A quick lunch in Oslo: What’Soup

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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!

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Things to do in Oslo in January and February 2018

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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.

OURWAY Tours open for business
On February 3rd, it’s time for us to open up for the season in Oslo. Join our Oslo City Walking tour, Hipster Oslo Tour or Oslo Must Sees Tour.

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.

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Three venues to hide away from the cold in Oslo

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Winter is far from over in Oslo in January. While we love the Wintery landscape, it might be good to have a few hiding places up your sleve if you get too cold. 

Botanical Gardens of Oslo
One might not think the words “botanical gardens” in combination with January, but fact is that it is pretty darn nice to visit the Botanical Gardens of Oslo in January too. There are plenty of warm greenhouses to hide away in, and have a look at unique and rare species. The entrance? Completely free. Read more about the Botanical Garden in Oslo on their website.

Munch Museum
Around the corner from the Botanical Gardens lies the Munch Museum. The museum is, as you might have figured out, a tribute to Edvard Munch, Norway’s most famous artist of modern time. The works of Munch are mixed with different exhibitions, often of Norwegian artists. Opening hours can be found at the Munch Museum’s website.

Astrup Fearnley Museum
Located on Tjuvholmen lies one if the most modern art museums of Oslo, Astrup Fearnley Museum. The museum opened in 1993 but moved to its current location in 2012. The private museum focuses on contemporary art, with temporeray exhibtions from all across the world. The museum also have a constant collection of its own, with arts from famous Norwegian artists. See which exhibitions are on right now on Astrup Fearnley Museum’s website.

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Youngstorget Christmas Market – A true Norwegian experience

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In the middle of the square of Youngstorget in Oslo you’ll find an indoor Christmas market, perfect for those chilly days when you need to warm up. 

The Christmas market at Youngstorget has been a tradition for 10 years. It’s on a sami theme, which means that you can find dried rein meat, horn products, sami music, handmade jewelry with sami characteristics and much more. The best thing about this market is that it’s practially indoors, so it’s the perfect place to get a true Norwegian feeling and at the same time warm up on a cold winter’s day.

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Hidden gems in Oslo: The Mini Bottle Gallery

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Don’t let the name fool you, The Mini Bottle Gallery has the largest collection in the world when it comes to miniature bottles. 

This really is a one of a kind-museum, it’s the only one in the world focusing on miniature bottles. The astonishing number is 53000 bottles, spread on three stories on Kirkegata 10 in central Oslo. The museum was opened by bottle enthusiast Christian Ringnes, who was 7 years old when he started collecting them after getting a miniature bottle from his father. In May 2003, his museum opened, after 42 years of collecting. Amazing, huh? The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays, 12.00 – 16.00. It costs NOK 85 to enter. On Fridays, September – May, you’ll also find a Mini Bar here (16.00 – 21.00). If you want to learn more about The Mini Bottle Gallery, visit their website.

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Ekebergparken – History and art in a perfect combination

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If you’re in the mood for sculptures after your visit to the famous Vigeland Park, head for Ekebergparken. This little oasis is lovely regardless the season.

Ekebergparken is the less famous baby brother of Vigeland Park, and it truly deserves more. For anyone who loves art and nature, this sight is magic. Ekeberg has a long history, already since 1889 it’s been a public park. Today you’ll find 35 sculptures erected in the park, with more to come. It’s a big pak with paths, woods and art existing together.

In the park you’ll find art and sculptures from some of the biggest artists of modern time like Sebastian Dalí, Richard Hudson, Gustav Vigeland and Marina Abramović, to mention a few. Ekebergparken is located close to Oslo Central Station, and if you go by tram you can take both line 18 and 19 to Ljabru station. The park is open daily, year around, and has no entrance fee. Special events and exhibitons can be found here.

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