Where To Stay in Oslo

You should consider lodging in the Holmenkollen area next time you visit Oslo. Here you find a relaxing atmosphere and have the most beautiful nature Oslo may offer next to the door. The metro trip to the city centre doesn’t take you more than 30 minutes and costs only 33 kroner, and you find more valuable hotels in Holmenkollen in the summer season as it is low peak season when the ski jump is not in use.

Scandic Holmenkollen Park Hotel

A very beautiful hotel in an traditional wooden style design, bult in 1894 and is maintained well. Scandic offers 343 rooms and 30 conference rooms. The location is brilliant, super close to the Holmenkollen ski jump and the metro station “Holmenkollen” is also close. The hotel offers SPA, swimming pool and fitness centre so there is no excuse to no stay fit although there may be a raining day. The kids are also taken well care of, with own departments for toys and playstation, games and books. But you should really stay outdoor. This area has more to offer than just the ski jump. The location 350 meters above the sea gives you spectacular views. You can do plenty of walking tours in the Nordmarka area. There are miles of footpaths in the beautiful mountains and wood. The hotel also offers free bikes to hire. Oslo Vinterpark is just a few minutes walk away where they have one of Scandinavia’s biggest climbing parks. Here you also get the cheapest soda prices in the area. While you have to pay 38 NOK for a soda bottle at Holmenkollen ski museum. Here the price is set at 26 NOK.  The hotel also got a cafeteria and places where you can just sit down and look at the view. Especially a place just near the entrance, you have some wooden benches where you can sit down and look at the amazing view.

Location and Map

Kongeveien 26, Oslo. Take metro number 1 and leave it at Holmenkollen and walk 700 meters (10 minutes walk)

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Website: Scandic Holmenkollen Park Hotel

Prices from: 745-1090 kr per night (checked 16/06-2017 for lodging 16/07-2017)

Some experiences: The place is easily accessible through train that runs through a scenic route over looking Oslo and the fjord and the view breathtaking at night time. You can visit beautiful places in Oslo without any difficulty and we even managed to take the Bergen Train route without any hassle.

The staff is well presented and have a courteous, friendly and very professional demeanour and always ready to help and answer queries. The facilities are clean and well maintained and the children loved the indoor pool though small and can be crowded but we had it to ourselves several times.

The breakfast is an overflowing cornucopia with loads of choices with much more to enjoy during lunch or dinner.

I truly loved the place.

Soria Moria Hotel

The Hotel offers 156 rooms including single bed, double bed and twin beds and suits. The location 500 meters above the sea secures stunning views over Oslo city centre, the Oslo fiord and Sørkedalen. Soria Moria was renovated in 2013 and looks modern and cozy. Just beside of the hotel, you will find “The Askeladden House” a beautiful timber building consisting of 5 meeting rooms, a wine cellar, restaurant and kitchen.

Location and Map 

Voksenkollveien 60, 0790 Oslo. Take the metro number 1 and leave it at Voksenåsen tube and walk 900 meters (11 minutes walk).

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Website: Soria Moria

Prices from: 909-1050 (checked 16/06-2017 for lodging 16/07-2017)

Some experiences:

Our Queen room was a good size with a large bathroom. It was nicely decorated with a view out over the surrounding woodlands. The bed was one of the most comfortable I have ever experienced in a hotel – Norway seem to know how to do great beds! Buffet breakfast in the restaurant had a good selection. We didn’t get round to having a drink in the upstairs bar but we had a quick look to admire the view over the city and it was a nice place to spend some time.

There is a bus that runs past the hotel to the nearby Metro station and on to the Winterpark (and vice versa). It’s seemingly not particularly frequent – maybe it depends on the day, though if you have bags it’s probably worth waiting for; the walk to the hotel is relatively hilly and there weren’t any pavements (not that there was much traffic). It was about 12-15 minutes from the hotel to the metro and a further 10-12 minutes up to the Winterpark. Overall we thought this was a great base for the Winterpark and would definitely recommend it.

Lysebu Hotel

With stunning views over the Oslo fiord, this historic hotel built more than 100 years ago Lysebu hotel is looking like a king’s palace from a fairy tale. Lysebu was a gift from Norway to Denmark, and still this you can find the best from the Danish cuisine in their restaurant. They offer weekend packages for a double room with breakfast and a 3 course dinner from 3000 kroner.

Location and Map

Lysebuveien 12, Oslo

Website: Lysebu Hotel

Price: 1359-1409 kroner (seems to be closed for parts of the summer)

Some experiences: 

Just incredible place. The location is amazing and the hotel itself is very good. It was snowing while I was there which made it magical, like being in Narnia. However, the room I had was super tiny, I could touch both walls without stretching my arms completely, no TV in the room, no kettle for tea or coffee, although there were some coffee machines around the hotel. My bed was very small and someone tall would struggle. Food quality was exceptionally good quality but don’t expect much variation as their have one menu and it’s for a full week. Overall though, a very good experience.

Voksenåsen Hotel

As a national gift from Norway to Swden, this hotel stribes a little extra to give you the ultimate lodging. Through conferences, courses, concerts and exhibitions the entire goal for this hotel is to strengthen the relationship between Norway and Sweden and also share the Swedish-Norwegian society understanding in and outside of Scandinavia. Voksenåsen has got amazing views from the terrace and restaurant. You may recognize the interior design from a Swedish home or some of the cozy Swedish Tourist Churches around the world. They have lots of concerts and events open for everybody. They also celebrate Midsummer on the 23rd of June.

Location and Map

Ullveien 4, Oslo

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Website: Voksenåsen Hotel

Price: 1154-1174 kroner per night

Some experiences:
Here you have a view over Oslo town from above, and you can also see the Oslo fjord both ways. Nice conference facility, good standard in the rooms and excellent food in the restaurant. Nice and service minded employees! Amazing location is the most important thing about this accomodation. Tube station is really close to hotel. Breakfast was also pretty cool and you are gonna love them. Morning view over Oslo gives you energy to experience a new adventure and discover not only Oslo but all Norway. We fell in love into this city and country.

Private Lodging

There are also plenty of beautiful houses around Holmenkollen and you may consider to find a cozy private room or house in these wonderful surroundings. You may get more value for money compared to hotels if you choose Airbnb. Some people want privacy and need a private house, and we found private houses (with 4 beds) from 699 kroner per night, while private rooms (1 bed) were 399 kroner per night.

Rent your own sailboat in Oslo

Wouldn’t it be cool to rent your own cozy boat while you stay in Norway? You may actually stay very close to the city center. There are boats located near Aker Brygge, the harbour. From here you can walk to the city center in just some few minutes. You can choose if you want to rent the entire boat or just one room, depending of the size of the boat. Prices start as low as $35 and gp up to $321 for one night. Please note that some of the rentals require more than just 1 night stay.

Where to book: Airbnb

Locations: Around Oslofjorden, some few are located at Aker Brygge which is the closest you may come to the city center.

Rent your own sailboat in Oslo

Rent your own sailboat in Oslo