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We're a holiday rental company and passionate about off the beaten path travel. These are our insider tips for the destinations where we offer holiday accommodation. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoy writing it!!

Top 3 Michelin Starred Restaurants in Oslo

Travel Tips for Oslo
Top 3 Michelin Starred Restaurants in Oslo

Some people argue that of all the things Norway can offer a foreign visitor, a delectable cuisine is not necessarily one of them. We beg to differ! Sure, had you visited in the 80s we may well agree that avant-garde and sophisticated may not have been adjectives we’d use to describe local eateries, yet nowadays Oslo is fast emerging as one of the haute-cuisine capitals of Europe. Fresh local produce markets, once almost impossible to find, are springing up in every other suburb; and offer a glimpse into the exciting and totally unique world of Scandinavian culinary gems. Want an incredibly decadent dining experience on your next Norwegian vacation? Then book your holiday rental apartment in Oslo and, while you’re at it, book your table at one of the city’s top Michelin-starred restaurants. If you think Paris and London hold the monopoly on extraordinary dining...you may well be in for a pleasant surprise. Maaemo, Schweigaards gate 15 B Maaemo was always destined for great success; merely a year after first opening, it became the first restaurant in Scandinavia to receive two Michelin stars on its initial rating. The fact it has maintained both stars to this day, is testament of the owner’s ...

The Best Museums in Oslo City Centre

Travel Tips for Oslo
The Best Museums in Oslo City Centre

Oslo is fast emerging as a cultural hub of substance in a country renowned more for its natural attractions than anything else. The vibrant Norwegian capital, which boasts a brilliant nightlife and equally good shopping and dining options, is home to some quite important museums. Showcasing and celebrating not only Norwegian, but Scandinavian art in general, Oslo’s museums are considered world class both in their contents and displays. Booking your holiday rental apartment in Oslo’s city centre will mean that you’ll be within walking distance of some of the best museums in the whole city. Munch Madness          One of the city’s major attractions, and the home of Munch’s infamous hair-raising painting “The Scream”, Oslo’s National Museum boasts an impressive collection of some of Europe’s best artists (think Manet, Monet, Picasso and Gauging), as well as an extensive collection of Norwegian masterpieces. Entry is free to all, but keep in mind that the museum is closed on Mondays. If you’d like to experience more of Munch’s masterful work, don’t miss visiting the Munch Museum, which delves deep into the artists’ life and work. To get there, simply hop on a tram to Toyen and follow the sign-posted walkway. Historical Museum A 3-in-1 extravaganza, Oslo’s ...

Budget Saving Tips for your Visit to Oslo

Travel Tips for Oslo
Budget Saving Tips for your Visit to Oslo

The Norwegian capital, considered by many to be the ‘Paris of Scandinavia’, offers everything you’d expect from a world-class city, and much more. There are no other cities on the planet which also boast unique and awe-inspiring natural attractions within its city limits. Flanked by a beautiful fjord, and offering sailing, skiing, dog sledding and kayaking as easy day-trip excursions, Oslo is the ultimate holiday destination in Norway if, well...EVERYTHING is on your wish list! There is just one, tiny, minuscule issue however: Oslo is exorbitantly expensive. Indeed, some agree that Oslo is as pricey as it is beautiful. Ranked the second most expensive city in the world, a visit to Oslo can come with a hefty price tag. Yet fear not intrepid travellers, for we have devised a cunning plan (like Baldrick’s, only this one works) to help you enjoy an unforgettable Oslo vacation without spending a small fortune. Follow our guide to money-saving tips, and set forth on the Viking expedition of a lifetime. Ditch the Concierge While you may be able to find an affordable hotel room, a holiday rental in Oslo is always going to be your best choice. Apart from accommodation, the biggest expense when on holidays is ...

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