OSLO - HOTEL ZONES
Karl Johans Gate and Royal Castle (downtown)
In the city center around the main street Karl Johans Gate, you will find discos, night clubs, bars, jazz clubs and cafes between all the shops, shopping centers and hotels. The area is just north of City Hall Square beginning at Central station stretching all the way to the Royal Palace at the western end. If you don`t mind a little noise, the atmosphere here is exciting.
Royal Castle - West End
Oslo`s West End can be located by the Royal Palace. The area has traditionally been known for high salaries and prices. The streets are well-kept and lined with exclusive posh shops, bars, restaurants, and fancy apartments, but also offer cozy neighborhood cafes, small shops and big parks. The Viegeland Sculpture Park is not far from here.
Frogner Park (Frongnerparken)
The residential area of Frogner Park is located behind the Royal Palace in the western part of town. The suburb of Frogner begins a half mile west of the Oslo`s center and stretches for a mile or so. Frogner Park area is a classy, chic area with exclusive residential and retail, as well as Vigeland Sculpture Park. If gourmet restaurants, posh boutiques and small cutting-edge galleries are what you`re looking for, this is the area to be.
Oslo`s waterfront area, Aker Brkygge is a popular borough among locals and tourists alike. Once an old shipyard until the early 1980s, the waterfront has been converted in a trendy complex where people meet and mingle, enjoy seaside shopping, dine along the boardwalk and savor fresh seafood. Daily boat tours remain a top attraction in this area. Tjuvholmen is nearby, an area represented by impressive architectural designs, art galleries and museums.