Green key - Karl Johan Hotel

We are awarded with the eco-label Green Key

Our establishment is Green Key environmentally certified, which means that we meet various environmental requirements and aim to act sustainably. 

Green Key is one of the largest global environmental certification programs for accommodations, with over 2,600 certified businesses in 56 countries. The program is recognized and supported by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP).

Green Key is the only eco-label in Norway that has been awarded the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) Recognized accolade. The purpose of Green Key is to promote sustainable tourism and contribute to mitigating climate change by rewarding and supporting businesses that implement positive environmental measures.

Green Key aims to change practices and behaviors among tourism stakeholders, including guests, businesses, authorities, and local communities, in a sustainable direction. This is achieved by raising awareness among both staff and guests, promoting sustainable routines and technology use, supporting environmentally friendly and responsible businesses, and reducing energy and resource consumption.

As a guest at a Green Key certified business, you can be confident that the accommodation has gone to great lengths to ensure that your stay is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible without compromising the environment. It also facilitates eco-friendly choices for guests, such as waste sorting, organic food options, and encouraging towel reuse, among other initiatives.

Oslo – the capital city that has it all!

The city is located at the end of the Oslo Fjord and is surrounded by forested hills with countless trails and bathing areas. From Karl Johans gate, you are only a few meters away or a short bus ride from everything the city has to offer!


(Foto: Didrick Stenersen, Visit Oslo)

Right outside the hotel, you’ll find Spikersuppa park with fountains, benches, flowers, food options and excellent people watching.

Parliament (Stortinget)

(Foto: Nancy Bundt, Visit Oslo)

Not only can you enjoy views of Parliament from the hotel, but you can also stroll through the park to see it up close. A popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike.

Biking trip to Bygdøy

(Foto: Thomas Johanessen, Visit Oslo)

Enjoy the beautiful nature along the beach in Bygdøy. Walk/bike from the city or take the bus. Here you will find hiking trails and places to eat for the entire family.

The Fortress (Festningen)

(Photo: Nancy Bundt, Visit Oslo)

From the time when Oslo was known as Christiania, an urban fortress with history in every stone. Approx. 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel.

The Huk beach

(Foto: Nancy Bundt, Visit oslo)

A walk, or by bus, from the center you will find Huk beach. Restaurant, several beaches, beach volleyball court and a large car park. Feel free to take a walk to Kongsgården and say hello to all the cows grazing.

Vigeland Sculpture Park

(Photo: Terje Borud, Visit Oslo)

Norway’s national treasure, Frogner Park, can be reached by foot, tram or metro. Experience all of Vigeland’s sculptures up close.

The Folk museum at Bygdøy

(Photo: Anne Lise Reinsfeldt, Visit Oslo)

You’ll find a little bit of Norwegian history on Bygdøy. The museum can be reached by walking along the water or a five-minute bus trip. You’ll pass the Oslo Kongsgård estate along the way, where the ambiance is nothing short of enchanting during the Christmas season.

The Royal Castle

(Photo: Terje Borud, Visit Oslo

Walking tour of the city from the Royal Palace

From Palace Square, past Parliament, along Karl Johans gate and down to the Oslo Central Station, where you can continue to Grunerløkka and the Old Town of Oslo. The Royal Palace is open to visitors in the summer.

Oslo City Bike

The most efficient way to get around Oslo is by bicycle. The city's bikes are primarily used for short trips and as a supplement to public transportation. Approximately 100,000 people in Oslo use city bikes, and in 2018, there were over 2.7 million bicycle trips completed."

Where can I find the bikes?

There are several stations around the city, and the nearest one is just a 2-minute walk from the hotel, in the direction of Nationaltheater station.

When can I use the bikes?

The bikes can be unlocked from 5:00 in the morning until 1:00 at night.