Kvadraturen Walk, Oslo

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.
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Kvadraturen Walk Map

Guide Name: Kvadraturen Walk
Guide Location: Norway » Oslo (See other walking tours in Oslo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 10
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 km
Author: karen
Engebret Cafe

1) Engebret Cafe

One hundred and fifty years old restaurant is situated in an older building that exists for more then three hundred years. Taking a meal here can enjoy a traditional Norwegian food, compiled of fish and a traditional game which is usually served in autumn. In the warm seasons the restaurant offers a nice outdoor dinning...   view more
Galleri III

2) Galleri III

This gallery was founded by the Norwegian Sculptors' Association with the purpose of showcasing three-dimensional works, including video art and traditional sculptures. It also maintains an archive of information on nearly 300 different...   view more

3) Statholdergaarden

Located in one of the Oslo’s oldest regions, the restaurant is leaded by a multi time awarded Norwegian cook Bent Stiansen. The restaurant has a great demand and it is really hard to find a table there. The menu combines compulsory, the freshest and the best ingredients preparing up to six course meals at price about NOK700. A nice 18th-century décor is maintained in all five rooms offering relaxing...   view more
Gamle Raadhus

4) Gamle Raadhus

Being once Town Hall in Christiania, today the building hosts Gamle Raadhus restaurant. A nice location offering its customers a beautiful outdoor dining area in the summer time is suitable for official and casual meetings. Serving a traditional Norwegian menu it changes in dependence of the season, but it is always fish and game...   view more
Oslo Kunstforening

5) Oslo Kunstforening

Oslo Kunstforening is an art gallery and art society located in Oslo, Norway. The gallery, situated in one of the oldest houses in the Kvadraturen area, is the oldest artist gallery in Oslo. During the year, many varied shows are organized within the fields of drawing, painting, photography, lithography, textile, collage and sculpture. There is usually a new exhibition every month. The gallery features temporary exhibitions of Contemporary Art. The gallery was founded as Christiania...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Christiania Torv

6) Christiania Torv

Christiania Torv is a square in Oslo where some of the most beautiful historic buildings can be seen. There is also a fountain shaped like a hand pointing to the ground, symbolizing the words of the King Christian IV when he said the town would be rebuilt in this place after Oslo had been ravaged by fire in...   view more
Galleri Norske Grafikere

7) Galleri Norske Grafikere

The richest collection of contemporary lithographic arts is housed in the Galleri Norske Grafikere. The gallery displays ten new exhibits each year, with works from all over the country. It is situated in Kvadraturen, a well populated area that was the center of the city till the beginning of 19th century.

Operation Hours: Tuesday - Wednesday, Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm; Sunday: 12 pm - 4...   view more
Steen & Strøm

8) Steen & Strøm

Steen & Strøm is a Scandinavian chain of department stores. With five floors offering a large variety of merchandise, it is Norway’s largest department store. It is famous for its amazing sales, called ‘elleville dager,’ that attracts a huge rush of shoppers.
Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm; Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00...   view more
Film Museum

9) Film Museum

Oslo’s Film Museum charts the history of cinema, with a focus on Norwegian films and film makers. Norway has a strong cinematic tradition for a relatively small country, and has produced a number of popular and successful films, such as Elling and the recent Troll Hunter. Norway’s most famous cinematic export, Kon-Tiki, won Best Documentary at the Oscars, and is to date the only Norwegian film to have won an Academy Award.

The museum houses a permanent exhibition on Norwegian film...   view more
Oslo Opera House

10) Oslo Opera House (must see)

The Oslo Opera House, or Operahuset, is the national opera theater for Norway. It is found on the banks of the Oslofjord, in the Bjørvika district. Nicknamed ‘the iceberg’, its angular outline, clad in granite and Italian marble, appears to rise out of the fjord. Completed in 2007, it is the largest building for a new cultural institution in Norway to be built in the last seven hundred years. The main auditorium seats nearly 1500, with two smaller performance spaces for more intimate...   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.
Gamle Oslo Walk

Gamle Oslo Walk

Gamle Oslo translated as "Old Oslo" is one of the oldest boroughs in town, as well as one of the biggest. This tour will show you the main attractions of Gamle Oslo district, including Munch Museum, Asylet, Vålerenga Kirke and others.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 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
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
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
Grünerløkka and St. Hanshaugen Walk

Grünerløkka and St. Hanshaugen Walk

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.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
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

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