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Oslo: Historic Myths & Legends Evening Walking Tour

1. 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: Guided Walking Tour in Central Oslo

2. 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.

Oslo Old Town: Vikings Tales Quest Experience

3. 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.

Oslo: In the Heart of Oslo Walking Tour

4. Oslo: In the Heart of Oslo Walking Tour

This tour covers many of the must-see attractions of the city center: Walk the ramparts of the fortress which has protected the city since 1319, and since then has been the scene of many events in Norwegian history. The fortress has been a castle, a prison and a warehouse and is now host to 3 museums. See Kristiania Torg, which used to be the heart and soul of the city. If you are short on time, but still want to cover the main attractions, this is the tour for you. The tour ends on Karl Johan near the Parliament. Meet the guide indoors - by the Visitor Center

Oslo: 2-Hour Private City Walking Tour

5. Oslo: 2-Hour Private City Walking Tour

Enjoy a walk from Oslo’s harbor with its medieval Akerhus Fortress and modern Oslo City Hall to Karl Johans Gate, the main shopping street, where you’ll find the Parliament and Royal Palace. On this 2-hour guided tour you’ll take in all the main attractions of Oslo, including the city’s quirky Opera House. At the Nobel Peace Center find out why the Nobel Peace Prize is handed out in Oslo and why the Norwegians are the proud inventors of the cheese slicer. If you’re looking for an introduction to Oslo but are short on time, this private walking tour is the way to go.

Myth and Legends Oslo Walking Tour

6. Myth and Legends Oslo Walking Tour

Oslo is more than 1000 years old, and its history is filled with horrifying stories, ranging from the time of the vikings to bloody battles between neighboring countries. Discover the old Royal palace that became a recognizable symbol of the city. As you walk around the fortress, your expert guide will show you a different, dark side of buildings and squares – in rich, engaging detail. The route of this 2-hour walk allows you to see all the main attractions of the very center of Norwegian capital. You'll start at the City Hall, visit Akershus fortress, walk in the oldest part of the 17th century city Kvadraturen and finish on the main street Karl Johan where you will see the Parliament, the National Theater, the University, the Royal Palace, and the Grand Café.

Oslo Highlights: 3-Hour Walking Tour

7. Oslo Highlights: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Channel your inner artist and form perfect impressions of Oslo on a walking tour of the inner city. See all the must-see sights, including the royal residence of Akershus Fortress and the imposing Oslo City Hall, built between 1931 and 1950. Delve deep into the history of Norway and its capital city, and learn more about the culture and customs of the people. Make your way to Frogner Park, and hear the enchanting story of how one man built the world’s largest sculpture park. See some of Gustav Vigeland's amazing creations, mostly made of local Iddefjord granite. Gaze in awe at the Monolith Plateau, where 36 figures represent the circle of life and the impressive Monolith totem is made from a single block of stone.

Oslo: City Walking Tour

8. Oslo: City Walking Tour

We'll meet by the TIGER STATUE in front of the CENTRAL TRAIN STATION at the indicated time. Once we're all together, we'll begin our walking tour of Oslo. Starting off our adventure, we'll walk towards OSLO OPERA HOUSE. Home to the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, this modern building will amaze you! Then, we'll stroll towards the NORWEGIAN STOCK EXCHANGE (Oslo Børs) and CHRISTIANIA SQUARE where we'll see Christian IV's Glove. Do you know the significance of this monument? We'll leave it as a surprise for the day! Our walking tour will then bring us to AKERSHUS FORTRESS. Over the years, it has been used as a military base, a prison, and now the Prime Minister of Norway's temporary office! Next, we'll find ourselves in the neighbourhood of AKER BRYGGE, which happens to be home to the NOBEL PEACE CENTER. You'll hear why the Nobel Peace Prize is the only Nobel prize that is awarded in Norway. As our walking tour continues, we'll pass by more iconic buildings such as Oslo CITY HALL, the NATIONAL THEATRE, and the ROYAL PALACE, admiring the elegant façades of each one as we learn about their rich history. As we approach the end of our time together, we'll admire the UNIVERSITY AULA, located on the university's old campus, before reaching Karl Johan's gate, Oslo's main pedestrian street. Along this street, we'll find the Storting building, which is Norway's PARLIAMENT. Find out why this is the most important institution in Norway and what sneaky thing happened on May 17th 1814, the most important day for Norwegians. And with that, we'll bring our 1.5-hour-long walking tour to a close. See you next time!

Oslo: 5-Hour Private City Highlights Walking Tour

9. Oslo: 5-Hour Private City Highlights Walking Tour

See the highlights of Oslo with an expert local guide on a 5-hour walking tour. Meet your guide in the city center where you'll start the tour. Hit the sweet spots of the Norwegian capital including the Oslo City Hall, Noble Peace Center, National Theatre, Royal Palace, Parliament, and Akershus Fortress. Then, make your way to Frogner Park, and hear the enchanting story of how one man built the world’s largest sculpture park. See some of Gustav Vigeland's amazing creations, mostly made of local Iddefjord granite. Understand polar history truly by removing your view of the here and now. Allow yourself to travel back to centuries ago when mankind had no satellites, no Google Maps, no airplanes, and no crystal-clear knowledge of how the world looked. Enter the Fram museum and hear the stories of three Norwegian polar explorers and their bravery. Finally, return to the city center where you'll see the best part of the tour – the Oslo Opera House. Marvel at the magnificent architecture of the building, reminiscent of a glacier floating in the waters

Oslo Private 3h walking tour

10. Oslo Private 3h walking tour

What To Expect Experience the capital of Norway in this Oslo private walking tour. Learn about Norwegian history from when the city was founded in 1000 to today. Discover a fantastic combination of city life with its modern architecture, vibrant and friendly social scene, New Nordic Cuisine, and nature experiences with surrounding mountains and sea. This private Oslo walking tour starts at our central meeting point. On this relaxed and personalized walking tour, you will learn about Norwegian history from the Viking Age to the present day as you follow past some of the town’s most important landmarks and sites. The tour includes a stroll around must-see local landmarks such as the Parliament, the Royal Palace, the University of Oslo, the Opera house, and the Akershus Castle and Fortress protected Oslo since medieval times. You will also visit the cool neighbourhoods frequented by the locals and discover backstreets you wouldn’t otherwise know about. Choose a 10 am or 2 pm departure to suit your schedule, or contact us to plan your custom tour. What To Keep In Mind We operate in all weather conditions; therefore, we kindly ask you to dress appropriately. Please wear footwear suitable for walking, and bring an umbrella or rain jacket in case of rain. Oslo can be lovely and sunny or windy and cold, all on the same day! If your hotel is in the city centre, we can also arrange our meeting point in your lobby. Please make sure you leave a comment and the name/address of the hotel when you make the booking, and we will confirm if the hotel meeting is available.

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What people are saying about Christiania Torv

Overall rating

(21 reviews)

Absolutely the best. Despite the weather being a little bit rough with some snow, I really got to enjoy this Tour. The guide is very knowledgeable and charming. I learned a lot about the northern mythology and now I’m looking for a nice book to read more about it. I would do it again.

Tour guide was very informative and the weather was hail stoning/snowing but she still made the tour engaging and fun. Really enjoyed the darker side to Oslo and would highly recommend.

It was the best way to kick-off my 2 week long Oslo stay. The tour was informative and fun at the same time. I definitely recommend!

The walking tour was very interesting! I’m extremely satisfied and feel special! Thank you so much!

Great guide who kept the walk moving but enough stops to explain all we were seeing