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The long summer evenings, with the sun setting around 11pm, is Oslo‘s festival season. Norwegian Wood, between 10 and 13 June, offers world-class acts like Van Morrison, Mark Knopfler and Jackson Browne.
FROM AIRPORT TO CITY
Make the two-hour journey by Torp Ekspressen bus to Oslo city centre; 300 kroner (€37) return.
Make the seagulls jealous and buy prawns straight off the trawlers in the harbour. Enjoy them in the sunshine with a squeeze of lemon juice.
Trondheimsveien 5, Tel: +47 23 35 3070, www.sydost.no Set in a historic bank building, Südøst glides effortlessly from breakfast bakery to afternoon restaurant and chic evening terrace bar.
Kongensgate 5, +47 23 10 7200, www.grimsgrenka.no As sleek as the boutique hotel below, the rooftop Q Lounge is where Oslo’s beautiful people come for sundowners. Gingertini is 96 kroner (€10).
Kirsten Flagstads plass 1, +47 21 42 2100, www.operaen.no Prepared to be wowed by Oslo’s spectacular waterfront opera house glittering like an iceberg next to the harbour. You can saunter up the sloped roof for the views and there are often free concerts at lunchtime.
Skip the tourist cruises; Ferry 94 leaves hourly from Vippetangen dock and crosses the fjord to Langøyene island. Locals come to picnic or sunbathe.
Words Jim Whyte