Front of Scandic Vulkan Hotel
Hotel Info & Location
Scandic Vulkan hotel is the perfect place to lodge during a brief or extended stay in the Oslo, Norway area. It is located right by the Akerselva River and sits just a stone throw away from the famous, Mathallen market, which is sure to excite any foodie’s palate. Here, visitors can feast on prepared food, or opt to pick up something fresh to take home and cook. Scandic Vulkan is also surrounded by a host of other eateries and restaurants, including a cute little crepe shop with swings for seats and a rustic designed sit-down called the Lucky Bird! The hotel is also by a park and is a short, 5 min walk away from the popular, Grunerlokka shopping district. Additionally, Scandic Vulkan is a bus or tram ride away from downtown Oslo- where a bustling city awaits. Central Station is also located in downtown and provides direct access to the Oslo Airport in Gardermoen, as well as to a host of other Oslo area sights and locations.
Rooms & Views
Scandic Vulkan has 6 room types; Standard Single, Standard, Superior, Superior Plus Superior Extra and the Blogger’s Inn, which is where I stayed (get it- Blogger’s Inn.) My room was perfect! It had a comfortable bed, a night stand, 2 sitting chairs and a small table, a desk and chair with a lamp, an Espresso Machine with coffee and tea, and an iron and ironing board, a safety box, a flat screen TV, wood flooring with a plush rug near the sitting area and a good sized bathroom with a glass encased walk-in shower, a hair dryer and FACE Stockholm products; hand soap, shampoo and shower gel. The room also had a really cool wall, dedicated to social media, air conditioning, which I didn’t use because of the brisk temperatures outside, free Wifi and super duper incredible views of the area from the 7th floor. The windows are ceiling to floor length and provide a panoramic view!!! Overall, I felt that the room was a good size and that it was more than comfortable. It was a bit chilly in my room at night, so the front desk even provided me with a small heater for use during my stay. All in all..Blogger’s Inn was a hit and my visit was a huge success!
View of the 7th Floor Room Wall- Blogger’s Inn
Close-up View of Bed-7th Floor, Blogger’s Inn Room
Entryway- 7th Floor, Blogger’s Inn Room
Desk and Chair In-Room View, Blogger’s Inn
Bathroom View- 7th Floor, Blogger’s Inn Room
FACE-Stockholm Bath Products- In Shower
Bathroom View of Superior Room-Media Photo
Exterior Views-7th Floor, Blogger’s Inn
Exterior Views- 7th Floor, Blogger’s Inn
The hotel has a large and cozy lobby, with plush seating for use of lounging, working or mingling with other guests, as well as a business center area, library, mini shop and beverage café. There is also a fire pit that comes on in the evenings, conference space and a full restaurant on the lower level (a brand new and much larger restaurant area is actually under construction on the very bottom level,) a workout room with modern equipment, and guests also have the option of using bikes or walking poles for outdoor activities.
Lobby Beverage Counter/Cafe
Lobby Entryway Seating-Daytime View
Large Lobby Area With Plush Seating Across From Beverage Cafe
Lobby-Library, Evening View
Workout Room-Media Photo
Front Exterior Bike View at Scandic Vulkan
The Ristorante Ferro (onsite) offers a range of locally sourced items for breakfast and dinner. Guests of Scandic Vulkan can enjoy everything from salmon lox and flat breads, to a variety of fresh fruit, granola and yogurt. There are also both traditional and gluten-free baked goods and Norwegian hash, meat and eggs, too. Additionally, there is an assortment of drinks including; fruit infused water, coffee, tea, milk and juice. The offerings for breakfast are vast and you can try something different each day during your stay. It is also a wonderful time to get acquainted with other guests. You never know who you might meet at the espresso machine! During the evening, the restaurant completely transforms their menu for dinner, offering salads, proteins and the most delicious pumpkin risotto…ever found on the planet earth! It’s the same warm atmosphere with a whole new selection of comestibles on the menu, for guest’s dining pleasure. Yummers!
Breakfast- Media Photo
Vast Offerings-Breakfast-Media Photo
Current Restaurant- Dining Table View
Delicious Pumpkin Risotto
I had an absolutely fabulous stay. The staff was delightful and helpful, the location was ideal and my room and views were superb!!! Scandic Vulkan is a must stay next time you visit Oslo! I cannot wait to return to the area for another visit. For more information on Scandic Vulkan and the Scandic Hotel line, visit scandichotels “A Home Away From Home.”
Rear View of Scandic Vulkan Hotel
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*I was a guest of Scandic Vulkan while in the Oslo area. This has in no way impacted my view of the hotel, amenities or location in any way. This is a true depiction of my experience and time at the property, while reviewing it.