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Scandic Holmenkollen Park
Scandic Holmenkollen Park

Oslo – an eco-friendly mecca

Situated between forests and a fjord, Oslo’s very location gives the city a head start when it comes to green credentials. The city’s innovative approach to sustainable issues has also resulted in it being named the European Green Capital 2019.

Scandic Holmenkollen Park

This luxurious hotel was built in the 1890s in the national romantic style. It’s located above the city next to the Nordmarka forest, with miles of hiking trails right on its doorstep. As well as its green location, the hotel has been awarded the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, which means it meets strict requirements on energy efficiency. You can reach the hotel directly from the city center by tram.

Scandic Holmenkollen Park

Kongeveien 26, Oslo

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PS:hotell

The building that houses the PS:hotell has been awarded an EU energy efficiency label class A, an indication of how energy­smart a building is. The hotel also provides secure employment for people who, for whatever reason, have an incomplete resume and have difficulty finding work. They get training and relevant work experience at the hotel, which is centrally located in Grünerløkka, one of Oslo’s most vibrant neighborhoods.

PS:hotell

Vulkan 22, Oslo

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Losæter

Losæter is run by urban farmer Andreas Capjon who grows 75 different vegetables and eight varieties of ancient grains. He regularly invites local residents to join in with the harvesting and to prepare meals, bake bread and eat dinner al fresco. You won’t find food that has traveled a shorter distance anywhere in Oslo.

Losæter

Bjørvika, Oslo

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Kontrast

This restaurant is only a few years old, but has already managed to earn a star in the Michelin Guide. Chef Mikael Svensson serves a selection of Scandinavian seafood and game from the mountains and forests. The restaurant was awarded the Michelin star for its high-quality Norwegian ingredients and for the technical perfection of their preparation.

Kontrast

Maridalsveien 15E, Oslo

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Fjong

At Fjong, you can rent your clothes instead of buying them, which is an excellent option for travelers. Fjong rents out clothes from both designers and private individuals, with labels available ranging from Gucci to Norwegian designer by TiMo.

Fjong

Drammensveien 72, Oslo

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Ma Vintage

When it comes to clothes, there’s nothing more environmentally friendly than second hand. Oslo has several good vintage boutiques, but the queen of them all is Ma Vintage at Briskeby, not far from the castle. Here fashionistas of all ages sell dresses, suits, coats, bags and shoes from labels such as YSL, Carven and Isabel Marant. The clothes are in such good condition and of such high quality that they’ll last for many years to come.

Ma Vintage

Briskebyveien 28, Oslo

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