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Lillestrøm is a city at the heart of the municipality of Skedsmo. Beginning as a modest settlement of workers of a nearby saw mill, it was declared a full-fledged city in 1997. From a touristic point of view, Lillestrøm is known for a 4 day festival which is arranged in the main street of the city. This festival includes music concerts by famous artists, food stalls, retail exhibitions and carnival rides. For more information, check the website.
Founded in 1989, Fjellhamar Kirke is one you can recognize from a distance. The red facade with black roof tiles makes this church stand apart from most others with plain exteriors. Apart from the usual church service, many cultural events are also organized.
Skedsmohallen is a municipal indoors sports hall, facilitating for all kinds of ball games, martial arts. athletics and more. Built around 1981-82, it is also used for cultural events and regularly used as a concert venue. Some of the major artists who have played in the hall are Judas Priest, Metallica, Depeche Mode and Def Leppard.
Just a short ride outside Oslo proper, this trade show facility hosts a variety of programs throughout the year. The spectacular facility covers 39,000 square meter (42,000 square feet) of well-organized space divided into 55 meeting rooms, exhibition & convention center, restaurant & bar, promenade and service center. Each venue is of varying configuration; the Exhibition & Convention Centre has room for upto 12,000 delegates while 25 of the meeting rooms have a capacity of more than 100 delegates each. Also the onsite technical staff, project handlers and event organizers will help tailor the events whether big or small to guarantee success. Check out the website for further information.
Located at Stovner, this place is not like just any other church. It strives to promote various activities for children as well as adults. They organize loads of community service programs that also spread togetherness in the neighborhood. Other programs for children include jazz concerts, music and dance concerts. Check out the website for further details.
If you drive north towards Gardermoen (leave the motorway to Lvenstad at Lrenskog), only 15-20 minutes north of Oslo you will find a real Mahayana temple set in a typical eastern Norwegian landscape of wooded, sloping hills interspersed with fields and farms. Buddhism was introduced to Norway as a means of expanding one's mind in the 1970s; today, Tibetan, Japanese, Burmese, Laotian, Thai, South Korean and other communities ensure Buddhism stays alive. The Khuong Viet Temple belongs to the biggest Buddhist Congregation in Norway, namely the Vietnamese, which has 5200 members. In 1989 they bought a dwelling here to serve as their assembly hall and headquarters. Five years later it was replaced with today's temple, designed by one of the resident monks. It can be visited by appointment. All Buddhist communities in Norway can be reached through Buddhistforbundet.
This company offers sightseeing tours and excursions by coach. All sightseeing tours within the city are led by authorized Oslo guides. Departures are from the Norway Information center by Aker Brygge, daily at 10a; in the summer period they go also at 1:30p and 5p. They also organize one or two-day trips to Flåm/Aurland/Bergen. See the official Oslo Guide for further details on times and prices, or call for a brochure.
Established since 1998, Furuset Forum has had a fantastic tenure. The forum is absolutely audience-friendly and loves to host various kinds of events and concerts. The sport facilities offered here are hockey, tennis, handball, football, and many athletic events. This center also provides training in a number of sports as well as hold many matches. Check out the website for detailed information.
Located in a beautiful glass facade building, Commaxx is an IT distributor that includes Citrix, VMware and Wyse. It is also one of the leading authorized training center for Citrix, VMware, Wyse and Microsoft and certified Prometric and Pearson Vue Test Center.
Considered to be the biggest business school in Norway and the second best throughout Europe, the Norwegian Business School has six campuses. Established in 1943, this private college has over 9,324 students including international students and 797 staff members. The college offers bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctoral degrees in addition to customized programs for businesses. It is also a part of student exchange programs with 170 foreign institutions in 45 countries. The main campus of this establishment, Nydalen is acclaimed for its design and is one of the coolest campuses the city has.
Tourist train Tertitten is good fun for all Thomas the Tank Engine fans. The old train with its original steam locomotive was in regular use between 1896 and 1960. Today Tertitten only carries tourists. For an admission fee you get a four-kilometer ride on the old veteran. Bring your own refreshments and get off at Bingsfoss station for a stop at the scenic picnic area.
Torshov Kirke is one place that is known for answering the unanswered questions related to life, being human, purpose of life and death. The church organizes many social activities for students and those who are looking out for peace. Check out the website for detailed information.