Karl Johan Street
Oslo's central street offers something for everyone. Whether visitors are looking for buzzing nightlife, intriguing art galleries and museums, or indulgent shopping, Karl Johan Street is the perfect place to spend some time during a trip to Oslo.
Exploring the sights Karl Johan Street
Originally the street was built during the 1840s to connect the Norwegian Royal Palace with the rest of the city. In 1852 it was named in honour of King Charles III John, and later in 1875 a statue of the king was erected outside the Royal Palace.
Today the 1,020 metre long street boast many of Oslo's top attractions, including Stortinget (the Norwegian Parliament), the National Theatre, the Palace Park and colourful Bazaar Market.
The street, which connects with Oslo Central Station, comes alive at night as a hub of nightlife, with vibrant bars, restaurants and nightclubs lining the street. There are plenty of jazz and blues clubs too, so there is always something to cater to different tastes.
Just minutes' walk from Karl Johan Street, guests to the city can also find the Aker Brygge
area where there is also shopping, dining and entertainment in abundance.
Accommodation in downtown Oslo
Stay close to all of the Norwegian capital's main attractions by booking central accommodation in the city. Find the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel in Oslo city centre
, just minutes' walk from all the attractions of Karl Johan Street.