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Short stop in: Oslo

If you’re going to be in Oslo for a few hours, it’s easy to plan activities and meetings inand around the airport express terminal at Oslo Central Station. Here are a few sightseeing, shopping and restaurant recommendations.

Photo: Brasserie Paleo

Breakfast

Brasserie Paleo is in the Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz and serves breakfast based on local Norwegian ingredients such as apple juice from Egge Farm, ham, pastries, coffee, smoothies and other high-quality dishes. They also serve breakfast from 12.30pm to 3pm on Saturdays.

Brasserie Paleo

Rosenkrantz’ gate 1, Oslo

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A place to work

At Spaces in the Kvadraturen area in downtown Oslo, you can rent a workspace or a meeting room hourly or monthly. There’s a choice of facilities and it’s conveniently ­located just a few minutes’ walk from the ­airport express terminal.

Spaces

Tollbugata 8a and b, Oslo

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Shopping

Check out Oslo’s newest shopping district and place to meet, Promenaden, along with Kongens gate, Prinsens gate, Karl Johan, Øvre and Nedre Slottsgate, Akersgata and Grensen. If time is limited, head to Eger Karl Johan for everything from sportswear to art.

Eger Karl Johan

Karl Johans gate 23b, Oslo

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Sightseeing

For a quick look at Oslo’s beauty, jog to Ekebergparken on a route through the Old Town. A more leisurely approach is to hop on a number 19 streetcar to the stop with the same name. Enjoy a walk and sculptures by international and Norwegian artists, right in the park. For lunch, Ekebergrestauranten offers lovely views of the city and fjord.

Ekebergparken

Kongsveien 23, Oslo

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Photo: ­Vaaghals

Dinner

Longing for a taste of Norway? If so, ­Vaaghals in the new Barcode district next to the railway station is a perfect choice. Here, you can indulge in specialties such as reindeer and beef tongue. One of the owners, Jørn Lie, is the manager of the Norwegian national chef’s team and Head Chef Christer Rødseth is the captain.

­Vaaghals

Dronning Eufemias gate 8, Oslo

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Classic entertainment

The fantastic Oslo Opera House is right on the fjord. You can even walk on the roof and see the progress of the new Munch ­Museum, designed by Estudio Herrero. And of course, there’s the opera and ballet. This fall, the program includes a concert by Sami singer Mari Boine and Swan Lake.

Oslo Opera House

Kirsten Flagstads Plass 1, Oslo

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