Oslo’s last remaining hotdog kiosk serves up boiled sausage with fiery mustard. It’s cheap, comforting and tastes explosively marvellous
Forget hygge, the cosiness of enjoying life’s simple pleasures. The original Nordic lifestyle trend was all about the ultimate in comfort food: hotdogs. The Syverkiosken is an Oslo landmark. The kiosk, near to Alexander Kiellands plass, has been serving hotdogs since 1979. And with prices starting from 20 krone (£1.90), it’s one of the city’s cheapest snack options.
But there’s more to the Norwegian love of hotdogs than just a cheap snack. There used to be more than 40 such kiosks around town but late-opening Syverkiosken is the last one standing, fending off cheap hotdogs from convenience stores with its family recipes and retro-fashion style.