Rodeløkka is a neighborhood in central Oslo known for its heritage wooden homes. In the early 1900s, Rodeløkka was primarily a slum area where only the working class population lived. The area had everything from chocolate factories, tobacco factories, bakeries, mechanical workshops to butchers shops and furniture-making studios. Over a period of time, the wooden homes that posed a fire hazard, started getting demolished for concrete homes. Today, only 137 wooden houses remain from the original neighborhood that are protected by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage.
I visited there with my guide Rami (Oslo Photo Tour). The neighborhood was idyllic and enchanting. We enjoyed a lovely photo tour of the area as we walked through the narrow streets criss-crossing the close knit wooden homes.