STANDARD (OSLO) was established in April 2005. Based in Oslo the gallery aims at promoting contemporary Norwegian artists in the international field, as well as introducing international artists to the Norwegian audience.
Galleri Riis was founded in Trondheim in 1972 before moving to Oslo in 1980. The current exhibition program reflects a primary focus on important contemporary art from the Nordic countries, and with a selective spotlight on international artists.
The Vigeland Museum is located in Olso and since starting with temporary exhibitions on contemporary and modern art, the Museum has over recent years become more focused on sculpture and installation, and video based art.
Founded in 1837, the National Gallery houses Norway's largest public collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures. In its permanent and temporary exhibitions, the museum presents older art, with a principal emphasis on art from Norway.
The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design displays Norwegian and international applied art, fashion and design from the 7th century to the present. The museum was founded in 1876 and is one of the oldest of its kind in Europe.
The National Museum – Architecture opened in 2008. The building is a juxtaposition of classicism and modernist architecture – an encounter between Grosch and Fehn, Norway’s most important architects of the 19th and 20th centuries respectively.
The Kon-Tiki Museum is a museum at the archipelago Bygdøy in Oslo. It houses vessels and maps from the Kon-Tiki expedition, as well as a library with about 8000 books. It was opened in a provisional building in 1949.
The Ibsen Museum's main attraction is Henrik Ibsen's home in Oslo. Here he lived the last 11 years of his life and wrote his last two plays. The apartment is now restored to its original splendour with authentic interior and Ibsen's furniture.
Troldhaugen consists of Grieg’s villa, the composer's hut , the tomb and the museum building. The Edvard Grieg Museum also includes the concert hall Troldsalen, a chamber music hall seating 200 people.
The Viking Ship Museum offers free guided tours during the summer season and selected holidays. The guided tours are conducted by history and archaeology students whose stories give life to the wrecks of the five Skuldelev ships.
This four-hour city sightseeing tour of Oslo is a fabulous introduction to the city and a convenient way to see the major attractions. You’ll visit Vigeland Sculpture Park, see the Kon-Tiki Museum, stop by the Holmenkollen Ski Jump and more.
This newly opened coastal hotel is conveniently located just ten minutes west of Oslo in Rolfsbukta. Nearby Bygdø also offers a treasure trove of history and culture featuring various maritime museums with ancient Viking ships, the Kon-Tiki and Fram.
Designed by architect Baltazar Lange in the then popular "Dragon style", the Rica was originally a hospital for tuberculosis sufferers. Today, the building's character remains its most striking feature along with inspiring altitude views of the capital below.
The Grand first opened its doors in Oslo in 1874. For more than 130 years it has been Norway's grandest hotel. World-famous Norwegians such as Henrik Ibsen and Fridtjof Nansen have wandered through the its famous halls.
At Maaemo the menu changes along with the seasons and is designed to delight the senses. Along with stimulating taste buds, Maaemo curates a number of art installations by young Norwegian artists and photographers to round off a unique dining experience.
Kafistova places a firm focus on traditional Norwegian cuisine. Its menu throngs with lovingly prepared home-made specialities including raspeballer (potato dumplings), boknafisk (dried and salted cod) and rømmegrøt (sour cream porridge).
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A country that has been inhabited for
thousands of years but also a state that in its modern independence has only
existed since 1905. Norway is a delicate
mix of old and new and this of course is naturally reflected in the way Norway
Lovers of classical music will be familiar with Grieg's Peer Gynt, art lovers will know Edvard
Munch's painting The Scream and
anyone who remembers the 1980s will know A-Ha and their gigantic hit Take On Me. But Norway hides more
cultural treasures than just these. Trondheim-born Erlend Loe is one of Norway's most successful
modern writers with his bestselling novel Naïve Super.
Jo Nesbo is another recent literary
giant from this country with his award-winning Oslo-based crime-novels.
Gaarder'sSophie's World is a
must-read for any young person with a strong interest in philosophy.
Norwegian cinema can boast some notable figures, Sami-born Nils
Gaup was nominated for an Academy Award in 1988 for his film Pathfinder and before him, director
Anja Breien won critical acclaim for her work.
Norway also has an interesting music scene that should not
be overlooked. Kaiser's Orchestra
has achieved underground success in most of Scandinavia over the last decade as
has Thomas Dybdahl with his