Oslo is having its best summer in decades. After one of the longest, coldest winters in years, I swear we skipped spring and jumped straight into summer.
Prindsen Hage is one of the best places in central Oslo to make the most of the long summer days. From Storgata, you weave through a maze of old buildings and suddenly find yourself in a huge, hidden and totally unexpected space – it doesn’t seem possible that this oasis could exist a stone’s throw from the busiest part of the city!
The area is dotted with shipping containers housing bars, cafes and food stalls, a big screen for movie nights and sports matches, a little stage for live music, deck chairs, hammocks, long tables in the sunshine and under shady trees, and herb and veggie planters. You can hire games like boules, table tennis, chessboards and more. It’s family friendly during the day and table reservations are possible (provided there’s not a big event on, e.g. a football World Cup screening).
Prindsen Hage is just so chill and charming. I live there now.