Oslo's Districts

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Oslo has 15 different boroughs, each of which has not only an elected local council but also its own character and unique vibe.
We will mention some of the most colorful and exciting corners of Oslo - the ones which stand out with atmosphere, cultural background and history.
© Ksenia Novikova Flickr.com CC license Grünerløkka – Oslo
Grünerløkka is often referred to as the "hipster district" of Oslo. The story behind that begins in the 1980s and 1990s when the neighborhood became home for many immigrants. They brought along parts of their culture and therefore transformed the area into a colorful bricolage; a living organism of diversity and millennial ideal.

Gamle Oslo

Gamle Oslo or the "Old Oslo" contains the surviving parts of the medieval city, as well as plenty of other preserved ruins. The district covers a few smaller areas with their own specifict, such as Gamlebyen, southern Tøyen, Bjørvika and Grønland. Here you can find the city's Opera House, the newly-built Munch Museum as well as some excellent Asian and Middle-Eastern restaurants.
© Nanisimova Shutterstock.com

Aker Brygge

Aker Brygge is one of Oslo's most shiny and expensive districts. The old dockyard of the city had recently been transformed into a lively channel which tastefully complements the glass architecture of the city around. The area is full of different shops, restaurants and art galleries.
© Hans Permana Flickr.com CC license Aker Brygge blue hour


The Frogner district is best known for the Frogner park and the Vigeland park which is a part of it. The neighborhood is spacious, peaceful and also one of the oldest around.
© Nick Flickr.com CC license Frogner Park, Oslo


Majorstuen is one of the most expensive districts of Oslo for buying a property for example. The area is lively and includes Bogstadsveien - one of the most popular shopping streets in the country. It's also close enough to both the centre of the city and one of the biggest metro stations.
© Carlos Bryant Flickr.com CC license Majorstuen


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