Eckers – a must visit lunch spot and coffee bar in Oslo

Trendy coffee bar opens in fashionable Frogner in Oslo, adding a new vibe to the area. By entering the well lid coffee bar in one of Oslo's more fashionable areas, Frogner you'll meet the founder of the coffee bar, Philip Fjellberg Wibe behind the coffee machine. Philip makes a wide range of excellent coffee based drinks, using coffee beans from leading Scandinavian coffee roasters. When we...

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The Viking Ship Museum – a top attraction in Oslo, Norway

The Viking Ship Museum is a must when visiting Oslo. Not only does it contain some of the world biggest Viking ship, but all the little objects from the Viking era alongside a highly interesting photo exhibition give visitors the feeling of peering through a window into the past. The Viking Ship Museum, 'Vikingskipshuset' is located on the peninsula Bygdøy in Oslo, Norway. The museum is part of...

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Summer in the City, Tjuvholmen and Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo

Nothing is more inviting than the capital of Norway, on a sunny day in Oslo. Modern architecture, deep blue ocean, a vibrant marina with its new city beach, lots of high class restaurants and small cafes, all with outdoor seating. Pop in to the stunning Astrup Fearnley Museum for a cultural experience or head into the shopping streets to source Scandinavian design. Oslo is relaxed, modern and...

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The Oslo Fjord -amazing beach and boat life

The sun is shining, the sea is glittering, there are hot dogs sizzling in all sizes and flavours on the barbecue. It's summer in the Oslo Fjord. Whilst the parents catch up over the barbecue all the children busy themselves by jumping into the clear blue sea of salty water from a giant slide. Then later, after som lunch, they will all be heading out with the boat for some "tube racing". This...

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Where to stay and what to do in Oslo

Hi My sister-in-law and I are planning a trip to Oslo in late November for a spot of Christmas shopping as well as experiencing some of Oslo's hidden treasures. Could you recommend a really lovely place to stay centrally but not too pricey? Also in your opinion what are the top 5 things you would recommend us to see? We adore Scandi design/art so anything to do with this would be great. We're...

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Shopping for kids clothes in Oslo?

I thought I'd share an email I received this morning, from one lovely reader. Hi, I stumbled across your site while searching for information on shopping in Oslo. My husband is going over in March for work and I'm trying to find out where I can send him to buy some great scandi kids clothes (for a 2yo and baby). Can you please make any suggestions? I'm not having much luck searching online. Are...

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Scandinavian Christmas markets, Oslo

From end of November until the end of December Oslo is not only covered in white snow, the capital is also glittering and shining from all the Christmas lights and decoration several places in the city. Oslo has several big and small markets and events all over the city the most famous being the festive and fun Christmas Market at City Hall Square. We highly recommend our favourite Christmas...

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Oslo’s hidden treasure – the Open Bakery

Norway is known for their bakeries and in one of Oslo's tranquil streets you'll find Åpent Bakeri (Open Bakery), one of the best bakeries in Oslo. Åpent Bakeri is a hands-on bakery, baking with old traditions and simple, natural ingredients.The Scandinavian Dad and I visited the bakery today, pics is taken at 4pm -and no problem with getting a table. Not that easy on a Saturday morning when the...

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