Oslo: Exploring Architecture,
Design, and Culinary Delights

Immerse yourself in Oslo’s waterfront architecture and discover Norwegian design in charming local shops.

Long summer nights that never ends, lush nature, closeness to the sea and a bustling food-, culture- and design scene.

Welcome to Oslo!

The city we love to live in, take pride in showing you around in, and fall in love with over and over again every summer. Explore the neighborhoods feeling like small villages with its own identity and soul. The new waterfront architecture and small shops featuring Norwegian design. And be sure to make the most of your stay, even if its  only for 24 hours.

We´ve got you covered, below you find some of our favourite places in Oslo, enjoy your stay!

Breakfast at Kumi

Operagata 71B | @kumi_oslo
In one of the newest districts in Oslo, Oslobukta, you´ll find Kumi. An organic, vegetarian restaurant that quickly has
become a favorite among both recidents and visitors to Oslo. No wonder, the food is delicious, the interior
beautiful and you are enjoying your meal with lovely sea view. If you´d like to start your day with a swim, breakfast at Kumi
is only a few steps away from the pier. Try the classic avocado toast with sourdough bread or their fluffy vegan American

Envelope 1976 for Fashion Shopping

Operagata 75C | @envelope1976
Just around the corner from Kumi you´ll find one of the most unique fashion stores in town. Envelope 1976 has become a
synonyme for sustainable design with their seasonless and timeless garments. Season after season Celine Aagaard
creates stunning pieces you´d want to wear just as much at the office as for a cocktail party or to the beach. The shop is
worth a visit for the interior too. A huge natural stone from local Lundhs Real Stone creates a sculptural art piece in the
minimalistic space, a space that is an extension of the brands responsible fashion principles.

Eske for Interior Shopping

Pilestredet Park 31 | @eskeinterior
The team behind Eske, Simon Bartley and Karina Holmen, have created an interior destination where you´ll
find both Scandinavian and international brands. The selection is highly curated and spans from furniture, to tableware
and accessories, to lighting. This is where to go treasure hunting for something unique and unusual from up and coming
artists and designers, indulge in maximalist wallpapers and try out Scandi furniture classics.

The National Museum for Art & Architecture

Brynjuf Bulls plass 3 | @nasjonalmuseet
The newly opened National Museum is a must see for both art- and architeture lovers. Designed by architects Kleihues + Schuwerk, with the concept of creating a monumental temple-like structure finished with timeless materials as slate and marble it has become a landmark right next to the City Hall. The 54600 sqm large museum calls for more than one visit, so head straight to the light hall this time to see the exhibition Imaginary Conversations by Louise Bourgeois. (until August 6th 2023). And theres several options for a coffee break after in one of the nice indoor cafées or the courtyard.

Explore Oslo’s neighborhoods, each with its own identity and soul, resembling small villages waiting to be discovered

Holzweiler Platz for Lunch

Operagata 61D | @holzweilerplatz
Back in Oslobukta for lunch, Holzweiler Platz is where to go. The Holzweiler family, known for their succesful fashion brand, created the popular eatery to merge their passion for food and fashion. Enjoy the menu curated for table sharing, in a warm and cozy space designed by renowned architects Snøhetta, followed by browsing through the latest fashion design by Holzweiler trio Susanne, Andreas and Maria.

Fuglen Gamlebyen for The Best Coffee

St Halvards gate 33 | @fuglencoffee_Oslo
Within walking distance from Oslobukta you´ll find Fuglen Coffee. With its 1970s vintage furniture, in-house roastery and lowkey vibe it ha|s everything you need to enjoy a well brewed coffee. Try out their cold brew as well in summer!

Deichman Library for a Break

Anne Cath. Vestlys plass 1 | @deichmanbjorvika
Passing by this landmark of a building take a few minutes to step inside. Our new main library, Deichman with its six floors is bathing in natural light and the huge glass windows offers beautiful views of its surroundings. Make sure to look up while in the escalator, the honeycomb speckled ceiling is beautiful! The project was brought to life by award-winning architects Atelier Oslo and Lundhagem.

Byens Tak for Cocktail & Sunset

Youngstorget 2A, 12th floor | @byenstak
Tak bar just reopened after renovations in the old Folketeater building. The building itself is an art deco experince not to miss and the rooftop bar offes a 360 degree view of the city while sipping a cocktail.

Eff Eff for Dinner

Fredensborgveien 22 | @effeffoyster
Fresh oysters and natural wine, paired with marble counters and a social vibe, Eff Eff is a favourite. You´ll find the oyster- and wine bar in the Fredensborg district, next to a hairdresser and a computer help store. Colin Duignan, Aksel Steen and Torstein Voksø Eek opened up this little gem in 2019, offering the most fashionalble delicatesse in a lowkey way. In addition to the oysters, try the chips with a sourcream and roe dip, its unexpectedly delicious.

If not into oysters for dinner, Babbo Collective Øvrefoss eatery is a great alternative. We do love our neighcourhood bistros, so head to the top Grünerløkka and enjoy a selection of small dishes with greens and fish, perfect for sharing.
Babbo Collective, Øvrefoss 4 | @babbocollective.ovrefoss

Territoriet for a Glass of Wine

Markveien 58 | @territoriet
Territoriet is situated in Grünerløkka and is loved not only by its neighbours. With a great selection of wine the cozy bar is the ultimate place to pop by for a glas or two. The space is intimate but no matter how crowded it is, it always seems possible to squeeze in while enjoying the tunes of rock, jazz and blues on vinyl.

Sommerro for a Stay

Sommerrogata 1 | @sommerrohouse
Sommerro has quickly gotten popular among both travelers and locals. The beautifully restored art deco building, formerly headquarters for Oslo Lysverker (the city’s electrical company) was designed by architects Andreas Bjercke and Georg Eliassen in the 1930s, now housing not only a hotel but four restaurants, three bars and a rooftop pool. Interior architects Grecodeco have taken inspiration from Norways rich history and culture while designing the unique rooms and public areas while also respectfully preserving the original detailing.The result is a decadent and vibrant hotel, a must experience on the west side of Oslo.

Capturing the Essence of Oslo

Elisabeth Heier, a talented photographer based in Oslo, is the artistic vision behind the captivating imagery found in this city guide. With an impeccable eye for detail and a deep appreciation for aesthetics, Elisabeth has skillfully curated a selection of 11 extraordinary spots in Oslo that showcase the city’s unique charm.