City of Oslo
Oslo municipality is surrounded by forest and fjord. An important part of the city´s political tradition is to preserve the fjord and the area surrounding the city for leisure and outdoor pursuits.
Oslo is made for walking - in fact, you can walk from the Central Station all the way to The Royal Palace in a straight line. Except for excursions to the museum-loaded Bygdøy peninsula and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, most attractions can be covered on foot.
The streets Drammensveien and Frognerveien lead northwest to Frogner Park (whose main entrance is on Kirkeveien). This historical area is the site of the Vigeland Sculpture Park, which displays some masterpieces of Gustav Vigeland.
In summer 2020, a brand new Munch museum opens by Oslo´s waterfront, tailor-made for the worlds largest collection of art by Munch. The new museum will be the number one destination for experiencing Edvard Munch´s life and art. The new Munch museum provides strong, enganging and modern art experiences. In the new museum building, you can visit 11 exhibition areas spanning over seven floors, and explore many of the 28.000 works by Edvard Munch from the museum´s collection.
Munch´s art is displayed in three permanent exhibitions, and temporary exhibitions show works by renowned Norwegian and international artists as well as innovative contemporary artists.
In connection with the development of Ekebergparken (Ekeberg Park) it in recent years done extensive archaeological sample surveys in the area. They show that the rock carvings is centrally located in an area that has been very frequently visited in the earlt Stone Age.
Grünerløkka is a traditional working class district, but from the late 20th century a gentrification process has taken place in the area. Although it is located in the East End, it has a relatively high price level today compared to other East End areas.
Blå (Blue) is a jazz club in Grünerløkka, opened in 1998. Blå is located in a factory building close to Akerselva, a river running through downtown.
Damstredet and Telthusbakken is both small and narrow streets located in the borough of St. Hanshaugen. Almost all buildings along the streets are old and traditional wooden houses.
Hønse-Lovisa´s house by Akerselva river is a house where there is a cafe, cultural center and gallery.
Bjørvika is a neighborhood in the Sentrum borough of Oslo. The area is an inlet in the inner Oslofjord, situated between Gamlebyen and Akershus Fortress. It serves as an outlet for the river Akerselva. When completed, the Bjørvika neighborhood will be a new cultural and urban center in Oslo. The multi-purpose medium-rises of the Barcode Project dominates the skyline to the north; to the east the residential area of Sørenga is under construction.