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TheLuxeologist’s Guide to: Oslo

by Zoe Bowker

Where to Stay in Oslo:

The Theif

Dark, mysterious and cosy, The Thief Hotel is the perfect retreat at the end of a chilly day in Oslo. Located in Aker Brygge, a new and vibrant dining and apartment precinct on the Oslo waterfront, this is a sexy and sophisticated hotel with beds so comfy you won’t want to leave.
Read our full review of Oslo’s The Thief Hotel here.

Where to Dine in Oslo:


Celebrating 7 years in 2017, Esben Holmboe Bang’s Maaemo is a veritable Nordic legend. Coming in at no.79 on The World’s 50 Best’s 51-100 list this year, this should be your number one stop for foodie nirvana in Oslo. Just remember to book in advance…
Read our full review of Maaemo here.


As difficult to locate as a rogue spirit itself, a nondescript door leads to a (very) cosy basement restaurant with a menu that changes daily. If you don’t manage to book a table, rock up early and snag a spot at the bar (reserved for walk-ins). It’s the hipster hotspot of Oslo right now.

Rosteds gate 15 b, 0178 Oslo, Norway

Vippa & Mathallen Food Markets

At Vippa, a food market in an old shipping warehouse on the seaside much like Copenhagen’s Papirøen, you’ll find delicious food of all cuisines here, just not of the local variety…for that, head to the Mathallen food market where you’ll find brown cheese and reindeer heart a plenty.

Vippa: Akershusstranda 25, 0150 Oslo, Norway
Mathallen: Vulkan 5, 0178 Oslo, Norway

What do Do in Oslo:

Take a cruise on the fjord

Embark on a leisurely boat ride around Oslo’s scenic and serene Nordic fjord – just remember to wrap up warm. Ferries depart from the waterfront (just a short stroll from The Thief).

Visit Ekeberg Sculpture Park 

Don’t miss this beautiful seaside park featuring works by many renown artists including Salvador Dali and the controversial Marina Abramovic, as well as Damien Hirst’s marble sculpture ‘Anatomy of an Angel‘ (2008).

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