With the days getting shorter and cooler, one of Oslo’s most beautiful seasons has arrived. Whether you’re a returning student or are brand new to Oslo, autumn is a great time to explore the city. Head outdoors to enjoy the season’s brilliant colours, and then come inside to warm up and get cozy, or, as the Norwegians say, koselig.
Take an urban hike
For a few weeks every fall, Oslo explodes into rich shades of yellow, burgundy, and orange. Along with the changing of colours of the leaves, the season often brings sunny, clear skies.
Go for a walk along the Akerselva river, where you’ll see rocky waterfalls and peaceful waters reflecting the vibrant trees. Hidden along the river in the Grünerløkka neighbourhood you’ll find a quirky art district that offers both buzzing nightlife and daytime charm. There’s even a Sunday market with handmade crafts and cheap, tasty eats.
Want to make some art of your own? For great photo opportunities during this picturesque time of year, head to some of the neighbourhoods famous for their historic wooden houses, such as Damstredet, Telthusbakken, Kampen and Rodeløkka.