jan 23, 2017 by admin    No Comments    Posted under: Practical Information, Travel, USE-IT


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Brussels: A travelogue

nov 18, 2016 by admin    No Comments    Posted under: Travel, USE-IT

Ada and Alexander from the USE-IT Oslo team travels to Brussels to attend this year USE-IT Europe meeting. This is their story.

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Gabrielle’s best Oslo tips

jul 12, 2016 by admin    No Comments    Posted under: Activities, Food, Nightlife, Shopping, Travel, USE-IT

Join Gabrielle and explore the hidden gems around the Sofienberg Park.

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Laila’s best Oslo tips

jul 11, 2016 by admin    No Comments    Posted under: Activities, Food, Introduction, Shopping, Travel, Ukategorisert, USE-IT

Laila wants you to challenge your comfort zone and to go outside the tourist trail, and then some.

Photo: Chell Hill

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Summer opening hours!

jul 31, 2015 by admin    No Comments    Posted under: Activities, Introduction, Travel, Ukategorisert, USE-IT

This summer we open an hour earlier, just for you!

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The new map

The new USE-IT Oslo map is now available online!

Check it out here.

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USE-IT Europe mobile application

jan 14, 2014 by admin    No Comments    Posted under: Practical Information, Streetwise, Travel, USE-IT

A mobile version of the popular USE-IT maps: free, not commercial and made by young locals!

But we need your support!



USE-IT is tourist info for young people. We make city maps that show alternative sightseeing spots, bars, cheap places to eat and clubs where only the locals go. USE-IT exists in more than 30 cities in Europe, and is growing pretty fast. That’s probably because we’re absolutely non-commercial and because the info is written by locals in a plain honest way.

The maps are free and distributed in hostels, tourist infos and in the Couchsurfing network. Around 1.5 million of our maps are printed every year.


We are not going to stop making the paper maps, but we really want to reach more people with this smartphone version. Basically, the app is going to show the same good content as the printed map with an interactive interface.

There’s also going to be a dog walking around the streets on the map. Everybody who has downloaded the app will see the dog at the same place at the same time. So you can go and meet other travellers by going there and by “walking the dog” together.

The app will be available for iOS and Android, and will be free to download for everybody. However, we DO need your money to create this baby!


Go to the website and watch the promotion video. Then you can decide if you want to give us 1 EUR or more. Every euro counts. Find the crowdfunding site here:


Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help:

  • Share the link on Facebook.
  • Write about USE-IT or the app anywhere, and include the indiegogo link.

Whatch the campaign here:

USE-IT mobile application – fund us!

Budget travel 101

mai 24, 2011 by admin    No Comments    Posted under: Travel

It’s always a good idea to plan ahead. gives you a quick and easy guide to make your future travels a little less costly. gives you a few quick-tips on how to save money during your travels. Check them out here.