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Insider Guide To Oslo With Crystal Haze

Norwegian trendsetters Ophelia Alickaj and Sara Vlatkovic created Crystal Haze Jewellery as an ode to the playful nostalgia of their childhoods.

Their mood-boosting jewels are characterised by the use of semi-precious stones, and the brand’s signature youthful charms boast a free-spirited approach true to their DNA.

Based in Oslo, Norway, the founders share their insider tips for summer in the city, including where to find the best food, culture and shopping.

The best time to visit…

From May to August, you will be amazed at the long summer nights when the sun sets as late as 10pm.

Our first pitstop should be…

A pick-you-up lunch at Atlas Brasserie at Hotel Amerikalinjen. Recommending the best Caesar salad we have ever tried in the world.

Your favourite hotel to check-in at is..

You guessed it! Hotel Amerikalinjen, located in the city centre of Oslo with short walking distance of almost every tourist attraction in the city.


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For an early morning workout head to…

Go for a run in Vigelandsparken. One of the most beautiful parks in Europe in our opinion. 

Where should we go for breakfast?

Vandelay at Barcode has the most amazing breakfast. You can choose anything from eggs to pancakes. 

Where can we find the best coffee?

At Stockfleths, they have several shops around town and the best coffee ever. We are obsessed with their iced latte. 

How about for a long, lazy lunch?

For a long and lazy lunch enjoy an amazing view of Oslofjord at Hanami, Aker Brygge. 


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Your favourite restaurant in town?

Mon Oncle is our favourite restaurant in town. Listen to amazing bangers from the 90s and eat easy French cuisine. 

And for dinner with friends?

We are back at our first pit stop in Oslo, go back to Atlas Brasserie for an amazing food experience and ambience. Next door you have the best drinks in town and a jazz club in the basement of the hotel. Basically, you have everything you need in one place. 

The drink to order at the bar…

Gin & Tonic Monkey 47 or Cosmopolitan on the Rocks. 

The best place for people watching…

Sit down at Kaffebrenneriet at Frogner. They have a great location with sun shining all day where you can see all the fabulous people walking by in one of the most expensive neighbourhoods in Oslo. 

Where can I go shopping?

Head to Moniker, the most beautiful multi-brand store in Oslo which a wide range of niche brands. 


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For the best views head to:

The top of the Opera house is accessible any time of the day and you see the Oslo fjord, city and barcode. 

One place only locals know about. 

DaiKai is located in Barcode, or Vika, a small spa where they offer different types of massages. Great for a weekend boost when tired after all the walking around the city. 

The culture spot to rave about… 

Astrup Fearnley Museum is one of the best museums in town for contemporary art. It is also located at Aker Brygge with an excellent choice of restaurants around. One to mention is Arts restaurant where they an excellent menu to enjoy whilst savouring the selection of beautiful art exhibited inside.

A book to read before we go (or while you’re there)…

Anything Jo Nesbø. He is from Oslo. 

For a change of pace try… 

Salt Oslo for a change of pace. Rent a private sauna and dip into the ocean. This is open all year so if you’re bold enough, take the challenge during the winter time.

Souvenir to take home?

A Norwegian Lucky Troll or Nostalgia Bear from Crystal Haze Jewelry.

In one word, Oslo is…


A must-try spot for date night?

Try out Hos Thea for a cosy and romantic atmosphere with amazing food and a great selection of wine. 

The best place to treat yourself is…

For shopping, treat yourself at Moniker. For a meal, treat yourself with a Norwegian waffle at Baker Brun in Majorstuen – add brown cheese! A Norwegian speciality.  

Your favourite neighbourhood(s)…



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Great day trips include…

Take a step out of the city and enjoy Villa Malla for a day trip with beautiful views of the ocean in a very dreamy location. 

How should we spend the final day of our trip?

Go back to the places you loved the most and rent an electric scooter for the day to ensure you didn’t miss anything. 

What’s your Oslo secret?

For food, it’s Burek Factory at Grunerløkka or the crispy duck for dinner by the Nationaltheatret.

Essential items to pack? 

A pair of good walking shoes that look stylish while exploring the beautiful city. A warm sweater – during summertime in Oslo it can be breezy during the evenings. A pair of chic sunglasses. We always check Briskeby Optikk for the best selection. A small cross-body bag. For a carefully picked out and curated selection of trendsetting bags to invest in we always visit Vincci. Jewellery to style up any outfit. Polaroid camera to capture the moments in a vintage style look.

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