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“Urban awesomeness”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Grunerlokka

Grunerlokka
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$42.19*
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River Bike Tour in Oslo
Ranked #29 of 387 things to do in Oslo
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Owner description: Neighborhood with a bohemian/creative atmosphere and many unique cafes, shops and parks.
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Urban awesomeness”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Grünerløkka, commonly refered to as "Løkka" - (pron. Greener-leughcka) is a bohemian center for creative people of relatively young age. It's got loads of shopping; Very expensive shopping that is - not unlike the rest of norway, and a great urban touch to it. In a sunny summer day, you'd might want to settle down in one of the many parks around with a disposable grill and some hot dogs with "lompe" (flat potato bread) or have a beer close to Olaf Ryes Plass; the most popular part of Løkka. When you get too far down the løkka, closer to Anker or Nybrua, the "ghetto"-part of Oslo begins. I'd stay away from it, unless you're going to Oslo S for shopping. Not because it's dangerous - just because it's really grey and not very thrively.

Visited August 2012
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Oslo, Norway
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Hip neighborhood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

Excellent place to spend a weekend. Lots of shops, restaurants, bar, parks, and outdoor markets. This is one of the few neighborhoods with stores and cafes open on Sunday.

Visited August 2012
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Hamburg, Germany
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
“stroll along the aker, enjoy shops and food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

we strolled along the aker, northwest of grunerlokka seeing nice waterfalls and an actively jumping river. In the roads you see a big variety of shops and testaurants, nice to look at and to enjoy a bit of food

Visited October 2012
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London England
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290 reviews
136 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
“Fun place to eat and drink, cheap and cheerful!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2012

Quite a small area, mostly on Thorvald Meyers Gate and the little side streets off it. Lots of bars and small eateries, pretty cheap, immigrant part of town I think, so lots of ethnic food available.
We liked the seriously cheap foodstall on the Olaf Ryes square selling Vietnamese noodles and rice (only Kr30 a plate!) as well as chicken satay sticks done on a grill. There are also tapas bars there. Loads of quirky stores selling hippy stuff. Vintage clothing too.
Easy to get to from the city centre - go by tram from Oslo S station, take the 11, 12, or 13 northbound, or the No 30 bus heading north to Nydalen.

Visited August 2012
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Vaasa, Finland
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great place to hang out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

I live there and can recommend both for visitors and people living in Oslo. Cafes, restaurants, small shops, parks and lots of people.

Visited August 2012
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