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Bookcrossing zones and little free libraries in Norway

A BookCrossing zone is situated at Oslo Central Station (OsloS) – our main train station, at the Oslo Visitors Centre. Easy to reach whether you live in Oslo, visit Oslo or is just passing by, changing trains here. 

If you start looking, there are several other bookcrossing zones and little free libraries around the country, Continue reading Bookcrossing zones and little free libraries in Norway


Urban art in Oslo

Use VisitOSLO’s interactive map to find some of the best street art and graffiti in Oslo.

The clickable map below contains information about the location and artists of selected works and graffiti areas. Please note that, due to the nature of urban art, some works may have been altered or have disappeared altogether.

Read more at VisitOSLO.

Sightseeing on Thursday

We will have a special tour on Thursday for early arrivals.  Maximum number of participants: 45

On this tour we will start at 9:30 on Thursday 20th April. Meet at pier 3 by the city hall (Rådhusbrygge 3):

After the introduction, there will be a 10 minutes ferry trip from the city center to the Bygdøy peninsula.

At Bygdøy peninsula we will visit:

In between the museum visits we will have lunch (not included in the price of the tour).

We recommend you wear sensible walking shoes.

All entries to museums during the tour and the ferry ride to and from Bygdøy are included in the price of the tour. Lunch is not included. Make sure you keep your ticket to the Viking Ship Museum if you want to use the opportunity to vist the Historical Museum in the city center for free within 48 hours.

Expected return from the sightseeing is 17:00 – 17:30 in front of the City Hall.



Third Newsletter for BookCrossing Convention Oslo

75 days – 11 weeks – to go:-)

The Oslo Pass – is it worth it?

You can buy the Oslo Pass from Visit Oslo. The prices for adults are 24 hours: 395 NOK (≈ 45 EUR), 48 hours: 595 NOK (≈ 67 EUR), 72 hours: 745 NOK (≈ 84 EUR). However, we believe in most cases you will be better off paying for each museum etc. , especially if you participate in the tours we have set up as those are already paid for, and just want to go to a few extra museums.

instagramcapture_7ca21867-042c-4df4-b2d4-0b54c855019bThere are also museums and attractions that you can visit for free.  In addition to those mentioned, the 22 July Center also has free admission, and at the national gallery tickets are free on Thursdays.

Museums in Oslo


Public Transportation in Oslo


See: Public Transportation in Oslo

Also see our article about getting to Oslo from the airport.

See Oslo in 3 Minutes:

Harry Hole guided walk

The Harry Hole series by Norwegian author Jo Nesbø follows Harry Hole, a tough detective working for Crime Squad and later with the National Criminal Investigation Service (Kripos).

We offer a guided walk on Friday. The guided walk will be held in English. We recommend you wear sensible walking shoes.

Friday 21st April 2017 at 13:30 – Discover Harry Hole’s Oslo

This  walk will start outside Best Western Hotel, Karl Johans gate 33 at 13:30, and will include some of the locations in the books about Harry Hole, more details will follow later. The walk will take 2 hours, and end at Schrøder Restaurant at 15:30, which is just a 3 minutes walk from our venue.


More about Harry Hole Continue reading Harry Hole guided walk

Ibsen museum guided tour

Meet outside the museum. The address is Henrik Ibsens gate 26.

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as “the father of realism” and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll’s House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, and A Doll’s House became the world’s most performed play by the early 20th century.

Oslo has a museum dedicated to the author, The Ibsen Museum. The museum’s main attraction is Henrik Ibsen’s home in Oslo. Here he lived the last 11 years of his life and wrote his last two plays. The apartment is restored to its original splendour with authentic interior and Ibsen’s furniture. The museum’s visitor center features an exhibit on Ibsen’s life and writing.

The Ibsen Museum is located in Henrik Ibsen’s gate 26 in Oslo, next to the Royal Castle. It is run by Norsk Folkemuseum.

Admittance to Ibsen´s apartment is only possible with guided tours.  We will prebook visits to the Ibsen Museum including a guided tour in Ibsen´s apartment for those that are interested. These guided tours will be held in English:

  • Friday 21st April 2017 at 11:00 (maximum 15 persons)
  • Sunday 23rd April 2017 at 14:00 (maximum 15 persons)

The museum opens at 11:00. If you want to visit the Ibsen museum, but these two alternatives doesn’t work for you, please let us know, because we can arrange for additional time slots.