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Thon Hotel Opera Oslo, Norway

Thon Hotel Opera

Oslo, Norway

Combining an exceptional location with a playful, modern design, Thon Hotel Opera is an excellent base for exploring central Oslo. Directly next to the opera house in the heart of Bjørvika, you’re just a short walk to the Munch Museum and Deichman Library, the railway station and the shops on Karl Johans Gate.

The hotel’s lobby is bracingly contemporary, with bold patterns and sleek, modern lines. You’ll find the same style throughout, with 480 rooms of cool Nordic gray splashed with unexpected jolts of electric fuchsia, shocking chartreuse and shimmering cerulean. Rugs, wallpaper and furniture are all eye catching with audacious prints and unexpected architecture.

You can choose to eat all three meals in Scala Restaurant, a large and sunny eatery offering Nordic cuisine with views of Bjørvika. For drinks, you can visit Eufemia Bar, which offers creative gin-and-tonics as well as nibbles, burgers and interesting desserts.


We love this hotel for its exceptional location in the heart of Bjørvika and its definitive sense of Scandinavian style. The hotel’s playful use of jewel tones and large patterns lends it a distinct personality that we think will please anyone who likes contemporary design.


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The 480 rooms and suites have a distinctive modern decor typical of Nordic style, with a fearless use of bright jewel tones and large-scale patterns. Cool-gray and white backgrounds are enlivened by splashes of citrine green, hot tourmaline pink and piercing aquamarine. The accent walls have large floral patterns and the furniture has clean mid-century lines. White-tiled en suite bathrooms are well appointed, with most having a tub.

You can choose from a range of options that vary from snug to spacious — larger rooms and suites include balconies and separate sitting rooms.


Located next to the opera house in the heart of Bjørvika, Thon Hotel Opera is within walking distance of the Royal Palace, Munch Museum and Deichman Library, as well as a train station and Karl Johans Gate.

Food and drink

  • Scala restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner menus focusing on seasonal ingredients.
  • Buffet breakfast.
  • Eufemia bar offers drinks and snacks in the evenings.

Facilities and activities

  • Well-equipped gym.
  • Laundry service.


  • Several of the rooms have been specifically designed to accommodate guests in wheelchairs, with easy access, extra space for the wheelchair to move and handles in the bathroom by the toilet and shower.

Tour ideas in Oslo

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Thon Hotel Opera as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.

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      Drawbridge over the moat

      Fredrikstad and Hvaler Islands

      Fredrikstad and Hvaler Islands

      This private tour gives you a chance to venture outside Oslo to stroll the cobbled streets of Fredrikstad’s medieval old town. You’ll also take a boat trip to explore the Hvaler archipelago, and visit the Christmas shop and office of Julenissen (Santa Claus) in Drøbak.

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    • Half day city walking tour
      Norwegian parliament building

      Half day city walking tour

      Half day city walking tour

      See Oslo your way on this private walking tour. Your guide will tailor the experience to your interests, which may include the Royal Palace and gardens, Akershus Fortress, and the independent shops and cafés of the city’s modern waterfront.

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    • Taste of Norway gastronomic tour
      Shrimp and oysters

      Taste of Norway gastronomic tour

      Taste of Norway gastronomic tour

      Discover Norway’s cuisine and Oslo’s history on this private food tour of the city. With an expert guide, you’ll stroll along cobblestone streets and hear stories of the city’s past, with pauses to nibble cured meats, local cheese and chocolates.

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