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3 days in Oslo 1/30-2/2 suggestions of things to do


I’m in Oslo for three days before heading up to Tromso. Suggestions for the three day in Oslo? I already know about the Rick Steves recommendations. Was asking for some things that aren’t listed on the website. Also I was thinking about sledding or snowshoeing I can do in or close to Oslo. Restaurant recommendations would be appreciated. I always try to enjoy one night of fine dining when I travel.

Thank you all in advance!

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Snowshoeing isn't really a thing in Scandinavia, we use skis. But you can go cross-country skiing. For restaurants, I can mention 34th,, that offers great views of Oslo.

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Hello me1law,

First off what I am posting is not based on my own personal experience since my trip to Oslo is not until this July. That being stated, a destination's food is one of the main reasons why my wife and I decide where to travel and what follows are some recommendations based on several TV programs I have watched about the cuisine in Oslo that helped us decide that Oslo was worth the visit.. So here goes.

According to one source, Oslo is "coffee crazy" with the Tim Wendelboe Cafe being a great place to get what Norwegians consider great coffee. The Gamle Raadhus serves reindeer steak which, even by Norwegian standards, is an expensive night out but where else can you eat reindeer? Vaaghals serves up "vafler" or Norwegian waffles - quite a stack with strawberries and, odd by American standards, the national cheese spread on it too. Mathallen is an international food hall that has so many interesting places and different types of foods that my week in Oslo may not be long enough to sample them all.

All of these places have their own websites and, if you like, I can let you know the programs I watched to learn about these places. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you visit any of these. Enjoy your trip!


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When I visited Oslo two years ago, I had a truly memorable meal at I can't imagine a more satisfying fine-dining experience.

The one thing I did that wasn't in the RS guidebook was take a day trip to Fredrikstad, which has a pretty interesting 17th-century fortress. It's an easy one-hour train ride, and I think it would be worth doing if you have a really nice weather day.

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The Metro T-1 runs from central Oslo to Holmenkollen and higher (Frognerseteren).

More than 2,600 km (1,600 miles) of prepared cross-country ski trails
run deep into the forests of Oslo. 90 km are lit for the special
atmosphere of evening tours. Skiers can stop at 44 picturesque cabins,
where some are only open for overnight visitors while others are open
for refreshments and home made pastries.

Oslo's most popular sled run is Korketrekkeren ("the cork screw")
close to Holmenkollen. The 2-kilometer sled run offers action and fun
for adults and big kids.

Sleds for rent for use in the Korketrekkeren toboggan run. Helmet
rental is free. Last chance to rent a sled is one hour before closing

Akeforeningen is located next to Frognerseteren Restaurant, just below
Frognerseteren metro stop. The rental office is open when
Korketrekkeren is open – in the daytime and evening in winter when
there is enough snow.