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Vikings; ale, mead or bjórr? – Beer tasting this summer! Taste Norwegian beer while learning about the Vikings’ relation to this beverage…


1611-tekst Ølakademiet | 1611-foto Illustration: Frode Henriksen

Show in Google Map Age Limit 18 years Cover Charge NOK 395

Just like Norwegian youngsters of today, the vikings are thought to have resorted to strong beverage for courage. Today, mostly courage to approach the opposite sex – or same sex for that matter, while back in the viking age the courage to plunder. And approach the opposite sex – but in a slightly more brutal way than today.

  • Individual registration, bottom of page
  • Language: English
  • Price: NOK 395/person (*cash/card upon arrival)
  • Age limit: 18 years or older. Bring picture ID if you are under 25
  • Transport: Tram lines 11-12-13 to Schous Plass
  • Address:  Ølakademiet, Thorvald Meyers gate 71 A

Ølakademiet, The Beer Academy, invites you to a 60 minutes long beer tasting session. Here, while tasting a selection of Norwegian beers of today, you learn about the Vikings’ relation to ale, mead, and intoxicants in general. We also give you a perspective of how significant alcohol consumption impacted our constitution of 1814, up to more recent beer history; like the story of the oldest still running brewery in Norway and the Norwegian craft beer revolution.

The beer tasting session is served with humor almost as dark as the cellar that houses it.

You find us located in the city area of Grünerløkka, a must-experience part of Oslo. This is the working class area that turned fashion hub, filled with modern cafés and laid-back bars, independent boutiques and young, trendy residents. The Mathallen, Oslo’s Food Hall, is also within a few minutes walk from our location.

See what Lonely Planet says about Grünerløkka …


Groups 12+ are always welcome to send a request for other dates on e-mail.

Dates and sign up


4:30 PM @ Ølakademiet | Sign up here …

4:30 PM @ Ølakademiet | Sign up here … 

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*=A minimum of 8 guests in total is required. If cancelled you will be noticed by mail or mobile phone.


This is Grünerløkka


Map symbols:


olakademiet-is-here  Here you find us

Hopyard is here  Hopyard is here

oslo-city-bike-parking  City Bike parking

grunerlokka-sights  Sights

oslo-hotels-symb  Hotels

tram-lines  Tram lines

bike-friendly-street  Bike friendly street

bike-friendly-route  Bike friendly route


I. Birkelunden Park

Numerous bars, cafés and restaurants surrounds this green park filled with young people enjoying lazy summer afternoons.

II. Mathallen, Oslo Food Hall

Oslo’s food district no. 1 packed with local food and small restaurants serving samples and luch/dinner. Also Hopyard is located here with Oslo´s finest selection of beer.

III. Popsenteret, The Pop Center

Museum for commercial Norwegian music history.

IV. Street Art

Street filled with cool and photo friendly graffiti.


1. Scandic Vulkan

2. PS: Hotell

3. Anker Hotel