A tour around the top 5 best neighbourhoods in Oslo

Sandra Oberg

Relocation and Global Mobility, Travel, Travel News

There are many good reasons to move to Oslo such as the high level of education, high productivity, and a strong economy. However, moving is a stressful process and sometimes even frustrating, especially if you are moving far away and have a lot of planning to do… Firstly, you have to do some research about Oslo. Secondly, you need to find a long/short stay accommodation with your requirements. Additionally, maybe you need to learn a new language! To help you find the perfect area for your stay, we have made a list of our top five best neighbourhoods in Oslo.

  1. Grünerløkka
  2. Aker Brygge & Tjuvholmen
  3. Vulkan
  4. Kvadraturen
  5. Ingens gate

1. Grünerløkka

Known to be one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in Oslo. It’s a very artsy place with a vibrant cultural scene, and you can find loads of cool things to do. Grünerløkka is home to many of the country’s top art schools, independent art galleries, a beautiful botanical garden, as well as great bars and fabulous restaurants.

What can you do in Grünerløkka?

  • Visit art galleries – Galleri Markveien and Galleri 69
  • The Botanical Gardens.
  • The Munch Museum
  • Akerselva – Walk along the river
  • Mathallen Foodhall Oslo
  • Birkelunden – A central park
  • Parkteatret – The theatre was opened as a cinema in 1907, however, today it’s one of Oslo’s most trendy theatres.
  • Oslo Reptile Park
The Munch Museum in Oslo
The Munch Museum – Courtesy of Unsplash.com

2. Aker Brygge & Tjuvholmen

Do you want to stay somewhere with a stunning view and with plenty of restaurants with alfresco dining? And that’s not all, when visiting Aker Brygge you can take a stroll on the promenade by the water, and grab a bite from one of the many food trucks on the streets. Once you are done exploring Aker Brygge, there’s a long bridge that connects Aker Brygge to Tjuvholmen for you to easily access the other side.

Tjuvholmen is one of Oslo’s newest quarters, a place you shouldn’t miss out if you enjoy seeing design and architecture aficionados.

What can you do in Aker Brygge & Tjuvholmen?

  • Outdoor art installations
  • The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art
  • Tjuvholmen City Beach
  • Nobel Peace Center
  • Oslo City Hall
  • Take a boat trip
  • Akershus Fortress – One of Oslo’s most impressive and historic buildings.
  • Latter – Oslo’s most famous comedy venues
  • Go to a gallery – Galleri Haaken, Galleri Brandstrup, and Galleri Fineart.
  • Aker Brygge Pier And Boardwalk
Aker Brygge bridge in Oslo.
Aker Brygge – courtesy of Unsplash.com

3. Vulkan

Vulkan is a lively neighbourhood full of fun and new innovative eco-friendly architecture, there is a local energy centre with 300-meter deep geothermal wells.

You will be pleased to find serviced apartments, office spaces, cultural venues, cafes, restaurants, and bars. This is a great place to meet friends and watch the world go by in a fantastic atmosphere.

What can you do in Vulkan?

  • Mathallen Food Hall
  • Dansens Hus – Norway’s national stage for dancing.
  • Døgnvill Bar & Burger – The most delicious burgers in Vulkan!
  • Vulkan beehives – Two massive beehives raise to raise awareness of the importance of bees in our ecosystem.
  • Smelteverket – This is a must-see stop in Oslo to go for some drinks and food.

4. Kvadraturen

Kvadraturen is filled with a lot of history and many things to do. Close to Oslo’s main shopping street with excellent restaurants, bars and cafes. Kvadraturen is a beautiful place for those who are interested in old buildings, each building has its own inspiring story behind it.

What can you do in Kvadraturen?

  • National Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Akershus Fortress
  • National Museum of Architecture
  • Norwegian Film Museum
  • Christiania Torv
  • Go to galleries
  • Oslo Cathedral
  • Oslo Opera House
  • Visit parks
OslO Opera House
Oslo Opera House – Courtesy of Unsplash.com

5. Ingens gate

Ingens Gate (Nobody’s Street) is a laneway located next to the Akerselva river. A gorgeous little area with the integration of functionality, inhabitant, and street art!

Ingens Gate Oslo, Norway
Ingens Gate – Unsplash.com

Now you have a great insight into some of the best neighbourhoods in Oslo. To learn more about all our properties in Oslo click here, or if you rather talk to one of Situ’s team members just give us a call on 01392 690 079 or email us [email protected].