Monday, 19 December 2016

Oslo through the Pages of Jo Nesbø

Jo Nesbø is a Norwegian writer, his works have been translated to over 40 languages. Nesbø is primarily known for his crime novels about adventures of inspector Harry Hole.

Oslo through the Pages of Jo Nesbø

Take a guided tour and visit the places in Oslo described by the writer and that play an important role for his character Harry Hole.

RADISSON BLU SCANDINAVIA HOTEL 

The walk starts with the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Oslo situated behind the Royal Palace. According to the guides, the Hotel is in the very center of what they call the land of Harry Hole. From the upper floor of the hotel you can see three city districts: where the criminals live, where the crimes happen and where Harry Hole himself lives.

THE ROYAL PALACE 

Oslo through the Pages of Jo Nesbø

You will have two stops there. First, in the park and then under the main balcony of the Palace. The guide will tell you about the political situation in the country.

KARL JOHANS GATE STREET 

The main street of the city hosts one of the departments of the University of Oslo. The guide will tell you about Hole's true love, Rakel, as well as about the National Theatre, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Hotel Continental. All these places have significant importance for the characters of Jo Nesbø's novels.

EGERTORGET SQUARE 

Oslo through the Pages of Jo Nesbø

This square is situated just behind the Parliament, and plays a crucial role in one of the Nesbø's novels. According to the books, the imaginary hotel Leons is located just around the corner.

OSLO COURTHOUSE 

You will see the daily routine of Tinghuset – Oslo Courthouse, and the guide will tell you about the constitutional regime of Norway.

ASCHEHOUG PUBLISHING HOUSE 

Oslo through the Pages of Jo Nesbø

You will have a stop near the Aschehoug publishing house that publishes Jo Nesbø's novels. Here you will learn about Norwegian books and the demand on them worldwide. 

ST. OLAVS CHURCH 

Although Harry Hole is not religious, the guides assume that his beloved Rakel was a Catholic. You may go inside and examine one of Oslo’s catholic churches.

SOFIES GATE STREET 

Oslo through the Pages of Jo Nesbø

Harry Hole lives here. And the guides will tell you about the areas of Oslo called St. Hanshaugen and Bislett.

RESTAURANT SCHRØDER 

Harry Hole often goes to Schrøder restaurant because it is within a walking distance from his flat at Sofies Gate. Schrøder is one of few classical Oslo restaurants that offer traditional Norwegian dishes. Hans Schrøder opened his restaurant in 1925, and the interior is decorated with paintings of Oslo in the 1920s.

UNDERWATER PUB

Oslo through the Pages of Jo Nesbø

Underwater Pub is situated not far from Schrøder restaurant. When Harry Hole does not feel like going to Schrøder, he finds isolation here. After the tour you can enjoy live opera performances that are held there every Tuesday and Thursday.


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