"Don't miss the lively Grünerlřkka" Oslo Off The Beaten Path Tip by arnesk
Oslo Off The Beaten Path: 142 reviews and 205 photos
Grünerlřkka is a district in Oslo, and the place to be if you want to stroll around, go to cafés and restaurants, enjoy parks or even shopping.
Most foreign tourists still miss this district, but I think that's a shame. It is just outside the city center. Only 20 minutes walk from the heart of Grünerlřkka to the central station. Or take a bus, tram or taxi.
It's the kind of gentrificated district most big cities have, that used to be for the working class, before the students, artists and immigrants made it lively and popular.
You won't find any other district in Norway packed with that many cafés, restaurants and pubs per km2. At day, especially in the week-ends, it's full of people taking a coffee or having a snack at all the cafés. In the evening, it's full of people in the restaurants, or at the bars.
It also has 3 very nice city parks. And you can walk along the nice river Akerselva.
You can do some shopping, too. Especially if you are bored of the typical shopping centers with nothing but chain stores.
If you are in Oslo, you should try to spend at least a few hours in Grünerlřkka. I have spent almost 10 years, and I'm still not tired of the place!