Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen Walk, Oslo

Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen Walk (Self Guided), Oslo

Treat yourself to some joyous hours by the sea at Aker Brygge, a seafront district populated by numerous stores, attractions, bars and restaurants. This area is hugely popular, drawing some 12 million visitors a year. Locals love it too and the expensive apartments are much sought after. The area was once home to a shipbuilding industry and some of the old warehouses have been turned into homes.

Fill up your wardrobe with fabulous new outfits by browsing the men’s and women’s fashion boutiques. There is also a jewelry shop, grocery stores and cosmetics salons. Enjoy a stroll along the waterfront parade and as you move around, note the mix of modern and old architectural styles. If you like to stay out until the small hours then Aker Brygge is for you. Many of the restaurants and bars are open until late.

A recent addition to the harbor redevelopment is Tjuvholmen, Oslo's newest borough. Admire the eclectic mixture of buildings which were designed by several different architects following current trends. Much of Tjuvholmen is an arts district and features numerous galleries and outdoor areas that host installations.

Go to the sculpture park, home to colorful pieces by internationally renowned contemporary artists. Stay in the borough for a meal. The restaurants have earned stellar reputations for their high standards and scenic locations.
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Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen Walk Map

Guide Name: Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen Walk
Guide Location: Norway » Oslo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles
Author: Linda
Dokkveien, Aker Brygge Shopping Mall

1) Dokkveien, Aker Brygge Shopping Mall

Stranden Promenade

2) Stranden Promenade

Stranden Promenade

4) Stranden Promenade

View from Stranden Promenade

5) View from Stranden Promenade

View from Stranden Promenade

6) View from Stranden Promenade

View from Strandhagen

8) View from Strandhagen

Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art

9) Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art

Tjuvholmen Allé

10) Tjuvholmen Allé

Walking Tours in Oslo, Norway

Create Your Own Walk in Oslo

Create Your Own Walk in Oslo

Creating your own self-guided walk in Oslo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Old Oslo Walking Tour

Old Oslo Walking Tour

The historic Old Town of Oslo is the oldest part of the city which dates back to the days of medieval Norway. This urban area emerged around the year 1000 and became the capital of Norway's dominion (within the Dano-Norwegian Realm) around 1300. The Old Town district continued to be known as Oslo, while the whole city was called Christiania, until 1925.

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 Km or 0.9 Miles
Museum District (Bygdoy) Walking Tour

Museum District (Bygdoy) Walking Tour

Oslo's Museum District, located on the Bygdoy Peninsula, is home to some of the most visited museums in the city. Repositories of precious artifacts from Norway’s history, these remarkable institutions collectively represent a treasure trove for those keen on exploring this northerly nation's past.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Oslo Introduction Walking Tour

Oslo Introduction Walking Tour

Oslo is the capital of Norway. The name "Oslo" means the field below the hill or the field of the Gods. The city's ancient roots can be traced as far back as the year 1000. Back then, the area was known as Viken. By 1300, it had a population of about 3,000 residents. Around that time, King Haakon V ordered the construction of the Akershus Fortress which today is a major city...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 Km or 2.5 Miles
Grunerlokka Walking Tour

Grunerlokka Walking Tour

Formerly a working-class area of Oslo, Grunerlokka is one of the capital’s hippest neighborhoods. This district is named after Friedrich Gruner, the former chief administrator of the city in the late 1600s. Today's Grunerlokka is a fusion of Norwegian and foreign cultures, owing it largely to the late 20th-century gentrification process.

Apart from the street art, stylish bars, happening...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Historical Churches Walking Tour

Historical Churches Walking Tour

Oslo's religious landscape, particularly within the Christian tradition, is a captivating tapestry interwoven with history, faith, and architectural elegance. The city boasts a collection of historical churches reflecting the evolution of local Christian communities. Diverse in their designs, these sacred sites offer a glimpse into the deep-rooted religious traditions that have shaped Oslo...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles

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