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Gunnar Skoglund

Sommelier

Author, sommelier, and former wine blogger and journalist. Now Head of Communications at wine importer Vinarius. Author of “The House Wine” (Norwegian) and former columnist for food magazine NORD.

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Mari Mathews

Outdoor Adventurer

I am an outdoor enthusiast from Whistler, Canada currently living in Oslo, Norway and building a community for sharing local tips about outdoor adventures in an app called Outtt. Our mission is to deliver quality content and authentic wilderness experiences through providing highly curated content, insider tips, and high quality mapping. We want to give you the freedom to adventure.

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Alessia Spedding Molteberg

Food Editor and Chef

I believe food is the great connector between people — something everyone has in common, regardless of what they eat and how they eat it. A food magazine editor and cook by trade, I’ve been fortunate enough to spend the last 10 years professionally exploring the world’s many wonderful food cultures. Gingerbud is my latest Oslo-based project, offering tasting workshops, ingredient tours & food events focusing on the authentic flavors of Asia.

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Jakob Montelius

Chef

I’m the chef at Madu, a Nordic Raw restaurant in the heart of Oslo.

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Rebecca Hawkes

Photographer and Designer

British photographer, art director & graphics designer living somewhere between London and Oslo. Rebecca believes inspiration is everywhere and within everything if only we take the time to look for it.

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Gunnar Garfors

Journalist, World Traveler

Gunnar Garfors travels hard. He completed visiting all the world’s 198 countries (193 UN members, the Vatican, Kosovo, Palestine, Western Sahara, Taiwan) on May 8, 2013, as the youngest hobby traveler. He also set a world record by visiting 5 continents in 1 day on June 18, 2012 using only scheduled transport. He is originally a journalist, but now makes his living (traveling) as CEO of a TV company and President of an international radio and TV organization.

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Tim Wendelboe

World Champion Barista

Tim Wendelboe is a coffee roastery, an espresso bar and a coffee resource and training centre in Oslo’s Grünerløkka area. Coffee is all about the perfect beans, the right equipment and techniques and the best milk.

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Georgina Berry

Freelance writer

Brit living in beautiful Oslo, Norway. Enjoys writing about travel, cultural hotspots, and great food.

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Lachlan McLeod

Brewer

Little Brother Brewery (Lillebror Bryggeri - in Norwegian), is a Craft Brewery located in Oslo, specializing in Real Ales and Lagers.

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Astrup Fearnley

Art Museum

Astrup Fearnley Museet is a private museum of contemporary art, and has since its opening in 1993 been one of the most important art institutions in Oslo. The museum moved to Tjuvholmen in 2012, beautifully located by the Oslo Fjord in a building designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano.

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Alexandra Mahrberg

Personal Shopper & Stylist

I work as an independent fashion stylist and personal shopper in Oslo. I work with both men and women. Before founding my own business, I worked as shop manager for Filippa K.

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MAD

Architects

As you and I, buildings are social beings. And just like us, architecture cannot live and prosper unless it relates to its environment. We strive towards our ideal of creating architecture that adapts while maintaining personality and character; which is blending in by standing out!

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Ariana Hendrix

Stay.com Content Editor

A native of northern Michigan, I’ve lived in London and San Francisco and now call beautiful Oslo, Norway home. I’m a writer who loves food, wine, literature, craft beer, fashion, history, and exploring the great outdoors. I’m also a content editor for Stay.com. Happy travels!

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Cecilie Moestue

Journalist

I’m a freelance journalist from Oslo. I blog about hotels and traveling, and I write for Norwegian online publications.

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Maria Hole - Noes

Design Ambassador

I’m the founder of Noes as, Hot design to cold climates. Noes offers a wide range of services to design editors and manufacturers in the global furniture industry. The mission is to communicate the extended value of good design and to bring Spanish modern design to Nordic homes.

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Deanna Berg

Designer & Photographer

I’m an American photographer and graphic designer living the dream in Oslo, Norway with my Norwegian husband, our toddler daughter, and our two cats.

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Ravi

Rap Artist

Ivar Christian Johansen has been at part of Oslo’s and Norway’s music scene since mid-90’s, playing with bands such as jaga jazzist (which he founded) Briskeby, St. Thomas and The Jessica Fletchers. Since 2002 his main project has been norwegian-language-rap under the alias Ravi (Ivar spelled the wrong way), and has co-operated with a number of musicians.

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Imke Tschentke

Designer

The experience of foreign cultures is an important source of inspiration for my designs. Originally from Germany, I have studied and worked in in different countries, such as Italy, Scotland and Israel. In 2008 I moved to Oslo and work here as a freelance product designer under the name “Oslonaut”.

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Claudia

Stay.com's Content Manager

Stay.com Content & Community Manager | World Traveler | Health Coach | Yoga Teacher | Vegetarian

Creator of tons of Stay.com guides focusing on health and budget. Expect juice bars, independent cafes, yoga studios, free attractions and a whole lot more.

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Anders Braathen

Chef & Restaurant Owner

Anders is the chef and co-owner of Smalhans, a neighborhood eatery where you can go to to meet friends, enjoy dinner with your family or relax by yourself with something good to eat and drink.

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Dave Tippett

Baker

I am a British baker living in Oslo since 2002. I worked for a decade in Banking and IT before releasing my inner passion and opening a catering and bakery service.

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Dapper

Bike Store and Barbershop

Dapper offers traditional barber equipment, clothing and bicycles for people who love quality and style. Here you can get a shaving brush, a shirt and a classic city bike all in one place!

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Nina Frydenlund

Journalist & Photographer

I am a photographer and journalist who loves to be outdoors. Growing up in Norway my parents taught me to appreciate every aspect of being outside, both in the city and in the country. I divide my time between Oslo and our family farm in the Swedish woods. I always bring my camera and look for new angles, exciting buildings, beautiful sunsets, city lights and colorful street art.

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Katrine Mosfjeld

Travel Expert

I’m Katrine Mosfjeld (39), mother of one. Lived in Oslo for more than 12 years. Worked as the division manager for VisitOSLOs tourist Information Centres, and is still working in VisitOSLO, as Director of Digital Development. Author of the official book of Oslo: “Oslo. Capital of Culture and nature”, in 9 languages and both paper and iPad-version. Loves Oslo, and loves helping people find their Oslo! That’s why she seems to be stuck with VisitOSLO, now for the 13th year and counting.

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Cappelens Forslag

Independent Bookstore

Norway´s most independent and unpredictable bookstore has been the setting for everything from concerts, book readings, television shows and live broadcasts by BBC World radio. Mostly, though, it´s a quiet refuge for the kind of people who would get this far down a list like this one. Oh, and there´s coffee if you ask for it.

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Leela Yoga

Yoga Teachers

We are Kelsi and Tonje from Leela Yoga, and we are both on a mission to transform the way people think and feel about yoga. To help us nourish our body’s we love to explore Oslo’s hidden healthy foodie gems, shop local and of course play in the nature we have available here in the city!

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Kari Traa

Personal Trainer

Hi! I’m Zandra Stenman, a personal trainer working for Kari Traa, the famous Norwegian freestyle skier.

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MMM

Singer/Songwriters

We’re Ida and Johanne, a young singer songwriter duo from Oslo, playing cool and melodic pop tunes.

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Food Studio

Good & Honest Food

Food Studio is about sharing stories of people that believe in good and honest food. With good and honest food we mean food that both tastes good, has a positive impact on our health, food that´s responsibly produced, food that´s a result of plants and animals being treated well, and food that inspires us!

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Arne Hjeltnes

Writer & TV Host

I’ve written 15 travel books, hosted travel programs, have a great passion for food and never get tired of discovering the best new places.

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Taku

Sushi Chef and Teacher

After traveling to and working as a sushi chef in Copenhagen, London, Spain, Hong Kong and Japan I landed in Oslo. Besides hunting for the best sushi places, I offer sushi workshops and private dinners.

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Marte Marie Forsberg

Photographer and Food Stylist

I’m a visual story maker, a photographer and stylist who fell in love with food and traveling. I lived and traveled in many countries and I always take my passion for food, minimalistic images, design and creativity with me.

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Mariangela (Tristania)

Singer/Songwriter

Lead singer in Tristania - a famous Norwegian Gothic Metal band - , music teacher and live music lover. Originally from Sardinia, Italy, I’m passionate about music as a language and cultural interpretations.

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Lopi

Fashion Designer

Bergá Thorgrimsdottir is the cool girl behind the Scandinavian fashion brand Lopi. Lopi loves the strangeness in fashion and the weirdness in style.

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Alehunt

Beer Experts

AleHunt lets you find the best beers, places and breweries. We keep track of where to get beers.

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Live Music in Oslo with Ravi

Live Music in Oslo with Ravi

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Ravi

Rap Artist

A night out with the rap aritst Ravi. My recommendations have a highly personal tone, and I hope you like them. The early days at Blå were 17 years ago now. Back then I was just starting out with the band jaga jazzist. Oslo's live music scene has grown exponentially since then, and has much to offer.

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Ravi

Rap Artist. Ivar Christian Johansen has been at part of Oslo’s and Norway’s music scene since mid-90’s, playing with bands such as jaga jazzist (which he founded) Briskeby, St. Thomas and The Jessica Fletchers. Since 2002 his main project has been norwegian-language-rap under the alias Ravi (Ivar spelled the wrong way), and has co-operated with a number of musicians.