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Aker Brygge, Oslo

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Stretching along one of the arms of the Oslo Fjord in the location of a former shipyard, Aker Brygge creates a melting pot where business people, artists, musicians, and celebrities meet and mingle. Several workshop halls of the 19th-century shipyard have been turned into shopping areas with restaurants, art galleries, and a cinema, creating a city-within-a-city. Shop, have a drink, or taste some fresh seafood at the restaurants on the boats by the dock. A walk along the waterfront, with its mixture of old buildings and modern architecture, gives a general view into the history of Norwegian shipbuilding. Visit one of the small harbors, hop on a boat, and take a ride to one of the nearby islands. The area hosts several festivals. Arrange to visit Aker Brygge and other attractions in Oslo using our Oslo online itinerary maker .
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  • Enjoyed the seaside Oslo with many nice restaurants and shops. Spent five hours here, just strolling around and having dinner.  more »
  • Exit City Hall or go around it at the rear and you come face to face with a vast promenade which used to be a ship yard but now turned into a f&b and shopping area ringed with very nice apartments! It...  more »
  • Really nice neighborhood that gives the best of itself in the evening as the sun set and the lights make everything more impressive. Super recommended for a leisurely stroll or to drink and eat something. prices permitting.
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  • Nice shopping area. Food, drink and the beautiful location are the biggest fortes. Shopping for clothes are also good. Shopping for anything else - not so much
  • All in one place. Great stores and excellent restaurants. Superb location by the water!
  • Score: 75/100. As commercial and tarted up as it was, I thought this was one of the more deserving must-see-places in Oslo. We heeded some local advice not being ripped off by any of the fjord-side cafes. Instead we gobbled on ice-cream sitting on the rather comfortable public benches even closer to the fjord. You could even lie on some of them, which we discovered too late. The glorious sun that afternoon also helped. For the best view of the fjord and beyond, amble to and past the Astrup Fearnley Museet.
  • Lovely modern area packed with bars and restaurants. Similar to some areas of the docklands in London, repurposing old brick buildings for upscale condos, flats and restaurants. Ends with the interesting modern arts museum, in itself a good piece of modern architecture, at least in my lay understanding of it.
  • Great architecture. District for the taste. Coffee on the bench by the bay, every time :)

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