I love Oslo which I have visited many times, teaching feng shui over the years. Let me tell you why Oslo has good feng shui.
A very short history of Oslo: it was found in 1050 by Vikings, devasted by the black death in 1350, destroyed in the fire in 1624 and then rebuilt in stone and renamed Christiania by Christian IV, and become the capital of Norway in 1814 and given the current name in 1925. Oslo has given us the pop group Aha, cheese slicer and paperclip as well as the ‘The Scream’ by Edvard Munch and works by Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906). Oslo is one of the best cities to live in with low unemployment, good water, clean air and therefore good feng shui.
The water element of Oslo
Oslo is made up of 14 islands. You can take a short trip to see some of them and in the process look at the interesting architecture of Akerhus Castle and Fortress. One island, Lindøya, by law, has to have all house painted in three colours: green, red and yellow which were decided based on the five-element cycle (it looks like :).
The drinking water quality is amazing. I used to bring mineral Norwegian water that comes from glaciers, on the plane to London. Another thing I once brought to the UK was a very smelly fish called rakfisk which is a fish naturally fermented for months if not years. Rakfisk has very strong yang energy, hence Vikings loved it on their long journeys (but I got strange looks when I was buying it in the fish shop because not many people dare to eat it). I must admit it was worth it, because after eating it I immediately got a few very well paid feng shui jobs, so the ‘yang effect’ worked.
Interesting buildings and architecture with good feng shui
The Thief is an interesting hotel (quite expensive), located on Tjuvholmen (‘Thief’) Island. At the entrance, you’re met with a sculpture by Sir Antony Gormley and the whole hotel is full of contemporary art. The works by Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Richard Price and Sir Peter Blake, who designed one of the rooms, in which Bill Gates, Jay-Z and Rihanna stayed (his art is featured heavily there with “Sonja Henie” where he used real diamond dust). The Thief is very dog and child friendly with assigned rooms for pets and children and specially designed premium equipment such as beds, cribs and dining chairs.
The Renzo Piano-designed Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art is nearby, as is the Aker Brygge harbour. The city centre is about a 15-minute walk.
The wood energy
Vigeland Park is probably the largest sculptural park with just one artist, bosting over 200 pieces (The collection, dubbed “The Weirdest Statues in the World” by The Daily Mail). In the 1920s, the artist Gustav Vigeland gave all his works which are in bronze, granite and wrought iron to the city of Oslo. The park was built between 1939 and 1949. ‘Angry boy’ (1928) sculpture is worth seeing and rubbing his hand to boost your luck factor. The highlight is the 14.12m high monolith carved from a single 240-ton block of stone (it took three stonemasons and 14 years to complete).
The fire energy
Art has fire energy and Edvard Munch’s The Scream’ or Skrik (one of the four versions painted in 1893; in 2012 one copy sold for £74m and it is said the Home Alone movie borrowed it for one scene) can be seen at The National Gallery.
The energy flow of Oslo
Oslo has one of the oldest metros (it was open in 1898) with five lines and 101 stations. If you’re visiting Oslo in winter, you can take the metro to the top of one hill for toboggan at 25km/hr which is always fun. You can also try cross-country skiing (‘ski’ means ‘piece of wood’ in Norwegian) and burn 400-700 calories per hour.
Feng shui consultants in Oslo, Norway
There are feng shui consultants in Oslo. But if you live in Oslo are looking for a feng shui consultant near you – with 30+ years of experience in feng shui, Vastu and environmental psychology feel free to call/text me on +447956 288574 for a quote for feng shui consultation for your home or workplace. Although I live in London, I do remote virtual feng shui consultations. Or I can fly to Oslo in a couple of hours. Email me