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Formerly an old container dock, Sørenga in Oslo has been transformed into a brand new neigbourhood by the Oslo fjord. The area consists of residential complexes with exciting architectural details, and welcomes both residents and visitors to enjoy life at the water’s edge.
A lot has changed in the last couple of years just a few metres east of the city centre. Not too long ago Bjørvika was known for its busy container port and a major highway junction. Now, the motorway has been moved underground, the containers have vanishe, the waterfront has been opened up and new life is blowing through the area by the fjord.
If you are interested in architecture, Bjørvika is a treasure trove ready to be discovered. The white Opera house, the narrow buildings of the Barcode ensemble and the quirky angles of Akrobaten bridge have become popular photography spots for locals and visitors. In Barcode you can find high-end shops, art galleries and restaurant.
Across the street and towards the fjord, lies the new Munch museum and the Oslobukta neighbourhood: A completely new borough with a wide variety of restaurants, architectural sights, a large swimming pier and a water fountain that doubles as a playground.
Vigeland Sculpture Park (Frogner Park)
This is one of the most photographed places in Oslo, and for good reason! The park is packed with beautiful, strange, funny, creepy characters, and the golden backdrop of the season really makes them stand out! With 212 different sculptures, you can create your own unique take on the art.
Sculpture park in the Frogner Park with more than 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland (1869–1943) in bronze, granite and cast iron, including The Angry Boy (Sinnataggen in Norwegian), The Monolith (Monolitten) and The Wheel of Life (Livshjulet).
Vigeland was also responsible for the design and architectural outline of the park, which is one of Norway’s top tourist attractions, with more than one million annual visitors.
The park is free to enter and open all year round, 24 hours a day.
Damstredet & Telthusbakken
Charming and picturesque part of central Oslo with well-preserved and inhabited wooden houses from the late 1700s and the 1800s.
Damstredet is a cobbled street with wooden houses from the first half of the 19th century. The street runs between Akersveien and Fredensborgveien and is just 160 metres long.
Telthusbakken is located between Maridalsveien and Akersveien, just below the medieval church Gamle Aker kirke. On one side of the 260-metre street lies a series of small wooden houses, and on the other side is a large allotment garden area, Egebergløkka. Along the gardens you can walk the romantic Kjærlighetsstien (“The Love Trail”).
Through the centre of Oslo, from Maridalsvannet to the Oslo Fjord, runs the Akerselva river – a popular recreation area with a vibrant history. The river is eight kilometres long and passes waterfalls, swimming spots, fishing grounds, forested areas and wildlife.
Akerselva’s most spectacular waterfall is located by the Beier Bridge. Other famous attractions linked to the river are Bjølsen Rolling Mill, Lilleborg Factories, Aamot Bridge, Hønse-Lovisa’s House and Nedre Foss.
Recreation area with great places for picnics, swimming, fishing, walking, running and cross-country skiing.
The two-mile (3.2-kilometre) walking/running path around the lake is lit and wheelchair-friendly.