Markveien is a street in the popular hipster district of Grunnerløkka. Most places in Oslo are closed on Sundays and the city can become quite quiet. Markveien has a selection of vintage boutiques, second-hand shops, cafes and bars that are bustling on Sundays (and even more so on other days). The thrift shops in Grunnerløkka can harbor many hidden gems if you have the patience and determination to sift through the clutter.
To enjoy Markveien street, you don’t even need to go into the stores – it’s a great street to do some window shopping! At certain times of the year, you’ll have outdoor markets and perhaps even live music on occasion.
Markveien has something for everyone and is also close by the Akerselva (river through Oslo) which is a lovely place to continue your exploration of the city, and walking both up or down the river will take you to many iconic places and is especially beautiful in the spring and autumn time.
One street parallel to Markeveien is the main street through Grunnerløkka, with many bars and restaurants – a great place to be out on a Friday or Saturday evening to experience the best of Oslo nightlife.
The best places on Markveien are mostly in the lower half of the street, between Ankerbrua and the Olaf Ryes Plass square.