Off the beaten path in Oslo – Grünerlokka

Exploring Grünerlokka in Oslo by Sabine Zoller, Visit Oslo

Grünerlokka

Oslo offers a lot more than the Karl Johansgate main street. We recommend the authentic, charming Grünerlokka area – it is well worth a visit.


Cafe in Grunerlokka by Tord Baklund, Visit Oslo

Cafe in Grünerlokka

Located on the east side of the city, it used to be a typical working class neighbourhood, due to its proximity to the industry along the Akerselva river. Nowaydays the area has become the “Notting Hill of Oslo”; a vibrant, popular and trendy area, with coffee shops, nice restaurants, tiny, local shops and park areas.

Mathallen indoor food market located close to Schous Plass, is well worth a visit, with fish, local produce as well as cheese & charcuterie from Italy & France, cafés & restaurants. Mathallen is closed on Mondays.

Tram in Oslo by Tord Baklund, Visit Oslo

Blue tram in Oslo

How to get to Grünerlokka:

By foot: A 15-20 min. walk from the centre of Oslo.

By tram: Take the tram #11 (marked Kjelsas), #12 (marked Disen) or #13 (marked Grefsen Stasjon) for just a few minutes. They all pass by the Oslo central station area. Get off at Nybrua, where you find the Italian restaurant Trattoria Popolare (informal), with authentic Italian food.

Outside Mathallen Food Market by Didrick Stenersen, Visit Oslo

Food truck outside Mathallen in Oslo

Alternatively, get off at Schous Plass where you find the tiny, authentic Deichmanske Library and Edvard’s Coffee Bar with Edvard Munch’s painting “The Scream” decorating an entire wall. Good coffee. The Mathallen indoor food market is located a short walk from Schous Plass, also worth a visit.

You can also get off at Olaf Ryes Plass, a vibrant square with several restaurants & coffee bars, and a nice little park.

You can easily walk between the three tram stops.
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