22 12 35 50 E-mail: ibsen@norskfolkemuseum.no www.ibsenmuseet.no Tram: 13 and 19 Bus: 30, 31 to Slottsparken

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The Parliament

Find peace and quiet in The Nobel Field or learn more about the laureates in The Wall Papers. The magic book about Alfred Nobel gives you the read of a lifetime! The Nobel Peace Prize exhibition 2014: MALALA AND KAILASH - unstoppable in their fight for children’s rights. PEACE AT WORK Highlights from the Nobel Peace Prize exhibitions 2005–2013. DALAI LAMA Smiling mega celebrity and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. 1964 MARTIN L. KING JR. Revealing the story from 1964.

ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

Fred & Toca Loca go Green and activity booklet for families in the Malala and Kailash exhibition.

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Would you like to see the Parliament from the inside? If so, why not join one of our guided tours? We provide guided tours Tours last for approximately one hour and we recommend turning up 15 minutes in advance of the advertised time (no bookings available). We can accommodate up to a maximum of 30 visitors per guided tour. Please use the entrance from Akersgata (the opposite side of the building to the main entrance). Guided tours of the Storting are free of charge to all visitors. We regret that due to construction work our guided tour schedule will vary throughout the summer. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information.

Café and museum shop

HOURS AND PRICES

Open daily 10:00–18:00, Thu until 20. Daily guided tours 14 and 15 (Eng.) Admission: A: 90,-/ C(<16): free/ S: 60,-/ P: 60,-/ F: 160,- Oslo Pass free.

CONTACT Rådhusplassen/City Hall Sq. Tel: +47 48 30 10 00 www.nobelpeacecenter.org Photo: © 2014 Tanya Malott

CONTACT Karl Johans gate 22 Tel: 23 31 31 80 E-mail: omviser@stortinget.no www.stortinget.no/en


THE HISTORICAL MUSEUM Historisk Museum

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THE VIKING COLLECTION:

farmers, traders and warriors.

THE TREASURE CHEST:

The best collection of gold treasure from the Viking period.

THE MEDIEVAL GALLERY:

Is devoted to church art, such as stave church doorways and sculptures of saints.

THE EGYPTIAN MUMMIES:

Norway’s oldest and largest collection of Egyptian artefacts

NORGES BANK-SALEN

The Norwegian National Gold Coins rescued from the Nazis.

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION: TAKE IT PERSONALLY stories about personal adornment www.khm.uio.no

HOURS AND PRICES Tue-Sun 10:00 - 17:00. Admission: A: 80,-/C (<18): free/ S: 50,-/ P: 50,Free with Oslo Pass Two Museums for the price of one: Use your ticket to the Viking Ship Museum within 48 hours.

CONTACT The Historical Museum Frederiks gate 2 Tel: 22 85 99 10 Guided tours: Tel.: 22 85 99 64 E-mail: postmottak@khm.uio.no www.khm.uio.no Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo Tram: all to National Theatre

Natural History Museum

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NATURALLY INCREDIBLE

The museum is a part of the University of Oslo and includes the Botanical Garden plus the Geological and Zoological museums. On display are dinosaurs, fossils, rocks, minerals and animals from Norway and abroad, and of course the world famous monkey fossil “Ida” – currently on loan to The National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo, Japan.

200 YEARS OF SCIENCE

In 2014 the Natural History Museum celebrated its 200th Anniversary. A new Viking Garden and a new Willow Garden were opened, but most strikingly visually are perhaps several new willow sculptures around the garden.

HOURS AND PRICES The Geological and Zoological Museum: Tue-Sun 11:00-16:00. Mon closed The Greenhouses: All days 10:00–20:00 The Botanical Garden: All days 07:00–21:00 Free with Oslo Pass

CONTACT Naturhistorisk museum University of Oslo Sars’ gate 1/Monradsgate Tel: 22 85 18 20 E-mail: informasjon@nhm.uio.no www.nhm.uio.no Photo: Per Aas NHM

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The Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture is located in an old electricity transformer station by the Akerselva river. Changing design and architecture exhibitions, activities, a design shop and a vegan and raw food café are open to the public within DOGA´s opening hours.

25.06-23.08 A BETTER FUTURE STARTS NOW

Exhibition featuring the 59 finalists and 5 winners for the INDEX: Award 2013. The aim of this prestigious Danish design prize is to inspire, educate and engage in designing sustainable solutions to global challenges.

25.06-23.08 FROM THE CATWALK 2015

Exhibition showing works from 16 Norwegian fashion designers.

HOURS AND PRICES Mon, Tue, Fri: 10.00-17.00 Wed, Thu: 10.00-20.00 Sat, Sun: 12.00-17.00 Admission: Free entrance

CONTACT Hausmanns gate 16 Tel: 23 29 28 70 E-mail: info@doga.no www.doga.no www.facebook.com/DogAOslo

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NASJONALGALLERIET The National Gallery

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12.06.–4.10.2015 HANNAH RYGGEN. WEAVING THE WORLD

NASJONALMUSEET FOR KUNST, ARKITEKTUR OG DESIGN THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART, ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design is Norway´s largest museum, receiving around 600.000 visitors annually. We arrange exhibitions, run educational programmes and care for the country´s most extensive collections of art, architecture and design. Admission:   Adults: NOK 50 / Students: NOK 30 Pensioners/concessions: NOK 30 Children (under 19): Free entrance Guided tours every Sunday: 13.00 in English 14.00 in Norwegian One ticket – four museums Sunday: Free entrance for all Free with Oslo Pass

Hannah Ryggen (1894– 1970) is one of the most significant Scandinavian artists of the twentieth century. Her tapestries are visual responses to major and minor events, conflicts and processes. She captured the world in her weaving. In the early 1930s, she addressed fascism and the destructive consequences of Nazi power.

3.01.2015–01.01.2017 THE DANCE OF LIFE. THE COLLECTION FROM ANTIQUITY TO 1950

The National Gallery’s art collection is the most comprehensive and wide-ranging in Norway, and one of the largest of its kind in Northern Europe. The collection has an emphasis on Norwegian art after 1800. Museum shop and café

HOURS AND PRICES Tue, Wed, Fri 10:00–18:00 Thur 10:00–19:00 Sat, Sun 11:00–17:00 Mon: Closed

CONTACT Edvard Munch, The Scream, 1893, The National museum of art, architecture and design©Munchmuseet / Munch-Ellingsen-gruppen /Bono

Universitetsgaten 13 Tel: 21 98 20 00 nasjonalmuseet.no Hannah Ryggen «Petter Dass», 1940 (detalj)

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KUNSTINDUSTRIMUSEET MUSEET FOR The Museum of Decorative Arts SAMTIDSKUNST and Design

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7. 06.–13. 09.2015 ALBUM COVERS. THE REVIVAL OF VINYL

Despite the digital revolution, recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in the LP album cover as a graphic medium and expression of cultural history. The exhibition shows defining examples of international and Norwegian album covers from 1940 to today.

02.01.–31.12.2014 GLASS AND CERAMICS THE COSTUME GALLERIES THE ROYAL DRESS COLLECTION STYLE 1100–1905 DESIGN AND CRAFT 1905-2005 Museum shop and café

HOURS Tue, Wed, Fri:11:00–17:00 Thu: 11:00–19:00 Sat, Sun: 12:00–16:00 Mon: Closed

CONTACT St. Olavs gate 1 Tel: 21 98 20 00 nasjonalmuseet.no Album Covers. The Revival of Vinyl. Photo: Magnus Ekström

The Museum of Contemporary Art

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17.04.–23.08.2015 CARLOS GARAICOA. INVISIBLE CITIES

The exhibition incorporates several narratives: It tells about the city where people live and reside, about tall buildings founded on power and political ideologies, and about ruins of former greatness or buildings that were never completed. The beauty and contrasts of the urban landscape – its political as well as its poetic aspects – form a major theme in the oeuvre of Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa.

13.03.2015–28.02.2016 POOR ART – RICH LEGACY. ARTE POVERA AND PARALLEL PRACTICES 1968–2014

The National Museum – Architecture

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05.06.–13.09.2015 ODE TO OSAKA

In 1970 Sverre Fehn took part in a competition to design the Nordic Pavilion for the World Expo in Osaka, Japan, without winning. Fehn’s proposal has now been recreated at the National Museum – Architecture, in the exhibition pavilion that was also designed by Fehn (1997–2008).

19.09.2014–01.01.2019 BUILDING IDEAS. FROM THE ARCHITECTURE COLLECTION, 1830 TO THE PRESENT

This exhibition presents a selection of architectural ideas drawn from the National Museum’s collection, Contemporary art fascinates, which encompasses over provokes and stirs debate 300,000 drawings and in ways classical art can’t other objects dating from achieve. To celebrate the the 1830s to today. 25th anniversary of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum shop and café we have fetched out some of HOURS the best from our collection. Tue, Wed, Fri: 11:00–17:00 Thu: 11:00–19:00 Museum shop and café Sat, Sun: 12:00–17:00 HOURS Mon: Closed Tue, Wed, Fri: 11:00–17:00 CONTACT Thu: 11:00–19:00 Bankplassen 3 Sat, Sun: 12:00–17:00 Tel: 21 98 20 00 Mon: Closed nasjonalmuseet.no

CONTACT

Bankplassen 4 Tel: 21 98 20 00 New architectures or a rare insistence on understanding the night

Ode til Osaka, Photo: Annar Bjørgli

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MUNCHMUSEET

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09.05 – 06.09. VAN GOGH+MUNCH

Be prepared for the art event of the year! A blockbuster exhibition, that brings together Vincent van Gogh and Edvard Munch for the first time on a larger than life scale. Unique because of its size and number of important artworks - including a number of iconic masterpieces as well as special works that are only seldom put on loan. The exhibition will take a closer look at their artistic point of departure, the influences they were exposed to, the development in style and technique and what artistic goals they set for themselves, and in this way create a deeper understanding of why these artists are so often compared to each other.

HOURS AND PRICES Mon–Sun: 10–17 Admission: A: 120,-/C(<18): free. Free with Oslo Pass

CONTACT Tøyengata 53 Metro: Tøyen st (5 min from city center) www.munchmuseet.no

Vincent Van Gogh, Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat, 1887 Paris

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BARNEKUNST MUSEET

TOLLMUSEET

The Munch Museum

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Original uniforms and artefacts dating back over 350 years. Models and documents about Customs and the history of Norwegian Import and Export through the centuries Samples of smuglingmethods and contraband, such as cigarettes, alcohol, narcotics and other confiscated goods. Films showing Customs Officers at work in the 1950s and the 1970s. Guided tours on request. Must be booked in advance.

The International Museum of Children’s Art

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The 3 basic functions of the Museum is to collect, promote & preserve children’s art worldwide. Film director Rafael Goldin (1920-1994) and his wife, Doctor of Medicine, Alla Goldin (1938-2007), conceived and developed the idea of the Museum & collection.

EXHIBITIONS: CLIMATE CHANGE & CHILDREN’S VOICES:

An outlook & views on what young people are going to inherit, addressing challenges in response to climate change.

CHILDREN & NATURE / AMAZON RAINFOREST

Children express their relationship to nature & environmental questions.

WORKSHOPS Guided tours, art workshops & music activities. Drop in HOURS AND PRICESTue– HOURS AND PRICES Mon-Fri: 11.00 -15.00 Sat and Sun closed Closed: 01.,14. and 25. May Admission: free entrance

CONTACT Tollbugata 1 A, near Oslo Central Station (sea side) Tel: 22 34 68 76. Fax: 22 34 68 60 E-mail: museum@toll.no

Until 21.6.: Sat–Sun 11:00– 16:00, Tue–Thu 09:30–14:00 Closed: Mon, Fri From 22.6-23.8.: Sat–Sun & Tue–Thu 11:00–16:00 Closed: Mon, Fri Admission: A: 75,-/ C: 40,-/ S: 40,-/ P: 40,- Free with Oslo Pass

CONTACT Lille frøens vei 4 Tel: +47.22691777 E-mail: mail@childrensart.com www.childrensart.com twitter @barnekunst Instagram: childrensartmuseum Tram: Frøen station


OSCARSHALL

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The summer palace of Oscarshall is located on the peninsula of Bygdø in Oslo. The palace was commissioned by King Oscar I and Queen Joséphine, and was completed in 1852. Today it stands as a monument to Norwegian art and applied art from the 19th century. The palace is considered to be one of the finest examples of Neo-Gothic architecture in Norway and is one of the country’s most important embodiments of the National Romantic style so popular in Norway during the period.

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Oslo City Hall is the political and administrative heart of Oslo. The building also has an important place in the history of Norwegian art and architecture and stands as a monument to the main The guided tours last artistic movements from approx 1 hour and start the middle of the last centuevery 20 minutes. ry. The Nobel Peace Prize ceremony takes place in the Tickets are available at Central Hall on December Billettservice and at 10th each year. The City Hall Narvesen. Remaining tickets are sold at the entrance. opened in 1950. Royal residence, built 1825 – 49 in Christiania. ChangGUIDED TOURS ing of the guards every day Daily 10:00, 12:00 and 14:00 at 13:30. Show by H.M. The June and July. King’s Guard some days Gallery Queen Joséphine open In July guided tours to the during the summer season. May-August: Wed-Sun. tower Sundays at 14:45. Guided tours Monday. Sept: Fri-Sun. Free entrance. Café Queen Joséphine May-Sept: Fri-Sun.

HOURS AND PRICES 14.05-30.08 Wed-Sun: 11:00-17:00. 17.05 Closed 04.09-13-09 Fri-Sun: 11:00-17:00 The tours start every hour on the hour. Last tour starts at 16.00 Private groups are admitted all season by appointment Admission: A: 70,-/ S: 60,-/ C: 40,-

Regular guided tours in English: Every day 12, 14, 14.20 and 16. Except 3.07 and 20.07: 14, 14.20 and 16.00.

HOURS AND PRICES

Open to visitors: 23.06-16.08 Mon-Thu and Sat-Sun: 11.00-17.00 Fri 12.00-17.00. Admission: A: 95,-/ C: 85,S: 85,-/P: 85,-

CONTACT Henrik Ibsens gate 1 0010 Oslo www.kongehuset.no

Transportation: Tram 13, CONTACT 19 Bus 30, 31, 32, 45, 81: Ocarshallveien Slottsparken. Tel: 91702361 Metro, bus: Nationalt www.kongehuset.no theatret Transportation: Bus nr. 30 to Norsk Folkemuseum Ferry from Rådhusbrygga to Dronningen

CARILLON CONCERTS FROM THE CITY HALL BELLS Sundays at 15:00.

HOURS AND PRICES Every day 09:00-16:00 Please note that the City Hall may be closed on certain days due to special events. Admission: Free entrance

CONTACT Fr. Nansens plass Tel: 23 46 12 00 E-mail: postmottak@rft. oslo.kommune.no www.rft.oslo.kommune.no

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AKERSHUS SLOTT Akershus Castle

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AKERSHUS CASTLE AND FORTRESS Spend a day at Akershus fortress and experience centuries of Norwegian history. Once an active fortress, the area is now a place for official representation, culture, learning and recreation. Within the fortress walls you will find two museums, a castle, beautiful views of the fjord and the city – and history from the Viking age to modern times.

Akershus castle was built as a fortified medieval castle around the year 1300. Since then the castle has been at the centre of events in Norwegian history. Today it is used for state representation and cultural events. A tour of the castle takes you through the Government representation rooms, The Castle Church, The Royal Mausoleum and The Dungeon.

HOURS AND PRICES

OPENING HOURS

(The fortress grounds): Main gate: 06:00–21:00 Side entrances: 1O October – 30 April: Mon-Fri 07:00-18:00 Sat–Sun 08:00-18:00 The port by the cruise harbour closed 01 October–30 April

Mon–Sat 10:00–16:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Closed: June 29 and 30 July 01 August 19, 20 and 21 Admission: A: 70,-/C: 30,-/ S: 50,-/ P: 50,Free with Oslo Pass. Audio guides included in admission

CONTACT Tel: 23 09 35 53 E-mail: akershusslott.kontakt@mil.no www.nasjonalefestningsverk.no

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THE VISITOR CENTRE AKERSHUS FORTRESS 30

The Visitor Centre is located in the ‘long red house’ from 1774 by the Carp pond. It is the natural starting point for a visit of the grounds. Our staff is up to date on the cultural events at the fortress and offer historical information on this unique monument of Norwegian history.

EXHIBITIONS

‘The Prisoners at Akershus (from the Middle Ages to 1950)’ and ‘Akershus. Stories from a fortress’ Guided tours 'Akershus fortress through 700 years' Daily at 11:00, 14:00 and 16:00 Special tours of the fortress grounds arranged on request.

HOURS AND PRICES Mon–Fri 10:00-17:00 Sat–Sun 11:00–17:00 Free admission Tickets for guided tours: A: 50,-/ C: 30,-/ S: 40,-/ F: 120,-

CONTACT Tel: 23 09 39 17 E-mail: besokssenteret. akershus.festning@mil.no

NORGES HJEMMEFRONTMUSEUM Norway’s Resistance Museum

FORSVARSMUSEET The Armed Forces Museum

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The museum aims at presenting a true picture of the events in domestic Norway during 5 years of German occupation during World War II. It gives the public an impression of what foreign rule may imply. Chronological exhibitions convey an historical perspective, from pre-war times to the liberation in May 1945. Several showcases, as well as varied audiovisual material animate the exhibitions. Symbolic effects, artistic details and authentic artefacts make the long and winding walk through narrow 17th century stone vaults a memorable and educational experience.

HOURS AND PRICES

Mon-Sat 10:00-17:00 Sunday: 11:00-17:00 Admission: A: 50,-/ C: 25,-/ S: 25,-/ P: 25,-/ F: 100,Free with Oslo Pass

CONTACT Tel: 23 09 31 38 E-mail: resepsjon.nhm@gmail.com www.forsvaretsmuseer.no

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The museum covers Norwegian military history, from the Viking era (ca. 900 - 1000), through the numerous Nordic wars under Danish rule (ca. 1400 - 1814) to the Napoleonic wars. New permanent exhibition about the union with Sweden. New exhibition about World War II campaign 1940. Modern history includes War at Sea 1939 - 1945, the Cold War period and recent international operations.

NEW EXHIBITON ABOUT WORLD WAR II CAMPAIGN 1940. NEW EXHIBITION ABOUT THE NORWEGIAN WAR CROSS. TEMPORARY EXHIBITION: “THE WEST INDIAN HERITAGE” The museum is situated on the lower grounds of Akershus Fortress. Café.

HOURS AND PRICES Mon-Sun 10:00 - 17:00 Admission: free entrance

CONTACT Tel: 23 09 35 82 E-mail: post.fmu@mil.no www.forsvarsmuseet.no

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FLY HOLMENKOLLEN – the zipline from the top of Holmenkollen Ski Jump

OPENING HOURS SUMMER: June 20th – August 31st: Monday – Friday: 11:00-18:00 Saturday and Sunday: 12:00-18:00 For more information: www.kollensvevet.no *Weather dependent

www.kollensvevet.no #kollensvevet


&WINE DINE

Yo! Sushi at Ă&#x2DC;stbanehallen

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The Nordic way of cooking has undergone a renaissance during the last decade, and Oslo has been building its reputation as a capital of taste at breakneck speed. Here are some suggested restaurants to get you started on your culinary adventures in Norwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capital!


CITY CENTRE

Engebret Café (Bankplassen 1 / engebret-cafe.no) is situated in Oslo’s oldest restaurant area. The low corner building was built in the 1700s, and in 1857 Café Engebret opened its doors for the first time. 34 Restaurant (Sonja Henies plass 3 / radissonblu. com/plazahotel-oslo/dining) on the 34th floor of Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel offers amazing views of the city and a selection of delicate dishes made from quality organic and local ingredients. Arakataka (Mariboes gate 7 / arakataka.no) is an informal gourmet

El Gordo (Paleet, Karl Johans gate 39/ elgordo.no) is a Spanish bodega and wine bar and the place to go for some of the best in Spanish food.

SAGENE

The Kasbah (Kingos gate 1B / thekasbah.no) is a relaxing corner café/ restaurant at Alexander Kiellands plass - a great place to hang out and enjoy delicious Mediterranean food and drinks. A larger place at Alexander Kiellands plass is the popular Colonel Mustard (Darres gate 2 / colonelmustard.no), where you can play an im-

© Arakataka / City Centre

restaurant just around the corner from Rockefeller Music Hall. Baltazar Ristorante & Enoteca (Domkirkeparken / baltazar.no) is a charming and exclusive Italian restaurant in the courtyard behind Oslo Cathedral. Madu (Kongens gate 5) in stylish design hotel Grims Grenka offers modernized versions of classical Scandinavian cuisine, using local raw and organic products (mainly fish and shellfish) wherever possible. Taqueria (Paleet, Karl Johans gate 39/ taqueria.no) provides a genuine Mexican atmosphere in the middle of Oslo, while The Room (Paleet, Karl Johans gate 39/ theroomcafe.no) is a classic, refined and continental high-end café. Pizza Crudo (Paleet, Karl Johans gate 39/ pizzacrudo.no) serves you great pizzas prepared the original Italian way, Sabaki (Paleet, Karl Johans gate 39/ sabaki.no) provides a visual and gastronomic experience in the Japanese art of cooking and Public Matpub (Paleet, Karl Johans gate 39/ publicmatpub.no) is a gastropub offering micro brewed beers and exiting, honest food.

pressive number of board games while enjoying tasty European- and United States-inspired dishes and a great selection of beers. Sagene Lunsjbar (Maridalsveien 153 / sagenelunsjbar. no) is a cozy and well-known lunch bar with a good selection of sandwiches, salads, soups, burgers, dinners, deserts - and a fun children’s menu. Mat & Mer (Bergensgate 2 / matogmer.no) is a restaurant with tasty food at reasonable prices, and includes a delicatessen where you can buy things like bread, mustard and freshly ground coffee.

ST. HANSHAUGEN

Restaurant Schrøder (Waldemar Thranes gate 8 / restaurant-schroder.no) is a classic pub and restaurant with traditional Norwegian food on the menu. Albertine Indisk Tandoori (Hallings gate 3 / albertine-indisk.no) is a friendly restaurant with great Indian food at low prices. Arte Pazza Ristorante Pizzeria (Ullevålsveien 61 / artepazza.no) is an authentic pizzeria, gelateria,

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pasticcheria and bakery where the food is home-made with love. Smalhans (Waldemar Thranes gate 10 /smalhans.no) is a local eatery with tasty dishes and a focus on providing a social and cozy experience.

hearty food, and the chefs compose a completely new menu every day. Vognmand Nilsen Restaurant & Bar (Rubina Ranas Gate 3 / vognmandnilsen. no) is a restaurant and bar with a daily as well as a-la-carte menu. Roald and

© Smalhans / St. Hanshaugen

GRÜNERLØKKA

V Bar og Bistro (Maridalsveien 13 A / vbarogbistro.no) is situated on the ground floor of Scandic Vulkan hotel. Delicatessen (Søndre gate 8 / delicatessen.no) is a casual tapas bar which serves a great selection of tapas, sandwiches and salads. Villa Paradiso (Olaf Ryes plass 8, Grünerløkka / villaparadiso.no) is particularly well known for its authentic Italian pizza, made with imported Italian ingredients. Nighthawk Diner (Seilduksgata 15 / nighthawkdiner.no) is a provider of tasty American-style food in an America-style diner, while you can get solid portions of mouth-watering Mexican food at Mucho Mas (Thorvald Meyersgate 36 / muchomas.no). Until 14:00 you can get Today’s Brunch at ever popular and cozy café/bar Fru Hagen (Thorvald Meyersgate 40 / fruhagen.no) and if you venture to the top of Grünerløkka you should check out Liebling (Øvrefoss 4 / www.liebling. no), a trendy café which and shop with ultra-cool retro products.

GRØNLAND & GAMLEBYEN

Oslo Spiseforretning (Oslo gate 15 / oslo-spiseforretning.no) in the old town of Oslo serves gourmet food mainly based on Norwegian ingredients. Kampen Bistro (Bøgata 21 / kampenbistro.no) has high-quality,

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Umberto (Schweigaards gate 56 / www. roald-umberto.com) is a cozy little Italian restaurant where the owner sometimes treats his guests to some opera on weekends. And if you can afford one of Norway’s most expensive restaurants, then Maaemo (Schweigaards gate 15 B / maaemo.no) is the place to go for locally sourced, organic dishes prepared in truly unique and impressive ways - in 2012 this was the first Nordic restaurant ever to get two, instead of one, Michelin stars from the outset.

AKER BRYGGE & TJUVHOLMEN

Lofoten Fish Restaurant (Stranden 75 / lofotenfiskerestaurant.no) is an elegant yet relaxed seafood restaurant on the edge of Aker Brygge, with an exquisite maritime menu. Beach Club (Bryggetorget 14 / beachclub.no) is a classic American diner that has become a legend on the social scene in Oslo after 20 years at Aker Brygge. FRU K (Landgangen 1 / fru-k.no) at Tjuvholmen uses the best local ingredients to create a new spin on Norwegian and Scandinavian culinary traditions. And if you want to enjoy modern international á la carte, seasonal 3-5 dish menus and great wine and cocktails (not to mention their large terrace with a fabulous view of the fjord), Bølgen & Moi Tjuvholmen (Tjuvholmen allé 5 / bolgenogmoi.no) is definitely worth a visit.


HOLMENKOLLEN

Frognerseteren (Holmenkollveien 200 / frognerseteren.no) is a restaurant situated at the top of Holmenkollen, with panoramic views of Oslo and the Oslo Fjord. De Fem Stuer (Kongeveien 26 / holmenkollenparkhotel.no) is a restaurant at Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica offering international cuisine with a Norwegian slant. Holmenkollen Restaurant (Holmenkollveien 119 / holmenkollenrestaurant.no) has great food, a special atmosphere and a lovely location that is well worth a visit. Restaurant Nils Holgersson (Ullveien 4 / voksenaasen.no) is part of Voksenåsen Culture and Conference Hotel.

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN RESTAURANTS

Krishnas Cuisine (Sørkedalsveien 10, Majorstuen / krishnas-cuisine.no) is a budget-friendly vegetarian restaurant. Vega Restaurant (Akersgata 74 / vegafairfood.no) is a vegetarian restaurant serving fresh food and drinks from its buffet, with exciting and tasty dishes from all over the world. Vegan Loving Hut (Fredensborgveien 29 and also Bjerregaards gate 6 / www.lovinghut. com/no/) is a vegan take-away restaurant, and a part of the international Loving Hut chain of take aways.

Lofoten Fiskerestaurant /Aker Brygge

FROGNER & MAJORSTUEN

Unique and cozy Lorry Restaurant (Parkveien 12 / lorry.no) has been serving artists, writers, culture personalities and ordinary people since 1887. Lofotstua (Kirkeveien 40 / lofotstua.com) serves Northern Norwegian seafood in very informal surroundings. Alex Sushi (Cort Adelers gate 2 / alexsushi.no) is one of Oslo’s best sushi restaurants, with a cool, clean atmosphere. Big Horn Steak House (Bogstadveien 64 / bighorn.no) is a steak house chain that serves steaks of all sizes and types with a choice of potatoes and other side dishes. Villa Paradiso, already considered by many to have the city’s best pizza at its Grünerløkka restaurant, recently opened a second restaurant at Frogner (Sommerogata 17 / villaparadisofrogner.no).

BUDGET EATERIES

Tøyengata Bodega (Heimdalsgata 37 / bodegaen.no) is a relaxed café with a budget friendly menu. Café Sara (Hausmanns gate 29 / cafesara.no) is the place to go for Mexican, Turkish and Norwegian food – as well as pizza. Fiskeriet Youngstorget (Youngstorget 2 / fiskeriet.com) is a lunch restaurant, take away and shop with lots of fishy yet great fish dishes. L’oasis Mazze (Trondheimsveien 14A / loasismazze.no) has tasty Arabic food and pizza. Viet Nam House (Bernt Ankers gate 6B) has, as the name suggests, Vietnamese food as well as Sushi and other Asian dishes. Tasty Thai (Thereses gate 51 / tasty-thai.no) has Thai food, Nippon Sushi (Sørkedalsveien 5B / nipponsushi. no) has sushi and Taste of China (Torggata 18 / tasteofchina.no) has Chinese food (dim sum).

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lots of shops, restaurants and more cafés at Tjuvholmen and neighbouring Aker Brygge, this little gem superbly combines nature and city.

In fact, the Oslo fjord and lakes and rivers in the area can boast some of the cleanest sea water found in urban and semi-urban settings, and comfortable temperatures as high as 24 degrees Celsius during the warm summer months.

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To get you started, we have put together a guide to some of the most popular beaches and swimming spots - and some lesser known hideaways.

WEST OSLO BEACHES TJUVHOMEN BEACH (AT TJUVHOLMEN)

Between green grass, blue sea and statues at the tip of Tjuvholmen – hidden and sheltered behind the impressive Astrup Fearnley Museum - you will find this stylish little urban pebble beach. Here the young can play and the more daring can dive in. With the park, the café, the viewing tower and

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(ON BYGDØY PENINSULA)

This sandy beach is one of Oslo’s largest and most popular, with a fantastic view, grass pitches with a volleyball court, sanitary installations, a kiosk and an attractive beach restaurant. This is the number one beach for young people that want to see and be seen, but is popular with everyone else too - kids, families, couples and the elderly. Lifeguards from July to August 12:00-20:00. Nearby (but not visible from the main Huk beach) you’ll also find a nudist beach.

PARADISBUKTA

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A ten minute walk westward, via the forest path that runs from bus stop by Huk, there is a beautifully situated smaller sand beach called Paradisbukta ("Paradise Bay"). This is more relaxing and private than Huk, and a popular alternative when you want to take it even more easy. If you continue on through the forest you'll eventually

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In the Oslo area you can choose from a surprising amount of beaches and swimming spots (as well as hundreds of great picnic sites).


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come to Bygdøy sjøbad, a laid back and quite long sand beach framed by a tiny park.

FROGNERBADET OPEN-AIR PUBLIC BATH This is a very popular outdoor swimming pool next to the Vigeland Sculpture Park (in the Frogner Park), with three open-air pools for all ages (min. 25°C). There is a diving pool, water slides and cafeteria. Free if you have the Oslo Pass. Address: Middelthuns gate 28

EAST OSLO BEACHES BJØRVIKA SJØBAD (AT BJØRVIKA)

Bjørvika sjøbad is a city-based fjord swimming facility that opened for the very first time last month! Situated at the tip of Bjørvika east of the National Opera and Ballet, it consists of a floating 190 metre long wooden bathing facility with seating and stairs down to the sea, a 50 metre long open swimming pool in the fjord and a separate children’s pool. The entire Bjørvika area is being developed, and features cafés and other activities. From Bjørvika sjøbad you also have fantastic views towards the Opera, Akershus Fortress and the rest of the city. This is one of

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the hottest things on the Oslo bathing scene right now, so check it out!

INGIERDSTRAND (BY MOSSEVEIEN)

This bathing facility/beach was built in 1932, and was once considered one of the foremost beauty spots among Nordic bathing installations. This old classic by the Bunne Fjord is very popular among Oslo inhabitants, with a ten metre diving tower, a kiosk, sanitary installations and a fine-grained sandy beach. The old Ingerstrand Bad restaurant was refurbished and reopened in 2013. Lifeguards present every day 12:00- 20:00 from July - August.

HVERVENBUKTA (BY MOSSEVEIEN)

This is a friendly beach suitable for families, with grass pitches and slopes of naked rock. Here you’ll find both an open air café, a kiosk and sanitary installations with handicap toilets. Lifeguards present every day 12:0020:00 from July - August.

BESTEMORSTRANDA (BY MOSSEVEIEN)

A sandy beach with slopes of naked rock, a small pier, tables & benches.


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A small sandy beach with grass pitches and stairs into the sea, a kiosk, drinking water facilities, sanitary installations, and two diving boards. Suitable for families with small children.

MOSSEVEIEN BADEPLASS (BY MOSSEVEIEN)

This is a bathing place more suitable for young people and adults, where you have to hang on to a rope when going down the natural rocky steps to the sea.

NORDSTRAND BAD (BY MOSSEVEIEN)

A very nice bathing spot, mostly with a bare rock face, a diving pier with steps into the sea and sanitary installations with toilets suitable for the disabled.

SOLVIKBUKTA

(OFF MOSSEVEIEN ON MALMØYA ISLAND – ACCESSIBLE BY BRIDGES AND WITH SPECIAL FACILITIES FOR THE DISABLED) This is a small, hidden and pretty beach with an unusual purpose - it has specialized facilities for people with disablities, including a dedicated parking spot for wheel chairs, a floating barge suitable for the blind, and nearby camping and parking facilities that can only be used by the disabled. The beach is open for everyone, however. There is a big and cozy café right by the beach. The island is indirectly connected by road to the mainland via a bridge to the island Ormøya, which in turn has a bridge to the mainland near Mosseveien. As the parking space is only for the disabled, others are recommended to take the bus which stops one kilometre before the beach, or go by bicycle (along Mosseveien until you get to the bridge to Ormøya).

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ISLAND BEACHES

On the beautiful islands in Oslo’s inner fjord you’ll find many attractive bathing places and beaches. Langøyene has the biggest beach, and there are popular beaches on Hovedøya and Gressholmen as well. On Langøyene you are even allowed to camp your tent, and during the warm part of the year there is a small community of people that stay there for weeks or months at a time. You can get to the islands by public ferries sailing from Aker brygge in the city centre. The ferry trips are short (the shortest takes about 10 minutes) and you can use your normal public transportation ticket from Ruter on the boats! The ferry system also means that it is possible to go island hopping, exploring different beaches and sights on several islands in the course of one day.

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LAKE SWIMMING SPOTS

The forests around Oslo, called Oslomarka or simply ‘marka’, are full of charming and picturesque fresh water lakes. Sognsvann, Bogstadvannet, Ulsrudvann, Nøklevann, Lutvann and many more lakes are just a short way from the city centre by car or public transport. Sognsvann is the most accessible and popular of all, and can be reached by car, metro and bus. Further into the forest there are lots more lakes for the more adventurous, accessible, accessible by foot or bicycle (recommended).


taking the 54 bus from the city centre, getting off at the bus stop Frysja.

AKERSELVA RIVER SWIMMING SPOTS

You can explore several swimming spots along particularly the upper, northern parts of Oslo’s urban river Akerselva, including beautifully situated Brekkedammen (also known locally as “Frysja” or “Stilla”), which has the cleanest swimming water in Oslo and is a beautiful place with grass, trees, hills – and ducks! You can get there by

If you walk along the river from the city centre you will come across other spots before Brekkedammen, such as places that are best for wading by Kubaparken (bus stop: Telthusbakken), Myraløkka (bus stop: Vøyenbrua) and in Nydalen (near the Nydalen metro station). After Nydalen you enter a small forest called Granskogen, and here there are some more places for wading (and swimming when the water level is high enough). After the forest you will soon arrive at the aformentioned Brekkedammen. All of these places are quite far uphill along the river (which is about 10 kilometres long in total), so if you don’t have much time it can be a good idea to go for bicycle or public transport. By foot or bicycle you can follow the river all the way from the Vaterland park at Grønland and the Oslo Plaza hotel. g

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INFO : Ferries leave from Aker Brygge , and with a regular public transport ticket or the Oslo Pass you can easily hopp on or off between the islands of your choice. Go to www.ruter.no for updated schedules. If you read Norwegian, another great resource is Oslo Municipalityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s free and handy guide to the islands. This can be downloaded as a PDF-file, or picked up in physical form at several places. www.oslo.kommune.no/natur-kultur-og-fritid/tur-og-friluftsliv/turkart-og-guider/

Did you know that you can jump on a public ferry in Oslo, sail for a few minutes, and find yourself on beautiful islands in the Oslo fjord blessed with sandy beaches and fantastic nature? Oslo is well known for being a capital close to nature. It is surrounded by forests and ocean, it is dotted with parks â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and it has a big river running right through the middle.

Less obvious are the islands hiding in plain view in the Oslo fjord, islands with beaches large and small, relaxing forests, steppes with rare plants, rocks jutting out into the ocean, and a charming collection of old buildings. Even better; you can actually use your public transportation ticket on the ferries! The boats go from Aker brygge in the city centre, and the shortest trip only takes about 10 minutes.

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BEACHES AND CANNONS Why not take a day off from whatever you’re doing and explore the beaches, monastery ruins and canons at Hovedøya? You can relax on Langøyene’s long sandy beach (the longest on the islands), and if you really like it there you can even pitch your tent and stay. Or you can wander among the cozy little cottages on for instance Nakholmen, once the houses of the poorest of the poor and now the holiday homes of a lucky few. Hovedøya and Gressholmen also have cafes with food, while

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Langøyene has a kiosk. Note though that the opening times can be limited, so bring food along if you are planning to stay for a while.

HOVEDØYA This is the island closest to the city centre, with beautiful forests, beaches and cultural heritage. The best places for swimming are found on the west side of the island, where there are two beaches. In the middle of the island there is a big field for ball games and other activities. Hovedøya is also great for hiking. Parts of the island are a nature reserve, and flowers, trees, animals, etc. are protected. North on the island you can visit the ruins of a Cistercian monastery from 1147. You can also see two cannon batteries from 1808 and two gun-


powder depots from when the island belonged to the Norwegian army.

GRESSHOLMEN, HEGGHOLMEN AND RAMBERGØYA The three islands Gressholmen, Heggholmen and Rambergøya are connected. Gressholmen and Rambergøya offer great opportunities for swimming and sunbathing, and Heggholmen has one of the oldest lighthouses in the Oslo Fjord. The possibilities for swimming are especially good on the east side of Gressholmen and the south side of Rambergøya. Gressholmen Kro from 1930 serves food, drinks and snacks in the summer season. Rambergøya and the northern parts of Gressholmen are nature reserves, and the bay between the two islands is an important nesting area for sea birds.

LANGØYENE Langøyene has a big beach, a shop, a nudist beach (at the south tip), a beach volleyball court, a football ground and great hiking possibilities. Langøyene was originally two islands, but they are now connected. The area that used to separate the islands is now a big field for ball games and other activities. Occasionally there are concerts and other events at Langøyene. NOTE: This is the only one of the islands closest to Oslo where you can camp (tents only).

NAKHOLMEN The island Nakholmen is located between Lindøya and the Bygdøy peninsula. Nakholmen is mainly a “cottage island” - there are almost 200 private summer cottages on the small island. The southern parts of the island are a nature reserve.

BLEIKØYA

Bleikøya is a small island close to Hovedøya. Bleikøya is mainly an island of summer cottages, and a nature reserve covers the northern part of the island. Bleikøykalven, the northeastern “tip” of the island, is a nesting area for the Black-headed Gull, the European Herring Gull, the Common Eider and other seabirds.

LINDØYA Lindøya is an idyllic island with around 300 summer cottages in red, yellow and green. Southwest on Lindøya you find the best places for swimming, and in the middle of the island there is a small shop and a football field. The monument you can see on a hill southeast on the island, is the Christiania Meridian from 1850. Southwest there is a swimming stadium from 1949, still in use today. Close to the east-side ferry pier you’ll find “Stamhuset”, which was an inn from around 1750. On the northern part of the island the original flora and fauna is preserved. g

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SHOP PING

Shopping at Youngstorget market

Oslo has a great selection of interesting shops. There are a wide variety of department stores, boutiques and shopping districts with hundreds of outlets, charming antique shops, flea markets, exclusive international brands and local handicrafts.


SHOPPING MALLS & DEPARTMENT STORES

Oslo’s shopping malls and department stores are spread all over town, but most are located in and around the city centre. Depending on where you go, you can get everything from electronics, reasonably priced clothes or a meal, to high end fashion items in upmarket surroundings. Oslo City (Stenersgata 1 / oslocity.no) near Oslo Central Station (“Oslo S”) is Norway’s most visited shopping centre, and contains more than 90 different shops, services and restaurants on five floors. From there you can cross a footbridge to Byporten Shopping (Jernbanetorget 6 / byporten.no), which has a further 70 shops and is located in the same building as Oslo Central Station. In Oslo Central Station itself, the oldest section of the building originally the station terminal dating to the 1850s – reopened in February 2015 after a little over a year of refurbishments with the name Ø (Jernbanetorget 1 / ostbanehallen.no), an attractive new dining and shopping area, which also has a hotel and Oslo Visitor Centre (the new tourist information office).

Paleet (Karl Johans gate 37 / paleet. no) reopened in 2014 as a refurbished, innovative and more upmarket shopping centre that is well worth a visit. At Aker Brygge (akerbrygge.no), the dock area near Nationaltheatret, large scale renovations have taken place and an attractive new shopping area opened in 2014 with lots of stores. Large shopping malls outside the city centre include Storo Storsenter (Vitaminveien 7-9 / storostorsenter.no), Sandvika Storsenter (Brodtkorpgate 7 / sandvikastorsenter.no), CC Vest (Lilleakerveien 16 / ccvest.no) and Fornebu S (Snarøyveien 55 / fornebo-s.no).

VINTAGE & SECOND-HAND

Most vintage and second-hand stores are found in the Grünerløkka area, although there are some more gems spread around town. GETTING STARTED: Fretex (fretex.no), Norway’s biggest chain of second-hand shops with four shops just in Oslo, is run by the Christian charity Salvation Army Norway. It’s a great place to find clothes at very cheap prices. UFF has

Sandvika Storsenter, outside the city centre

Eger (Karl Johans gate 23 B/ egerkarljohan.no) is Norway’s largest high-end fashion house with over 300 international fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands, while Steen & Strøm Magasin (Nedre Slottsgate 8 / steenogstrommagasin.no) is a department store near Stortinget with many well-known and attractive Norwegian, Scandinavian and international brands.

two stores in Oslo: UFF Underground (Storgata 1/ uffnorge.org/second-hand/ uff-underground-butikk) where you can choose from thousands of pieces of trendy second-hand clothes from the ‘50s-‘70s, and UFF Family Store (Jernbanetorget 2 / uffnorge.org) with a more conventional second-hand selection. Fuglen (Universitetsgata 2 / fuglen.no) is a great retro-looking

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coffee shop and cocktail bar, but “everything” here is also for sale, from the retro chairs and tables to the plates. The vintage shop Frøken Dianas Salonger (Markveien 56 / frokendianassalonger.no) sells hand-picked, custom designed and mostly used clothes, and Robot (Korsgata 22 / trabantclothing. com) focuses on imported vintage, retro and mod clothing, to mention just a few of the places in this hip area.

ART & ANTIQUES

There are quite a lot of places to check out around town for those who would like to get in touch with their artistic or antiquarian sides. Take a stroll and explore beautiful paintings, art magazines, old books, handicrafts and antique furniture. GETTING STARTED: The popular Vestkanttorvet Flea Market (Vestkanttorvet (Professor Dahls gate) / vestkanttorvet.wordpress.com) is Oslo’s oldest market, and the place to go for bric-a-brac and antiques on Saturdays (March – December). The art shop at the Stenersen Museum (Munkedamsveien 15 / stenersenmuseet.no) has a great selection of art magazines and books, which could come in handy when you visit Blomqvist kunsthandel (Tordenskiolds gate 5 / blomqvist.

no), Norway’s largest auction house specializing in local and international art, as well as Norwegian antiques. You might also want to take a look at Damm’s Antiquarian Books (Frederik Stangs gate 46 / damms.no), the oldest antiquarian book store in Scandinavia, as well as antiques shop Galleri Gimle Arts and Antiques (Gimleveien 21 / galleri-gimle.no). Basarhallene (Lille Grensen 3) houses several handicraft and antique shops.

BOOKS & MUSIC

There are plenty of places around town to satisfy your appetite for books and music. To get you started we’ll mention just a few of the more unique ones. GETTING STARTED: Bare Jazz (Grensen 8 / barejazz.no) is a great jazz-only specialty music store with a café and a place to hear good jazz music, sometimes live, while nearby Big Dipper (Møllergata 1 / bigdipper.no) has a large selection of vinyl. Eldorado Bookstore (Torggata 9A / eldo.no) is the largest independent bookstore in Scandinavia, with 4,000 square metres of books, culture and music, including Norway’s largest departments for children’s books, audio books and classical music, and a coffee shop, back yard restaurant and four stages. Tronsmo

The Nobel Peace Center Gift Shop / Charlotte Nexmark

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(Kristian Augusts gate 19 / tronsmo.no) is a specialist book shop focusing on subjects like politics, feminism, gay & lesbian issues, movies and ficition, has a good selection of English-language literature, and a basement full of comic books. The Nobel Peace Center Gift Shop in the Nobel Peace Center (Brynjulf Bulls plass 1 / nobelpeacecenter.org) has books related to war, peace and development. The book shops of The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design (Universitetsgata 13 / nasjonalmuseet.no) are well worth a visit. They sell books related to the fields of the four institutions tied to the museum: The National Gallery, The National Museum – Architecture, The Museum of Contemporary Art and The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design.

lumsbolighus.no) is four whole floors of famous and new Danish, Scandinavian and international furniture design.

FOOD & DELICACIES

You’re not alone if the words “Norwegian food” first and foremost conjures an image of Norwegian salmon, and perhaps of strange local specialties such as lutefisk (aged cod fish prepared with lye) and brown cheese. But there’s so much more, both local and international, that may tempt your palate.

DESIGN

Scandinavian design has enjoyed international appeal for decades, and anyone staying in Oslo has ample chances to enjoy, and buy, the fruits of these labours. GETTING STARTED: Moods of Norway (moodsofnorway.com) on Oslo’s main street (Karl Johans gate 13), near Parliament (Akersgata 33), and in Homansbyen (Hegdehaugsveien 34), is a chain of stores and a hip Norwegian designer brand with funky clothes for every occasion – and the slogan “Happy Clothes for Happy People”. David-Andersen (david-andersen.no) stores have a great selection of gold, diamond, silver and enamel jewelry. Purenkel (Steenstrups gate 12 / www.purenkel. no) is a shop and gallery hybrid with stylish design and handicraft items as well as workshops. At Norway Designs (Stortingsgata 28 / norwaydesigns.no) you’ll find great Norwegian, Nordic and European interior design articles, and at Pur Norsk (Industrigata 36 / purnorsk.no) you can buy Norwegian design products such as furniture and personal items. Heimen husflid (Rosenkrantz’ gate 8 / heimen.net) is a traditional handicraft shop with Norwegian sweaters and other knitwear, blankets, arts and crafts and much more, and the shop Illums bolighus (Ruseløkkveien 26 / il-

Oslo City

GETTING STARTED: One of the hottest places on the Oslo food map is Mathallen (Maridalsveien 17 / mathallenoslo. no) – Norway’s very first food hall. In this red brick former factory building at Grünerløkka by the Akerselva river, you’ll find about 30 food shops and eateries offering a tasty and fascinating selection of food and delicacies from various regions of Norway and further afield. The fish shop at Tjuvholmen Sjømagasin (Tjuvholmen allé 14 / sjomagasinet.no) as well as Fiskeriet (Youngstorget 2 / fiskeriet.com) are two great places to pick up freshly caught sea food such as fish and shellfish, fair-trade treats, local produce and special imports, and the latter has a bistro with seasonal produce. And if you have a sweet tooth, Freia Chocolate Shop (Karl Johans gate 31 / freia. no) offers tasty, high quality Norwegian chocolate.

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Steen & Strøm Magasin in the city centre

LUXURY & HIGH-END

Oslo’s luxury and upmarket shopping opportunities have grown fast in recent years, and can be found in many parts of town, but especially on and near Karl Johans gate as well as on the city’s wealthy west side. GETTING STARTED: Eger (Karl Johans gate 23 B / egerkarljohan.no) is Norway’s largest high-end fashion house, and stocks over 300 international fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands, while Steen & Strøm Magasin (Nedre Slottsgate 8 / steenogstrommagasin. no) is a department store with many well-known and attractive Norwegian, Scandinavian and international brands. House of Oslo (Ruseløkkveien 26 / houseofoslo.no) is Norway’s first and only department store that specializes in high-end design, interior and lifestyle, and contains over 20 shops that sell everything from teaspoons to sofas. Upmarket stores with self-explanatory names include Gucci (Nedre Slottsgate 8), Hermés (Nedre Slottsgate 8), Louis Vuitton (Akersgata 20) and Mulberry (Akersgata 18). On and around Bogstadveien on the city’s west side there are also a number of high-end

Kamikaze in Hedgehaugsveien

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stores, and nearby you’ll for instance find Kamikaze (Hegdehaugsveien 24 / kamikaze.no), with brands such as Gucci, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Roberto Cavalli.

SOUVENIRS

No visit to Oslo is complete without at least one souvenir! While souvenirs of course can be anything that reminds you of this place and your trip, around the city centre there are places that make it easy for you. GETTING STARTED: At the new Oslo Visitor Centre (Jernbanetorget 1), next to Oslo Central station, you will also find Oslo Gift Shop (ostbanehallen.no/ butikk/oslo-gift-shop), where you can buy classic souvenir items like trolls, lusekofte, wollen socks and much more. Meanwhile, two souvenir shops can be found near Oslo City Hall. These are Norway Shop (Fridtjof Nansens plass 9 / norwayshop.com), a big store that sells Norwegian knitwear, gifts and souvenirs, and Holm – Souvenirs & Sweaters (Hieronymus Heyerdalsgate 1 / thv-holm.no), which sells a lots of headwear for all occasions, as well as sweaters from Dale of Norway, and various souvenirs and gifts. Oslo Sweater Shop in Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel (Holbergs gate 30 / sweater.no) as well as in Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania (Biskop Gunnerus’ gate 3 / sweater. no) has the country’s largest selection of Norwegian sweaters as well as many other souvenirs. And once you’ve been to the Vigeland Sculpture Park, why not drop by the Vigeland Visitors’ Centre (Frognerveien 67) just inside the main gates of the park, where you can pick up even more souvenirs.


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Who: Håvard Schei (35), professional photographer and creator of book MittOslo ["MyOslo"], about Oslo's quirky little shops and businesses with "soul". Håvard was born in Oslo, grew up in Fredrikstad, and returned to Oslo in 2000. He lives in the Jordal area. See pages 18-21 for a fascinating article about the book itself.

Schei You have made a book with photos and interviews called "MyOslo", about Oslo's little shops and businesses with "soul". How would you describe your Oslo personally speaking and why did you move back here from Fredrikstad? Because I wanted to live in a big city. Now, Oslo isn’t exactly the world’s biggest city, but it is a small big city and a very nice city with a good balance. It has the trappings of big cities, where you can get hold of things and do things, but it’s not TOO big. You can bike through the city in 20 minutes. You can relax, as it’s a small place with not too much of a people’s crush. It’s very therapeutic to just hang out here. There are lots of small and calm

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backstreets, calm people and not so much stress. Oslo is also quite unique among European capitals because it is very green – if you take a bird’s view there are trees and parks everywhere, you can walk in the forest, on mountains, go swimming. So we are very, very lucky – Oslo doesn’t have as much of an industrial feel as other capitals. It is a city full of opportunities, but also a place where you have to work quite hard to achieve what you want. It is an expensive city to live in and if you for instance want to make a book, you have to sacrifice quite a lot. And we are not the centre of the world, as many people here might think. We are on the outer edge of Europe. After us, there is the sea. There aren’t as many

things happening here as in some other places. Or let me rephrase myself: There are lots of things happening, but sometimes I wish there could be more. At the same time it’s cool with the chilled Oslo life and a lot of positive developments are taking place. For instance in the pub and restaurant world, it seems to me that a new trend is happening lately where there is more focus on creating stable businesses with quality interior design and furniture that looks like it will last. Things are being built up in a much more solid way. Take the beer joint Crowbar – it looks like it will last a very long time with its New York style and quality. This will affect the people working as well. Like in Italy, where you to a place and there are ten old guys working there, going around serving and shouting and juggling tasks; they have full control of their premises, are proud of their menu and don’t want to exchange

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their lives for anything else. There is a pride, and that is beautiful. Before, people in Oslo would build up their businesses very fast and they could disappear very fast. Now there is more focus on quality, and on personal service from employees that actually want to work there, people in their 60s that are still in the game - not just seasonal and badly paid workers. Is there anything you wish Oslo was better at? I wish that Oslo was better at city planning when it comes to small businesses. That is related to the subject of my book. That we get even better at not ‘living ourselves to death’ by filling street level premises with big

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companies that makes the street completely empty, or with apartments, in a way that makes it difficult for small shops to exist. By making it easier for small shops to thrive on street level we get a more fun city culture, and that is one of the reasons I made the book. This is up to us and not just the politicians. We have to actually shop at the small shops and turn the trend, but I don’t think that will happen. The big chain stores are here to stay. If you changed some laws so that you had to offer cheaper rent on properties that you build, and had to allocate more space for small businesses on the first floor, then it would be more possible for a person to build their dream and succeed, instead of fighting against big chains like estate against big chains like Deli de Luca and estate agents.


What places and activities would you advice people to explore to get a taste of Oslo? I bicycle to Huk, go to the beach, visit the islands in the Oslo fjord, sit and dingle my legs off of “brygga” [Rådhusbryggene, docks behind City Hall – journ.], go grilling in the park with friends, wander through Grünerløkka on market days, chill out at National Music Day with fantastic music all over the place, and catch the sunset from the roof bar Stratos. I love wandering in the Jordal area, either during the winter when kids sledge there, or watching people play football, or visiting the skateboarding park. And you can walk up towards Kampen via Tøyen, through car congested streets that suddenly lead to streets that you can walk in the middle of and that are so quiet

that you can hear the birds singing. Kampen is great in general, like a small village in the city – and with a great view. There are a lot of other good things to get up to, depending on what you are interested in. Taking my book as a starting point, you should drop by the café Bare Jazz, which has a wonderful international feel to it and is a fantastic lung right in the city centre. I discovered it randomly in about 2003 when I heard some music coming from a back alley. You also have to visit Café Brasil at Youngstorget; they have fantastic food and music, you can dance there and they make an amazing Caipirinha. Another good spot that everyone should check out is “brygga” [Rådhusbryggene – journ.]; drop by from 7 to 11am to buy fresh fish from the fishermen. You can also drop by the fish shop at Youngstorget [called Fiskeriet – journ.]. At Grünerløkka you can check out Ostebutikken, a cozy café with French cheeses and a great French vibe. The whole city at Easter is a great tip in itself, if you enjoy quiet and solitude. And wandering along the docks by the fjord is another general tip, including checking out the Opera House. And don’t walk along Karl Johans gate, but wander down the backstreets. Check out Briskeby for instance, or just walk past the castle and turn right. This is relevant in all cities but especially in Oslo: It is in the backstreets that you discover the hidden city. Discover “your” city. There is nothing better than a little adventure, going where your nose points you. g

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CLUBS &BARS

Osloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nightlife is anything but boring. There are countless pubs, bars, clubs and concerts to choose from and the atmosphere is friendly and inviting.

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In the city centre you can move and shake to whatever is most popular at the moment. The area also boasts several jazz and blues clubs. GETTING STARTED: At Oslo’s oldest rock bar Last Train (Karl Johans gate 45 / lasttrain.no), Norwegian and international bands perform on a regular basis. 34 Skybar (Sonja Henies plass 3 / radissonblu.com/plazahotel-oslo/dining/skybar-34), a bar on the 34th floor of Radisson Plaza Blu Hotel behind the Oslo City shopping centre, has large windows with an impressive panoramic view of the city and fjord. Jaeger (Grensen 9 / jaegeroslo.no) is a popular club with electronic music and DJs most nights. Hip IZAKAYA (St. Olavs Gate 7 / izakayaoslo.com) is a Japanese bar with authentic Japanese food and drinks, where enthusiastic bartenders wax lyrical about sake and shochu.

no) is a café in the daytime that turns into a hugely popular (and cramped) bar in the evenings. Bar and concert stage Parkteatret (Olaf Ryes plass 11 / parkteatret.no) is equally popular, as is Blå (Brenneriveien 9 / blaaoslo. no) – originally mainly a jazz club in an old riverside factory that also hosts lively DJ-nights and concerts of all kinds. BAR Vulkan (Maridalsveien 17 / www.barsocialeating.no) is a fancy bar known for its tasty cocktails and (in summer) large roof terrace, rockabilly-inspired Ryes (Thorvald Meyers gate 59 / facebook.com/RyesOslo) is a great place for a twirl on the dance floor, Bar Boca (Thorvald Meyers gate 30 / facebook.com/pages/ Bar-Boca/284273994971781?fref=ts) with its tasteful ‘50s/’60s interior has professional bartenders and great drinks, and Schouskjelleren Mikrobryggeri (Trondheimsveien 2 / schouskjelleren.no) is an atmospheric basement micro-brewery with a large selection of beers. Norway’s first food hall Mathallen (Maridalsveien 17

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Just northeast of the city centre is Grünerløkka, with active music venues that make concerts an important part of the borough’s nightlife. Many of the area’s popular cafés turn into hot spots in the evening, and this is one of the most popular areas for partygoers in general and hipsters in particular. GETTING STARTED: Fru Hagen (Thorvald Meyers gate 40 / fruhagen.

/ mathallenoslo.no) has a number of interesting bars, including Smelteverket (smelteverketoslo.no) with the city’s longest bar disk, great food and mini concerts.

GRØNLAND

Grønland on the east side of town offers a refreshing blend of friendly and laidback clubs with varied music offerings, as well as slightly ragged bars with some of the cheapest beer in town.

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GETTING STARTED: Dattera til Hagen (Grønland 10 / dattera.no) is a colourful bar and café with two floors and a big, charming backyard. Ivars kro (Grønland 14 / ivarskro.no) is a pianobar with live music every night and a large bar with a good selection of drinks, while Oslo Mekaniske Verksted (Tøyenbekken 34 / oslomekaniskeverksted.no) is a big and cozy bar/pub with a big fireplace, board games, comfy sofas - and a theatre in the same building. Caféteatret (Hollendergata 8 / cafeteatret.no) is a multicultural bar, concert and theatre stage that includes popular open stage nights, and Pigalle (Grønlandsleiret 15 / olympen.no) features a mostly original ‘60s interior and music from the ‘60s and ‘70s.

crowd, with local and international DJs and genres such as house, techno and dub step. In the basement of the bar Revolver (Møllergata 32 / revolveroslo. no) young crowds dance the night away to 80s pop, rock and disco. Cafe Sør (Torggata 11 / cafesor.no) is another very popular place with nice drinks and great music, as well as the relatively low age limit of 20 (22 after midnight on weekends). Angst Bar (Torggata 11 / facebook.com/pages/ ANGST-BAR/210106519005748) is a bar in a passageway called Strøget which is hip, intimate, with great music and lots of art on the walls (also backyard parties during weekends).

YOUNGSTORGET

In the Youngstorget area in the northern city centre, you’ll find a good selection of places with a more alternative/rock-oriented music profile, as well as a couple of clubs devoted to electronic music. GETTING STARTED: Kulturhuset (Youngstorget 3 / kulturhusetioslo.no) covers a huge 800 square metres with several rooms and bars, concerts, a coffee bar and shuffle board. Café Mono (Pløens gate 4 / cafemono.no) is a dark and relaxed bar/pub/concert stage that plays a lot of rock, alternative rock and indie. Internasjonalen (Youngstorget 2 / internasjonalen.no), in an Eastern European functional style, has classic cocktails, special brands of liqueur and beer, various music genres and an upstairs dance floor. The Villa (Møllergata 23-25 / thevilla.no), Fisk & Vilt (Pløens gate 4 / fiskogvilt.no) and Turkish Delight (Torggata 35 / turkish. no) appeal to the electronic music

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Along the waterfront at Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen you will meet tourists, business people, everyday locals and the wealthy. This is a great place to go


for relatively upmarket food, pubbing and clubbing, and a summer drink at one of the slick waterfront bars with beautiful views of the ocean. GETTING STARTED: BAR Tjuvholmen (Bryggegangen 6 / barsocialeating. no) is a stylish and popular bar and restaurant on the waterfront in Oslo’s newest completed neighbourhood, and a great place for cocktails. Drink in style in Tjuvholmen’s only hotel bar at

vu-oslo.no) has a courtyard, bar, lounge, dance floor and chambre séparée, while Mabou (Hegdehaugsveien 28 / mabou.no) is cramped, intense and flirty. Monkey Bar Oslo (Henrik Ibsens gate 60B / facebook.com/MONKEYoslo), Nox (Henrik Ibsens gate 100 / clubnox. no) and Soliis Bar & Lounge (Henrik Ibsens gate 90 / soliis.no) are popular nightspots on and near Solli Plass. If you’re not planning to dress to impress, Lorrys (Parkveien 12 / lorry.

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designer hotel The Thief (Landgangen 1 / thethief.com). Beer Palace (Holmens gate 3 / beerpalace.no) is located in the oldest building at Aker Brygge, and their motto is that everyone likes beer, but not everyone has found a type they like yet. And why not head over to Jacob Aall Brasserie & Bar Aker Brygge (Stranden 63 / jacobaall.no), where you can sip on some exotic drinks.

FROGNER & MAJORSTUA

The Frogner and Majorstua areas in western Oslo have a long standing as places for those who like upmarket partying. Drinks are pricier, the dress code stricter, and the see and be seen factor is higher. Guys in suits and girls in glittering dresses are not an uncommon sight. GETTING STARTED: Enjoy sparkling wines and tapas at Champagneria (Frognerveien 2 / champagneria.com), great cocktails at BAR Bygdøy Allé (Bygdøy allé 18 / barsocialeating.no), or shake it on the dance floor at popular Skaugum (Solligata 2 / palacegrill.no/ skaugum) bar and (at weekends) club. Trendy club VU (Hegdehaugsveien 24 /

no) is a two floor classic where young and old rub shoulders in rustic and spacious surroundings, while Oslo Mikrobryggeri (Bogstadveien 6 / omb. no) has its own brewery, and super tasty – you guessed it – beer.

FIND YOUR WAY AROUND Check out VisitOSLO’s phone app “Oslo – Official City App”, a travel guide which includes updated information about things to get up to, or check out their website at www.visitoslo. com. You can also read What’s On Oslo online at www.whatsonoslo.no. Other great places to find events are: www.osloby.no/oslopuls, tjenester.nettavisen.no/kundeweb/ dittoslo/kalender/ and www.underskog.no (which are all in Norwegian). TripAdvisor has a section on activities in Oslo in English. Of course, the best way to find out what’s going on is often to check out the venues’ own websites, or by asking fellow night owls.

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HOW TO GET AROUND

Short distances and convenient public transportation make it easy to get about in Oslo. On the following pages you will find maps and other information that will help you get around and see all the city has to offer.

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PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN OSLO RUTER’S CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTRE Located in the clock tower outside Oslo Central Station, the customer service centre provides information about timetables, tickets and fares in Oslo and the surrounding area. The centre also sells tickets for public transport in Oslo and the surrounding areas. Address: Jernbanetorget 1. Tel.: (from Oslo/Akershus): 177 Tel.: (from out of town): + 47 815 00 176 ruter.no

TICKETS Oslo’s local buses, trams, ferries and the metro share a ticket system. Single tickets can be purchased from the driver, but are cheaper if you buy them in advance. On the metro, tickets must be purchased before entering the train. Tickets can be purchased from vending machines and ticket offices at the metro stations, Oslo Visitor Centre, Østbanehallen, Jernbanetorget 1, in kiosks including Narvesen, 7-Eleven and Deli de Luca, and at Ruter’s Service Centre at Jernbanetorget (in front of Oslo Central Station).

TICKET PRICES

Single ticket (on board): NOK 50 Single ticket (in advance): NOK 30 24-hour ticket: NOK 90 7-day ticket: NOK 240 30-day ticket: NOK 680 (students: NOK 410) Children under age 4 travel for free. Children ages 4-15 and seniors ages 67+ pay half price. All tickets are valid for one hour.

TRAM Oslo has six tram lines that run through the city from east to west. The route network primarily covers the inner city, but a couple of longer routes go out to the residential areas west, south and north of the city centre

METRO (T-BANE) Oslo’s metro network is extensive, with six connected lines and frequent departures from early morning until late at night. All branch lines and the ring line come together in a major tunnel through the city centre, with stops at Nationaltheatret, Stortinget and Jernbanetorget (Oslo Central Station).

BUS Buses supplement the metro and tram systems within the city boundaries. Oslo’s city buses have a two-digit route number, and the converging point for most bus routes is Jernbanetorget outside Oslo Central Station. Many of the most popular bus routes are cross connections, including 20, which passes both the Munch Museum and the Vigeland Park.

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