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Scandic Vulkan

4.0 out of 5.0

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I'll start by saying that I've no idea what the cost of staying at Scandic Vulkan is as my three-night stay was paid for in advance by the organisation that invited me to Oslo. What follows are a few random mostly-positives. First, as can happen in Scandinavian countries, there is a great breakfast buffet. I had a 6th floor room at the back, quiet & with a view. Welcome touches included a heated bathroom floor; I also liked a lot that at least one of the beds in my room could be adjusted for height levels at head and feet. Good, too, that there was free wifi although I was warned onscreen repeatedly about lack of security in using it as a public site, which I guess the hotel has little or no control over...That was just about the only thing that left me a bit uncomfortable. On the other hand, it meant I didn't spend much time online which is always to be appreciated, I find. Another big location bonus: the hotel is very near the rive walk, which was my favourite, non-work-related thing about this visit and a joy to do both towards the centre and away... The path was a tad treacherous in icy/snowy weather but it's a beautiful walk in either direction. Worth it, too, to pop into the little Labour Museum along the river which was once very much lined by industrial factories. It's modest but informative, friendly and free.

Scandic Vulkan is well placed near many new and exciting things in Oslo, including Mathallen and Foss Gård, and has a nice view as it is placed on the hill above. Grünerløkka and Aker river are also close by.

The entrance of the hotel was not obvious when approaching from town centre but once inside, the experience was great. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the room was very comfortable. The electricals may have gone through wear and tear so need a bit of maintenance care. Breakfast was excellent. Your room prices fluctuated too much however - I would have stayed 2 nights otherwise!

We liked the location of this hotel, close to a smart food hall and a 20 minute walk to the city centre. We really appreciated the thoughtfulness of the staff member who put us in a large room with a panoramic view of the city, as we were there for 6 nights, and combining a business trip with some days off. The range and quality of the food at breakfast was excellent - a real treat.

Great stay in an arty room. Very clean well designed room. Wide choice of food on offer for breakfast and staff very helpful. About 20-30 mins easy walk from the centre station in a hipster vibe area.

I can easily recomend this place. Not just because of the short distance to "mathallen" but also because of the nice surroundings and good food. I will also recomend people to try the somewhat different room "Friminuttet". Truly does not make you feel like you are in a hotelroom at all but more like home :)

love the location right next to the foodhall. The bus stop was very close less than 5 minute walk. Its our first time in Oslo and the staff were friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was amazing with so many selections of food from smoked fish, to gluten free menu. Definitely worth the price to stay in this hotel.

The hotel is clean and in good shape, better than most of Scandic hotels. The view over the market is impressive. Nothing for those afraid of heights. The food at the hotel is “Italian wannabe” but just go outside and you have better choices, although the food ain’t bad, just wannabe ;) The room was big enough, I got upgraded, clean and quiet.

Like with all hotels, I am always able to find something to be not fully satisfied with. However, I enjoyed my stay at Scandic Vulkan immensely. The bed and the pillows are amazing so a good nights sleep is guaranteed. Lovely breakfast buffet, very friendly staff, overall cleanliness is good, and they are environmentally conscious which is a big plus. The only thing I found unsettling is the towels, they smelled a little weird to me. My partner didn't think so, but I found they reminded me of vinegar scent. Also wished to find some slippers or floor warming in the bathroom, as I found it quite cold in the morning.

Not impressed, we regret booking this hotel for our trip. You could get more for the money somewhere else in Oslo. Superior rooms are like standard rooms in other hotels at Scandic. They do not have refrigerators. The location is excellent, so the price is probably more for the location.

Maridalsveien 13A Oslo

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Karl Johan Street and Munch Museum
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining

Located in Grunerlokka, Scandic Vulkan is within a mile (2 km) of popular sights such as Karl Johan Street and Munch Museum. This 149-room, 4-star hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a restaurant, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Oslo, it's also close to Royal Palace and Oslo Opera House.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Scandic Vulkan's 149 rooms provide safes, ironing boards, and desks. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs. Hair dryers are also standard.

Property features

At Scandic Vulkan, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, 8 meeting rooms, and free use of bicycles. Self parking is offered for NOK 240 per day. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers, laundry facilities, and a convenience store.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 714 reviews