Pets allowed
Free WiFi
Private bathroom
24-hour front desk
Key card access
Daily housekeeping
Non-smoking rooms
Safety deposit box
Luggage storage

Stay in the heart of Oslo

Centrally, yet quietly set just a 1-minute walk from the main shopping street Karl Johans Gate, this hotel is 0.6 miles from Oslo Central Station. It offers free WiFi, along with modern rooms that have LED TVs with USB connectivity.

Decorated in bright colours, all rooms at Scandic Karl Johan include a safety deposit box and smart, under-bed storage.

An organic, breakfast buffet is served daily. There is also a small shop onsite, as well as a lounge bar and bicycle rental.

Area attractions include the Royal Palace which is 750 yards away, while Aker Brygge and Akershus Fortress are within 10 minutes' walk.

This is our guests' favourite part of Oslo, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.

Scandic Karl Johan has been welcoming guests since 4 May 2010.
Hotel chain/brand: Scandic

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Oslo, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.2

Breakfast info

Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Loyal customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


Select dates to see this property's availability and prices

Room type
1 large double bed
1 sofa bed
1 large double bed
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Do you allow check in as early as 11:30 am?
    Sorry for the late reply! If we have rooms available, it is possible to check in early. (150 NOK for early check in).
    Answered on 10 February 2020
  • Is there somewhere in the rooms where you can lock away personal property? For example, a safe? Thanks
    Dear guest :) We have a safe in all our rooms.
    Answered on 12 March 2020
  • Hi There, do you provide towels or would we have to bring our own? Thanks!
    Hi, we do provide towels to our guests. :) Welcome to us! Regards, Team Karl Johan
    Answered on 17 February 2020
  • Is there free parking at the hotel?
    No, im sorry. We dont have any parking at out hotel. you can use the parking at grand garage or sentrum p-hus one park. but for an amount each night ..
    Answered on 20 June 2021
  • what’s the easiest / cheapest way to get to you from the airport
    Hi, The cheapest option is the train, the airport - the Nationaltheatre Best regards Team Scandic Karl Johan
    Answered on 26 January 2023
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Hotel surroundings *
Facilities of Scandic Karl Johan
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Allergy-free room
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Laptop safe
  • Carpeted
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages spoken
  • Danish
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Estonian
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Russian

House rules

Scandic Karl Johan takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 hours

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 12:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

Children aged 13 years and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.

Mastercard Visa UnionPay credit card JCB Diners Club American Express Scandic Karl Johan accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

Bar is closed from Wed 05 May 2021 until Mon 31 May 2021

FAQs about Scandic Karl Johan

  • Room options at Scandic Karl Johan include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Double

  • Check-in at Scandic Karl Johan is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • Scandic Karl Johan is 150 yards from the centre of Oslo.

  • Scandic Karl Johan offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Bicycle rental (additional charge)

  • The prices at Scandic Karl Johan may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Guests staying at Scandic Karl Johan can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free