Tips & Tricks
Spa Treatments – A favored place to relax among Norwegians and other Scandinavians, a spa is a place for health and personal treatments and well-being. Water usually plays an essential part, with hot and cold pools and tubs. There are often different kinds of massages and skin treatments available. For those with deeper pockets, one […]
Oslo International Jazz Festival – this is a six-day event held every year in August. For more than 20 years, the festival has offered a broad range of jazz experiences; be it the Count Basie Orchestra at Oslo Concert Hall or Lars Frank Trio at a subway station. Oslo Jazz Festival presents well-known and unknown […]
Rustadsaga Sports Lodge (Østmarka, Oslo) – located in Lake Nøklevann, a forest just southeast of Oslo, this is a popular sports lodge with a rustic feel. Diners often bike or hike here for lunch.
Øya Festival (Tøyenparken, Oslo) – this is Oslo’s biggest music festival. In August every year it draws around 60,000 music lovers to Oslo’s east side, where they can enjoy four days of everything from international stars to up-and-coming artists. The Club Night on Tuesday, with concerts at many small clubs, serves as a warm-up for […]
TusenFryd (Vinterbro) – located about 20 km. south of Oslo (along Route E6/E18 towards Sweden), this amusement park has Scandinavia’s most spectacular roller coaster: SpeedMonster, with a speed of 0-90 kilometers in 2 seconds, have 6000 hp and give the passengers a feeling of 4G vertical. Don’t miss ThunderCoaster, which has been elected the 5th […]
Sami Country Excursions (northern Norway) – those travelers who opt to visit the northern regions of Norway (in part to see the “Northern Lights”) will also come across the country’s indigenous people, the Sami. The Sami people are also known as Lapps, but prefer to be called Samis. Their culture has been developing in Northern […]