One of the greatest surprises awaiting me in Oslo was street art! I didn't know Norwegians loved street art so much that larger than life murals and graffiti walls decorated different parts of Oslo. My tour guide Rami, who manages Oslo Photo Tour, drove me to the Brenneriveien & Vulkan areas of Oslo, particularly rich in street and urban art. Rami explained that urban artists of international acclaim as well as local art enthusiasts have turned the streets of Oslo into a virtual art gallery.
In fact the neighborhood of Tøyen is so rich in urban art that it is all set to become Scandinavia's largest outdoor gallery when the Munch Museum leaves the area in 2020. To arrive at Tøyen, take any east-bound metro train and your art tour will start at the metro stop of Tøyen itself.
Here are some pictures of the incredibly awesome street art in the Brenneriveien & Vulkan areas of Oslo. It reminds me of the Shoreditch area of London that I had visited last year, but the street art there is not as rich compared to the street art in Oslo.
While here, you can also visit the food court at Mathallen, Vulkan, one of Oslo's trending destination for restaurants and shops serving different kinds cuisines.
Photo credits: Oslo Photo Tour