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Oslo: Oslo Pass with Public Transport

1. Oslo: Oslo Pass with Public Transport

Oslo Pass is your ticket to the city of Oslo. The easiest and most inexpensive way to experience Oslo, this travel discount card grants you admission to more 30 museums and attractions, access to public transportation, guided tours, as well as special offers in restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Available in validity periods of 24, 48 and 72 hours, Oslo Pass is a great value and pays for itself very quickly. The pass is valid for all attractions listed in the Oslo Pass app and entitles you to unlimited travel by metro, bus, tram, local trains, and on the ferry boats to the islands in the inner Oslo fjord. You can take the following tours with your pass: Oslo City Walks. Additionally, enjoy access to the Frognerbadet Open-Air Public Bath. Visit the following museums with your Oslo Pass: Akershus Castle, Armed Forces Museum, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Ekebergparken Museum, Fram Museum - The Polar Ship Fram, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Historical Museum, Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower, Holocaust Center, Intercultural Museum, International Museum of Children's Art, Kunsternes Hus, Labour Museum, MUNCH, Museum of Oslo, Museum of Science & Technology, The National Museum, National Museum - Architecture, Natural History Museum, Nobel Peace Center, Nordic Bible Museum, Norsk Folkemuseum - Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Norway's Resistance Museum, Norwegian Maritime Museum, Oslo City Hall, Oslo Jewish Museum, Oslo Reptile Park, Oslo Transport Museum, Popsenteret, The Kon-Tiki Museum, Roseslottet and The Vigeland Museum.

Bergen: Self-Guided Day Trip to Oslo

2. Bergen: Self-Guided Day Trip to Oslo

With UNESCO-listed fjords and snow-capped mountain ranges that stretch around the country, Norway offers a land of alluring landscapes to tempt any traveler. The best way to see it is by train, bus, and boat, throughout a hassle-free day tour. Hop aboard to discover the countryside that frames the Bergen and Flåm railways, and admire Aurlandsfjord, Nærøyfjord, the village of Flåm, and more. Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway. The municipality covers 465 square kilometers, and sits on the peninsula of Bergenshalvøyen. The city center and northern neighborhoods are on Byfjorden, "the city fjord", and the city is surrounded by mountains. Bergen is also known as the "city of seven mountains". The Flåm Railway is one of the world's steepest railways. It is 20 kilometers long, with a descent of 865 meters and a gradient of one in 18. It also consists of 20 tunnels with a total length of 6 kilometers - evidence of the most daring and skillful engineering in the history of Norwegian railways.

From Oslo: One-Way Day Trip to Bergen with Rail & Cruise

3. From Oslo: One-Way Day Trip to Bergen with Rail & Cruise

Journey through Norway’s most breathtaking UNESCO-protected fjord and mountain scenery on this day trip from Oslo. Travel on one of Europe’s top scenic rail journeys on the famous Flåm Railway and cruise through the magnificent Aurlandsfjord and on the narrow Nærøyfjord. This is a self-guided tour, from Oslo, to Myrdal, to Flåm, to Gudvangen, to Voss, and then to Bergen. High up in Norway's mountainous “rooftop” at 866 metres (2,841 ft) above sea level is Myrdal, a remote mountain station serving as the junction between the Oslo-Bergen train line and the famous Flåm Railway. The small village of Flåm is one of the most popular destinations in Norway and Scandinavia due to its stunning scenery and location. Most have probably seen spectacular images of the landscape in Western Norway - steep, forested mountainsides that plunge into the blue fjord, waterfalls, narrow fjords and valleys. Gudvangen is a village in Aurland Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. It is a popular tourist destination and is located at the end of the Nærøyfjord where the Nærøydalselvi river empties into the fjord.

Oslo Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

4. Oslo Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt and walking tour through Oslo. Download the smartphone app onto your phone and explore Oslo at your own pace. Start your tour when you want, and stop and go on your own schedule. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, and solve challenges. Work with your team or compete against them as you learn interesting facts and create memories that you won’t forget. Start your tour at the much-photographed Oslo Central Station. Visit the Oslo Cathedral with its unknown royal use, and Egertorget will give you a taste of one of Oslo's busiest streets. Take a photo at the Norwegian Parliament building, which stands for democracy with its grandeur, and let yourself get lost in Oslo City Hall, with its unique architecture. Visit the Nobel Peace Center which with its unique exhibits gives you the opportunity to learn about the greatest minds and discoveries that hold the prize. You will also pass by Oslo's National Theater with its excellent acoustics and unique program. Admire the iconic Royal Palace. Uranienborg Church with its unique red color will captivate you and your camera! See, walk, and relax in Frogner Park with its countless statues. Scavenger hunts are great as an everyday activity or for special events like bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or team-building events.

Oslo: Self-Guided Mystery Tour at Akershus Fortress

5. Oslo: Self-Guided Mystery Tour at Akershus Fortress

Solve a murder mystery and explore the stunning surroundings of Akershus Fortress during this interactive, self-guided true-crime mystery tour. Receive your envelope with clues and play the role of lead investigators as you set off with your team on a quest to unravel this sinister crime. Immerse into the year 1965 and become a member of highly-respected family of investigators, and you want to live up to their standards. During a celebration party of the Oslo police, a not attending officer finds the body of a dead woman on a hill near Akershus fortress. As a junior investigator, the task of finding out what happened falls on you. Explore Akershus Fortress and its historic surroundings and take the chance to finally prove your worth as much is at stake. Not only the honor of you and your family, but also the safety of Oslo's streets! Crack the mystery as a trusted investigator and learn about the story inspired by true events. Race against the clock to gather sufficient evidence and find the right suspect to ensure the peace of Oslo's citizens. Take on the challenge of finding the murderer. For those in a bigger group, you can split up into several teams and compete against each other.

Oslo: Old Town City Exploration Game

6. Oslo: Old Town City Exploration Game

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: Vigeland Park Exploration Game

7. Oslo: Vigeland Park Exploration Game

Explore the beautiful Vigeland Park as you solve puzzles and challenges that lead you to the most impressive monuments in the park. Be captivated by the entertaining story and learn interesting facts about the park along the way. Start your outdoor adventure at the Vigelandsparken. Play as Jessica Meddler: a paranormal investigator and blogger. Normally, you’d be hunting ghosts, but today is your day off, or so you think. Follow the clues around the park and admire famous monuments as well as lesser-known spots as you go. Explore at your own pace and stop for breaks when you like. Play alone, as a group or two competing groups, and meet at the final stop of the game, the Wheel of Life.

Oslo: Self-Guided Mystery Tour by the Parliament

8. Oslo: Self-Guided Mystery Tour by the Parliament

Travel back to Oslo in the year 1899 with this fun, self-guided mystery tour. In front of 'Stortinget', Norway's Parliament, you open your envelope and start reading the story behind the mystery you need to solve. A famous businessman has disappeared. You have a high reputation as a police detective, and several of your colleagues believe that you have a special sixth sense. Additionally, to the mysterious disappearance, a leather briefcase with blood on it has been found. You need to find out whether this is a weird coincidence or if these two incidences are connected. Time's ticking and much is at stake! You have to find out who the culprit is. You are guided around the historic surroundings of Oslo city, while solving puzzles and tasks. In the end, you will reach Karl Johans gate or Nationaltheatret, where you will have all the clues to hopefully accuse the right person responsible for the crime. Discover Oslo in a unique and exciting way with this game. Good luck — you will need it.

Oslo Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

9. Oslo Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

See the sights of Oslo at your own pace and according to your schedule on a self-guided walking tour. Download our handy app or an audio guide onto your MP3 player and get a fully detailed map to help you explore. Learn about the Norse Kings and landmark events such as the Great Fire and Millennial Jubilee. See the Nobel Peace Prize Center and visit the Viking Ship Museum to hear stories about raids and see authentic Viking ships. Walk through the city center to discover historical buildings such as the medieval Akershus Fortress. Learn about Norway's resistance to the Nazis at the Resistance Museum and see the home of the National Opera and Ballet at the Oslo Opera House. Marvel at the imposing façade of Oslo Cathedral, pass the Stortinget parliament building and find amazing museums on the Bygdøy peninsula, including the Kon-Tiki Museum, Norsk Folkemuseum (Norwegian Museum of Cultural History) and Fram Museum, where you can learn about Norway's polar expeditions. 

Oslo: Grefsenkollen Self-Guided Mystery Tour

10. Oslo: Grefsenkollen Self-Guided Mystery Tour

Travel back to Oslo in the year 1945 with this fun, self-guided tour. This tour is especially perfect if you are interested in the history of World War II You and your friends are in a resistance group during World War II in Oslo and you are on a secret mission. Time is ticking and you need to carry out your mission successfully. During the mission you and your group will be guided through the beautiful surroundings at Grefsenkollen, where you will solve tasks and riddles.

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2.6 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Great way to explore Norway in a day without any of the hassle. We had a wonderful time and found the tour super comprehensive. What I will call out is however that we did not receive the details of the tour (including when we would depart Oslo the next morning, which was before 7:00 am) until the night before which made it difficult to plan. We had booked the tour weeks before and a bit more input woudlve been largely helpful.

A very good option for people who want to see as much as possible in a short time. During my 3-day stay in Oslo, I visited most of the famous places and museums. And thanks to the Oslo pass card, I was able to move around the city quite quickly and save a lot of money for museum entrances. I highly recommend.

We really enjoyed this tour! It took us to all the must-sees in Oslo. The riddles were nice and challenging, the anecdotes and trivia were interesting and we definitely got that sense of accomplishment™️. I'd love to see what they came up with for the other cities as well.

Well worth the money! Very helpful staff at Oslo S when collecting the pass and so easy to use on buses, trams and entrance to Rose Castle and Folkmuseum's Xmas Fair.

Really good puzzle especially for seeing beautiful buildings