Oslo is a charming city on the northern side of Norway. It is also the fastest-growing city in Europe. There are several neighbourhoods in the city, each with its unique characteristics. Visitors also enjoy great weather, friendly people and a vibrant nightlife. Here are some of the most popular neighbourhoods in the city.
A while back, Aker Bryge used to be a rundown dockyard near the city centre. Today, it is one of the most expensive and attractive residential areas. It has canals and dork architecture. The place has lots of nightclubs, art galleries, shopping malls and good boutique hotels that offer 3 to 4-star services.
The Frogner district is located on the north of Aker Brugge. It is one of the oldest neighbourhoods, having been established in the 19th century. It is a posh neighbourhood with some of the most beautiful streets and the best cafes in the area. It also hosts Vigeland Park that goes by the name Frognerparken.
The Majorstuen neighbourhood is to the north of Frogner. Its name translates to ‘the Major’s Cabin,’ which was an 18th-century pub named after a 17th-century military officer. Majorstuen is one of the popular shopping zones of the city and close to the metro. It is calmer than most of the other places in the city and great for calm, romantic stays in Oslo.
Bislett is most populated with students and professions as it is close to the university, city centre and largest high school. It is a more affordable part of the city with B&B and hostels available. You can enjoy national athletics competitions and other tournaments at Bislett Stadium. Bislett borders St. Hamshaugen, which is the southern part of the city. It has some of the prettiest blocks in the city and home to St. Hanshaugen Park that extends to a hill near the city centre.
Grünerløkka was an old working-class area that was re-invented in the late 1980s. It is home to several fusion shops, bohemian living quarters, awesome shops and restaurants. Here, you enjoy interacting with different cultures and sampling dishes from around the world.
What’s the best area to experience the city for the first time, tourists, what’s the best district for shopping and dining, or where to stay for skiing or the best nightlife ? Read on below to find out more best neighbourhoods to stay in Oslo Norway.
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