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How to spend a weekend in Oslo


Set between a fjord and a vast tract of woodland, the picturesque city of Oslo offers an eclectic architectural mix, world-class museums and lively nightlife as well as a cutting-edge design scene – and is the perfect size to explore in a weekend

Etoile Bar
The unrivalled views across the city and parliament buildings from the Etoile Bar on the eighth floor of the Grand Hotel are especially impressive at sunset. Visit at lunchtime, when the bar is quieter and more relaxed, to work your way through the exquisite food menu, which features dishes made from the freshest local ingredients.
Etoile Bar, Grand Hotel Oslo, Karl Johans gate 31, 0159 Oslo, +47 2321 2000

Conzept
Conzept’s gallery-like space showcases some fine examples of Nordic creativity in a range made up of fashion collections by local designers, works of art, pottery, sculpture and handcrafted jewellery. Don’t leave without perusing the silver jewellery collection’s array of intriguing shapes and quirky designs inspired by pop art.
Conzept, Steenstrupsgate 12, 0554 Oslo, +47 2235 0900

David-Andersen
Family-run jeweller David-Andersen, established in 1876, has an impressive heritage that is evident in its high-quality collections and traditional design aesthetic. Its Oslo boutique plays host to the company’s full collection of gold, silver, diamond and enamel-based pieces, alongside jewellery from the world’s most luxurious brands, including Georg Jensen, Thomas Sabo and Ole Lynggaard.
David-Andersen, Karl Johans gate 20, 0159 Oslo, +47 2414 8800

Monki
Monki perfectly reflects the Scandinavian sense of style, combined with a dose of personality and a vibrant colour scheme. This Swedish label excels at creating wardrobe staples with an unusual twist and its stores reflect this, with bright décor in clashing colours and statement features such as oversized chandeliers and mirrored panelling.
Monki, Karl Johans gate 15, 0154 Oslo, +47 2241 1709

Norway Designs
A distinctive style and love of the avant-garde make Norway’s design scene one of Europe’s most intriguing, especially when it comes to interiors. Norway Designs stocks the most sought-after pieces from a range of independent artists and large local design firms, favouring high-quality pieces that push design boundaries.
Norway Designs, Stortingsgate 28, 0161 Oslo, +47 2311 4510

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