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Oslo: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Oslo: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

See all the major sights of Oslo with a convenient hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour ticket. Take the stress out of finding your way around a new city, and feel the ease of taking your time at each landmark or attraction. Opt for a 24 or 48-hour ticket, and get the most out of your visit with museum discounts, an informative audio guide, and a free set of headphones. Check the detailed museum timetable in the brochure and always know when the next bus pickup is scheduled. Discover Oslo's biggest highlights like the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, the Viking Ship Museum, the Fram Polar Ship Museum, the Akershus Fortress and Castle, and the National Opera House of Oslo. DISCOUNTS included in your ticket: - Kon-Tiki Museum: 10% off the entrance. - The Norwegian Museu of Cultural History: 10% off the entrance. - The Fram Museum: 10% off the entrance. - The Maritime Museum: 10% off the entrance. - Louise restaurant: 20% off on the food. - Rorbua: Free dessert when purchasing a meal.

Oslo: 100% Electric Oslofjord Sightseeing Cruise

Oslo: 100% Electric Oslofjord Sightseeing Cruise

Start your day with a memorable adventure as you embark on a leisurely cruise along the stunning Oslo Fjord. This scenic tour offers breathtaking views and an audio guide that will provide you with valuable insights into the fjord's history and the surrounding areas. Join us for a journey filled with natural beauty, historical landmarks, and the option to explore fascinating museums. Historical landmarks seen during the cruise: • Akershus Fortress • Opera House • Munch Museum Snacks and hot/cold beverages are available onboard. Explore Bygdøy, disembark after 1:45 hours and visit: • Fram Museum • Norwegian Maritime Museum • Kon-Tiki Museum Return Details: Return to the city center with the electric boat at 12:45h and 15:15h. Alternatively – use the hop on hop bus, or regular buses at your own cost back to city center. Don't miss this opportunity to explore Oslo's wonders – book your cruise now!

Oslo: Guided Oslofjord Cruise by Silent Electric Boat

Oslo: Guided Oslofjord Cruise by Silent Electric Boat

Depart from Aker Brygge and cruise out onto the fjord on a silent hybrid-electric boat. Admire the views through the large panoramic windows on the sides of the vessel. Pass a few iconic sights of the Oslofjord like Dyna Fyr, Heggholmen fyrstasjon, the Opera House, Akershus Fortress and the Oslo Fjord Sauna. During the tour, your guide will share interesting facts about nature and wildlife that lives in and around the city of Oslo.

Oslo Highlights 3-Hour Bike Tour

Oslo Highlights 3-Hour Bike Tour

Explore Oslo like a local on this bike tour of the major sights. Discover the parks, castle grounds, and paths of Oslo Fjord, and learn where to find the city’s best bars and restaurants from an expert guide. **For winter tours, see below.** Depart from the Viking Biking waterfront warehouse, an easy 15-minute walk from Oslo's city center, and cycle on comfortable bikes to the pedestrianized City Hall Square, the site of the annual Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. Enjoy an easy ride along the car-free paths of Oslo Fjord, admiring sweeping views over the city's harbor, islands, and surrounding hills. Continue to the Medieval and Renaissance castle of Akershus Festning, and climb off your bike for a brief walk along the ramparts. Then, ride down Karl Johans Gate, the most famous boulevard in Norway, visiting the Parliament, National Theater, University, and Royal Palace. After a charming downhill ride through the Royal Palace gardens, cycle through the beautiful neoclassical neighborhood of Frogner, making your way to the world-famous Frogner Sculpture Park. End with a long downhill ride to Oslo Fjord to visit a hidden jewel of a building built over the fjord. A final ride through the pedestrian shopping district of Aker Brygge brings you back to the Viking Biking store and the end of your tour. From 01 November 2023 – 29 February 2024 we alter the tour to accommodate winter conditions. We equip our bikes with spiked tires so that we can explore Oslo’s sights safely. Sites visited can change based on weather and seasonal activities such as Christmas markets, and are chosen by our guides based on being safely accessible. Please note that this winter tour is recommended only for individuals with cycling experience and is only available to those over the age of 12.

Oslo Nature Walks: Island Hopping Tour

Oslo Nature Walks: Island Hopping Tour

Climb aboard a local ferry to your first destination at the start of this fun island-hopping adventure. Sail to Hovedøya ("Main Island") where some of Oslo's best history and coastal scenery will be revealed. Learn how English monks came to Christianize post-Viking Oslo and set up a powerful abbey on the island nearly 1,000 years ago. Admire the well-preserved ruins as you walk among the chambers and rooms. Hear stories of Norway's transition from the Viking era to become part of a Christian Europe. Continue through sheep pastures and birch forests to arrive at the old ramparts and cannons from the 19th-century Napoleonic Wars. Explore the rugged coastline and stop at some beaches and lookout points before returning to the pier to catch another ferry to the island of Lindøya. Arrive at Lindøya and experience the charm of a summer retreat. See traditional wooden homes and gardens of flowers that contrast beautifully with the surrounding fjord. Get fantastic views from the summit of the island and work up an appetite for a picnic lunch. Stop at a local food store, if needed, to pick up something to eat. Enjoy your picnic on a southwest-facing beach and soak up the immense views of the water and hills. Then, jump on another ferry and sail past the island of Gressholmen, where the nature preserve is home to thick forest, sea cliffs and hidden beaches. Catch the ferry back to the city center and get an amazing entry into the port. Marvel at some of Oslo's most iconic sites, such as the old fortress of Akershus Festning, City Hall and the revitalized port of Aker Brygge.

Oslo: Fjord Mini Cruise by Wooden Sailing Ship

Oslo: Fjord Mini Cruise by Wooden Sailing Ship

Hop on board a spacious sailing vessel at the waterfront in Oslo and begin your adventure on the Oslo Fjord. Get comfortable on the boat which is equipped with a bathroom, warm blankets, snacks and drinks, and a service minded crew. The tour is guided, and you will therefore learn more about the islands, the fjord and the historic buildings we pass on the way. Relax and enjoy a good drink while observing the beautiful Oslofjord. Our bar is stocked with beer, wine, cocktails, soft drinks, tea, and snacks. Soak up views of the city's harbor and the lush green hills that frame the city. Capture pictures of landmarks from the water, like the ancient fortress of Akershus and the Opera House which has been awarded for its stunning contemporary architecture. On this round trip you will also see the Munch Museum, Kavringen Lighthouse, the museum island Bygdøy, the Astrup Fearnley Museum, and the new modern parts of the city called Sørenga and Tjuvholmen. Furthermore, you will see several charming Norwegian cottages and summer houses. Guests will recieve information in English through the speakers on board. In addition to this, we have an app that tells you about the stops along the way. The app is available in the following 13 languages: English, Arabic, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Dutch, Portuguese, Turkish, Chinese and Russian. You can find the app in the App Store and Google Play by searching for "Oslo Fjord Guide". Mini Cruise is a popular activity for families and those who want a taste of the Oslo Fjord, while also wanting to spend time on other activities in Oslo. For example, we can recommend a trip to Bygdøy after the cruise, where you can visit the Fram Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum, the Maritime Museum and the Norwegian Heritage Museum. We can also recommend the popular beach Huk, if you want to go for a swim! Ferry tickets to Bygdøy can be bought from our kiosk on the same pier as the boat stops after the cruise.

Oslo: Best of Oslo Walking Tour

Oslo: Best of Oslo Walking Tour

Discover the highlights of Norway’s capital city on a guided walking tour, and get an unparalleled insight into what makes this Scandinavian city stand out. Wander around Sentrum, Oslo’s diverse city center on the Skagerrak strait, to discover its best landmarks, museums, restaurants, and bars. During the tour, see the Norwegian Parliament, the Grand Hotel, and the main street Karl Johan. Learn how Oslo earned its nickname as the "Tiger City" and stroll past the symbolic Norwegian Opera House that stands out like a pearl in the ocean. Next, you will visit Christiania, the historical center of Oslo, and find out why the Norwegian capital has changed its name several times over the last 300 years. After the tour, download the activity provider's app (included in your tour) to discover more of Oslo and its incredible history with curated audio-guided route through the main quarters. 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 Self-guided route's main sights: • Frogner Stadion • Norwegian Parliament • Trinity Church • Karl Johan's monument • Grensen • Aamodt Bridge ... and many more

Oslo: Guided Walking Tour in Central Oslo

Oslo: Guided Walking Tour in Central Oslo

Discover the secrets of Norway's capital with a tour of its main attractions, Encounter sights like the Opera House, City Hall, and Karl Johans Gate as you uncover what makes Oslo tick. Meet your guide by the Tiger sculpture at Jernbanetorget metro station. Get ready to walk through the city's streets and learn all about its history. Marvel at the architecture of Oslo Opera House and sights like Christiania Torv. Encounter Aker Brygge, the City Hall, and the National Theater. Come face-to-face with Karl Johans Gate and conclude your experience at the Norwegian Parliament. Please keep in mind that this is not a private tour; it is a public walking tour with a limited number of participants. There will be other participants besides you on this tour.

Oslo: Historic Myths & Legends Evening Walking Tour

Oslo: Historic Myths & Legends Evening Walking Tour

Join us as we journey through Oslo's unique and lesser-known history, a narrative that has shaped the lives of locals and visitors for centuries. Our walk begins at Oslo's City Hall, an iconic structure with tales of the city's past. Within its walls, we can learn about the intriguing lives and expeditions of the renowned Vikings who once sailed the Nordic seas. Together, we’ll explore stories of mischievous trolls, kind-hearted nisse, and mysterious huldra that have been passed down through generations. From there, we'll make our way to Christiania Torv, a historic square that has witnessed the ebb and flow of time. Our guide will weave tales from the annals of history, spotlighting events and stories that have left a mark on Oslo's landscape. Next on our itinerary is the Akershus Fortress, a testament to medieval engineering and design. This fortress stands as a symbol of Oslo's need for protection through the ages. Discover stories of the castle's past, including accounts of prisoners in its formidable walls and the fates they met. As we wander through Bankplassen, we delve into the tales of daring heists and intricate robberies that once shook the city. Understand the complex justice system of medieval Oslo and how crimes were met with punishments in those times. It's a relaxed evening walk, filled with fun stories and hidden history that bring Oslo’s past to life in a simple and engaging way.

Oslo Old Town: Vikings Tales Quest Experience

Oslo Old Town: Vikings Tales Quest Experience

Visit wonderful sights in Oslo including the Royal Palace, Parliament and Akershus Fortress whilst solving pieces of the puzzle in this immersive exploration game. Play the role of the majestic Harald Hardrada, Viking king and founder of Oslo. Play the game by solving each piece of the puzzle on your smartphone, guess the answer to unlock the story of each secret place. Unlock stories and learn interesting facts such as how Oslo became the home of the Nobel Peace Prize. Explore the city and be given exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Play offline as you don't need an internet connection to play the game. Enjoy as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or split into smaller teams and compete against each other. Go at your own pace as there is no time limit, the game however can be completed in just over 1 hour. Explore without a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

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My tour was great! Jon and Becca (I think that was her name!) were absolutely fantastic guides - friendly, funny and knowledgable. It was such a great way to see the city and embrace the “friluftsliv”. Thank you so much!

The fjord cruise was the perfect length, and the boat had so much character. The entire experience was just perfect.

Our tour guide, Maria, was very knowledgeable and funny. Would highly recommend her. She really made the tour great

Great tour. Was not 2 hours as it said but still loved it! For its price I’m okay with it being a little short.

The Hop-on Hop-off in Oslo worked very smoothly and went as we had expected.