Greening the Scene: Mastering Sustainable Event Planning in Oslo
Oslo, a city that thrives on its commitment to sustainability, beckons event planners seeking to host eco-friendly and responsible events. This green city is not only blessed with protected forests, green spaces and waterways that cover two-thirds of its acreage but has also transformed its once industrial waterfront into a breathtaking 9-kilometer long harbour promenade. With an abundance of low-carbon footprint activities, from guided forest hikes to kayak trips on the Oslo Fjord and even floating saunas, Oslo offers a sustainable event planning haven like no other.
Recognised as the European Green Capital in 2019, Oslo stands proudly among the world’s greenest cities, implementing groundbreaking environmental measures and leading the charge in Europe. The city has pledged an ambitious goal of reducing carbon emissions by 95 percent by 2030. Its commitment to sustainability is evident in the constant development of new green mobility solutions, earning it the title of “the electric vehicle capital of the world.” Soon, even the ferries will operate exclusively on electricity, and with its compact size, most places in the city centre can be easily reached on foot.
Even the airport sets a remarkable example with its eco-friendly terminal, constructed using sustainable materials and earning the prestigious “Excellent” BREEAM rating. The terminal’s innovative snow depot collects and stores snow, which is then used to cool down the building during the summer months. It’s clear that every aspect of Oslo’s infrastructure is designed with sustainability in mind.
In Oslo, planning a sustainable event is a breeze, thanks to the city’s impressive eco-certification. An astounding 95% of hotels, venues, and suppliers in Oslo have achieved eco-certification, ensuring that event planners have a wide range of sustainable options at their fingertips. To inspire you further, we’ve curated a list of our top four favourite sustainable hotels in Oslo. These hotels not only provide exceptional service and comfort but also adhere to stringent environmental standards, making them ideal choices for hosting eco-conscious events.
So, event planners, get ready to embrace Oslo’s green spirit and embark on a journey towards organizing unforgettable sustainable events in this remarkable city!
The Thief, Tjuvholmen
Prepare to be captivated by the allure of The Thief, a hotel that exudes elegance and urban chic. Located on the Tjuvholmen islet, Oslo’s cultural hub, this architectural treat offers rooms with modernist designs, large floor-to-ceiling windows, and private balconies. Energy consumption is optimised through individual energy zones in each room, ensuring sustainability. The hotel’s commitment extends even to its foundation, with artificial reeds underwater improving the water quality of the surrounding fjord. Indulge in the spa, savor seasonal Nordic cuisine, and enjoy breathtaking views of the Oslofjord and harbour from the rooftop restaurant.
Clarion the Hub
For event planners seeking a seamless blend of business and pleasure, Clarion the Hub is a shining beacon. Situated in the vibrant district of Bjørvika, this innovative 810 room hotel offers state-of-the-art facilities with panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows. The hotel’s design promotes productivity with ergonomic workspaces and collaborative meeting areas. After a productive day, unwind at the hotel’s trendy bars and invigorating rooftop terrace. Notably, the hotel boasts the largest roof fields in the Nordic region, producing about 10,000 vegetables per year, which are served in the hotel restaurant.
Located in the heart of Fogner, an upmarket district in Oslo, Sommerro provides easy access to the city’s main attractions. This hotel offers 231 rooms, restaurants, bars, a small cinema, and a 100-seat theatre. Sustainability is a core value, with the building powered by 100% renewable energy. The design retains the building’s 1930s style , as the history of the building reverberates which clever design by GrecoDeco (the team behind The Ned in London) and sustainable touches such as the seating pads made from a local company that produce high quality lamb wool, creating a unique blend of history and sustainability. Enjoy the rooftop pool and sauna, dine at two popular restaurants within the building, and savour sustainable food sourced from the immediate vicinity.
Step into Amerikalinjen and embark on a journey through time. Housed in a beautifully restored 1919 building, this hotel pays homage to the golden age of transatlantic travel, when it was originally the headquarters of the Norwegian American Line shipping company. Located on central Jernbanetorget Square, facing the main railway station, the 122 room hotel is within walking distance of the train station for seamless transfers to the airport and easy access to the Opera House and new Munch Museum. The hotel seamlessly blends historic charm with contemporary elegance, providing a truly unique experience. Explore meticulously designed rooms, lively bars, and restaurants. Don’t miss the cocktail menu featuring stories from Norway’s past.
Event planners, it’s time to embrace Oslo’s commitment to sustainability and embark on a journey towards organising unforgettable eco-friendly events in this remarkable city. With a range of eco-certified hotels and venues, Oslo offers endless possibilities to create sustainable events that combine style and environmental consciousness. So go ahead and start planning your green event in Oslo today, and be a part of the sustainable movement that is taking hold in this extraordinary city.
Ready to plan your sustainable event in Oslo? Contact us today to explore the city’s eco-certified hotels, venues, and suppliers. and together let’s create an unforgettable and environmentally conscious event experience.
How To Get There
- Direct flights to Oslo, Norway’s main hub from more than 100 international destinations
- Alternatively take the Eurostar to Brussels, then to Copenhagen by train and Copenhagen to Oslo. Or take the Eurostar to Amsterdam and then the overnight ferry to Norway. One other option is take a train to Kiel in Germany, then the ferry to Oslo, sailing up Oslo Fjord and experiencing great scenery on the way.
Take the next step towards planning an unforgettable and sustainable events in Oslo. Our expert team is here to assist you with a wide range of services, including unique destination ideas, sustainable travel options, and seamless event hosting. Contact us today to explore more possibilities and turn your vision into a reality. Let us elevate your incentive trips, meetings, and events to new heights of success and sustainability.
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