Our home is synonymous with comfort. Situate on a hill in the centre of Oslo, it offers a great view over all city and the fjord. The surrounding is silent...
Where is it?
Our very charming neighborhood is a little bit north and east of the center of the city, with busses to many central locations two minutes from our front door. We have a great grocery store just across the plaza (you can go there in your slippers!) and good bakeries/sushi bars/restaurants in very near vicinity - 5 min walk. You can easily stroll to town center (about 30-40 minutes), walking along the river most of the way. You can also walk north along the river to the woods. Or you can hop on a city bike, a bus or the metro for a much quicker trip.
Oslo is a fantastic destination - it is a unique combination of culture and nature - on the one hand it's the national capital with museums/galleries, theater, festivals, cinema, restaurants (incredible food!), and on the other hand the ocean and the woods right at the edge of the city. You can take a boat out to one of the islands for a picnic, swim at one of the ocean beaches, rent a bike or just go hiking - the metro will take you up to the edge of the forest and from there are 100's of kilometers of trails. Cabins where you can spend the night or just bring a tent and a fishing rod. Mountain hiking a few hours drive or train ride away.
One of the newest public spaces is the Opera House: a sloping white marble roof-scape that descends into the ocean and that you can walk on. The whole waterfront is under development - Wallpaper magazine gave Oslo a design award for one of five best cities in 2011, writing:
"Oslo is finally emerging from the long design shadow left by its illustrious neighbors, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki. Snøhetta's 2008 Oslo Opera House was merely the first stage in a 225-hectare Bjørvika docklands regeneration project known as Fjord City, which will include a Renzo Piano-designed Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art. Meanwhile, gentrification of the district of Grünerløkka has turned it into the city's hot 'hood, full of delis, boutiques, bars, clubs and restaurants. Oslo's setting between a fjord and a national park, and its manageable size, only add to its appeal, while its ecological vision makes it one of the most environmentally friendly capitals in the world."
You may also like
The house is situated in a very quiet and child-friendly area close to both the city centre and recreational areas. It takes 12 minutes from the house to the...
New (2015) and urban house in central part of Oslo. 15 min with tram to city center and 5 min to Nordmarka forrest. We are a family of four. Solveig work as...