Pipervika Bay Walk, Oslo

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.
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Pipervika Bay Walk Map

Guide Name: Pipervika Bay Walk
Guide Location: Norway » Oslo (See other walking tours in Oslo)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 12
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Author: karen

1) Forsvarsmuseet

The Forsvarsmuseet, located close to Akershus Fortress and the Resistance Museum in Oslo city centre, is the Norwegian armed forces museum. Combat and resistance has been at the heart of Norway’s history, from the Viking era to Nazi occupation in the 1940s. The museum’s industrial style red brick building once housed a military arsenal, and was also the Nazis’ Norwegian headquarters during World War 2. An extensive exhibition on the conflict can be found inside. It houses tanks, bombs and...   view more
Akershus Castle and Fortress

2) Akershus Castle and Fortress (must see)

Akershus Slott is a medieval castle on the banks of Oslo fjord. One of the city’s most picturesque and recognizable buildings, it was built to protect the capital from invasion. It was first constructed in 1290 by King Haakon V, following a recent assault on the city. In over eight hundred years of existence, it has never been successfully captured by a foreign enemy – although it was occupied by Nazi Germany following Norway’s unilateral surrender in World War 2. The fortress survived...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

3) Pipervika

Pipervika is a popular neighborhood in Oslo, linking Aker Brygge to Akershus Fortress. Besides the historic buildings and beautiful view from the bay, you can also take a ferry to the Bygdøy peninsula, which takes about 20 minutes round-trip. Today the term Pipervika is primarily used for the bay between the fortress and Aker Brygge. This was formerly commonly known as Piperviksbukta. It is part of the Fjord City urban renewal project.The first element is assumed to refer to the brigade...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Oslo City Hall

4) Oslo City Hall (must see)

Oslo’s City Hall is located in the downtown district of Pipervika. An example of the functionalist style of the mid 20th century, it was inaugurated in 1950. It is one of Oslo’s most famous buildings and was voted the city’s ‘structure of the century’ in 2005. A red brick building marked by two industrial style oblong towers, the City Hall is famous the world over as the venue for the Nobel Peace Prize awards ceremony. Barack Obama was among the first to be honored in the banqueting...   view more
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Noble Peace Center

5) Noble Peace Center

The Nobel Peace Center, one of Oslo’s most recognizable buildings, is found near Oslo City Hall, overlooking the city’s harbor. The center is housed in an elegant, cream colored European style building, which once housed Oslo West railway station. The station closed in 1989, and the building was restored by British architect David Adjaye. It reopened as the Nobel Peace Center in 2006, in a ceremony led by Harald V, the King of Norway, and Wangari Mathaii, a Nobel laureate.

In just over...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Aker Brygge

6) Aker Brygge

Aker Brygge is a waterfront area in the heart of Oslo’s city center. Situated on an arm of the Oslo Fjord, it houses a cinema and a number of upmarket shops and restaurants. It currently attracts 12 million visitors per year. The area gained its name from the Akers Mekaniske Verksted shipyard, which stood on this site from 1854 to 1982. Following the closure of the shipyard, local realtors Aker Eiendom bought the site and began recreating it as a shopping district. Constructed in four stages,...   view more

7) Lektern

Originally a boat, Lektern is one of the largest outdoor restaurants in Oslo and a landmark worth visiting. Its unique setting and great bar attracts lots of tourists. In the evening, enjoy the live DJ firing up the atmosphere until...   view more

8) Latter

Latter, the Norwegian word for laughter, has been a popular venue for comedy shows for several years. It also has a great restaurant and bar where you can grab a bite to eat and have a drink before the...   view more
Beer Palace

9) Beer Palace

Beer Palace is a pub located in an historic building in Aker Brygge offering several beers on tap and a wide assortment of bottled beers. It has a cozy atmosphere where you can either sit at the bar on the first floor or relax on one of the couches in the lounge on the second...   view more
Herbern Marina

10) Herbern Marina

Herbern Marina is one of the most beautiful docks in Oslo. The view is just amazing, plus you can grab a bite at the restaurant or rent a boat here as...   view more

11) Lofoten

Situated right by the sea, Lofoten restaurant offers amazing freshest sea food. Here you can find any kind of sea fish, starting with salmon and finishing with cod or monkish. Every day, restaurant organizes different specialties for its customers, so the menu is really rich combining a wide array of meals. In the summer time you can pay cheaper if find a table outdoor and also watch sea...   view more
Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art

12) Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art (must see)

First opened in 1993, the Astrup Fearnley Museum is a privately owned contemporary art gallery. It is managed by a foundation which was set up by the Fearnley family, a wealthy shipping dynasty. The museum houses an extensive permanent collection of Norwegian and international modern art. It is particularly notable for its collections of abstract expression and works by young British and American artists. One of the museum’s most notable exhibits is a large porcelain sculpture of Michael...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Travel Distance: 3.3 km
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Gamle Oslo Walk

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Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Sentrum Walk

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Travel Distance: 5.2 km
Hanshaugen Religious Walk

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

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