At a Glance
Centrally located by the railway station, the Amerikalinjen is well placed to explore the city and perfect if continuing your journey by train
Formally the headquaters of the Norwegian American Line, the building dates back to 1919 and still has it's original façade
The in-house cocktail bar, Pier 42, is popular with both guests and locals and serves cocktails from the original ships with a contemporary twist
The basement hosts a jazz club offering live music and dancing
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Summer and winter in Oslo are polar opposites; in the summer it hardly gets dark and the weather is very warm and pleasant with sunshine continuously both day and night! There is more chance of rain in the spring and summer season but the sun is a more regular occurrence.
Winter in Norway is much colder and Oslo will be transformed into a snowy winter wonderland. Take warm clothes and there isn't anything to stop you carrying on with your holiday with relative ease and comfort. Bear in mind it is dark a lot of the day as well as night.
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Centrally located in a vibrant and artistic neighbourhood Amerikalinjen is in the perfect location to explore Oslo. This luxury hotel is set in a landmark building with a contemporary style and fantastic bars and restaurants.
Built in 1919 the building was once the headquarters of the Norwegian American Line, who provided the opportunity for Norwegians to travel to America by boat, linking this Viking country to the ' New Western world'. Following an extensive restoration, the building has maintained original features such as the historic staircases, tiles and the wooden elevator casing.
The spacious hotel rooms are designed in a contemporary style with high ceilings and subtle touches of memorabilia documenting the history of the Norwegian American Line, such as mapped-out routes and departure lists, so that you can get a feel for what the building was once used for. Each has bright and airy en-suite bathroom with rain showers and some with a separate bath.
There are plenty of areas to relax with a coffee and a book, in particular the library which is set up to replicate the common areas on board, with plenty of information to read in to the fascinating history.
The hotel offers a number of different dining options; the main restaurant Atlas Brasserie, Haven, an all-seasons green garden in the centre of the hotel, Pier 42, the cocktail bar and finally the jazz club, Gustav, which is open every Friday night and is popular with both guests and locals, hosting live music and dancing
Amerikalinjen has 122 rooms across 3 room categories and 2 suite options. They are modern in style and offer a range of different views, the best of which are out across the city. Interconnecting options are possible, all room contain double beds but a Hollywood twin can be made up as an option.
Extra beds can also be added from deluxe rooms upwards.
Starting at 27 square metres with a king bed, these rooms also have a seating area to relax in your room.
These spacious suites have a king bed and a large bathroom with a separate bath and shower. The sitting area leads on to a balcony looking out over the city.
Starting at 50 square metres, the suites have a king bed and balcony with views over to the opera house and bathrooms with a separate shower and bath.
A fitness room and relaxing area with heated stone beds, a sauna and rain showers allows guests to unwind after a day of exploring the city. Massages can also be arranged in your room if you would like a treatment.
As well as the all-day dining brasserie and café, Atlas, there is a cocktail bar and jazz club.
From the hotel you can easily get around the city on foot or take the local trams and buses, which are simple to navigate. A stone’s throw from the train station, the hotel is perfect for guests heading north to take the famous Flam railway. The iconic opera house is just a 5-minute walk away and is a great place to go for a stroll and view the city from a height out across the water.Whether you are staying in winter or summer, there is plenty to do just a short journey out of the city, from cross country skiing to hiking and even swimming in the sea if you a brave enough to brace for the chilly water!
Milly Walker (Staff)
The Norwegian/American Line history behind the hotel is fascinating and the original features of the lift and walls in the lounge area are lovely touches. It is a great place to stay within easy reach of the main city centre and restaurants. There is a wonderful combination of Norwegian and American influences both in the food and design. It is popular with the locals for the Jazz club on a Friday night and the brilliant brunch on weekends as well as the cocktail bar, Pier 42
Claire Medlock (Staff)
I love the combination of old and new at Amerikalinen, where original artefacts from the cruise line are displayed in the library yet the rooms have all the modern touches and comforts you could want. While it lacks the beautiful water views of other hotels, you are in a great location at the foot of the main shopping street and within easy walking distance of most of the main attractions. A really atmospheric new hotel on the scene in Oslo!
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Location & directions
Situated on Jernbanetorget Square in the heart of Oslo, adjacent to the bustling Central Station downtown and just a short walk from the up-and-coming Bjørvika neighborhood, Amerikalinjen is in an ideal position from which to explore the flourishing city
How to get there
The Amerikalinjen is located just a few minutes walk from the central train station and Oslo airport is just over half an hour away by car or train.
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