A compact adventure to explore Oslo and Norway’s history, culture and traditions. The central points of the program are now ready – including the grand opening by Oslo’s Mayor in the City Hall – and the Program Fee (mandatory) as well as accommodations (optional) is ready for booking. To make it easier for those who need it and most of all to have a HUB for meeting, we have chosen the First Millennium Hotel. The criterion was good quality & service at central location for a favourable price. My wife and I were invited there for breakfast just before Christmas to go through the program, their offer as well as our expectations and of course we gladly take you along:

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From left to right: The Receptionist, the Sales Manager and the Reservations Manager.

The hotel is located in downtown Oslo – a few steps from the main street Karl Johan – within easy reach of the city’s sights and public transportation. So with the Oslo Pass (included in the Program Fee), you’ll easily reach all you want to explore in Oslo and the local area.
The hotel was built in 1998 in a functionalist Art Deco style of the 1930s. The interior of the hotel is created by one of Norway’s leading architects, Plateau. You’re welcome to have a glimpse:
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The lobby nicely decorated for Christmas.
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The lounge and public sitting arias.

The Manager decided that we should have an Oslo Blog Gathering stand in the lounge with special information for the participants. At the stand there will be representatives from the Oslo Tourist Office at strategic times to advise you as well. The first day’s guided tour: Highlights of Oslo will start from the hotel and the Gathering’s local hosts will invite you to join their guided tours from here as well. To make it short; The Oslo Blog Gathering’s meeting place will be First Millennium Hotel.

No, no! I haven’t forgotten the breakfast :-) It’s included in the favourable hotel price, so I guess you would know it’s worth the money:
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Breakfast buffet with warm and cold options.
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My wife and I had each our plate and it was just delicious!

So as you can tell, we’ve planned and prepared the best we can. Even more; the hotel manager invited the planning group of locals and expats to a meeting with tapas and the works at the end of Jan. We will among other things, discuss what to do after the day’s sightseeing to enjoy the long summer nights in Oslo.

You’ll all have an experience of a life time – so is this an offer you can refuse? Well, go and book right away then!


  1. This sounds very exciting. I am going to see if you list an email so I can ask you some questions.

  2. OK I sent you the email. First it would not take it because there were parenthesis around @, but when I took them off, it went. Hope you get it.

  3. I want to go this place! But in this moment I need to dream for all experience.

  4. Thank you so much for all of your hard work putting this together! Hope to see you at the end of the month! : )

  5. buffet with warm and cold option .. nice …with favourable price

  6. Looks like a fabulous place … great choice!

  7. I just found your blog a few weeks ago and I am enjoying traveling with you. Great pictures and I like that you include the cuisine. Can’t wait to hear what you learn from this history venture. I thought it fantastic the hotel manager took an interest in the gathering and is providing information.

    Thanks for letting us tag along. Sandi

  8. I love breakfast meetings :-)

  9. Tempted, tempted…

    Love the choice of hotel, it looks fabulous!

  10. I see that you have planned such events before – your guests will not be disappointed.

  11. Renny, this looks like a great opportunity to meet and learn. There is a possibility that we might attend – we do have a business meeting in Oslo this summer. We will try to schedule it around this date, to be able to attend.

    Btw, I am no longer on SU, or digg. Find me on Twitter @miguelstil when you have an urgent message :) or just leave a message on my blog, as you already did.

    Happy New Year from Germany!

  12. OMG
    -20grC I will think on you ……….. LOL
    Its not normal but its in Europe on all places

    Enjoy your weekend
    (We can make a snowman :-)


  13. it looks really wonderful

  14. It was fun checking out this hotel with you, and it did finally get my approval! And of course I am a good photographer as well, you look very handsome in the reception. Think in just a few month this place will be filled with our friends! Yahoo!!

  15. lol ! delicious food .. is it sweet ?

  16. great post reny i love this one

  17. You think of everything, Renny!
    The hotel looks comfy and I can’t wait to try the yummy food.
    Hope I can make it to the blog gathering eventually.

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  19. it’s so comfortable to sit on the sofa

  20. Great post. Here we have -22 today.
    Have a nice week end in Oslo!

  21. Looks very nice…we visited Oslo in June and it is a beautiful place. I was shocked at the expense of everything! I loved it there even though. Have a wonderful weekend.

  22. Hi there!
    Greetings from Cairo!
    Should I organize blog dating again? Later in the spring, what do you think?

  23. And to the right:
    The modest “Father” of Oslo Blog Gathering 2010.

    I must say I wish all your readers and many more wellcome to Oslo 2010. I’ll do my best to guide and tell hidden stories only locals do know about

  24. Wow., you have certainly gone to a lot of trouble, Renny. Thank you. It’s certainly appreciated.

  25. That’s an awesome venue! I can’t wait to be there!

  26. well too bad i can not attend that.. but i hope someday i will

  27. Right downtown and close to everything. I’ve never stayed there because I live in the area, but I walk past it all the time. It’s one of the better hotels in that part of the city.

  28. @oklahoma you live in the area .. nice :)

  29. Oh, but I know an even better place to stay…. *giggles*

    Joke aside: well done! We’ll be there, looking forward to meet all joyful bloggers :-D

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  31. the receptionist seem too fat to me :)

  32. Interesting. If I got a chance, I will take a leave for one week and enjoy this grand hotel.

  33. I just knew that it was 1930 style, i did not know that before

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