The conference venue at Vulkan is in walking distance from our favourite parts of Oslo: Grünerløkka and Torggata. Here are some suggestions, but you will also find lots more in the same neighbourhoods.
Also: places to walk — and things to do in other parts of the city!
- Hendrix Ibsen — Coffee, wifi, power outlets, snacks.
- Døgnvill Burger — Speciality burgers and scrumptious milkshakes.
- Mathallen — Indoor food market with shops, cafés and eateries, for example:
- Smelteverket — Gastropub in the basement.
- Solberg & Hansen — Excellent coffee and tea.
- Hopyard — Impressive selection of bottled beer.
- Paradis Gelateria — Mmm, ice cream…
- Villa Paradiso — Pizza! A great affordable (?) dinner option.
- Tim Wendelboe — A must for coffee geeks.
- BrewDog BD57 — A must for craft beer geeks.
- Kamai — Treat yourself to yummy sushi and bao in the café. (They also have a restaurant.)
- Territoriet — An excellent choice for wine. And cheese.
- Chillout — Travel shop and café with affordable lunch.
- Grünerløkka Brygghus — Local brew pub with food.
- Café Sara — Affordable food and excellent beer selection.
- Peloton — Perfect spot to work and/or grab a pizza.
- Fiskeriet Youngstorget — Great seafood at informal place.
- Tilt — Shuffleboard, pinball and lots of great beers.
- Crowbar — Brewpub with local and guest brews on tap.
- Freddy Fuego Burrito Bar — Mmmm, affordable burritos!
- Taco República — Mmmmm, top notch tasty tacos!
Places to walk and things to do
- Frogner Park — Lovely park (free!) full of fun statues to photograph and attribute false quotes about CSS.
- Karl Johans gate — Main street (free if you just walk!) from the central station, pass the Norwegian Parliament and National Theatre, and end up at the Royal Palace.
- Opera House — Awesome architecture to walk across (free!), right next to the central station.
- The Munch Museum — Go check out The Scream and other paintings (NOK 100). Natural History Museum (NOK 50) and Botanical Garden (free!) are in the same area.
- Astrup Fearnley — Art gallery (NOK 120) at Tjuvholmen, fancy part of the city that can be an interesting stroll. Bus 54 goes straight from Vulkan out here.
- Walk up to St. Hanshaugen — Follow Telthusbakken, Old Aker Church and cemetery, past the Synagogue in Bergstien and up to the park.
- Government Quarter — Not usually listed as a tourist attraction, these buildings are the first site of the 2011 terror attacks. We think it’s important that visitors come here. And when you go back home, remind others about this right-wing Christian terrorist with a xenophobic worldview. Don’t miss the unrepaired newspaper display case, and Y-block with mural by Pablo Picasso.
Practical tips and getting around
We recommend using public transport.