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Aker Brygge

This disused wharf has been transformed into a lively promenade filled with shops, restaurants and bars.

Aker Brygge once rang to the strident sounds of shipbuilding, but since the shipyard closed in 1982 the sounds have turned to laughter and the clinking of glasses. This former industrial eyesore has been reborn as Oslo’s most fashionable entertainment quarter, with the old workshops converted into chic boutiques and funky bars.

More than twelve million visitors flock to Aker Brygge every year to shop, meet friends or just hang out and people-watch. Browse for clothes and accessories, jewellery, leather goods, shoes and giftware, or pick up the day’s groceries from a wide range of independent specialist stores. Treat yourself to a new hairstyle or an invigorating facial, get expert advice on cosmetics and nail polish, and check out the latest lifestyle gadgets.

The promenade is brought alive day and night with street entertainers, illusionists and musicians. Take a leisurely stroll to soak up the atmosphere and admire the boats moored at the marina or check out the latest prints by Norwegian and international artists at Gallery Fineart. Don’t miss the thought-provoking Eternal Peace Flame that stays permanently alight. Then bag a table in one of the floating restaurants and enjoy the view of the medieval fortress of Akershus across the harbour. Many of the restaurants and bars stay open until the early hours.

The waterfront is also the ideal setting for many open-air events, including the Oslo Wine Festival and the Midsummer celebrations. Full details of the annual programme are available from the Aker Brygge website, so check to see what’s on during your visit.

Aker Brygge is on the Oslofjord close to the City Hall. There are plenty of public transport options, including train, tram, bus and boat, as well as underground pay parking. The wharf is open every day apart from Sundays and major public holidays; the bars and restaurants keep their own hours and are often open even when the shops are closed. Some facilities are currently closed while a major programme of refurbishment is undertaken, due for completion in 2015.


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Hotel Verdandi Oslo

Hotel Verdandi Oslo

1.2 km from Aker Brygge
    3.5 out of 5.0
     
     
    5.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

    Hotel Verdandi Oslo: Family hotel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located near a metro station.

    Hotel Verdandi OsloAU$115

    Grand Hotel Oslo

    Grand Hotel Oslo

    1.6 km from Aker Brygge
      5.0 out of 5.0
       
       

      Grand Hotel Oslo: Luxury hotel with free WiFi and a restaurant. Located near a metro station.

      Grand Hotel OsloAU$310

      Hotell Bondeheimen

      Hotell Bondeheimen

      1.7 km from Aker Brygge
        3.5 out of 5.0
         
         
        4.0 out of 5 (3 reviews)

        Hotell Bondeheimen: Family hotel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located near a train station.

        Hotell BondeheimenAU$148

        P-hotels Oslo

        P-hotels Oslo

        1.9 km from Aker Brygge
          3.0 out of 5.0
           
           

          P-hotels Oslo: Family hotel with free breakfast and free WiFi. Located near a metro station.

          P-hotels OsloAU$104

          Smarthotel Oslo

          Smarthotel Oslo

          1.5 km from Aker Brygge
            3.0 out of 5.0
             
             
            4.0 out of 5 (1 reviews)

            Smarthotel Oslo: Business-friendly hotel with free WiFi and a bar/lounge. Located near a train station.

            Smarthotel OsloAU$115

            Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo

            Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo

            1.4 km from Aker Brygge
              4.0 out of 5.0
               
               

              Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, Oslo: Family hotel with free WiFi and an indoor pool. Located near a train station.

              Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel, OsloAU$198

              Citybox Oslo

              Citybox Oslo

              2.3 km from Aker Brygge
                3.0 out of 5.0
                 
                 
                3.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

                Citybox Oslo: Family hotel with free WiFi and a restaurant. Located in a shopping district.

                Citybox OsloAU$105

                Comfort Hotel Xpress Central Station

                Comfort Hotel Xpress Central Station

                2.6 km from Aker Brygge
                  3.0 out of 5.0
                   
                   
                  4.6 out of 5 (9 reviews)

                  Comfort Hotel Xpress Central Station: Family hotel with free Internet and a bar/lounge. Located in the city centre.

                  Comfort Hotel Xpress Central StationAU$135

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