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Charming, Affordable Flat by Edge of Quiet Park in Central Oslo

Bedrooms 3
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, sleeps 6 within walking distance to centre of Oslo

A RARE OPPURTUNITY: Pleasant modern 3 room downstairs apartment in beautiful building from 1897 located in very quiet area, right on top of the St.Hanshaugen Park (north-central) with direct views to this lovely park (no buildings opposite). From top of this park (3 mins. walk) you can view the Royal Palace, most of Oslo and the fjord. Fully equipped and furnished apartment. Under floor central heating. Wood burning stove. Air condition. WiFi/Internet. 75 sqm, 2 large rooms, both with sofa beds, and 1 bedroom with small double bed and single bed with its own en suite bathroom and kitchenette. Bed linens and towels provided. One of the large rooms has the main kitchen area, the other a dining table. Comfortable modern main bathroom with shower and toilet. Small garden (morning coffee at sunrise). Hardly any parking problems. This is the downstairs section of the owners’ apartment above and has its own entrance, with the park across the quiet one-way road. Good shops and cafés near by. This is central Oslo's highest point, located in Geitmyrsveien 31B, about 15-20 minutes walk to the city centre and 10 minutes walk to Oslo University Hospital. City maps provided in the apartment.

Morten PR Russell Wedén
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, german, swedish, danish, norwegian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 9, 2017

About Morten PR Russell Wedén

I was born 1947, and trained as graphic designer in London, were I worked as designer, later as writer and film critic in Norway. Stayed with my family in Italy and South Africa for some years. I am now enjoying traveling and working with real estate development. When this Oslo property is rented out, I myself usually stay in another apartment above. This means I am seldom far away should you need any assistance.

Morten PR Russell Wedén purchased this apartment in 1987

Why Morten PR Russell Wedén chose East Norway

The house sits high on a hill overlooking a lovely park. I was always attracted to this house and area for many years. Then came the opportunity to purchase. When I bought the apartment more than 28 years ago, I immediately connected to it. I felt I was 'home'. It is always like that with homes; it’s either love at first sight or there is no connection at all. This apartment is a perfect shelter, a place where you can relax completely. You image you are in the country, yet you are in the middle of a city. My three adult sons have grown up here, my baby boy has just started getting the feel of the place. Recently the facade went through a major restoration and most of the original details are in place. This apartment still has the original lay out, and although it has modern appliances throughout, it has hardly been altered since it was built in 1897. It is filled with lots of artefacts, prints, sculptures and antiques.

What makes this apartment unique

Through the years I have introduced some architectual salvage into the apartment; intarsia doors, among other things. These items do not contrast, but complement the apartment, so does the comprehensive video library, and films can be watched on a giant cinema screen. And in the morning you can bring your coffee with you out on the other side. In winter you can enjoy a drink in front of the roaring fire in the living room.

I can never see myself giving this apartment up for another.

Guestbook comments from the owner


I just wanted to say thank you. Our family had a wonderful stay in Oslo. Your lovely home was a great place to relax and enjoy our time together.
Nov 2014
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Oslo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 0
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • non smoking only ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Filtered Water
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom with comfortable underfloor heating.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bathroom with comfortable underfloor heating
  • Both bathrooms have wash basins, large showers and toilets.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed is large double.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sofa bed is large double.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Double bed is 120 cm, single bed is 75 cm
  • Two large bedrooms/sitting rooms with double sofa beds, one with kitchen/en suite bathroom Third bedroom has small double (120 cm) and one single bed plus own en suite bathroom. All rooms are very quiet.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 3 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • ski lift privileges
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Charming, Affordable Flat by Edge of Quiet Park in Central Oslo
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 37 reviews

oslo in late august

  • 5 of 5

This is a very comfortable apartment. Lots of room with a functional kitchen. At few nice restaurants within walking distance. City centre is within walking distance but if you like you can take a bus from just down the street. Supermarket is an easy walk. Restaurants in oslo are pricey much cheaper to cook you own meals to mitigate cost. I discovered Bislett stadium is about 10 minutes walk away if you wanted to come for the annual track meet that is quite special. Morten is easy to deal with and helpful. It is quiet at night you should sleep well. If you have a car there is street parking I recommend getting a spot before 5 pm as it can get a bit tight but even then we found one. Nice park across the street. Oslo is a wonderful city with world class and interesting museums and also easy access to countryside. If you wanted you can take the subway to wonderful hiking trails and even cross country skiing in winter. I could easily live in oslo and be quite happy

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 day family Easter Break

  • 5 of 5

Easy to get to, on bus routes from town centre. Central location for walking to Royal Palace & Frogner Park ( lovely shopping area ). Supermarket 3 mins walk away. At the top edge of a beautiful wooded park with panoramic view of the city at sunset. Morten was very helpful & showed us how it all worked. Very comfortable homely apartment with eclectic decor and lighting. Two bathrooms and a layout and sleeping arrangement that worked for the five of us. Kids are now students & we felt we were reliving our student days with LP's & large screen projector for DVD's. We got 3 day Oslo passes For museums & public transport. Great stay would do it again. David Wilson. N. Ireland

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cool basement apartment with park outside door

  • 4 of 5

It was a very cool place with lots of fun things to look at and a good location! Beautiful park steps from door.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Perfekter Aufenthalt

  • 5 of 5

Sehr schöne kleine Wohnung in zentraler Lage, die alles beinhaltet, was man braucht und ausreichend Platz für 4 Personen liefert.

Alles entsprach zu 100% unseren Erwartungen.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well-located Charming Flat Close to Central Oslo

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful 11 day stay in Morten's flat during our time in Oslo. Well located, about a 20 minute walk to city center with easy free street parking just in front should you drive. We always walked into town unless we were going across to the Kon Tiki and Fram Museums (our favorites in Oslo!) The flat is unlike any we've been in with its wonderful antique decorations from around the world throughout and an extensive book collection. Quite a lot of character to the flat. In an old-style building, we found our stay very comfortable - well-lite, large, nicely appointed with comfy beds for two adults and four kids. There is a large hilly park just across the street, lending a green open feel to the area. Morten was extremely courteous and easy to arrange things with - he showed us around upon arrival and was easy to reach and responsive. Highly recommended for a family stay close to the city.

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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  • 5 of 5

We made a pilgrimage to my mothers home country. It was three generations of us

including my daughter and we happened to choose the Independence week of May 17 to be in town.

Accommodations were costly when we looked around earlier in the year and we felt extremely lucky to have found this gem. Of coarse we didn't know really until we got there

and I speak for my whole family now when I say that the building was delightful beyond the pictures and commentary on the website. The home was charming and spacious and so well located that we found ourselves walking to the square often or picking up a convenient cab just down the block at the always stocked taxi stand. The park directly across the street gives it a greenbelt buffer and it was great to take a jog through the trails more than once.

Finally I will let you know that the owner "Morten" was professional and conscientious with

our understanding of his home. We would be honored to call this our home for the week again if we ever make it back to this Viking land.


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  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Pilgrims and other friendly souls are always welcome here!
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Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Oslo Airport Gardermoen
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Collett’s Café or Underwater Pub (opera Tues/Thurs
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Tjuvholmen; Colorline to Denmark and Germany
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
Oslo Central Station
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
Ring 3 motorway
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Pascal, Schröder, SmalHans or Arte Pazza
Nearest Ski
8 Kilometres
Holmenkollen, Frognerseteren
Nearest Beach
25 Kilometres
Tjuvholmen Oslo Centre or Huk Bygdøy
Car: not necessary

From the park right outside the apartment one has a panoramic view of Oslo, the fjord, the Holmenkollen ski jump and the wooded hills surrounding the city. During winter there is only a short trip to an eldorado for cross country- snow board or down hill skiers.

During summer you can just hang out in the popular park (it has an open air café), enjoy numerous good restaurants (Collets Cafe, Arte Pazza, Pascal, SmalHans, Schröder or the unusual Underwater Pub, where you can enjoy live opera on Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings), Alternatively you can walk to the city centre in 15 - 20 minutes.(Also bus no. 21 and 37). From the city centre (in front of the Town Hall) you can take a short ferry trip to the Viking Ships Museum, the Folk Museum and the Kon Tiki Museum at Bygdøy. Or go swimming in the new fashionable centre of town at Tjuvholmen or at Bygdøy’s popular beach Huk. Or you could go out to one of the islands for swimming or sightseeing. Oslo has many museums (Astrup Fearnley, Edvard Munch, National Gallery, Gustav Vigeland Park & Museum etc) in its centre. The city has quite a hectic nightlife with bars, music clubs and restaurants to cater for any taste. And during the summer there is only a few hours of darkness. Temperatures in summer vary between 16 to 22 but can reach 30 degrees centigrades. During winter temperatures vary between plus 4 to minus 15 centigrades.

Golf: The nearest golf course is situated at BOGSTAD, an estimated 7 km drive away (north west – Ankerveien 127). The Oslo Golf Club here is the oldest in Norway, established 1924 in an undulating parkland set on the banks of Lake Bogstad which borders the layout on two sides. The location is charming with generous fairways with some doglegs and plenty of trees which will only occasionally come into play after a wayward drive. The course was extensively renovated i 2009 by Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest & Associates, which included fairway and green drainage works and improved playing surfaces.

Tel. 0047 225 10560. Booking in advance is advised.

Ski: SKIING and SNOWBOARDING in Tryvann – 5 km drive away north or direct tram. Tryvann Vinterpark has a ski market share of more than 60% in the Oslo area and is the sixth largest ski resort in Norway measured by lift ticket sales, hosting close to 220.000 visitors per season. Two modern quad chairs provide uplift and there's a well featured terrain park. The normal season stretches from the beginning of December to mid-April with most of the runs covered by snowmaking open for night skiing to 10pm most of the season. Tryvann has direct access to 14 individual pistes, served by 6 ski lifts, a capacity of 10,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour. Snow cover is generally reliable due to the Scandinavian climate from November to April. Oslo airport within one hour’s drive, (or direct tram/airport express) so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Tryvann are perfectly feasible. All levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert, well-catered for. Highly rated by Snowboarders


Rates & Availability

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Winter/Spring 2017
Jan 6 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

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