Christmas market in Oslo 2018 ๐Ÿ—“

The city of Oslo has a very nice Christmas market, and if you are going to visit the city in the period between November 17th and December 23rd in 2018, make sure to check it out!

There are several small markets and temporary markets worth visiting in Oslo, but the main Christmas market is arranged at “Spikersuppa.” This is a square located between the Parliament and the Royal Palace, along the Karl Johans Avenue.

Christmas market in Oslo in 2018

Christmas market in Oslo in 2018 – Source

At this square, you can find lots of stands from where you can buy all sorts of souvenirs and snacks. This is a place where you can taste Norwegian traditional snacks for this period, for example, Smultringer (a sort of donuts), and other snacks. There will also be possibility to go ice skating at the square, and if they follow tradition, there will also be a big Ferris wheel at the square.

It is free to enter the Christmas market area, but you will have to pay for whatever you decide to buy or activity you decide to try. The Christmas market in Oslo will be open from 10.00 in the morning until 20.00 in the evening, except for Fridays and Saturdays when it will be open until 21.00.

This will be a fantastic treat for visitors to Oslo in this period. But, do not forget to bring warm clothes, because it can get really cold in this period!

Would you like to know more about Christmas markets in other cities in Europe? Some of the most popular Christmas markets in Europe are the ones located in Prague and in Vienna. Read more about the Christmas markets in Prague right here and about the Christmas markets in Vienna right here.

Merry Christmas and enjoy your stay in Oslo!

Visit Norway – not Kashmir!

Have you watched the newest Mission Impossible movie yet? It is called Fallout, and it has its world premiere today! We got to watch it yesterday (August 1st), and it was a great treat.

People who love beautiful cities will enjoy the fantastic scenery in both Paris and London in the movie. But, we are so used to these cities, that we don’t even blink by the beauties of the Eiffel Tower, the Notre-Dame, the Arc de Triomphe, London Eye, the Parliament, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Millenium Bridge and the other attractions from these fantastic cities on display in the movie.

A picture of Paris from Mission Impossible: Fallout

A picture of Paris from Mission Impossible: Fallout

But, at the end of the movie, the story is changing the scenery to Kashmir,ย the northernmost geographical region of the Indian subcontinent. This is where the movie comes to an end, and it takes place in a beautiful environment with big mountains, snow, two wild helicopters, and then it comes… a giant cliff. It is extraordinary, it is scary, it makes your hands sweat, but at the same time… it attracts you, and makes you want to go and see it in real life. Where is it? Is it in Kashmir?

Forget about Kashmir – travel to Norway!

If you want to walk around in the amazing scenery seen at the end of the Mission Impossible movie, and maybe take a peak down from the cliff, then you have to travel to Norway. You can fly to the city of Stavanger, travel on towards Sandnes, and from there you can start your walk towards the Preacher’s Pulpit, or Prekestolen (in Norwegian). This is the place that gives the fantastic scenery at the end of the Mission Impossible movie.

Mission Impossible Fallout in Norway, not Kashmir

The Preacher’s Pulpit in Norway –ย Photo byย Samuel Killworthย onย Unsplash

This is one of the most amazing places to visit in the world. You might be scared of heights, but it is still worth a visit. Tom Cruise enjoyed his stay in Norway as well, and on August 1st the movie actually had a premiere at the Preacher’s Pulpit in Norway with more than 1000 people attending.

Tom Cruise hanging from the Preacher's Pulpit in Mission Impossible: Fallout

Tom Cruise hanging from the Preacher’s Pulpit in Mission Impossible: Fallout

I have watched the movie, and it is absolutely worth watching. The Mission Impossible movies are always a combination of heavy action and lots of humor, making it ideal for a large audience. And with the amazing scenery from Norway in the end, this is a must-see movie.

Again, forget about Kashmir – Norway is the place to visit if you want to discover the fantastic scenery from the grand finale of the Mission Impossible: Fallout movie.

Chlamydia in Norway and John Oliver

Are you coming to Norway in the coming weeks or months? You might see some ads telling you to use condoms and to watch out for chlamydia!

chlamydia in norway at John OliverNorway is famous for its beautiful nature, midnight sun, Northern Lights, tree churches, and now also for its chlamydia. For some reason, Norway has one of the highest chlamydia rates in Europe, and now the Norwegian government wants to put an end to that. They are using lots of money on advertising, and so does 7-Eleven, a big kiosk brand in Norway.

But, now Norway has become famous for this, also outside the borders of the country. On Sunday the stand-up comedian John Oliver used 4 minutes of his show to make fun of the Norwegian culture, and of course the chlamydia ads. Take a look at the entire video beneath.

The problem is a real one, so we are not going to laugh at that. But, this little video of John Oliver is simply amazing, and it will for sure give you a good laugh.

Have fun watching, enjoy your stay in Norway, and take care of yourself!

Pay with Bitcoin in Oslo

Oslo is the capital of Norway, and Norway is a country in love with modern technology. But, where can you pay with Bitcoin in this high-tech city?

You might think that Norway is extremely up to date and modern, meaning that you will be able to pay with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies all around Oslo. You couldn’t be further from the truth. If you are looking for cafes, stores, and shops where you can spend your Bitcoin in Oslo, you do not even need a hand to count. It is enough to have a couple of fingers!

Where can I pay with Bitcoin in Oslo?

Where can I pay with Bitcoin in Oslo?

You will find a couple of online stores in Norway that will let you pay with Bitcoin and other digital currencies, but if you are looking for an actual shop, where you can buy an actual product, and pay with actual Bitcoin as you are there, then that is very limited. We will try to keep this list up to date, so if you know of new places accepting cryptocurrency payments in Oslo, please write a comment to let us know about them.

Accepting Bitcoin and/or other cryptocurrencies in Oslo

The Kasbah –ย
This is a middle-east inspired cafe in Oslo which will let you pay your bill with Bitcoin. The place is well known as a base for cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiasts in Oslo!

Aktivisten –ย ย
A place somewhat similar to The Kasbah. This is a place known for its strong opinions, counterculture, anti-racism and other nice values!

Tacopop –ย
Want to eat a fresh and tasty taco, and pay yourย bill with Bitcoin or Litecoin? Here you can do so!

Bitcoin in Oslo

Why so few places accept Bitcoin in Oslo?

You might wonder why so few restaurants, cafes, and stores accept Bitcoin in Oslo? There are a couple of reasons.

  • It is much harder to deal with taxes if payments are done with Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies.
  • Most people own Bitcoin to keep them, not to spend them, and therefore, few people are really interested in paying their bills with Bitcoin.
  • Bitcoin has slow transactions and high transaction fees, which makes it almost useless for payments in normal daily life. Luckily there are other cryptocurrencies much more capable of dealing with daily purchases, but they are not that well known yet.

Do you know of more places accepting Bitcoin in Oslo?

Do you own a place that accepts cryptocurrencies in Oslo? Do you know a place in which you can pay with cryptocurrencies? Write a comment and let us know, and we will include the place in this article!

Metallica concert in Oslo 2018 ๐Ÿ—“

Metallica concertOn the second day of May Metallica will enter the stage in Telenor Arena in Oslo. Norwegian fans have been looking forward to this concert for a long time, but soon it will be here.

Metallica is a band that has had a fantastic history so far. But, it doesn’t seem to be over yet. Even though the members grow older, the band is still going strong, and in 2018 they will do a quite big tour in Europe. The tour will start on February 1st in Lisbon, then the band will continue to Spain, and after that continue to lots of nations all across Europe before they arrive in Norway on May 2nd.

Telenor Arena is a beautiful venue in Oslo, and it is becoming the new center for fantastic concerts (replacing Oslo Spektrum which had the same role for a long time). The Metallica concert in Oslo will start at 18.00, but you better arrive early to avoid lines and to find the perfect spot long time before the band will enter the stage.

Would you like to buy tickets for the Metallica concert in Oslo? You can use the ticket link beneath. There you will also find tickets for the Metallica concerts in Helsinki and Stockholm if you would rather listen to the band in another Scandinavian country. Visit the website, search for Metallica, and you are good to go!

Metallica Oslo 2018

Telenor Arena
May 2nd, 18.00

Tickets: Viagogo

Ski competitions in Holmenkollen this weeken ๐Ÿ—“

The annual weekend with ski races and biathlon in Holmenkollen has arrived, and if you are planning to be there, you have something to look forward to.

The best biathlon racers in the world will compete this weekend in Oslo, and there is little doubt about how everyone expect Martin Fourcade to win one more (or two more races) this weekend. He has been alone on the throne so far this season, and maybe the Norwegians are especially sad about their own performance this season. But, maybe they can make some changes and win a race as the season closes in towards an end?

If you visit Holmenkollen this weekend you will be able to enjoy the fun and cheer for whoever you want to. If you can not go, then you can also follow the entire event online. In the IP Address Guide you will find instructions telling you how to stream the Norwegian TV channel NRK online from outside Norway, and since this channel will
broadcast all the fun live from Holmenkollen, it is by far the best way to stream the events online.

For more information about other stuff happening in Oslo, read on here in our Oslo Guide, where you also can read more about the most famous attractions, activities and programs in town.

Bruno Mars concert in Oslo 2017 ๐Ÿ—“

On May 24th it is time for the Bruno Mars concert in Telenor Arena in Oslo. Are you out there looking for Bruno Mars tickets for this or some other Bruno Mars concert in 2017?

Before coming to Oslo on May 24th Bruno Mars will perform in the Finnish capital Helsinki on May 22nd. And once he has performed in Oslo he will leave for Germany, where he will perform in the capital Berlin on May 26th. So, are in the mood for being there at one of these Bruno Mars events? You can get hold of your Bruno Mars tickets using the link beneath. You can read more about other events in Europe and more Bruno Mars concerts at WorldCityGuides.

Bruno Mars Oslo 2017

Bruno Mars Oslo 2017

Telenor Arena
May 24th, 18.30

Tickets: Viagogo

Use the ticket link above to buy your Bruno Mars tickets. For those not so interested in the Bruno Mars concert in Oslo, you can find other attractions and programs worth enjoying while in Oslo here in our Oslo Guide.

Deep Purple Oslo 2017 ๐Ÿ—“

On November 9th Deep Purple will enter the stage in Oslo Spektrum. This will be one of the highlights in the Norwegian capital this autumn, and there are still tickets to find for the event.

The Deep Purple tour will start in Romania in May 2017, following the release of their new album Infinite in April 2017. During the first three months of their tour Deep Purple will visit big cities all across Europe, except from the famous cities in the northern parts of Europe like London, Oslo, Trondheim, Stockholm, Glasgow and similar cities. But, after a long summer break they will continue their tour with a concert in Stockholm on November 6th, followed by a concert in Trondheim on November 8th, and then finally in Oslo on November 9th.

Would you like to be there at any of these Deep Purple concert in 2017? Further down you will find a ticket link, and pressing it you will find a website where you can buy tickets for all the different Deep Purple events all across the world.

Deep Purple Oslo 2017

Deep Purple Oslo 2017

Deep Purple Oslo 2017

Oslo Spektrum
November 9th, 19:30

Tickets: Viagogo

Doesn’t it sound like a great way to spend a wet, snowy and cold November day in the Norwegian capital? We hope you will enjoy the event, and if you want more information about the famous attractions in Oslo, or about other events and concerts taking place, look around here in our Oslo Guide.

Bob Dylan concert in Oslo 2017 ๐Ÿ—“

The legendary musician Bob Dylan will come to Oslo to perform in Oslo Spektrum on April 4th. Would you like to be among the lucky people in the audience?

Bob Dylan will be out on a big tour in Europe this spring. Oslo will be among his first stops. In addition to Oslo he will also visit Stockholm, Copenhagen and Lund in Scandinavia, and once finished up north he will travel on to other European cities like Amsterdam, Antwerpen, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Glasgow and Dublin. Would you like to be there at one of these Bob Dylan concerts in 2017? It can of course be fixed!

Bob Dylan concert

Bob Dylan Oslo 2017

Oslo Spektrum
April 4th, 18.30

Tickets: Viagogo

If you want more information about other events in Oslo, or maybe about the most famous attractions in the Norwegian capital, read on in our Oslo Guide.

Green Day concert in Oslo ๐Ÿ—“

green-day-concert in OsloGreen Day will tour Europe in the start of 2017, and of course Oslo is one of the cities Green Day will visit. Do you want to be there in Oslo Spektrum for the Green Day concert on January 25th?

During the Green Day tour in the start of 2017 Green Day will visit lots of important cities all across Europe. They will visit Stockholm, Berlin, London, Paris, Bologna, Berlin, Prague, Krakow and quite a lot of other cities, but in Norway only Oslo will be visited. That is why you need to get your tickets in order for the Green Day concert in Oslo if you want to listen to your favorite band in Norway in 2017.

Tickets for the Green Day concert in Oslo can be bought from Viagogo. The tickets for the Oslo concert is a bit more expensive than if you decide to listen to Green Day as they visit Prague three days before they come to Oslo. If that sounds tempting, then you can read more about events and concerts in Prague right here.

The Green Day concert in Oslo Spektrum is planned to start at 19.30, meaning that the punk band probably will be on stage earliest at 20.00. But, if you wait for something good, then that is no problem at all!

While in Oslo

If you have some hours to spare while in Oslo, why not visit one of the amazing museums in town? If you like history or want to know more about the vikings, then there are museums in the Norwegian capital perfect for you. There are easier programs to digest in Oslo as well, for example a harbor cruise where you can eat some shrimps.

Have a good time at the Green Day concert in Oslo!