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We go skiing in the winter and in the summer we go camping and enjoy the park life barbeques. But what do we do in between these seasonal activities? Here’s some more things to do while in Oslo.

cinemas

All screenings are in the original language with Norwegian subtitles, except movies for children. Tickets come with an assigned seat, and prices vary from NOK 80-120. You can buy tickets for all cinemas at the cinema of your choice, or from the internet: www.oslokino.no. To find the cinemas – just ask your way around from the following spots:

Nationaltheatret Metro Station
You will find several theatres close to the metro station Nationaltheatret: Saga, Vika and Klingenberg. There is also one at Aker Brygge, Felix, which is close to Nationaltheatret.

Majorstua Metro Station
Colosseum, a widely popular cinema venue. Is the worlds largest THX certified cinema. If you are in the mood for an epic movie experience, this is usually the cinema of our choice.

Youngstorget
Eldorado, often considered the youth Cinema. It’s centrally located and shows alot of movies for youth. Usually movies with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston and the jackass crew. You get the picture right?

Grünerløkka
Ringen Kino is the newest cinema in Oslo and was the first fully digital cinema in scandinavia.

Film club – Cinemateket
Some call it artsy, others just art. Cinemateket is anyway a great place to check out classic and alternative contemporary movies. If you are looking to spend some time in a friendly and calm enviroment with self acclaimed movie geeks and artists, Cinemateket is centrally located. Check out their website www.nfi.no/cinemateket if there’s anything exciting going on. Cinemateket is known to host conferances with well known movie directors as speakers.

theatre

Here is a list of venues in Oslo with a cosmopolitan approach. It is not a complete overview, but merely an introduction. Check out www.visitoslo.com or visit the office for up-to-date information.

Black Box
Marstrandgata 8
www.blackbox.no
Black Box is one of Norways most important contemporary and innovative theatre stages. It houses different touring companies and often stage performances in English.

House of Dance
Møllerveien 2
www.dansenshus.com
The national scene for contemporary dance opened in 2008 and houses performances with different companies.

Nordic Black Theatre
Nordic Black Theatre is a self-run theatre foundation established in 1992. The core activity is theatre production but they also have a wide range of other artistic expressions.

The Opera House
Kirsten Flagstads plass 1
www.operaen.no
So – you actually want to visit the Opera? Not only stumble across the roof? The Opera presents performances in the international language of opera and dance. Cheap tickets
are available for most performances.

swimming pools

If you want a swim or are in need of a shower, here are a couple of easy accessible ones in the city centre. For information of other baths, visit the office in Møllergata 3.

Frognerbadet
Middelthunsgt 28
Frognerbadet includes 3 open-air pools for all ages, divers pool and a water slide. It is located next to Frognerparken (Vigelandsparken) and usually opens up in May.

Tøyenbadet
Helgesensgate 90
Tøyenbadet houses one 50 m indoor swimming pool, a diving tower and a water slide, a swimming pool for children and some outdoor pools during summer.

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