Oslo Walking tours

Our most recommended Oslo Walking tours

Oslo: Street Food Culture Walking Tour

1. Oslo: Street Food Culture Walking Tour

Join a crash course into Oslo street cuisine on this guided walking tour that combines exploration of the city's hidden gems and the places offering the most typical flavors. Discover Norwegian food and become an Oslo street food specialist. Embark on a beautiful walk around Oslo's most popular river and discover the city’s hipster area and underground culture. Taste the most authentic dishes that serve as a savior for Oslopolitans during busy days and nights. Sample several types of local specialties that have become an integral part of Oslo culture: Norwegian waffles, the Norwegian hot dog, a special soft drink that is typical for Oslo, and more.

Oslo: Best of Oslo Walking Tour

2. Oslo: Best of Oslo Walking Tour

Discover Oslo, Norway’s capital city, on these epic walking tours by day or evening with a flexible 3-day ticket. With the help of your tour guide, you’ll get an unparalleled insight into what makes this Scandinavian city stand out. On the day tour, circle Sentrum, Oslo’s diverse city center positioned on the Skagerrak strait, to show you its best landmarks, museums, restaurants, and bars. You can also join the evening tour to get the lowdown on Oslo’s hippest hang-outs and compelling contemporary art scene in the trendy Aker Brygge neighborhood. If you don't have time to join the tour on the same day you booked, don't worry! Your ticket is valid for 3 days from first use. After exploring many of the city's landmarks with your guide, including the Akershus Fortress, Royal Palace, Oslo Cathedral, and Opera House, use the app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Oslo and its incredible history. Best of Oslo includes: Oslo City Hall National Theater University of Oslo Norwegian Parliament Stortorvet Gjestgiveri Glasmagazinet Kvadraturen Oslo Cathedral Karl Johan Street Fire Tower Tiger Sculpture Oslo Second City Hall Gamle rådhus Ceremony Pier 3 self-guided route's main sights: Frogner Stadion Norwegian Opera House Trinity Church Karl Johan's monument Vestkanttorvet Grensen Losæter 7th of June Square Queen Maud's Monument Sorenga Bridge Damstredet ...and many more!

Oslo Christmas Tour

3. Oslo Christmas Tour

The experience starts with a short stroll around the Christmas-y city. On your way to the Christmas market village, you will learn a bit about Oslo's history and some of the most famous sights. After about an hour, we will move to the 'Winter village' which is the biggest Christmas marketplace in Oslo. You will be able to take the opportunity to warm yourself up with the traditional Norwegian drink, “gløgg” (mulled wine), or taste some of the traditional Christmas foods such as “julegrøt” (porridge), “julepølse”(pork sausage), or “tynnlefser” (flatbread) and learn everything you need to know about the Christmas in Norway. The tour is concluded with a cozy session by the fire where your guide will be telling you one of the most magical Norwegian Christmas stories while you'll be sipping your warm gløgg.

Oslo: Christmas Traditions and Guided Market Walking Tour

4. Oslo: Christmas Traditions and Guided Market Walking Tour

Just before the winter holidays, Norway transforms into a festive winter wonderland. Experience the fantastic festive spirit found throughout Oslo on this guided walking tour of the city center and the Christmas market. As you walk past some of Oslo's most famous landmarks with your guide, admire the holiday lights all around you. Get an insider's look at one of the city's Christmas markets. Enjoy the cheerful ambiance, find some great gifts, and discover amazing holiday delicacies.

Oslo: Private City Center Highlights Guided Walking Tour

5. Oslo: Private City Center Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Your 3 hour tour starts near Oslo City Hall. After a general presentation you will go inside to see the famous classic hall and a few historical artefacts. Continue the tour by going to the pedestrian and hear fascinating stories about building around you: Royal Palace, The National theater, University, Paleet, Parliament building and much more. Go down the street to Oslo's beautiful embankment, where you will have chance to make breathtaking pictures of fortress Akershus, Oslo fjord with its islands, boats and sea birds. Follow the transformation of Oslo’s once infamous Tjuvholmen district into a new center for art and design. This is also a culinary center of Oslo where you can find cozy cafes with fresh bakeries near restaurants with seafood. After the tour, explore Tjuvholmen’s pedestrian lanes, where several art galleries have taken up residence. You will definitely find no problems with getting the information about where it is best to go shopping, where to get an entertainment (cinemas, operas, theaters, etc.), and where to relish delicious dishes of the Norwegian (or other) cuisine.

Oslo: Guided Christmas Walking Tour

6. Oslo: Guided Christmas Walking Tour

This two-hour guided walking tour of Oslo at the height of the festive season will reveal the city at its most magical. Discover the must-see sights as a professional guide takes you through the city’s most beautiful and culturally significant areas. The Christmas Walk will take you through the city center, as you stop by landmarks like the Oslo Opera House with its stunning views of the harbor. You’ll also pass by the Nobel Peace Center, which celebrates the work of Prize Laureates throughout history.  Continue your walk featuring more iconic landmarks like the Norwegian Parliament, the Royal Palace, and the beautiful Christiania Torv Plaza. Marvel at the beauty of the Kvadraturen area, Oslo's Old Town, as it comes alive with its festive atmosphere. You’ll celebrate the holiday season by visiting a traditional Norwegian Christmas market, renowned for its beautiful gifts, warming beverages, and cheerful ambiance. Your tour ticket also grants you access to the Vox City App, with plenty of extra content including self-guided walking tour routes. For those joining our Best of Oslo and Christmas tour option, your discovery starts at 10AM with our Best of Oslo tour where you can learn about the history of Norway’s capital and then at 2PM your Christmas tour will depart

Oslo Essentials, City Center Guided Walking Tour

7. Oslo Essentials, City Center Guided Walking Tour

Join us as we share with you the best points of interest the Oslo centre has to offer. We'll walk through Oslo's historical city centre, designed to be discovered on foot, and learn about Norwegian culture along the way. As we reach the emblematic Oslo Opera House (which has quickly turned into the city's symbol), we get a chance to marvel at some of the best pieces of 19th-century Norwegian architecture: the National Theatre, Norwegian Parliament, and Grand Hotel. The scenic views of Oslo are stunning, with fjords providing a refreshing breeze. There's no shortage of photo opportunities in this historic city that has been around since 1100 AD! The walking tour concludes at the starting point near University Aula.

Oslo: Riverwalk and Norwegian Food Tasting

8. Oslo: Riverwalk and Norwegian Food Tasting

Meet your guide at your hotel and take a metro ride to the river station. Starting from Nydalen, a popular swimming place, walk along the river Aker with your professional guide who will be explaining in your language the industrial past of this important river that divides Oslo into east and west. See the powerful waterfalls and feel the vibrant atmosphere of the area around the river. Pass under historical bridges and see the art inspired by the fairytales and folklore of the Norwegian culture. See old fabric buildings and breweries that have been converted into schools and entertainment establishments. Appreciate some street art at the bottom of the river banks. End up your tour in the trendy neighborhood of Grünerløkka sampling a taste of Norwegian food. Your guide will explain to you the different food sorts that have made it to the Norwegian tables through time while you taste the delicacies of the Nordic cuisine.

Oslo: Private Walking Tour of Bohemian Grünerløkka

9. Oslo: Private Walking Tour of Bohemian Grünerløkka

Walk alongside colorful houses that could belong in Paris and older buildings with major wall paintings on this Private Walking Tour of Bohemian Oslo. You will check out everything from artists and free thinkers to street art and parklands in the Bohemian part of Oslo and there are also lots of stories to tell. Next, you will visit the food destination of Oslo, Mathallen. Marvel at the old industrial buildings and colorful graffiti. It's a mixture of old and new, this is why this area is known as Bohemian Oslo. Learn about this area, which was once the home to one of Norway’s most well-known artists - Edvard Munch. Now, prepare for the cultural injection this area will give you.

Oslo Highlights: Walking Tour

10. Oslo Highlights: Walking Tour

The city center is not the entire city of Oslo, but this excursion gives you an opportunity to take a look at the major tourist attractions located in downtown and the historical district Kvadraturen. During the tour you will see among others: the Oslo City Hall, the main street called Karl Johans gate, and historical buildings of the University. You will be able to view the Royal Palace and the Park, the Parliament Building, the Building of the National Theater, and lots of other buildings and architectural styles. The city center is also a place where you can find various museums, shops, as well as cafes and restaurants. The guide will surely recommend the most attractive ones for you, while taking into account your interests.

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4.6 / 5

based on 344 reviews

Really interesting walking tour! Irina was a very knowledgeable tour guide that gave us both history and folklore stories. If you are interested in learning about how Oslo started and hearing some spookier stories, I highly recommend this tour.

Friendly and knowledgeable guide. Fun way to see the city while learning more about its history and experiencing local tasty treats!

The tour guide staff was knowledgeable and kind by taking the time to show me the best quality locally made sweaters.

Our tour guide Marija was excellent. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend you take this tour!

A great way to orient yourself and get a potted History of Oslo. Easy walking, lovely guide and plenty of variety.