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Oslo Golf Club Bogstad

Oslo Golf Club Bogstad (Ankerveien 127, Oslo) – this is one of Norway’s top golf courses. The 18-hole course is situated in beautiful surroundings by Bogstad Lake, by the entrance to Sørkedalen.  Many national and international tournaments have been held here.  See the course’s website for more details:  www.oslogk.no

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Northern Lights Viewing

Northern Lights Viewing – visitors passing through Norway during the winter (from November to March) will likely want to trek to the northern parts of that country to view a unique phenomenon:  the Northern Lights – which bathe the sky in various bright colors at night (usually between 6 pm and 2 am).  They are […]

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Nobel Peace Prize Concert

Nobel Peace Prize Concert (Oslo Spektrum, Oslo) – every December, just after the annual Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony is held for its recipients, a high-profile concert is held in their honor at the Oslo Spektrum.  Unlike the award ceremony (which is invitation-only), the general public can attend the concert itself.  It typically attracts various […]

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Miklagard Golf

Miklagard Golf (Klofta) – located 20 km north of Oslo, this Robert Trent Jones-designed 18-hole course (which opened in 2002) is considered one of the best in Scandinavia.  This parkland course is set in beautiful farming landscape, with extremely fast and large greens. High rough and water gives the golfer a true challenge, especially on […]

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Korketrekkeren

Korketrekkeren (Frognerseteren, Oslo) – this winter sports spot, whose name is Norwegian for ‘corkscrew’, is a popular toboggan run (located next to the original bobsleigh run from the 1952 Olympics), which starts at Frognerseteren, and ends at Midtstuen metro train station.  Since this is a public facility, admission is free.  However, one must pay to […]

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Hiking Excursions

Hiking Excursions (west coast of Norway) – along the fjords on Norway’s west coast, the mountains attract all the attention.  If you want to experience them at their very best, you have to put your boots on and get out there.  There are a multitude of paths throughout the region.  There are few places in […]

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Grønmo Golfklubb

Grønmo Golfklubb (Sørliveien 1, Oslo) – this is a 9-hole golf course, located just 15 minutes (via car) outside of Oslo.  The driving range has 30 impact sites (of which 10 are covered), as well as a small putting green.  See the course’s website for more details:  www.gronmogk.no

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Fjord Excursions

Fjord Excursions (west coast of Norway) – various charter boat and tour services are available for visitors to cruise up and down the picturesque Norwegian coast, especially the country’s numerous fjords (narrow inlets of the sea).  Some of these charter boat services also offer fishing as part of the cruise, while others offer themed outings […]

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Paleet

Paleet (Karl Johans gate 37-43, Sentrum, Oslo) – the large number of apparel, accessories and food shops here cater to upper-income consumers.  The brand seen there range from Timberland to Tara, Christiana Sport, and Bjorn Borg, among others.

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Oslo City

Oslo City (Stenersgt. 1, Sentrum, Oslo) – this is the city’s largest indoor mall, with nearly 100 shops and eateries housed in a five-story building.  The brands represented there are mainly local and regional, such as Hennes & Mauritz, Bik Bok, and Lindex, among others.