Rodeløkka is an old neighbourhood in the borough of Grunnerløkka in downtown Oslo. These streets date back to the mid-1800s when Oslo was still called Kristiania. It is a very characteristic neighbourhood because of its colourful tree houses, which contrast dramatically with the surrounding area’s modern grey buildings and asphalt streets.
It has once been considered to be a very poor and crowded working-class area and in the ‘90s was almost demolished because of that. Luckily, some of the tree owners in Rodeløkka believed the area to be more than idyllic and thus worth saving and somehow managed to get the authorities on their side. Rodeløkla is now considered to be a cultural heritage, a true pearl with a blast of colour, a walk back in time. Highly appreciated and worth your time.
I saved the best for last: the famous Feria chocolate factory is also in Rodeløkka and sometimes it smells sweet in the whole neighbourhood.