A former shipyard and now a great leisure destination, Aker Brygge is a popular meeting place for both Oslo residents and visitors to the city. In all, as many as 12 million people visit the wharf each year to shop, dine and be entertained.
Dining and shopping by the water
Replacing the heavy machinery and boats, at Aker Brygge are plenty of seaside restaurants and excellent shopping opportunities. Here you will also find offices, a cinema and a ferry port. Situated by the Oslo Fjord, it is a magnet for travelers and locals alike, with a total of 65 shops and 35 restaurants offering top brand names and fine food. During the day, you can shop in outlets such as Zenon, Pagelle, Deguy and Aspeli, choosing from designer labels such as Gant, Tiger of Sweden, Benetton and Jean Paul. Explore the pier and wander through the side streets, to discover more of what the marina has to offer. Once the sun has gone down, you can enjoy the wide variety of bars and restaurants that cater to all tastes.
Festivals and fun
Throughout the year, there are many events and festivals down by the water, including fishing festivals, summer parties, markets, boat races and more. In the summer, you can bring the whole family to open air concerts while enjoying an ice cream in the sun. Treat yourself with the art galleries nestled into the interesting architecture of the area. Perhaps you would like to take a seat on the steps descending into the water and just enjoy the view. There are plenty of activities to keep you busy on a lazy day in the city.