Grünerløkka and St. Hanshaugen Walk, Oslo

Grünerløkka and St. Hanshaugen used to be small villages not far from the main settlement, then called Christiania. Today these neighborhoods are perfect for exploring historical and cultural heritage of Norway capital. This tour will guide you through the St. Hanshaugen Park, Zoologisk Museum, Botanisk Hage og Museum and many others.
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Grünerløkka and St. Hanshaugen Walk Map

Guide Name: Grünerløkka and St. Hanshaugen Walk
Guide Location: Norway » Oslo (See other walking tours in Oslo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Author: karen
St. Hanshaugen Park

1) St. Hanshaugen Park

Probably the most romantic and definitely the quietest region in Oslo is St. Hanshaugen Park, the first large public park outside the city center of Oslo. Located on the hill by Ullevålsveien and Collettsgate it is very attractive so more in summer offering different interesting events both for kids and adults. If want to quench hunger or drink something there are many nice outdoors cafes. Years ago the park location was regarded as worthless and was originally a bare rock hill. In the 1840s...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Bergstien Synagogue

2) Bergstien Synagogue

The Bergstien Synagogue is the only synagogue in Oslo. After The Nazi occupation almost all Jews were exterminated. Nobody knows how but the synagogue survived and now is the center of Hebraic community life in the city. It is a beautiful white building built between 1918 and 1920 by Herman Herzog...   view more
Old Aker Church

3) Old Aker Church (must see)

The Old Aker Church, known in Norway as Gamle Aker Kirke, is a medieval church in Oslo city centre. Still active today, it is thought to be the oldest surviving church, and possibly the oldest building of any kind, in the city of Oslo. The church was first erected by King Olav Kyrre in 1080 and has stood on this spot in some form for nearly a thousand years. It was rebuilt as a three-naved, Roman-style basilica in the 18th century. The pulpit and font, designed in the baroque style, date from...   view more
Wooden House

4) Wooden House

The wooden house is a traditional house for Scandinavian countries. As you see the house is made of wood, both walls and the roof. They have a very nice isolation from the weather outside. The houses are usually one or two floors, painted is different colors. Staying or looking at one of these houses can imagine that you’re in a...   view more
Paulus Church

5) Paulus Church

Paulus Kirke is a famous church in Oslo because of organizing occasionally so called Forums, where people from different religions like Buddhism, Islam and others are gathering for debates. The building itself, was built and consecrated in 1892 by the plans of Henrik Bull architect. The church is also attractive by its altar paintings and the statue of Christ sculptured by Gunnar...   view more
Bar Boca

6) Bar Boca

One of the Oslo’s bars known thanks to its owner, as his enthusiastic imagination mixes the best cocktails in Oslo. If want to try the greatest drinks this is the best place. The bar offers very intimate atmosphere having only five tables designed in the 1950s...   view more

7) Grünerløkka

Grünerløkka is also called Greenwich Village of Oslo, named after Friedrich Grüner in 1672. It became part of the city in 1858. Before that it was a working class area, where several factories were placed. Today Grünerløkka is like a small town in itself and offers a wide range of services: post office, banking, library, dining, theater. It has beautifully renovated houses next to run-down, old ones, with plenty of green areas and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Zoologisk Museum

8) Zoologisk Museum

The Zoological Museum is placed within the Botanical Gardens at Tøyen, Oslo. It houses animals from all around the world, but mainly concentrates on Norwegian animal life. Should be mentioned the collection of butterflies and insects that is considered to be the largest in the world, containing between 3 and 4 million objects on the needle. There can be found a nice cafe in the...   view more
Botanisk Hage og Museum

9) Botanisk Hage og Museum

The University Botanical Garden at Tøyen in Oslo is Norway's oldest botanical garden, established in 1814. The University of Oslo's oldest building, the Tøyen Manor which was given as a gift in 1812, is located in the garden. The garden originally covered 75,000 square metres, but has since doubled in size. The collection includes roughly 35,000 plants of about 7500 unique species. It combines several other gardens Rock Garden, Fragrant Garden both of them render typical and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
The Natural History Museum

10) The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum is the oldest institution of its kind in Norway. It is housed in the university’s Botanical Garden, in the Tøyen district of Oslo city center. The garden was created in 1814, with buildings housing zoology, botany and geology research facilities added a hundred years later. The museum has only been managed as one institution since 1999. The museum is noted for its extensive collections of preserved plant and animal specimens, fossils and minerals.

The geological...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

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.
Bygdøy Self-Guided Tour

Bygdøy Self-Guided Tour

Also called Oslo's Museum Center, Bygdøy is where some of the most visited museums are located, displaying precious items from Norway’s past. You can also visit Bygdøy’s beautiful parks, forests or the wonderful beach located on the west side.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Pipervika Bay Walk

Pipervika Bay Walk

Norway's capital, Oslo, is a magnificent city where you will find an eclectic mix of architectural styles. Be sure to explore its lovely streets and wonderful museums that are considered to be some of the best in the world, as well as original restaurants and cafes located in the Pipervika Bay.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Sentrum Walk

Sentrum Walk

Sentrum, meaning city-center, is located on the southeast side of the city near the inner Oslofjord. The district is dominated by high buildings and valuable tourist attractions. Take this tour to visit Ibsen Museum, as well as Stortinget, National Theater, University of Oslo, National Gallery, Oslo Cathedral and many others.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Frogner Walk

Frogner Walk

Frogner is an Oslo borough, located in the West End part of the Norwegian capital, renowned for its exceptional residential and retail facilities. The area is named after Frogner Manor, the site of which is now occupied by the eponymous Frogner Park. Centrally located, this is one of the priciest districts in Oslo, abounding in parks, marinas and pretty architecture. Take this tour to explore the most interesting sites of the borough, including Frogner Church, Oslo City Museum, Vigeland Sculpture Park and more.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Hanshaugen Religious Walk

Hanshaugen Religious Walk

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

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Kvadraturen Walk

Kvadraturen Walk

Kvadraturen is the oldest quarter of Oslo. It is located in the very heart of the Sentrum borough and offers plenty of tourist spots to visit. Take this tour to explore the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Gamle Raadhus, Film Museum and many others.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km

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