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Explore the Beautiful Boroughs of Oslo

oslo City Hall
Credit: Flickr/Asbjørn Floden

Are you tired of booking tours and wandering in large groups walking through a new city on your holiday? The beautiful city of Oslo provides an ample amount of tourist attractions but despite that, this historic city also provides unique and beautiful areas that are just waiting to be explored. Grab your camera and get walking wandering through these boroughs in Oslo.

Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen

Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen
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Aker Brygge is a boardwalk known for its popular strip of restaurants and fashion shops, while Tjuvholmen is known for its unique outdoor areas along with several art galleries and art installations. All in all, this borough is perfect even if you want to have a stroll and grab some fresh air.

Oslo West

Vigeland Sculpture Park
Credit: Flickr/Francisco Antunes

The western side of Oslo is traditionally the more expensive side and the prices of housing and leisure activities are generally a little higher. Besides that, this side also has popular attractions like the Royal Palace and the Vigeland Sculpture Park. This part of town also has antique stores and luxury shopping brands.

Holmenkollen

Holmenkollen
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Holmenkollen is the hill that you will most definitely see on the north-western side of Oslo during your trip to the city. It is roughly 20 – 30 minutes away from the city centre and a popular spot among the locals and tourists. For anyone wanting a hike, or to ski then this spot is a must visit!

Oslo East

A prominent difference between Oslo’s west and the east side is the price. While not exponentially cheap, Oslo east is generally cheaper and also has affordable bars and restaurants for drinking and eating. Besides that, the Gamlebyen and Ekeberg areas are popular historical sites which show medieval ruins of Oslo.

Grunerlokka

Grunerlokka area lies on the east side of the river Akerselva that runs through Oslo from north to south. This popular area has many little cafes, restaurants and popular bars. Besides that, you can also shop at the various boutiques, vintage and second hand-stores as well. Enjoy!

Have a heavy brunch, and wear your most comfy shoes and walk through these beautiful places to go an exploring adventure in Oslo!

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