The Top 10 Things To Do And See In Aker Brygge

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As a scenic area of Oslo, Aker Brygge is a sight for sore eyes and a lively hub for culture, shopping, dining, and tourism. Especially popular during the summer half of the year, the boardwalk and pier along the water is home to a number of restaurants, all serving top-notch meals in beautiful Norwegian surroundings. Enjoy the scenery, learn something new, see wonderful pieces of art and eat world-class seafood, all by Norway‘s Aker Brygge.

Tjuvholmen City Beach

Tjuvholmen, out past the boardwalk of Aker Brygge, opened in 2012 and contains the city’s newest beach that is accessible to the public. Out on the tip of the headland lies a tiny beach and a huge lawn, which is perfect for spending a day in the sun. The lawn, really a sculpture park designed by Renzo Piano for the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, serves as a beautiful green lung among designer buildings and wooden walkways.

Tjuvholmen Sjøbad, Oslo, Norway


Oslo City Hall

The Oslo City Hall is perhaps the most dominating building in the Aker Brygge area. Looming over the harbor and the plaza in front, the 1950s building houses the city council’s main administration, but hosts large events such as the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. The building has been decorated by several great Norwegian artists and many parts of it are open to the public during the day, including the Carillion, where a concert is played every Wednesday. The City Hall offers free guided tours in several languages during the summer.

Fritjof Nansens plass, Oslo, Norway, +47 23 46 12 00

Oslo City Hall

Visit A Gallery

Aker Brygge, as a central area in Oslo, is a natural hub for gallery activity. With the addition of the new borough, Tjuvholmen, and the move of the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art out onto its wooden boardwalks, the artistic endeavors in the area has doubled. Take a look around and enjoy anything from tiny private collections to works on sale in the larger auction houses. The numerous galleries provide people with many opportunities to enjoy art while in scenically beautiful surroundings right next to the fjord.

Galleri Haaken: Tjuvholmen allé 23, Oslo, Norway, +47 22 55 91 97

Galleri Brandstrup: Tjuvholmen allé 5, Oslo, Norway, +47 22 54 54 54

Galleri Fineart: Filipstad Brygge 2, Oslo, Norway, +47 22 01 24 20

Observers at a gallery

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