Although other cities in Norway such as Bergen and Stavanger are proud and better known for their beautiful, historical, typical Norwegian wooden architecture, Oslo also has many well-preserved historical areas with lovely wooden houses such as Telthusbakken, Vålerenga, Kampen and Rødeløkka. But next to Akerselva river at Sagene neighborhood lies a hidden gem for history and culture lovers, Vøienvolden gård farm.
Vøienvolden is the best-preserved gårdstun (small farm cluster) in Oslo. It has a typical Norwegian format with a farmhouse and storehouses around an internal patio. You can just walk in and appreciate the lovely setting. All the buildings have an informative sign with some information in English about the use of each construction in the past. It is a true oasis of tranquility in the middle of the city and a journey to 18th century Oslo. A time where the surroundings were the countryside and completely different from the pulsating city of nowadays.
If you are up to discovering the Akerselva river, Vøienvolden gård is an excellent stop. It is just 500 meters away from the famous Vøyenfallen waterfall. You can also come from the city center directly to Vøienvolden gård by taking the bus number 34 or 54 and get off at Arkitekt Rivertz Plass.