A new and exciting part of Oslo
Much has changed in Bjørvika during these past few years. From being an isolated dock area characterised by industry and storage buildings, it has transformed into an area of interesting architectural buildings accommodating businesses, residences and cultural provisions. For the time being, the area is mostly made up of the Opera House and the Barcode-project (finalised in 2016). However, in a few years time when everything is finished, Bjørvika will be a vibrant area accommodating the homes and workplaces of around 30.000 people! You can read more about the development of Bjørvika here.
The Opera House as your closest neighbour
The central location of Opera Apartments gives you the opportunity to experience large parts of Oslo by foot. For example, the Norwegian Opera and Ballet is located only a stone's throw away from your apartment. With its wonderful architecture it has proven to be a popular attraction among tourists in Oslo. If you continue further towards the city centre you will reach the main shopping street, Karl Johans Gate. On your way down the street you will pass famous buildings such as the Parliament, the City Hall, the National Theatre, the University and the Royal Castle. You also have popular attractions such as Akershus fortress, Aker Brygge and the Astrup Fearnley museum nearby.
New culinary experiences
With the development of a new district follows new culinary experiences. The prime location by the Oslo Fjord has tempted many culinary entrepreneurs to open new places for food and drink in Bjørvika. You will find a selection of coffee shops, restaurants and pubs on the ground floor of the Barcode buildings. There are still new and exciting concepts opening each month, and when everything is finished "Operakvarteret" will be a lively area adapted to a living environment both day and night. It is also worth noting that if you rather prefer to cook your own meals, there is also a supermarket in the area.
A short distance to everything
In many ways, Opera Apartments is situated in the centre of all things. The close proximity to Oslo Central Station makes it easy for you to get from you apartment to all that Oslo can offer. What about a trip to Frognerparken, or to Grünerløkka to brows the flee market on a Sunday afternoon? With both buses and ferries leaving from the city centre to Bygdøy, you can easily get to some of Oslo's most popular museums, such as the Fram museum, the Viking museum and the Kon-Tiki museum. If you rather want to escape the city for a few hours, the subway will take you fast and easily out to the forests and fields surrounding Oslo. "Oslomarka" offers nice opportunities for recreational activities such as hiking, fishing and skiing during the winter.