Restaurant Day in Oslo

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

We visited Sweet Rendez-vous kafé at the Majorstua library. Lilla (left) and her two friends from Hungary had set up a lovely pop-up restaurant for the book readers. Here they sold home-made marzipan, cookies, pistachio muffins and savory muffins. And coffee, of course. I love the idea of the international Restaurant Day, you can read […]

A romantic stay at Lysebu hotel in Oslo

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Lysebu is a magic place before Christmas. First weekend in December I stayed there as a part of my work writing for the Historic Hotels blog. (You can read the article in Norwegian here.) We booked the package “romantic stay”, and were not disappointed. 20 minutes drive from the centre of Oslo you find this gem […]

Hotel Losby Gods near Oslo

Friday, November 8th, 2013

As a part of my work for the Historic Hotels we spent two nights at the marvellous hotel Losby Gods a few weeks ago. This place is amazing! The best thing about it is that it is only a 20 minutes drive from the centre of Oslo – and when you get there you feel that […]

36 Hours in Oslo by the New York Times

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Looking for the best travel tips for Oslo, Norway? I recommend this article in the New York Times “36 Hours in Oslo” by the freelance writer Ingrid K. Williams if you are visiting my hometown. Here you find the best insider tips for a short stay here. Enjoy! All photos: Kyrre Lien for The New York Times

Baking traditional Norwegian lefse at Skjerven Farm, Oslo

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Are you a big fan of lefse, like me? On Saturday I learned how to bake traditional Norwegian lefse (potato pancakes) and flatbread at Skjerven Farm in Oslo. It is highly recommended for all fans! Flatbread in the making – with the mini corrugated rolling pin. My friend Hanne in action, owner of the food […]

Saga Hotel in Oslo

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

A new hotel has opened in Oslo! The Saga Hotel. From the photos it looks as a brilliant choice for travellers who seek away from the chain hotels in the city centre. It is situated in the Frogner area.

Finally – Hotel Guldsmeden opens in Oslo!

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

One of my favorite hotels in Copenhagen, Hotel Guldsmeden, now has opened in my hometown, Oslo, too! That´s good news for all travellers who want a personal hotel, with nice rooms and friendly service. The hotel in Copenhagen is famous for its nice breafast – hope the Oslo-hotel will follow-up! All photos: hotelguldsmeden.com

A visit to Strand Restaurant

Friday, October 1st, 2010

By the seaside just outside Oslo, at Høvik, you find Strand restaurant. The old restaurant from 1924 is now stylishly renovated, and is taken over by brilliant young chefs from Flavours. Around lunchtime last Saturday I went for a visit with two friends. Only the bakery was open at lunchtime (except for Sundays), but we […]

Kanon Bistro

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Next to Lørenparken is Kanonhallen, which is Oslo´s new culture scene. The house restaurant is called Kanon Bistro – and it´s worth a visit. I had lunch there on Saturday, which was nice traditional Norwegian beef soup with vegetables. The bistro is a nice place to take a coffee after a stroll in the park. […]

Lørenparken

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Last weekend I visited a nice place here in Oslo – Løren. It is Selvaag´s new housebuilding project. It includes a nice park with playground for children with nice sculptures called the “Peer Gynt-Suite”. They represent a presentation of the Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen’s, famous work Peer Gynt. Most of the sculptures are acquired through […]