Kim Ertsås

Concierge, Grand Hotel Oslo

  • Oslo, Norway, EUR

Kim Ertsås has eight years of experience in the hotel industry and has been a member of Les Clefs d’Or Norway since 2009. He started his hotel career at Rica Park Hotel in Sandefjord, Norway, having inherited a passion for the hotel industry from his father, a manager of different hotels in Southern Norway. Kim is currently the president of Les Clefs d’Or Norway.

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    What are the best attractions in Oslo?

    Vigeland Sculpture Park

    The Vigeland Sculpture Park is the largest sculpture park made by one single artist in the world, and is open to visitors all year.

    A Visit to the unique Vigeland Sculpture Park, the legacy of Gustav Vigeland to the city of Oslo, is a must when visiting Oslo. Gustav Vigeland started to work on the sculpture park in 1924, and was still working on it when he died in 1943. Here he had the chance to let his imagination run riot and, the central path takes you into a world of frowning, fighting and posturing bronze figures, which flank the footbridge one the river.

    Beyond the central fountain is an enormous bowl representing the burden of life, supported by straining, sinewy bronze Goliaths, while underneath, water tumbles out around figures engaged in play or talk, or simply resting or standing.

    The Park contains of more than 200 sculptures in bronze and granite, focusing on the cycles of life and death. A stroll through the park makes you feel you are in a different world.

    In the end of the park you will see the twenty-meter-high obelisk up on the stepped embankment, and the granite sculpture grouped around it, which will really take your breath away.  

    Open daily, no entrance fee.

    The Royal Palace

    In the summer, while the Royal family is away on vacation, they open up the Royal Palace to the public in the form of guided tours. During a guided tour you will enter the palace through the tailgate, which is located in the back of the building. In the hall you enter to there are possibility to hang you jackets and bags away, before you meet your guide. The guide tour then start and the guide will show around the palace and you will enter the most beautiful and most important rooms. You will get to hear what the rooms are used for and of course all about the history of the building and wo has lived here since it was completed in 1849.



    The Opera house

    Book a tour to visit the “inside” of the new opera in a stylish design in Norwegian wood. If the weather allows, you can also take a tour on the roof.

    The New Opera house is the result of an international architect competition held in 2000. The Renowned architect firm Snøhetta won the contest. Snøhetta is a Norwegian architect firm, but with solid international experience. Among other projects, they designed the new museum for “ground Zero” in New York.

    In the spring of 2008, the new opera house was ready to open its doors. It houses the Norwegian Opera and Ballet – Norway’s biggest culture and stage institution.

    The building area is 38,500 square meters and consists of more than 1000 rooms. In the main hall, a 1,370 – strong audience will be able to enjoy a performance and the great acoustics which have been the main focus throughout the building process.


    Akershus Fortress and Castle

    Throughout 700 years, Akershus Castle have played a central role in Norwegian history. As a Royal residence, centre of administration and as a military fortification, the Fortress and the castle have been the stage of both mundane and dramatic events, inhabited and visited by several significant historical persons. As of today the castle continues to thrive at the centre of historical events, being the Norwegian Governments principal location for official functions and state occasions. A guided tour to Akershus Castle is a journey through Norway’s history from the 12th century until the present. You may admire the beautiful historically restored halls or marvel at the gloomy dungeons and dark hallways.


    Monday – Saturday 10:00-16:00                                 Entrance fee adults  NOK 70 pp 
    Sunday                    12:00-16:00                                 Entrance fee children NOK 30 pp
    Phone:                +47 2241 2521
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    What are the best attractions in Oslo?

    Vigeland Sculpture Park

    The Vigeland Sculpture Park is the largest sculpture park made by one single artist in the world, and is open to visitors all year.

    A Visit to the unique Vigeland Sculpture Park, the legacy of Gustav Vigeland to the city of Oslo, is a must when visiting Oslo. Gustav Vigeland started to work on the sculpture park in 1924, and was still working on it when he died in 1943. Here he had the chance to let his imagination run riot and, the central path takes you into a world of frowning, fighting and posturing bronze figures, which flank the footbridge one the river.

    Beyond the central fountain is an enormous bowl representing the burden of life, supported by straining, sinewy bronze Goliaths, while underneath, water tumbles out around figures engaged in play or talk, or simply resting or standing.

    The Park contains of more than 200 sculptures in bronze and granite, focusing on the cycles of life and death. A stroll through the park makes you feel you are in a different world.

    In the end of the park you will see the twenty-meter-high obelisk up on the stepped embankment, and the granite sculpture grouped around it, which will really take your breath away.  

    Open daily, no entrance fee.

    The Royal Palace

    In the summer, while the Royal family is away on vacation, they open up the Royal Palace to the public in the form of guided tours. During a guided tour you will enter the palace through the tailgate, which is located in the back of the building. In the hall you enter to there are possibility to hang you jackets and bags away, before you meet your guide. The guide tour then start and the guide will show around the palace and you will enter the most beautiful and most important rooms. You will get to hear what the rooms are used for and of course all about the history of the building and wo has lived here since it was completed in 1849.



    The Opera house

    Book a tour to visit the “inside” of the new opera in a stylish design in Norwegian wood. If the weather allows, you can also take a tour on the roof.

    The New Opera house is the result of an international architect competition held in 2000. The Renowned architect firm Snøhetta won the contest. Snøhetta is a Norwegian architect firm, but with solid international experience. Among other projects, they designed the new museum for “ground Zero” in New York.

    In the spring of 2008, the new opera house was ready to open its doors. It houses the Norwegian Opera and Ballet – Norway’s biggest culture and stage institution.

    The building area is 38,500 square meters and consists of more than 1000 rooms. In the main hall, a 1,370 – strong audience will be able to enjoy a performance and the great acoustics which have been the main focus throughout the building process.


    Akershus Fortress and Castle

    Throughout 700 years, Akershus Castle have played a central role in Norwegian history. As a Royal residence, centre of administration and as a military fortification, the Fortress and the castle have been the stage of both mundane and dramatic events, inhabited and visited by several significant historical persons. As of today the castle continues to thrive at the centre of historical events, being the Norwegian Governments principal location for official functions and state occasions. A guided tour to Akershus Castle is a journey through Norway’s history from the 12th century until the present. You may admire the beautiful historically restored halls or marvel at the gloomy dungeons and dark hallways.


    Monday – Saturday 10:00-16:00   Entrance fee adults  NOK 70 pp 
    Sunday  12:00-16:00   Entrance fee children NOK 30 pp
    Phone: +47 2241 2521
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    What are the best museums in Oslo?

    National Gallery
    National gallery

    When Parliament in 1836 decided to establish a national museum of fine art in the capital, it was out of a desire to show young nations own art In the context of the older European tradition. This was the start of the National Gallery, which eventually came to build up its own collection of art through purchases and donations. During the institution’s history, the country’s Largest collection of Norwegian and international artists painstakingly build up by the inclusion in the national museum of art totaled approx.  4 500 paintings, 900 sculptures, original, 950 plaster casts, 17 300 drawings and 25 000 prints. The building itself was designed in Neo-renaissance style of H.E. Schirmer and his son. The national Gallery rights in Oslo’s centre has Norways largest collection of Norwegian, Nordic and international art from the beginning of the 19th century up until today. The Main exhibition displays Norwegian and international panting and sculptures from the 19th century until today, including many of Edvard Munch’s major works.

    Monday – Sunday 10:00-17:00                                      Entrance fee adults  NOK 50 pp 
    Thursday               10:00-19:00                                      Entrance fee children NOK 30 pp
                                                                                           Entrance fee Sundays FREE
    Visit webpage

    Nobel Peace Centre

    The Nobel Peace Centre presents Alfred Nobel, the peace prize winners and their work. Permanent and changing exhibitions, innovative digital solutions as well as engaging themes, films and presentations create for knowledge and experience.

    The peace price is handed out in Oslo each year on December 10th in the city hall that is just opposite from the peace centre. Grand Hotel Oslo is also the place where the winners have their Galla dinner. 
     
    Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00                                               Entrance fee adults  NOK 80 pp
    Phone:                +47 4830 1000                                          Entrance fee children FREE
    Visit webpage



    Munch Museum

    The Munch Museum is the legacy that Edvard Munch, Norway’s world famous expressionist painter left the municipality of Oslo when he died in 1944. The exhibition focuses on the main works of his career, but on display is also a very interesting collection of hos graphic works. After two of the paintings have been stolen, the security level is raised in the museum. Luckily the paintings reappeared and are one display again after their restoration. Munch’s oeuvre covers more than 60 years, from the 1880s to his death in 1944. Throughout these years, Munch developed his unique form, while exploring several different styles from naturalism to symbolism and expressionism. Edvard Munch stands out as the most notable representable of the Nordic artist on the international scene.

    Monday-Sunday 10:00-17:00                                                Entrance fee adults  NOK 95 pp
    Thursday:           10:00-19:00                                                Entrance fee children FREE

    Visit webpage
  • On October 7, 2013
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    What are the best museums in Oslo?

    National Gallery
    National gallery

    When Parliament in 1836 decided to establish a national museum of fine art in the capital, it was out og a desire to show young nations own art In the context of the older European tradition. This was the start of the National Gallery, which eventually came to build up its own collection of art through purchases and donations. During the institution’s history, the country’s Largest collection of Norwegian and international artists painstakingly build up by the inclusion in the national museum of art totaled approx.  4 500 paintings, 900 sculptures, original, 950 plaster casts, 17 300 drawings and 25 000 prints. The building itself was designed in Neo-renaissance style of H.E. Schirmer and his son. The national Gallery rights in Oslo’s centre has Norways largest collection of Norwegian, Nordic and international art from the beginning of the 19th century up until today. The Main exhibition displays Norwegian and international panting and sculptures from the 19th century until today, including many of Edvard Munch’s major works.

    Monday – Sunday 10:00-17:00                                      Entrance fee adults  NOK 50 pp 
    Thursday               10:00-19:00                                      Entrance fee children NOK 30 pp
                                                                                           Entrance fee Sundays FREE
    Visit webpage

    Nobel Peace Centre

    The Nobel Peace Centre presents Alfred Nobel, the peace prize winners and their work. Permanent and changing exhibitions, innovative digital solutions as well as engaging themes, films and presentations create for knowledge and experience.

    The peace price is handed out in Oslo each year on December 10th in the city hall that is just opposite from the peace centre. Grand Hotel Oslo is also the place where the winners have their Galla dinner. 
     
    Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00                                               Entrance fee adults  NOK 80 pp
    Phone:                +47 4830 1000                                          Entrance fee children FREE
    Visit webpage



    Munch Museum

    The Munch Museum is the legacy that Edvard Munch, Norway’s world famous expressionist painter left the municipality of Oslo when he died in 1944. The exhibition focuses on the main works of his career, but on display is also a very interesting collection of hos graphic works. After two of the paintings have been stolen, the security level is raised in the museum. Luckily the paintings reappeared and are one display again after their restoration. Munch’s oeuvre covers more than 60 years, from the 1880s to his death in 1944. Throughout these years, Munch developed his unique form, while exploring several different styles from naturalism to symbolism and expressionism. Edvard Munch stands out as the most notable representable of the Nordic artist on the international scene.

    Monday-Sunday 10:00-17:00                                                Entrance fee adults  NOK 95 pp
    Thursday:           10:00-19:00                                                Entrance fee children FREE

    Visit webpage
  • On October 7, 2013
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    What are the best museums in Oslo?

    National Gallery





    National gallery

    When Parliament in 1836 decided to establish a national museum of fine art in the capital, it was out og a desire to show young nations own art In the context of the older European tradition. This was the start of the National Gallery, which eventually came to build up its own collection of art through purchases and donations. During the institution’s history, the country’s Largest collection of Norwegian and international artists painstakingly build up by the inclusion in the national museum of art totaled approx.  4 500 paintings, 900 sculptures, original, 950 plaster casts, 17 300 drawings and 25 000 prints. The building itself was designed in Neo-renaissance style of H.E. Schirmer and his son. The national Gallery rights in Oslo’s centre has Norways largest collection of Norwegian, Nordic and international art from the beginning of the 19th century up until today. The Main exhibition displays Norwegian and international panting and sculptures from the 19th century until today, including many of Edvard Munch’s major works.

    Monday – Sunday 10:00-17:00                                      Entrance fee adults  NOK 50 pp 
    Thursday               10:00-19:00                                      Entrance fee children NOK 30 pp
                                                                                           Entrance fee Sundays FREE
    Visit webpage

    Nobel Peace Centre

    The Nobel Peace Centre presents Alfred Nobel, the peace prize winners and their work. Permanent and changing exhibitions, innovative digital solutions as well as engaging themes, films and presentations create for knowledge and experience.

    The peace price is handed out in Oslo each year on December 10th in the city hall that is just opposite from the peace centre. Grand Hotel Oslo is also the place where the winners have their Galla dinner. 
     
    Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00                                               Entrance fee adults  NOK 80 pp
    Phone:                +47 4830 1000                                          Entrance fee children FREE
    Visit webpage



    Munch Museum

    The Munch Museum is the legacy that Edvard Munch, Norway’s world famous expressionist painter left the municipality of Oslo when he died in 1944. The exhibition focuses on the main works of his career, but on display is also a very interesting collection of hos graphic works. After two of the paintings have been stolen, the security level is raised in the museum. Luckily the paintings reappeared and are one display again after their restoration. Munch’s oeuvre covers more than 60 years, from the 1880s to his death in 1944. Throughout these years, Munch developed his unique form, while exploring several different styles from naturalism to symbolism and expressionism. Edvard Munch stands out as the most notable representable of the Nordic artist on the international scene.

    Monday-Sunday 10:00-17:00                                                Entrance fee adults  NOK 95 pp
    Thursday:           10:00-19:00                                                Entrance fee children FREE

    Visit webpage
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