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Christian Frederiksplass 5
Overlooking the Oslo Opera House, this hotel is only 100 metres from Oslo Central Station. It offers a large breakfast buffet, a fjord-view restaurant and modern rooms with flat-screen TVs.
Each room at Thon Hotel Opera include armchairs, minibars and a variety of TV channels. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.
Fresh fruit, homemade bread and both hot and cold dishes are served at breakfast. Hotel Opera’s popular restaurant, Scala, offers Norwegian specialities as well as international dishes. Evening cocktails can be enjoyed at the Tosca Bar.
The gym at Thon Hotel Opera features an outdoor terrace and views of the waterfront. For relaxation, guests can visit the sauna or the opera-themed lounge.
Attractions such as the Akershus Fortress and the National Theatre are both reached within 15 minutes’ on foot. In addition, the express train to Oslo Gardermoen Airport is just around the corner.
Typical room rates between 1,025 and 2,845 NOKs
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Delicatessen Tapas bar | Akershus Fortress | Alex Sushi | Baatservice | Bygdøy | Den Gamle Major`s pub | Ekebergrestauranten | Fram | Frognerparken | Holmenkollen ski jump | Ibsen-museet | Kon-tiki Museet | Munch-museet | Nobel Peace Centre | Norwegian Maritime Museum | Oslo | Oslo City Hall | Oslo Domkirke (cathedral) | Oslo Opera House | The Fram Museum | The Holocaust Centre | The Royal Palace In Oslo | Vigeland Sculpture Park | Vigelandmuseet | Viking Ship Museum
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vsk from Norway wrote about Holmenkollen ski jump 5 years, 2 months ago
After you have looked spent enough time with the ski jump tower you should walk up the Holmenkollen veien (aim for the church and you will see the road going up hill) for about 1.5km (it's up hill, I guess you figured that out already). You get to Frognerseteren which is a really nice small restaurant and coffee at the top. Views to the fjord are just amazing!
The restaurant is little bit on the expensive side but the coffee shop is priced more reasonably and they also serve some nice lunch dishes.
jegerhaavard from Norway wrote about Oslo 3 years, 6 months ago
I love the Akershus Castle at the Akershus Fortress by the main port. This was once the royal palace in Oslo, before they buildt the one at Karl Johans Gate/street after Norway declarde their independece and decided to be a monarchy. The castle is full of ghosts and the original furniture.
Just behind the Aker Brygge shopping mall at the waterfront, you will find Cosmo Thai Sushi - offering (as the name suggest), Thai cuisine and sushi. Prices are not too bad for Oslo (ok, I'm biased, I'm one of those oil-rich Norwegians), the atmosphere and decore is cozy, and service is friendly - and, not to mention, the food's great too.
jegerhaavard from Norway wrote about Akershus Fortress 3 years, 6 months ago
Every summer (for the last two years) there have been a music festival at the fortress called Oslo Live Festival. There was so many diffrent bands playing there this year, and I am looking forward to next years festival. The fortress is in the city centre so it is easy to find it and easy to find your way home which is excellent! The prices this year were really good - NOK 99,- for a daypass.
jegerhaavard replied 3 years, 5 months ago:
All kinds! I attended the Santigold concert which was fantastic. The day before there was some kind of metal band that I don't remember the name of.
Their website isn't updated yet, but this is the program from last year:
jegerhaavard from Norway wrote about Frognerparken 3 years, 6 months ago
Frognerparken and Vigelandsparken are connected. Vigelandsparken is one of the most popular and famous tourist attractions in Oslo, but there are also some other very nice tourist attarctions in the area. In the park is also the old main house of Frogner Farm which is now called "Oslo City Museum". On the other side of Halvdan Svartes gate (street, going south of the park) is the Vigeland Museum.
bjorglangesund from Norway wrote about Karl Johans Gate 3 years, 5 months ago
bjorglangesund from Norway wrote about Norsk Folkemuseum 3 years, 5 months ago
At the moment there is an exhibition about the 1980s displayed in the Folk Museum. It literally takes you back to the events and styles of the 80s, and you get a feeling of walking into a Norwegian home and going 25 years back in time. If you like retro, nostalgia and a good laugh, this is definitely it!
jegerhaavard from Norway wrote about Nasjonalgalleriet 3 years, 5 months ago
The museum is closed on Mondays. Munch painted several versions of the "Scream" so if you don't have time to go to the Munch-museum you can visit the National gallery instead. In addition to "Scream" they have a whole room dedicated to Oslo's most famous painter.
bjorglangesund from Norway wrote about The Fram Museum 2 years, 7 months ago
Fram is really impressive. The boat itself is extremely big, and it is so fun to go onboard the ship and see the cabins, the kitchen, and their "living room" with a piano!
The exhibition outside the boat explains (very well) the history and the importance of exploring the different poles. Don't miss it!
bjorglangesund from Norway wrote about Nobel Peace Centre 3 years, 6 months ago
bjorglangesund from Norway wrote about Baatservice 3 years, 6 months ago
Many people looks for the fjord in Oslo, and even though it's right infront of them they also wish to have a boat trip so they can say that they have been on a fjord. These sightseing trips offers a little more than just taking you from A to B, they also offers information from a guide which is so much better.
bjorglangesund from Norway wrote about Holmenkollen ski jump 3 years, 6 months ago
The Holmenkollen ski jump has recently been rebuilt, and even though its not finished yet, its getting more and more like a ski jump. While we're waiting for it to be finished: http://www.visitoslo.com/en/try-the-new-holmenkollen-ski-jump.49108.385943r330.tln.html
jegerhaavard from Norway wrote about Frognerparken 3 years, 5 months ago
The Norwegian wood festival(named after the song by the Beatles) is a festival in the west part of the centre of Oslo.
The festival has a very nice setting since it's located inside the famous Frogner park, with trees surrounding the festival area you almost forget you are in downtown Oslo.
The main stage is a perfect half bowl so no matter where you are you see the main stage.
They also have a smaller “Underwood” stage for up and coming bands, which play inbetween the main stage shows.
Otherwise you find your standard festival tents with junk food and large multinational companies advertising a new products to the youth.
The festival lasts 4 days and the are normally divided by different styles of music.
Artist like Neil Young, David Bowie,Van Morrison, Brian Wilson, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop have all played once or more times at this festival! Some local Scandinavian heroes like De Lillos and Bob Hund have also played at this festival.
bjorglangesund from Norway wrote about Astrup Fearnley Museet For Moderne Kunst 3 years, 5 months ago
This is a private museum own by the Astrup-Fearnley family. They free entrance and are open everyday exept Monday. They have a wide selection of modern art and also have contemporary exhibitions like Nate Lowman. If you like modern art this museum is worth a visit.
bjorglangesund from Norway wrote about Frognerseteren Restaurant 3 years, 5 months ago
Subway line 1 Frognerseteren goes all the way up to the restaurant which is the last stop. The subway only go under ground through the city centre, so that means that the view and surroundings just get nicer and nicer. During the economical crisis in the 1960s the Norwegian king Olav V took the subway to Frognerseteren to go skiing.
bjorglangesund from Norway wrote about Oslo Spiseforretning 3 years, 5 months ago
The restaurant is open all year (not during the holidays) and in the summer they also have tables in the backyard which is superb! The restaurant is accesssible by tram 18/19 Ljabru to St. Hallvards plass (named after the patron saint of Oslo) but it is within walking distance to the city centre.
bjorglangesund from Norway wrote about Oslo Opera House 3 years, 5 months ago
The best way to see the Opera House is to take a guided tour and then finish it off with lunch in one of the restaurants. The restaurant called Sanguine was named one of the most children-friendly restaurants because of the menu.
bjorglangesund from Norway wrote about Delicatessen Tapas bar 3 years, 5 months ago
This place is famous for their tapas which is just excellent. They have a wide selection of tapas of course and also other dishes like sandwiches and salads. The price is quite good (for being in Norway)and the location is also great - in the heart of Grünerløkka an exciting area of Oslo.
bjorglangesund from Norway wrote about Tryvannstårnet 3 years, 5 months ago
Even though the tower is closed it's and important landmark also today. I wouldn't reccomend people to go all the way up there just to see the tower, but those who go cross country skiing or alpine skiing at Tryvann will have to pass by the tower. Also in the summer for people who like to go hiking in the forest this is a great place to start. In those occations it could be cool to take a picture etc.
bjorglangesund from Norway wrote about The Royal Palace In Oslo 3 years, 5 months ago
If you don't get into the palace, which is only possible during summer time, you can at least see the changing of the guards in front of it every day at 13:30. In the summer they also have parades from the Akershus Fortress to the Royal Palace every tuesday.
bjorglangesund from Norway wrote about Oslo City Hall 3 years, 5 months ago
The artwork inside the City Hall is clearly inspired by the new working movement and can be seen in comparison to Mussolini's famous art like the one's on the buildings surround Piazza Augosto Imperatore in Rome. This is of course on a smaller scale.
It's possible to have a guided tour there, and every hour they play different songs with the big bells.
jegerhaavard from Norway wrote about Oslo Museum - Bymuseet (city Museum) 3 years, 5 months ago
The museum have free entrance and guided tours in Eglish from June to August. Open all year. NOt many people know of this pålace so if you are interested in history and want to visit something else than the mainstream museums this is the place to visit.
otto replied 3 years, 5 months ago:
Yep, that's really nice. I don't understand those countries that dubb all the tv series and movies in the cinema.. If they'd keep them in their original languages the people would also learn the language better. That's what happened to me when watching Cartoon Network as a kid.
jegerhaavard from Norway wrote about Babord (fish Restaurant) Oslo 3 years, 5 months ago
I just read about this place today in the newspaper, but it seems like a very interesting reataurant. Norway and Oslo are famous for their fish, and this must be a good one since it's all over the newspaper. I did some research, they unfortuneately don't have any website yet, and the prices seems quite good.
As I mentioned they don't have any website but I managed to find an article about the place (in Norwegian) also with pictures.
jl replied 3 years, 5 months ago:
It seems that the restaurant is not exactly in the center of Oslo.. How do you get there, is it with a bus or something? By the way, it was great that you had found that link :)
jegerhaavard replied 3 years, 4 months ago:
Babord is in Gûnerløkka which is East to the"commercial" centre. You can walk there, it takes about ten minutes from the Central Staiton or you can take tram 12 towards Kjelsås, 11 towards Disen or 13 towards Grefsen. The nearest stop would be Nybrua.
jegerhaavard from Norway wrote about Bølgen Og Moi 3 years, 5 months ago
Many like to walk along Bogstadveien, for example after visiting the sculpture park and for shopping. Bølgen og Moi is not far from the shopping area so it's easy to combine with other activities like the ones mentioned above.
jussi replied 3 years, 2 months ago:
That's a good story. :)
Regarding the exhibition, I especially liked the authentic 70's ethos in the photos and videos: the expeditors were rather laidback, one guy fishing for the next meal while another plays a small guitar and sun is shining.
bjorglangesund from Norway wrote about Nobel Peace Center 2 years, 7 months ago
I specially like one particular room on the 1st floor with portraits of all the Nobel Peace Prize winners. 1st floor is definetly more fun that ground floor, so don't spend all your time there. The shop is also very cool.
bjorglangesund from Norway wrote about Rorbua Restaurant 2 years, 7 months ago
The dishes are all typical Norwegian. From exotic whale meat to salmon and trout. They have a great selection of beer and Norwegian liqour - the last time I was there with some visitors from abroad they prepared a mix of liqours and dry whale meat and it was really fun. I learned a lot of new facts about the Norwegian cuisine.
They also have meat and soups - also open at lunchtime.
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