The SpaceKolsås is apeaceful small community in the "countryside", but still very close to Oslo and the great variety of cultural life which we enjoy as often as possible. We moved here specifically to live conveniently close to the subway station, and still be able to enjoy open skies and fields, rivers and forests. Our building has 6 appartements and we live on the first floor - only 5 small steps up.
We are great animal-lovers, and warmly welcome likeminded people to stay with us and our lovely dog. Furry friends are also very welcome to stay, as long as they are not overly noisy, and get along well with our dog :)
As our guest
Guest AccessAs our guest you have disposal of your private bedroom and bathroom. You are also welcome to use the open plan livingroom/kitchen, for cooking, eating or just hanging out. There is plenty of room and seating space and a large dining table. In the fridge there is a a shelf for you, if you need it. Coffee (instant) and a variety of tea is on the house. We eat mostly plant-based food, and even though you are very welcome to cook, we prefer that you don't deep-fry or prepare meat or poultry.
We love going to the gym and working on those muscles ;), and also drink a variety of shakes and smoothies. For guests who are interested, we are happy to offer protein (vegan) shakes at an additional cost. If you like, we can offer a simple breakfast and also dinner if what we're having that day is to your taste (probably delicious veggie-food, possibly fish;)
Breakfast: NOK 50,- pr serving ( i e fresh bread/croissants), butter, marmelade, juice)
Protein shake (vegan): NOK 50,-
Dinner: Soups NOK 50,- Other dishes NOK 100,-
Outside this living/diningroom there is a big balcony that you may use. It's spacious, and there are some furniture to sit on, but nothing fancy. We have plans to upgrade next year :) Interaction with GuestsPlease do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions, and if we can assist you in any way. We're happy to welcome you into our friendly and homely home :) Not to tidy, not to messy, a bit eclectic, and very happy. Expect to be repetedly invited to play by the dog (look out for a yellow ball;) Relax and enjoy your stay, we'll do whatever we can to make you comfortable, and ensure you have a good day or more as our guest.
We have our private livingroom, next to the kitchen, where we retire to be by ourselves. Still, don't hesitate to knock on the door if you need us :) The NeighborhoodSubway:
3 minutes walk and across the road. Subway leaves for Oslo every 15 min. 25 min. to Majorstuen, where you can get on the subway to Holmenkollen ski-jump, Frognerseteren café and restaurant - incredible view-point. From Majorstuen you are a very short walk/tram-ride from Frognerparken and the Vigeland sculptures, and the area also offers great shopping and variety of restaurants and cozy cafes. If you stay on the subway from Kolsås another 5 minutes (30 mins. total), you reach Nationalteateret station in the centre of Oslo. There you have easy commute to trains, buses, boats and ferries. Boat trips to the many islands in the Oslo fjord is highly recommended, as is boat trips to Bygdøy and the museums; Kon Tiki, Viking ships, Folkemuseet. The station is very close to the Royal castle and park, shopping streets, cinemas, galleries, the parliament building and the city hall, Akershus fortress, Nobel Peace centre, cafes, bars, restaurants. We especially recommend visiting Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen just 3 minutes walk down to the seaside from the subwaystation.
Take the subway a couple of stops more, and you reach the central station and a short walk to the opera building by the sea (highly recommended). From outside the central station you can get on a short tram-ride up the hill to Ekeberg restaurant (view point) and the famous sculpture park in the forest.
Only 3 min. walk from the appartement. In 7 minutes you can be in Sandvika, a small town nearby with easy commute to trains (also to the airport - Flytoget), and many other buses. Sandvika has a large and very good shopping mall, and great walking possibilities i e Kalvøya - a small island right outside of the centre. In summer you can enjoy the beaches or dive from the rocks. 7 minutes in the other direction you can visit Bærums Verk, a very picturesque little valley of traditional crafts, art and cafés, and a very popular tourist attraction (see pictures :)
If you arrive by car, the drive from Oslo takes around 15-20 minutes (depending on traffic/rush hour). Right next to the subway station there is a huge parking lot for commuters.
Sports and outdoor-life in the area:
- 3 minutes walk to lighted 2,5 km rollerski-track, also used for regular skiing during snowy season.
- In the same location you find baseball and cricket fields, skating rink (winter) indoors and out, tennis courts and frisbee-golf course.
- Walk paths and hiking routes in all directions and varied terrain.
- The Kolsås peak; a short and steap hike to incredible views toward the Oslo fjord. Kolsås is also popular for climbers.
3-5 minutes walk to small shopping centre with farmacy, post office, library, wine shop, food, drink, flowers, clothes, kiosk, sushi take-away, café and more..
2 minutes walk to small grocery shop. Getting AroundSubway:
3 minutes walk, 25 minutes to Majorstuen, 30 minutes to Oslo centre and Nationalteateret station. A couple of minutes more, and you are at the Central station and commute to all trains, also most buses and trams.
3 minutes walk, and lots of buses in both directions. 7 minutes ride to Sandvika and trainstation, also train to Gardemoen airport.
Large parking lot by the subway station.