Aker Brygge is the area going along one arm of the Oslo Fjord, on the west side of the harbor. On its website it lists a bunch of shops, a cinema and restaurants situated all along the shore or inside the big shopping centers in the area.
But I heard it’s one of the priciest places for shopping so I’ve personally never been inside the mall. Instead, I walked along the shore, where stopping at one of the many boats that have been reorganized as restaurants/bars is an activity I enjoy a lot. It’s delightful to sit on a chair an see the water and seagulls 2-3 meters under, while enjoying a cold drink and some salmon.
Another cool thing about this area is that it is connected with the wide space in front of the City Hall and every weekend (if not every day) you get the chance to catch street performers or a bunch of tents hosting various exhibitions. The best ones are International food fairs where I was able to taste a wide variety of foods from most of the continents. At the ‘sea’ end of Aker Brygge, you find the newly built Astrup Fearnley ArtMuseum.
Plus this is the place from which you can catch boats and ferries. Sometimes, right next to the shopping center, there’s a small amusement park with few entertainments, but funny enough for a hot summer day and from where I had a nice view over the whole harbor when they had this huge wheel.