Tjuvholmen is,roughly translated, "Thief Island." Back in the day this small bit of an island was used to deal with miscreants and scofflaws. However today, after a mighty bit of construction, it is a hip center of nightlife with lots and lots of restaurants. Above those ground-floor restaurants are some business offices, and quite a lot of apartments, with the buildings averaging maybe 8 stories tall. All this is right on the Oslo Fjord.
Keith Christenson - Wildlife Biologist