Winterproof lifestyle … that suits G.I.G.A. DX just as well as Oslo. We fell in love with the forests and fjords at first site in Norway’s lively capital. The creative architecture and fascinating pieces of art are simply impressive. We went out to explore the area and discovered the most beautiful spots.
A crisp ocean breeze and the newest trends can be found at the shoreline of the Oslo fjord in Aker Brygge. The mixture of time-honoured shipyard buildings and modern architecture lend this lively in-district a special appeal. Our casual G.I.G.A. DX look suits this area equally well as Karl Johans Gate, the main and grand boulevard of Oslo. The boulevard’s namesake was the Swedish-Norwegian King Karl III. Johan. At Karl Johans Gate, the royal palace is supplemented by the cathedral, national theatre and the impressive Grand Hotel. Of course you can also enjoy shopping like royalty here, too.
You are welcome to indulge – in Mathallen. The former volcanic foundry is a place for highly coveted delicacies. Here you can buy high-quality food directly from the producer. A number of Norwegian farmers can be found in Bondens. In addition to types of hams and cheese, other elk-delicacies are also presented here, of course. If you are up for it, you can sample different local specialities right on site at the different Mathallen shops.
Cute little houses and spacious gardens are located by the Akerselva River, behind the historical industrial buildings. The popular trendy district features an astounding high density of student cafés, bars and clubs. So off you go in the cool hybrid jackets by G.I.G.A. DX. How about southern Italian dining culture in the high north? For that, the best place is the Villa Paradiso, which features a vintage style. The oven-baked pizza tastes like it was just made in Naples. An initial sample can be found on villaparadiso.no
The Operahuset, Norway’s national stage for opera and ballet does not only offer excellent performances but its architecture is also impressive.The accessible roof of the opera house is a true delight – with a fantastic view of the city and fjord. The up-and-coming Barcode area is located beside it. The developing harbour is increasingly taking shape and is seen as the Eldorado for young architects due to its numerous new buildings and daring architecture.