Eco Friendly Hotels Oslo

Guide to Eco Hotels in Norway ( 2024 Updated)

An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels Norway are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in Oslo and then beyond in Norway.

To that end, the Association of Employers in Croatian Hospitality (UPUHH) has started a program to set standards for environmental friendliness and certify hotels who comply with international standards of sustainability,

Norway is the most sustainable country in the world. … These countries have held these positions for years thanks to their leadership in governance, innovation, human capital and environmental indicators, according to RobecoSAM.

1. Clarion Hotel The Edge 3* – Eco Friendly Hotels Norway

Clarion Hotel The Edge
Clarion Hotel The Edge

The unique triangular front of the hotel building is the first indicator of their different approach to business. The hotel focuses on being eco friendly so the room is relatively minimalist compared to other luxury hotels in which we have stayed. We stayed in a junior suite on the pointy end of the building that had 180 degree views of the harbour. The room was spacious, quiet and clean. The bed was very comfortable.

The breakfast buffet offered a wide variety of delicious food and you could also have a shot of cod liver oil to start the day.

The staff were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The breakfast buffet was quite extensive, offering a huge array of both hot and cold dishes. Our room was lovely and cozy. Perhaps a bit on the smaller side, but really had everything we needed. The bed was cozy and there was very little noise from the hallways or outside, so we enjoyed great nights sleep.
The hotel is very eco friendly. We were delighted to see that they were a palm oil free establishment. We would definitely recommend this hotel and love to return for another stay.
Great place to stay a couple of nights to spend some time in Tromso. Friendly staff, clean and comfortable rooms, eco minded throughout the hotel, great breakfast with a lot of choice, nice surroundings.
The Clarion is a newer hotel, very modern and eco-friendly. To power the lights in your room you have to put the key in a switch and they all illuminate. Our room overlooked the Tromso Sound towards the Arctic Cathedral. Apparently they are building a port right in front of the hotel so there were 2 giant cranes obstructing our view. The beds were very comfortable. The bathroom is very tiny. Internet connection was great! Overall, it was a pleasant experience.
Eco Friendly Hotels Norway
Eco Friendly Hotels Norway

How much does a room costs at Clarion Hotel The Edge?

Prices start 180$/night for Small Double Room. The Deluxe Double Room is 265$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

Spacious room with a flat-screen TV, large bed and a spacious bathroom with shower and upgraded bathroom amenities.

Where to book online – Clarion Hotel The Edge – Eco Friendly Hotels Norway you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Norway during Nordlysfestivalen which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Norway on or or Hotelscombined.comand see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Scandic Ishavshotel 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels Norway

Scandic Ishavshotel

On a picturesque waterside location in Tromsø, which is often referred to as the Paris of the North, is Scandic Ishavshotel, offering stunning views of the harbour and city.

Almost all rooms at the Scandic Ishavshotel are located at the very end of the quay and provide panoramic views of the surroundings.

The Lobby Restaurant, along with Restaurant Roast cater for all guest’s food needs, with delicious, traditional Norwegian cuisine.

For refreshing drinks and night time socializing, visit the Roast Bar, located right by the water and offering views of the Tromsø Bridge and a famous architectural landmark, the Arctic Cathedral.

Set in an airy, quayside building overlooking Tromsø harbor, this sleek hotel is an 8-minute walk from the Polar Museum, 3 km from the striking Arctic Cathedral and 6 km from Tromsø Langnes Airport .

Modern rooms have flat-screen TVs, sitting areas and en suite bathrooms, plus free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms and suites offer harbor views, tea and coffee making facilities, and/or separate living areas. Some suites add dining tables. Room service is available.

A free breakfast buffet is served in the stylish, airy restaurant.

Scandic Ishavshotel has a unique location on the quay in the centre of Tromso. It is easy to get to as the bus station is close by and the airport is just 5 km away.

Beautiful hotel right by the harbour. Despite being quite modern, feels cosy and welcoming. I recommend getting a room on the harbour side, unless you would be too bothered by the low rumble of boat engines. The view is absolutely worth it! Our room was light and spacious, spotlessly clean with a large comfortable bed.

Their shower is great, especially after a cold night of chasing northern lights. (A lot of the tours start right outside the hotel). Their breakfast is excellent (if your room doesn’t overlook the harbour, you can enjoy the view while sipping your morning coffee).

This hotel exceeded all our expectations, from the staff to the room to the views to the breakfast! As soon as we walked into the hotel we were greeted with warm smiles and a welcome from the check in staff as they were still skillfully assisting other guests. Customer service at its finest!

That may seem like a small detail, but for weary travelers who are expecting a “good” hotel for the purposes of just “housing” us as we chase Northern Lights and explore fjords, it set the stage for our entire visit. I was hoping for a room with a view of the church, but LUCKY for me they were taken. Instead my check in person said she is giving me what she thinks is the best view, the harbor.

Of course she was correct! The view I thought I wanted I could see every day at breakfast, or in the lobby. It’s a beautiful view that made me smile each morning as we ate an abundant, scrumptious breakfast and sipped the most delicious fresh orange juice in the Arctic. The view from my room looked over the harbor, where my husband and I could people watch, bird watch and see sailors sweeping away the fresh snow from small boats that sail tourists all over the Arctic.

We could have stayed in our room for days, sitting at our table staring out the window; both of which were the length of the entire wall. The bed was very comfortable and the room and bathroom were clean and had everything we needed. The fridge in the room was perfect to hold our snacks and bottle of wine. Breakfast…AMAZING!

Eco Friendly Hotels Norway
Eco Friendly Hotels Norway

How much does a room costs at Scandic Ishavshotel?

Prices start 144$/night for King Room. The Junior Suite is 241$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This suite has a minibar, electric kettle and seating area.

Where to book online – Scandic Ishavshotel – Eco Friendly Hotels Norway you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Norway during Nordlysfestivalen which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Norway on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. The Thief 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels Oslo

The Thief
The Thief

Featuring rooms with a in-built sound system and private balcony, The Thief is a design boutique hotel on Tjuvholmen in Oslo. The promenade of Aker Brygge is within 5 minutes’ walk. The hotel offers in-room spa treatments, a spa centre and free around-the-clock gym access.

Rooms at this stylish hotel feature a Nespresso machine, a mini-bar and a rainforest shower in the private bathroom. The Thief has 24-hour room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

The Thief Spa includes a Turkish hamam bath, sauna and swimming pool. Guests can also relax on the chic rooftop terrace and enjoy contemporary Norwegian cuisine at the Thief Food Bar.

This contemporary hotel in the trendy Tjuvholmen arts district is 1.6 km from the National Museum of Art and 4.8 km from Frogner Park.

Stylish rooms and suites have balconies, and offer flat-screens, entertainment systems, free Wi-Fi and Nespresso machines. Upgraded quarters have marble bathrooms, while suites add separate living rooms. An upgraded suite also adds a private roof terrace with 360-degree views. Room service is provided 24/7.

In addition to a free buffet breakfast, amenities include a sophisticated restaurant, 2 bars (1 rooftop) and a lounge. There’s also a spa with a fitness room and a sauna.

Stepping into THE THIEF is sure to rob you of something. Something familiar and shall we say, enslaving at times. And the thing is that the hotel is so good at it… that you might not notice until the end. You suddenly find yourself engaged in a world of new impressions: cutting-edge art, architecture and world-class gastronomy.And then it hits you, what’s been stolen from you…you haven’t had a single thought about your very long to-do list, the responsibilities at home, the everyday worries.

The Thief is the heart of a modern and bustling part of Oslo called Tjuvholmen that we rarely visit as we live and work on the other side of town. Surrounded by great restaurants, the modern art museum Astrup-Fearnley and located right on the waterfront, The Thief has always been on our radar.

Its easy to see why everyone from Barack Obama to Adele chooses The Thief when in town. The hotel swathes you in a sense of luxury and comfort from arrival to exit. The rooms are modern, comfortable and classy. The beds are FANTASTIC and the breakfast buffet of local, eco-friendly products are worth the visit alone.

Nice location in the heart of Oslo. Art experiences both at the hotel and nearby, a colorful and exciting hotel. Very friendly and attentive staff, high class food, and focus on eco-friendly and sustainability. Nice rooms and the furniture have pillows enough for everyone.

This is one of the finest and most stylish hotels I have ever stayed in Europe. Beside its convenient location in Aker Brygge and within walking distance of city hall and royal palace, their premium rooms offer a glorious view of the islets with beautifully designed furniture. The deluxe and premium rooms were of appropriate sizes compared to other European hotels with king size bed and marble bathrooms. But what made it so special is little touches of luxury everywhere, starting from expensive fabrics and leather; careful finishings of furniture; eco lighting; and ending with cute small brownies at turndown with a thermos of lavender tea and amazing bathrobes and slippers.

We had a chance to dine here only once, and very much enjoyed the ambience as well as the food. The halibut was cooked to perfection and asparagus starter was light and delicious. As for breakfast: I love that they featured local specialties, such as Norwegian brown cheese. Everything was of the highest quality, fresh and very organic-oriented choices.

Alongside stunning views and effortlessly elegant interiors, we have had a pleasure in experiencing an impeccable service by Rajiv during our breakfast time. He was so kind, friendly and always ensured that we were comfortable. We stayed here 5 nights, so he remembered exactly what we liked to drink every morning. Very attentive and such a valuable asset of the hotel!

Eco Friendly Hotels Oslo
Eco Friendly Hotels Oslo

How much does a room costs at The Thief?

Prices start 482$/night for Standard Double Room. The Junior Suite is 905$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

Featuring a private balcony, the suite also includes views over the Oslofjord and a large bathroom in white Vittorio marble with a bath and separate rainforest shower.

Bathrobes and Norwegian woollen slippers are also included, as well as a Nespresso machine and a 42-inch plasma TV. Extra beds are not possible in this room.

Where to book online – The Thief – Eco Friendly Hotels Oslo you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Norway during Nordlysfestivalen which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Norway on or or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.