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Things To Do

First Hotel Grims Grenka is uniquely located in Oslo city centre, making it the perfect starting point for visiting and exploring Oslo. Contact the front desk if you’d like some tips about what to do when you’re in town.

Oslo has many attractions, including several heritage sites. Among the city’s cultural experiences are the Opera House and numerous art galleries featuring world-class art. You'll find everything from urban festivals, concerts and great shopping to a wide range of outdoor activities.

Here are some tips on what to do in Oslo.

Location te Perch thehandel Oslo

A.C.Perch`s Thehandel

Just around the corner from First Hotel Grims Grenka is one of the most charming tea shops and salons in Oslo:  A.C. Perch`s Thehandel & Tea Room, purveyors to the Danish Royal Court.

The shop has sold high-quality tea since 1835. You will feel a warm welcome when you enter the beautiful premises, located at Kirkegata 5.

You can choose from a selection of over 150 types of delicious tea in gold boxes. White Temple tea is the best seller in Oslo. 

Det Grønne Kjøkken

Det Grønne Kjøkken (The Green Kitchen) offers a good selection of tasty dishes. You can choose between organic, gluten-free, vegan and allergy-friendly options. 

Det Grønne Kjøkken is located in a local area of Oslo city centre which is over 400 years old. During the Second World War, the Norwegian resistance movement used the room as a main centre of communication with London.

Cross the road from the hotel and enjoy lunch at one of the best restaurants in Oslo.

Address: Kongens gate 4, 0153 Oslo


Cinemateket is the place to go for film history and film art. The venue shows both the great classics and lesser-known works from film history. 

A high proportion of the films are exclusive. This means that you can see unique films that only Cinemateket has access to, as well as films that cannot be seen anywhere else.

Address: Dronningens gate 16, 0105 Oslo

See the film schedule here

akershus festning

Akershus Festning

Akershus Fortress is a great place in which to discover Oslo's history. Be it a crisp spring morning, a warm summer evening, a windy autumn day or a cold winter’s day, the fortress is an enjoyable experience. 

In 1299, King Håkon V commissioned the building of Akershus Castle and Fortress. With its strategic location on the eastern side of the port, the medieval castle functioned as the royal seat of state power and has successfully survived various sieges throughout the ages. King Christian IV (1588–1648) rebuilt the castle and transformed it into a modern Scandinavian Renaissance castle. 

The fortress offers guided tours throughout the year

Bare Jazz

Bare Jazz (“jazz only”) is a combined shop and café/bar where you can listen to great jazz tunes and browse through the café’s large selection of vinyl records and CDs, which are also for sale.

The café features excellent live bands playing a wide range of jazz music.

Visit the café for a unique experience.

Address: Grensen 8, 0159 Oslo

Spikersuppa Ice Skating Rink

Get your skates on – or rent a pair for NOK 100 per day – and go gliding in the heart of Oslo, right between the National Theatre and the Norwegian Parliament Building. The ice skating rink is free and is open to everyone.

Every day at around 15.00, when the ice is being prepared, the rink will be temporarily closed.

Read more here!

Opera House

The Norwegian Opera & Ballet have become known around the world and today are considered the keystone signature of the Oslo Opera House.

Since the opening, pictures of the angular architecture seemingly arising from the waters of Oslo Fjord is unique for this opera house.

Read more here

Book your tickets here!