If you're ever in Oslo, here are my best tips for dining, shopping and doing!
Y O G A
Be Yoga Studio (Lørenskog and Ullern)
I highly recommend stepping into a BeYoga shala - if only to experience the whole energy that surrounds Be Yoga. The teachers, the students, the vibe. Amazing!
DaRe Yoga (Lillestrøm)
Daniella and Rebekah invite everyone to play at DaRe Yoga in Lillestrøm, just outside Oslo. These girls are so much fun! Warm hearts!
S H O P / N O R W E G I A N B R A N D S / A R T I S T S
DREAMS COLLECTED (Maridalsveien 15)
Conceptual boutique, with amazing vintage kimonos imported from Japan and handmade artisan decor from Palestine, Uganda and Kenya
BABEL (Markveien 54, Grünerløkka)
Here you'll find everything from See by Chloé, Bruuns Bazaar, Whyred to the Norwegian brand Tom Wood. They also have a gorgeous vintage section in the back of the store.
FRETEX UNIKA (Olaf Ryes plass 3, Grünerløkka)
My favorite second hand store in the whole city. I've found everything from Burberry to ACNE - and all that magic stuff in between. They've just relocated to the edge of Olaf Ryes plass, which makes it so much easier to find. My number one tip!
Accessories and clothing
Go get your signet ring and make it your family heirloom.
Traditional Norwegian design in contemporary form
Ethereal and beautiful
UFF (Jernbanetorget 2)
your an avid thrifter, like me, you'll love this place. They have a lot
of stuff, but if you take time to sort through it all you're bound to
end up with something amazing.
M A R K E D S
A perfect way to spend your Sunday in Oslo.
Here you'll find everything from true vintage to hand made scarves. Concerts, cheap beer and art is also on their agenda all week.
THE FASHION ARCHIVES (Oslo/Berlin, time and location varies)
Want to rummage through local fashionista closets? Love second hand? Check Facebook for dates and places!
C O F F E E & L U N C H
KOLONIHAGEN GRÜNERLØKKA (Frognerveien 33, 0263 Oslo)
Ecological and made from scratch. A true treasure in Oslo.
BAKER HANSEN (Norwegian café/bakery)
In general, Baker Hansen is great. They have good coffee and great food if you're hungry for salads or a sandwich. They're located all over town, but my favorite one is on Majorstuen.
BARE JAZZ (Eger)
Like Jazz? Or not? This hidden treasure is one of the coziest places in Oslo. Small menu, but perfect atmosphere.
D I N N E R
Døgnvill has the best burgers in Oslo; without a doubt! Located at Vulkan, right next to the beautiful Mathallen.
MATHALLEN (Tuesday-Sunday. Closed on Mondays)
to eat and try new things? Then the local food court is the place to
visit. Here you'll find everything from funky pies to fresh seafood and
fair trade chocolate, as well as wonderful restaurants. Absolutely worth a visit, at least once a month! They also offer cooking classes!
T R E A T S
DEN LILLE KOKKOSBOLLEFABRIKKEN
The "classic snowball" covered with dark chocolate and sprinkled with coco, puffy and delicious. YUM! The little café also serves home made chocolate in a great verity of taste i.e. banana, strawberry and mocca.
S E E
VIGELANDSPARKEN / THE VIGELAND PARK
Of course. It's mandatory. Our most famous sculptural park.
Like tiny boutiques and cafés? Just go to Grünerløkka and explore.
BOTANISK HAGE / THE BOTANICAL GARDEN
Located right next to the Munch museum at Tøyen, Botanisk Hage is the perfect place to get away from the city. Make sure you stop by the tropical green houses.
A lot of tourists love this area of town, and for good reason. Combining boats, restaurants and shopping is their thing - and it really works. Want a view of the harbor while dining? Go to Aker Brygge. I recommend Druen for fancy food and expensive drinks and Jacob Aal for affordable and delicious food.
THE OPERA (Norwegian National Opera and Ballet)
Walk on the world famous Opera roof and take in the view of our barcode and the fjord.