Scandinavian GOOD TIMES
Collected by KIt Busto
Karl Johans gate 31, 0159 Oslo, Norway
From the royal ambience of the lobby (bedecked with Murano glass chandeliers and a grand piano) to the classical elegance of the rooms, the Grand Hotel Oslo pulls out all the stops in making guests feel like visiting dignitaries—which should...
Fv64 10, 6530 Averøy, Norway
Declared "the world's best road trip" by the Guardian, a drive along western Norway's 5.2 mile Atlantic Ocean Road is certainly bound to be inspiring. The road connects the mainland with several small islands of an archipelago, winding across the...
Sjøgata 21, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
But bring a change of underwear (or two), as "the night" in Tromsø lasts from November 21 until January 21, with the short dawn bringing stunning light conditions. Despite the dark, the town is alive with festivals and cultural events, with an...
Strandpromenaden 2, 0252 Oslo, Norway
The once seedy Tjuvholmen, or “Thief Island,” is the city’s newest arts district. Its showpiece is the Astrup Fearnley Museum, which reopened last September in an elegant, sail-shaped complex designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. The open...
Bankgata 1, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
If you are in Tromsø and want to see the Northern Lights outside the city, away from the light pollution, choose Arctic Guide Service. For about an hour, they drive towards dark places while they give information about Tromsø, explanations about...
0553 Oslo, Norway
My favorite Oslo memory was shopping at their Sunday flea market. During the week the neighborhood is alive with locals shopping at boutiques, sipping their morning coffee at one of the many cafes or simply walking their dogs through Birkelunden...
Holmens gate 1, 0250 Oslo, Norway
Latter is Oslo’s main comedy stage, and is centrally located on Aker Brygge. There are several stages, as well as a restaurant and bar. Several famous stand-up comedians have made names for themselves here, and comedians of all genres and fame...
Grensen 8, 0159 Oslo, Norway
The secluded entrance from busy Grensen Street leads you into an almost Parisian courtyard where jazz cafe Bare Jazz is located. Friendly atmosphere that welcomes all kinds of people, with a record shop on the ground floor and a coffee shop on the...
Grüners gate 1, 0552 Oslo, Norway
Tim Wendelboe is a micro roastery in a happenin' little neighborhood in Oslo called Grünerløkka. It's a cozy place with only a few chairs, but you can order and stand at the bar or take a cup to go as you stroll the streets. You won't find sugary...
Øvrefoss 4, 0555 Oslo, Norway
Located in trendy area Grünerløkka, Liebling is a funny mix of German absurdity with a side of hipster. They serve all kinds of coffee and pastries, and the café also doubles as a shop that apparently sells everything from ‘designer lamps,...
Thorvald Meyers gate 32, 0555 Oslo, Norway
An homage to Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl, who sailed the wooden raft Kon-Tiki across the Pacific Ocean in 1947, Aku-Aku Tiki Bar delivers kaleidoscopic kitsch in a relaxed, Polynesian-themed setting. Think Hawaiian shirts and flamboyant...
0150 Oslo, Norway
This 700 year old fortress lies nestled by the Oslo fjord, still quite imposing even though lots of modern buildings have shot up all around it. The remains of the Medieval Akershus Castle lies within the fortress walls, once home to Norwegian...
Markveien 55, 0554 Oslo, Norway
No matter how many times you travel and have perfected your packing process, travel mishaps happen. The folks at Chillout Travel Centre has almost everything in stock that you might need for your travels, from maps catering to the various...
Stortingsgata 28, 0161 Oslo, Norway
Norway Designs is a haven for all designer buffs. There are several floors which specialize in different concepts; paper goods, object d'art, women's wear and accessories, furniture, you name it, they've got it covered. The brands are mostly...
Markveien 56, 0550 Oslo, Norway
Frøken Dianas Salonger (Miss Diana's Rooms) in trendy Grünerløkka offers a huge selection of vintage clothes, accessories, and furniture from the 1800s up to the 1980s. Frøken Dianas Salonger comes from Ibsen's play "Hedda Gabler", where it acted...
Markveien 42A, 0554 Oslo, Norway
Artisans Guild BRUDD is located in Grünerløkka and consists of 20 artists who run the shop and sell their wares. This way, customers are sure to get help from a qualified professional who really knows their art! BRUDD isn't full of itself and...
Karl Johans gate 37 - 43, 0162 Oslo, Norway
Paléet opened its doors in 1990, housed in a total of four beautiful old buildings from from the 19th century. The best preserved of these is Karl Johansgate 37, which was said to be the most beautiful residence in Oslo when it was built in 1869....
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