Oslo, a city guide

Explore the maritime culture of a city steeped in its history, from Viking ships to the ice-breakers of polar explorers. This, the Norwegian capital, is packed full of quirky museums, art galleries and historic buildings which will make any visit one of great interest.



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Best Hotel in Oslo

The Thief

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Hotel Facilities

General Facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Allergy-free room
  • Barber/beauty shop
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Mini-market on site
  • Newspapers
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Room Service
  • Soundproof rooms
  • VIP room facilities
Activity Facilities
  • Beach
  • Bicycle Rental (Additional charge)
  • Children's playground
  • Fishing (Additional charge)
  • Library
Business Facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Meeting/banquet facilities (Additional charge)
Entertainment and Family Services
  • Babysitting/child services (Additional charge)
  • Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas and is free of charge
Landgangen 1, 0252 Oslo, Norway
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Awesome Restaurants
in Oslo

Mundana has set a high standard and hand picked these restaurants for their great food quality, good reputation, great customer service, clean environment, courteous staff and original menus.


Fine Dining

Book well ahead to secure a table here; the imaginative Danish chef creates masterpieces from ingredients foraged from the Norwegian countryside.

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The six-course tasting menu is a must at this Michelin-starred restaurant that manages to be rustic and intimate all at once.

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Two tasting menus are on offer here at this Michelin-starred offering which blends Thai cuisine with a subtle Nordic twist.

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Engebret Cafe


Engebret Café is one of Oslo's oldest cafes with a history dating back over 150 years. Notable artists including Edvard Munch and Edvard Grieg have eaten here. Try their open sandwiches.

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This place draws an ecelctic crowd, from students to Royalty. Come on a Friday for the quiz or hang out for dinner and drinks with a bunch of friends.

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Top Activities
in Oslo


Viking Ship Museum

Part of the Museum of Cultural History of the University of Oslo, this fascinating museum includes archaeological treasures from Tune, Gokstad, Oseberg and the Borre mound cemetery.

Vigeland Sculpture Museum

This sculpture park showcases the work of the talented Gustav Vigeland.

Akershus Fortress

This medieval castle was once a royal residence for Oslo, the capital of Norway but has also served time as a military base, a prison.

Best Shops
in Oslo



This shopping street is where you'll find all the branded stores of a Norwegian High Street. There are more independent stores as you reach Hegdehaugsveien.

Karl Johans gate

This is tourist central, but if you're looking for a kitsch souvenir to take home, such as a tacky but must-get Viking helmet, this is the place.

Norlis Antikvariat

This antique bookstore has been in business for over a century and even if you don't speak Norwegian, it's a must-visit.

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