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How to move about and not get hangry in Oslo

Getting around and finding food isn’t difficult in Oslo, but we’re on a tight schedule during Ice Hot. You might have limited time to get from venue to venue, and to put something in your belly.

This guide will help you plan your day.


WALKING & PUBLIC TRANSPORT

FROM THE AIRPORT TO OSLO

If you arrive by flight, you’ll land at Gardermoen airport. From there the train takes you straight to the city center of Oslo.
You have two options. Vy, a bit cheaper, and Airport Express (Flytoget), a bit faster.

Regardless of which one you choose, the ride takes approximately 20 minutes.
Buy your tickets at the airport.

Venues

All venues for Ice Hot Oslo is located close to the city centre, and are easily reached by either walking or public transport.

Click here for a map of all the venues.
(Every performance are listed where they will be shown)

BÆRUM KULTURHUS – THE VENUE OUTSIDE OSLO 🚍

Bærum Kulturhus is located in Sandvika, west of Oslo. We will provide buses that will get you there and back. If you’re attending these performances (Rómeó ❤️ Júlía on Thursday, and YEBO YES! on Friday) you will receive direct information by mail and sms on when and where to show up for the bus.

We will provide a small snack on the bus for you.

If you want to get there on your own, your best bet is to take a train to Sandvika from the train station (Jernbanetorget tram stop).

Walking around

INFO ON WALKING AROUND IN OSLO 🏃🏾‍♂️🚶‍♀️

Walking is of course the easiest way to get around, but again, time is of essence, and it is winter.

If it’s icy or lots of snow, the time indications in Google Maps are not to be trusted.
You might want to get spikes for your shoes if it’s very slippery, but remember to take them off before entering buildings.

We have had below -20 degrees Celsius this winter. Please bring warm jackets, gloves, hats, scarfes, etc.
If you want to stay on top of the weather, Yr is the app to use.

Click here for live weather updates on Yr.

Public transport

GENERAL INFO ABOUT PUBLIC TRANSPORT & TICKETS 🎟️

Ruter is the public transport operator in Oslo.

If you buy a 7-day ticket in the Ruter app when you arrive, you’ll be more than fine (price 335 NOK for Sone 1).

Tickets can not be bought inside the vehicle or from the driver. Remember therefore to buy the ticket before you enter, and you won’t be fined Norway’s quite expensive penalties.

If the Ruter app is not an option for you, a travel card can be bought at these corner shops: Narvesen, 7-Eleven, Deli de Luca, or Mix

WHICH TRANSPORT SHOULD I USE? 🚊

There are several options, but we strongly suggest sticking to trams 11, 12, 18, since they all pass through the Ice Hot areas.

They go on average each 4th minute.

The venues are located between the stops Jernbanetorget and Birkelunden, and are reachable within a short walk from these three tram lines.

WHICH TRAM STOP TO GET OFF? 🟢

  • Dansens Hus and Vulkan Arena: Schous plass or Olaf Ryes plass
  • Riksscenen: Schous plass
  • The Opera: Jernbanetorget
  • Vega Scene and Jakobs kirke: Nybrua
  • Black Box teater: Birkelunden
  • Kubaparken: Olaf Ryes plass
  • Bærum Kulturhus: We provide buses

Click here to download the Ruter app.
(You must add a credit card to pay)


FOOD & RESTAURANTS

You decide how busy Ice Hot Oslo will be, which decides how much time you will have to eat.
Let Maslow’s hierarchy of needs help you make good food choices.

I’M IN A RUSH AND JUST NEED SOMETHING FAST 😵‍💫

Your best bet is to look out for these corner shops. Like the name suggest, look for the corners, they are everywhere! Search for these names on Google maps, and you will probably be close to one.

  • Backstube
  • Deli de Luca
  • Narvesen
  • Kaffebrenneriet
I WANT MORE THAN A SANDWICH, AND MAYBE SIT DOWN 🥹

This map gives you areas close to the venues with a variety of food options.

Click here for great food areas in Oslo.

For specific places, we suggest these food courts (click for directions)

I WANT TO SIT DOWN AND HAVE A PROPER MEAL WITH MY FRIENDS 🤤

The same areas as mentioned in the option above will have restaurants for you, but here are some suggestions.

Remember that a restaurants kitchen will probably close earlier than the restaurant itself. Check closing times, especially if going after the last performance of the day.

With all kinds of personal diets, thankfully most places in Oslo understand the need for variety.