Kampen Walk (Self Guided), Oslo

Lose yourself in the charming narrow streets of Oslo's Kampen area. This is one of the oldest parts of the city and it is situated on a hill, between the inner-city and outer suburbs and looks over the downtown area. This is a wonderful place to come for a peaceful stroll among streets that are lined with old wooden houses. If it wasn't for such signs of modernity as cars, the area would look much like it must have done more than one hundred years ago.

Admire the beautiful and varied structures of buildings that were originally constructed for workers and their families, and enjoy the warm community feel that is very much a key part of the Kampen area. Some corners of Kampen may already feel a little familiar to you, because the houses feature on many city postcards. One of the architectural highlights here is Kampen Kirke, a Gothic and Swiss-style church that was built in the middle of the 19th century and is a protected heritage site. A visit to Kampen can also reward you with some exceptional vistas. The neighborhood is the highest point of the city, and at times of the year when the vegetation isn't in such abundance, you can delight in the views of the Norwegian capital and the hills that surround it.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,000 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Kampen Walk Map

Guide Name: Kampen Walk
Guide Location: Norway » Oslo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 1.2 Km or 0.7 Miles
Author: vickyc

Walking Tours in Oslo, Norway

Create Your Own Walk in Oslo

Create Your Own Walk in Oslo

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Old Oslo Walking Tour

Old Oslo Walking Tour

The Old Town of Oslo is the oldest urban area within the current capital. This part of the capital of Norway was simply called Oslo until 1925 while the city as a whole was called Kristiania. Oslo's old town was established with the urban structure around the year 1000 and was the capital of Norway's dominion in 1314. The main Old Town area has several ruins of stone and brick lying...  view more

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

Museum District (Bygdoy) Walking Tour

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

Historical Churches Walking Tour

Learn more about the religious life of Oslo by taking this self-guided walking tour of the city’s most important sacred sights. An interesting variety of design, including Protestant and Catholic churches, can be found on this walk.

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

Grunerlokka Walking Tour

Formerly a working-class area, Grunerlokka is now one of Oslo’s hippest neighborhoods, largely owing its status to the late 20th century gentrification process. The district is named after Friedrich Gruner (1628-1674) who served as the chief administrator of Oslo (then Christiania). Today, it represents a fusion of Norwegian and foreign cultures. Other than the local street art, stylish bars,...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 Km or 1.6 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

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