Travel back in time to the wooden houses and tree-lined streets of Rodeløkka. It is a calm oasis in between the busy Trondheimsveien and Carl Berners Plass and the hipster area of Grünerløkka.
Start at Rodes plass and wander the streets of Langgata, Fjellgata, Tromsøgata and Snippen to see colorful wooden houses, beautiful gardens and modern life in a historic neighborhood. Rodeløkka used to be outside of the city limits of Christiania, and most of the houses were built before 1878, when it became part of the city. The people who lived there came from the countryside to work in factories in the city and they built the houses themselves or brought their farmhouse with them to reconstruct it here.
Rodeløkka used to be a poor slum, but these days it is a very attractive place to live. The houses are very expensive, and rarely up for sale, so if you dream of city living in a charming old house with a garden and apple trees, you might have to wait and save for a while.
PS: Please keep in mind that this is a neighborhood where people live. Be polite to the residents, don’t take pictures of them without permission and don’t enter the private backyards or gardens.