Through Oslo, from north to south, runs the river Akerselva. Along the river there are parklands and walking trails, but also remains of Oslo’s industrial history.
On the east side of the river, behind the old industrial buildings, lies Grünerløkka. Here you will discover numerous little cafés, restaurants and bars. Grünerløkka is also a popular shopping district, with original design shops and many vintage and second-hand stores.
Just north of Grünerløkka you find Torshov, with the culture centres Soria Moria and Trikkestallen. Torshov is a quiet area with large parks and relaxed cafés.