It’s October, and Norwegians couldn’t be more excited because Jo Nesbø’s bestseller, The Snowman (the seventh book starring his famous detective Harry Hole), is coming to the big screen. Apart from being mesmerised by Michael Fassbender’s depiction of Harry Hole, fans can also join the thrill: both the book and the movie take place in Oslo and Bergen.
If not specifically looking for it, this classic Norwegian cuisine place may just fly under the radar. But it shouldn’t because Harry Hole is a regular here in the books (and the movie), so having dinner here as part of the Snowman tour is a must.
Restaurant Schrøder, Waldemar Thranes Gate 8, Oslo, Norway, +47 22 60 51 83
Any attempt to see through Harry Hole’s eyes wouldn’t be complete without paying a visit to the detective’s workplace. Granted, the police station in Grønland may not be the most visually impressive stop on this list, but the diversity of the neighbourhood will help tourists maybe start seeing the world like Detective Hole does.
In the book, there was a horrific murder committed in Ulriken, one of Bergen’s seven mountains. The real crime, however, would be not to come up here and take in the awe-inducing view of Bergen.
The Oslo Spektrum Arena should be on the to-do list, and not just because Oleg and Harry went there to see a Slipknot concert in the book. This huge arena is the place to be for big concerts as well as sports events and some theatrical performances.
Oslo Spektrum, Sonja Henies Plass 2, Oslo, Norway, +47 22 05 29 00