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Things To Do

First Hotel Grims Grenka has a unique location in the city center of Oslo, that makes it the perfect starting point when visiting and exploring Oslo. Talk to us at the front desk if you need some ideas about what to do when you are in town.

Oslo has many attractions and heritage sights. Among the city’s cultural experiences are the Opera House and art galleries featuring world-class art. You'll find everything from urban festivals, concerts and great shopping to all kinds of outdoor activities. 

See some tips on what to do in Oslo here.

A.C.Perch`s Thehandel

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

They have sold high-quality tea since 1835, and you feel immediately welcome when entering the beautiful shop at Kirkegata 5.

Here, you can choose between more than 150 wonderful and diverse taste experiences in gold boxes, where 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 an over 400 years old local area in Oslo city center. During the war, the resistance movement used the room as the main center for communication with London.

Walk across the road from our hotel and eat lunch at our best lunch restaurant tips.

Address: Kongens gate 4, 0153 Oslo 


Cinemateket is the place for film history and film art. They show both the big classics and lesser-known works from film history. 

A large proportion of the performances are exclusive. This means that you can see unique movies that only Cinemateket has access to, as well as see movies that are not possible to be seen anywhere else.

Address: Dronningens gate 16, 0105 Oslo

See the program here

akershus festning

Akershus Festning

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

In 1299, King Håkon V initiated the building of Akershus Castle and Fortress. With its strategical location on the eastern side of the harbour, the medieval castle functioned as the royal seat of state power and has successfully survived various sieges throughout time. King Christian IV (1588-1648) had the castle modernised and turned into a modern Scandinavian Renaissance castle. 

You can get a guided tour of the fortress throughout the year.

Bare Jazz

Bare Jazz (Only Jazz) is a combined shop and café/bar. Here you can listen to good jazz tunes, and look through their large selection of vinyl records and CDs, you can buy.

You can also experience live bands in the cafe, who play amazing jazz music.

Take the trip for a unique experience.

Address: Grensen 8, 0159 Oslo

Spikersuppa Ice Skating

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

During ice preparation, every day at approximately 3 pm, the rink is temporarily closed.