Travel Blogs from Oslo
... ride?” he sort of reluctantly packed up his meal and walked me to his car. I got to the hostel around 11:45, walk up to reception and drop my bags “I’m checking in” “Lisa?” the guy behind the counter says. “No, Keshia Keele” “do you have a booking with us?” “I definitely do” I reply. Luckily I had thought ahead before I left Canada and had printed out all of my bookings (sometimes I impress ...
... of knew what direction to find our hotel, the City Box. It was a relief to park, if somewhat illegally, just long enough to check in.
The City Box is the 3rd hotel we have stayed that does not have a human being at the reception desk. They email you a reservation number. When you get there, there's a computer to enter your info. It spits out a key card or an entry code for the lobby and then off to your room. Voila! Some places just e-mail ...
... had a pizza and drink deal for 40K. 10K is about £1, so nothing too distressing thus far.
We passed the parliamant buidling, uni building and at then end was the royal palace; then off to Akerr Brydge where like many other, we ate a pricey ice cream and lapped up the sun whilst viewing boats. Not as pretty as Bergen by a long way, nor with the interest of that street in Copenhagen like this, but anyway, lets not compare. Oslo ...
... is along for the day. We found a place for lunch, opting again for an outdoor and locally owned venue. As warned, the food is quite expensive, but also quite tasty.
We have learned that the weather in this part of the world has been both drier and warmer than normal. For us, the temps have been in the mid to high 70s each day with a higher humidity than we are used to. That, and the more than 10,000 steps each day usually means we get ...
... 1850 to 1900 the population grew from 30,000 to 220,000. Norway gained its independence from Sweden in 1905 and reverted to the name Oslo in 1925. The current population is 630,000.
We took the transit into downtown and wandered the streets. There are many attractive older buildings in good condition. Also, in the central area there is a tree lined street followed by a Central Park area with fountains and pools ...
Other places to stay in Oslo
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $228
- Charming and with great location, but could need some upgrading
- Didn't like it that much
- Great hotel, great location
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $179
- One of the best
- Above the average
- Great Hotel in Central Oslo
Grünerløkka - Sofienberg, Oslo | 5 star hotelfrom $167
- Good & central business hotel
- Money well spent
- Great Hotel
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $150
- Ok hotel
- Great views and good location
- Loved this place
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $187
- Rather Disappointed
- Great location, good value
- Good Hotel, Excellent Location
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $190
- Old School Atmosphere
- Lovely Hotel (if you dont mind sleepless nights!)
- Would stay there again
Uranienborg - Majorstuen, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $139
Bjerke, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $135
Uranienborg - Majorstuen, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $146
Vinderen, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $163
Sentrum, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $112
- Highly recommended
- Great location, free internet access
- Good value
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $159
- Excellent location!
- Wonderful hotel
- Very convenient hotel, well managed
Vinderen, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $173
Bygdøy - Frogner, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $146
- Nice hotel nasty cheese/bar prices
- Lovely hotel, good location
- Excellent value for money
Sentrum, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $136
Helsfyr - Sinsen, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $155
Sentrum, Oslo | 4 star hotelfrom $163
Vinderen, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $111
- Mixed feelings
- Great Rates, Great Location
- So-so hotel
Ullern, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $134
Sentrum, Oslo | 1 star hotelfrom $114
Uranienborg - Majorstuen, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $152
Sentrum, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $142
- Late arrival means a smoking room....
- Pleasant accomodation in Oslo: to be suggested
Uranienborg - Majorstuen, Oslo | 2 star hotelfrom $143
Uranienborg - Majorstuen, Oslo | 3 star hotelfrom $175
Sentrum, Oslo | 5 star hotelfrom $223
- If this is a great Norwegian hotel - they're in trouble
- Outdated and Overrated....