New York has its South Street Seaport and San Francisco has its Fisherman's Wharf and Oslo has its Aker Brygge. The Aker Brygge district is the modern district filled with new buildings, and has a lot of atmosphere to take a walk or have a drink. It is in the port Zone and very lively on sunny days. Here people will walk by the pier and perhaps get something to eat. In spring it has over 5000 seats of restaurants. Interesting for fans of modern architecture.
The Port of Oslo is one of the most important economic hubs in the country. As well as trade, the port is dedicated to tourism, and you'll always see huge cruise ships docked here, for tourists visiting the fjords. The port faces the Akershus fortress, within walking distance of the centre. In the same terminal you will find a tourist bus stop, a great option to get around town if time is short.