The Norwegian capital of Oslo is a must-visit for anyone looking to explore Scandinavia. Full of art museums, castles and centuries-old history dating back to the Viking age, Oslo is a popular destination on any European trip. Not only is it home to some of Norway‘s best foodie delights, but the mountains and fjords are right on the city’s doorstep. In fact, in winter, you can spend the morning skiing and the afternoon perusing the city’s boutique shops and cafes. Book one of these places to stay in Oslo on your next visit.
The iconic Norwegian America Line cruise ship headquarters is now a vibrant boutique hotel – with a mix of rooms and suites, all perfectly reflecting the glamour of its history. The Amerikalinjen is located in the heart of the city, next to Oslo Central Station and just a five-minute walk from the opera house and the harbour promenade beyond.
This 47-room hotel, with its in-house bar and restaurant, is just a three-minute walk away from the fashionable Bogstadveien Street, as well as a ten-minute walk from the breath-taking Royal Palace and its surrounding park. Originally built in the 1890s, the recently restored Saga Hotel mixes original features with new Nordic luxury. Don’t miss a meal at the innovative Restaurant Fangst, which combines raw Nordic cuisine with Japanese cooking methods.
Located for generations in the heart of Oslo, opposite the National Theatre, the Royal Palace and gardens as well as the restaurants of Aker Brygge, Hotel Continental is brimming with style and character. Choose from 151 rooms and suites, from simple doubles right up to the extravagant Continental Suite. This large luxurious hotel also offers four restaurants, bars and a fitness studio with a personal trainer.
Excellently located in downtown Oslo, the newly renovated and eco-friendly Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz sits alongside the Stortinget parliament building, Karl Johans high street and Oslo’s town hall. This sleek and stylish stop-over, with its highly recommended breakfast, is also only a two-minute walk to the National Gallery and the Historical Museum.
This former stately theatre has the most idyllic tree-lined setting and views across the park, with the Royal Palace on one side, Parliament on the other, as well as city hall just around the corner. All of its 102 rooms are individually decorated, and offer guests, whatever their requirements, a comfortable and cosy stay in the capital.
Nestled alongside the Royal Palace Gardens and the charming boutiques of Hegdehaugsveien, the beautiful Camillas Hus was once the private home of Norwegian novelist and passionate women’s rights advocate, Camilla Collett. This wooden-built villa is now a small but sophisticated seven-bedroom boutique hotel, perfectly combining classical furniture and fittings with contemporary standards and comfort.
The light and bright Scandic Vulkan hotel is a popular choice for visitors who want to explore the culture and cuisine of Oslo. A 15-minute walk from the city centre, near to the charming shopping streets, cosy cafes and exciting eateries of Grünerløkka, and with indoor food paradise the Mathallen just next door, you are sure to have a fantastic stay.
This is an updated version of an article originally written by Amanda Chain.
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