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A little island, a whole ocean of experiences. With Oslo´s most spectacular location THE THIEF steals its guests away from everyday life.

Tjuvholmen – the city district which was once home to criminals and shady dealings is now a power centre for contemporary art and good city living at the water’s edge.

International-calibre restaurants, cosy eateries and high-quality galleries sit side by side in pedestrianised streets and squares. And the Astrup Fearnley Museum designed by Italian star architect Renzo Piano, is the hotel’s nearest neighbour.

THE THIEF reflects its surroundings. From the balcony you can enjoy the view of the fjord. Inside curator Sune Nordgren has hand-picked contemporary art which inspires, surprises and creates aesthetic experiences. The rooms have designer furniture from national and international quality producers selected by interior designer Wille Våge. The building was designed by Mellbye Arkitekter.

The best local ingredients are served in the hotel’s restaurants THIEF FOODBAR and Fru K. In the summer our guests may enjoy cold drinks with a view at THIEF ROOF.

At THE THIEF we treat rock stars as guests and guests as rock stars. We swear by quality, concentrate on details and stretch ourselves to surprise you as a guest. This is how we create hotel experiences.

THE THIEF is a lifestyle hotel based on a fundamental philosophy of sustainability and local qualities.

Contact us



Shipping Address

  • Landgangen 1
  • 0252 Oslo

Billing address

  • The Thief Hotel AS
  • SNR 15831274
  • Postboks 200 Økern
  • 0510 Oslo
  • Norway

How to get here

THE THIEF is centrally located in Oslo, in the city’s new arts and business district.

From Oslo airport Gardermoen

We pick you up at the airport

  • Sedan Mercedes E - Max. number of people: 3
  • Airport transfer to/from the hotel: NOK 1890
  • City Transfer to/from train/harbour: NOK 1200
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  • Sedan Mercedes S - Max. number of people: 3
  • Airport transfer to/from the hotel: NOK 2160
  • City Transfer to/from train/harbour: : NOK 1550
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  • Mercedes V VW Caravelle - Max. number of people: 7
  • Airport transfer to/from the hotel: NOK 1980
  • City Transfer to/from train/harbour: NOK 1350
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  • SUV Mercedes ML - Max. number of people: 4
  • Airport transfer to/from the hotel: NOK 1980
  • City Transfer to/from train/harbour: NOK 1350
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Meet & Greet

We meet you at flight bridge and help you with hand luggage and luggage to your car for departure to hotel.

Departure day the driver will hand you to a representant at the OSL airport, walk you through fast track and to the lounge before flight.

For this service, please require a rate.

The Airport Express Train

  • The Airport Express Train runs six times an hour and brings you to Oslo Central Station in 22 minutes
  • Three out of six departures continue to Nationaltheatret Station (28 min.)
  • From here it is about a 15-minute walk to the hotel
  • For more information about the Airport Express Train, departure times and prices see Airport Express Train


  • Airport taxi has an information desk in the arrivals hall at Oslo Airport Gardermoen
  • The taxi journey takes approx. 50 minutes.
  • We strongly recommend that you book Oslo Taxi - Tel: +47 02323

Arriving by car

  • From E6/Gardermoen or E18/Gothenburg:
  • Take Operatunellen, and choose the “Sentrum Vest” exit.
  • Take a left at the first junction, then follow the road to the left across the tram tracks.
  • Turn right into Munkedamsveien at the next traffic lights
  • Take a right at Munkedamsveien at the next junction. After approximately 150 metres, you will reach a roundabout, where you should take the left exit towards Tjuvholmen.
  • Enter the parking garage and keep straight-ahead, going past the large sculpture and up onto the bridge. The hotel is located to the right past the bridge.
  • If you wish, you may make use of our valet service and bring your car right to the front of the hotel, for us to park it for you (fee: NOK 350,- per 24 hours).
  • GPS: Please note that some old GPS systems are unable to locate the exact address; in such cases, please enter the following details: Munkedamsveien 59, 0270, Oslo (roundabout at Tjuvholmen)


  • It is easy to bring the car with you to Oslo when you stay at THE THIEF. Our garage is located right under the hotel.
  • Parking in the hotel garage costs NOK 280 per 24-hour period.

Arriving by boat

  • In summer we offer a pick-up service by boat
  • If you arrive by sea in a private boat THE THIEF has moorings for the hotel’s guests in the marina on Tjuvholmen


THE THIEF is a member of, a collection of 200 carefully selected independent hotels in 40 different countries around the world with distinctive architecture and interior design balanced with functionality and exceptional service. The concept was established by CEO Claus Sendlinger in 1993.

He explains why THE THIEF will be Norway´s selected design hotel when doors open in January 2013:

– THE THIEF is supporting our company´s vision ”to create an unrivalled global community for aspirational and original hospitality experiences”. The hotel:

  • Offers a unique concept for tomorrow´s hotel guests
  • Has an architecture & design which is very convincing in style and quality
  • Is well integrated into the local environment: guests have guided access to the neighborhood Tjuvholmen, but THE THIEF also brings the neighborhood into the hotel
  • Pursues an outstanding positioning strategy in terms of corporate identity and communication
  • is developed by passionate people. Entrepreneur Petter Stordalen is a strong character with a demonstrative vision who shows responsibility and takes care of future generations.

– THE THIEF is not just a place to stay, it´s an inspiring setting which offers an extraordinary, holistic guest experience.

Sendlinger also emphasizes the hotel´s fascinating neighbourhood: Tjuvholmen.

– Tjuvholmen is an outstanding project combining great architecture, design art and culture; bringing together like-minded people working and living at this hub.


THE THIEF is part of Nordic Hotels & Resorts, “A collection of independent hotels and resorts”.



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By Nic Lehoux
By Nic Lehoux
by Marcel Leliënhof

The Neighbourhood – Tjuvholmen – New Oslo

A new city district with a two-kilometre seafront is taking Oslo, Norway and the world by storm. At Tjuvholmen culinary experiences, contemporary art and magnificent architecture meet at the water’s edge. Next door to northern Europe’s most elegant art gallery, the new Astrup Fearnley Museum designed by Italian star architect Renzo Piano, you find THE THIEF.

Good city living distinguishes the atmosphere in the pedestrianised streets on Tjuvholmen – a place where people live and work, where quality galleries and top restaurants attract bon people from the whole city.

The little island which was once home to criminals and shady dealings now offers a whole sea of experiences.


  • The new Astrup Fearnley Museum designed by star architect Renzo Piano
  • Bathing beach, canals and marina
  • Strong environmental focus
  • Pedestrianised streets and squares
  • High-class, international restaurants
  • Sculpture park and galleries
  • One hotel, THE THIEF
by Jeremy Levine Design (CC)

Environment & sustainability

Our vision is to create unique, fantastic experiences without comprising with the world around us and the future of the planet. The greatest challenges of our time are linked to a scarcity of resources and environmental problems, and recognising this is the foundation of our strategy.

Sustainable business isn’t just about ethics and social responsibility, it’s about getting more from less and harmonising with the modern guest’s wishes and needs. We offer quality rather than quantity and the authentic and unique to what comes as standard.

THE THIEF wants to be first with the latest. We implement clever, energy-efficient solutions to reduce energy and water consumption and for waste handling while giving our guests seamless and user-friendly systems. We use modern digital technology and strive for sustainability at every turn.

Every room is an individual energy zone, so energy consumption can be optimised in relation to requirements at any time. Rooms are switched to stand-by mode via BMS (Building management system) when guests leave. The hotel has been built to comply with the TEK 07 energy regulation and will receive environmental certification (ISO 14001) after opening.

At the hotel you will enjoy good food with a clean conscience. THE THIEF will serve the best Norway and Scandinavia have to offer of ingredients which have not travelled far.

Sustainable production, transparency and product information are the key words. We have therefore started hunting for local suppliers who produce ingredients with commitment and love – as sustainable as possible.

We strive to work according to these basic principles. You will be able to read more about how we put our philosophy into practice closer to the opening of the hotel in January 2013.


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