Oslo is somewhat famous for being expensive, and it’s not for nothing. If you’re wondering if it’s even possible to eat cheaply in Oslo, we’d say it depends on what you consider to be cheap. We have, however, gathered a “few” tips for cheap venues in Oslo below:
If you want a full guide on restaurants in Oslo, check out our restaurant guide for Olso here.
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In the beginning of March, a recurring and beloved event is taking place in Oslo. by:Larm is known as the biggest music conference in Scandinavia.
From 1st – 3rd of March 2018, by:Larm takes place in Oslo, whose main purpose is to present new artists to the public. These artists are often very close to breaking “for real”, in their country or abroad. by:Larm is often used as that extra push. by:Larm is different from other music festivals in Scandinavia, since it’s both a conference and a festival. The conference mostly takes place in Vulkan, Grünerløkka, and will include everything from seminars to Q&A’s, on subjects such as trends as well as topical subjects within the music industry. The full list of topics can be found here.
The music part of the festival will particularly take place on different clubs surrounding Youngstorget. Among the artists performing you’ll find Rhye and Sarah Klang, two artists in the loop. All artists performing on by:Larm can be found here. Tickets are available for all types of interests and levels of commitment, and you’ll find them on by:Larms website.
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Located centrally in Oslo’s city center lies Café Skansen. With a view over the City Hall Square and Akershus Brygge, this restaurant offers an old-fashioned setting with delicious food.
The building originates from the 1800s, and is, as you can see in the photo above, a real beauty. Inside, you’ll find authentic Norwegian dishes with a modern twist. If you want to have an evening in a cozy setting with a history that speaks for itself, it definitely a place to try during your vacation in Oslo. Check out the menu at Café Skansen here.
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To visit the Royal Palace in Oslo, or Det Kongelige Slot, as it’s called in Norwegian, is certainly a must during your stay in the city. Every day, you also have the chance to see the changing of the guards.
The guard company, that has the full name The Royal Norwegian Company of Marksmen, was inaugurated already in 1856. Since 1888, the King’s Guard has been on spot at the Royal Palace in Oslo, every day, 24 hours a day. The changing of the guard takes place at the palace 13.30, daily. When summer comes, you can sometimes be lucky enough to see a concert along with the ceremony.
Looking to settle your hunger when in a hurry? One of our favorite places in Oslo when it comes to dining out is What’Soup. It’s the perfect place for a quick lunch in Oslo!
For an acceptable price, What’Soup offers soup like no other. On the menu, you’ll find plenty of options, most often topped with something delicious. To every meal comes some sort of bread and butter. The best thing about it? You get your food quicker than you can say What’Soup. What’Soup in Oslo is located in the department store Steen & Strøm, Kongens Gate 23, and offers juices and porridge too. Check out their Facebook-page for more info!
Early Spring in Oslo is very much focused on music! Clever Norwegians, they know how to cheer everyone up in the dark Winter. Here’s a few things to do in Oslo in January and February 2018.
Wine festival at Vulkan, Oslo
Calling all Wine lovers! On the 6th of February, it’s time for Vinfeber (Wine Fever) festival, held in The Food Hall at Vulkan. From 16.00 – 20.00, you can indulge in all types of wine and delicious food. Tickets are bought here.
A Classic Delight
If your ears prefer opera and classic music over pop, consider January your lucky month. It’s swelling with classical music events in Oslo! A couple of highlights can be found on Visit Oslo’s website.
A tribute to Django Reinhardt
Have you not heard of Django Reinhardt? For astonishing 27 years, the Django Festival has been arranged in Norway to tribute his memory. In other words, if you haven’t heard him, it’s time to look it up! Django Reinhardt was a gypsy guitarist, and he is celebrated each year in over 50 countries. This year, the festival takes place on January 19-20. Tickets to the festival can be found here.