Whether it's boating on Oslofjord or hiking in the forested hills flanking the city, there are many active options to choose from. Oslo's compact size makes it perfect for strolling: just pick a direction and go. On the city´s west side, you find large elegant homes with green gardens, and Bygdøy peninsula, home to several museums, including the outdoor Norsk Folkemuseum (Norwegian Museum of Cultural History), and Viking ship museum.
On the east side, students and young families have created a funkier vibe in old neighborhoods like Grünerløkka, with vintage shops, cool cafes, restaurants and microbreweries. A subway ride away (slightly north) you find the famous Holmenkollen ski jump and vast forests. Downtown is home to restaurants, cafes, great shopping areas and sculpture parks, the most famous being the Vigeland Sculpture Park and Ekeberg Park.
Hotels in Oslo
Comfort Hotel Karl Johan
The hotel opened in March 2016 and is located right on Oslo's main pedestrian thoroughfare, Karl Johans gate. The street starts at Oslo central station and continues as far as the royal palace and surrounding park. The Karl Johan is a good value hotel with stylish design, and world-class bar and restaurant! The hotel consists of four different buildings all connected, and no two of the 181 hotel rooms are the same. Free Wi-Fi.
Comfort Hotel Grand Central
Located at Oslo S central train station, Østbanehallen, is one of Scandinavia's most beautiful hotels with 170 rooms. Comfort Hotel Grand Central opened its doors in 2012 and features an unbeatable location near the Oslo Opera House and burgeoning Bjørvika area. A large part of the hotel is located in an old station building from 1854 and retains the charm of the era. Norway's best designers and interior architects have created a modern hotel. The hotel has complimentary coffee, a 24-hour gym, and free Wi-Fi.
Clarion Collection Hotel Bastion
Clarion Collection Hotel Bastion is in the historic Kvadraturen area and features 99 rooms with their own distinct character, unique design and personal atmosphere. Inspired by British boutique hotels, Bastion is like a home-from-home. The hotel is just a few minutes walk from Oslo's central station Oslo S, the fashionable Karl Johan shopping street, and Aker Brygge district. Complimentary tea and coffee, and something home-baked, are always available during the afternoon. In the evenings a complimentary light meal is served (with supplement for groups).
Scandic Oslo City
As well as the hotel’s central location (it is only two minutes’ walk to Oslo central station), Scandic Oslo City has its own special character – with works of art by many famous artists being exhibited. All rooms are of high a high international standard and have free access to wireless Internet.
Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel
This 22-storey Oslo hotel is enviably located within 500 metres of Karl Johans Gate, the city's main thoroughfare. Travellers can easily access premium shopping areas, key business sites and even the majestic Oslo Fjord. Our designer rooms and suites are outfitted with plush furnishings, and most showcase stunning views. Additionally, all rooms offer a free high-speed, wireless Internet access. Take advantage of complimentary access to Lagoon, the in-house fitness centre with swimming pool. On the hotel's 21st floor, the Summit bar serves satisfying drinks against the backdrop of Oslo Fjord.
Thon Hotel Opera
Thon Hotel Opera is located at Oslo Central Station and close to Oslo Fjord and the new opera house. Thon Hotel Opera has 480 well-equipped rooms in various sizes and with free wireless Internet access. The hotel offers an à la carte restaurant and a bar.
Thon Hotel Terminus
Thon Hotel Terminus is located in the heart of downtown Oslo, near the Central Station, Bus Terminal and the Oslo City Shopping centre. Thon Hotel Terminus has 154 rooms of different categories equipped with hairdryer, telephone, flat-screen TV, minibar and free Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel offers a lounge and an included light evening meal served in a dining area.
Thon Hotel Spectrum (from 01.04.2018)
Thon Hotel Spectrum is located in central Oslo, close to the Central Train Station, Bus Terminal and the Oslo City and Gunerius shopping centres. Thon Hotel Spectrum has 151 rooms of different categories equipped with hairdryer, telephone, TV and free Wi-Fi internet access.
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