The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History: Our most recommended tours and activities

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: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Oslo: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Spend a day seeing the sights of Oslo, the oldest of the Scandinavian Capitals, from an open-top, double-decker tour bus. Your pass is valid for a full 24-hour period, and you can hop on and off at your leisure. You will enjoy 360-degree views from the open top of the bus and learn about the city’s history from your convenient audio guides. Hop off at the Ibsen Museum, dedicated to the life and work of the 19th-Century Norwegian playwright and poet, or jump off at the Royal Palace, former residence of the Norwegian and Swedish King Charles III, and the official residence of the present Norwegian monarch. Other top attractions include the Viking Ship Museum, the Fram Museum, the Norwegian Maritime Museum, and the Oslo Opera House. Tour stops: 1. The National Theatre / The Royal Palace / Karl Johans Gate 2. Majorstuen (transfer to Holmenkollen) 3. Frogner Park & Vigeland Installation 4. Norwegian Museum of Cultural History 5. Viking Ship Museum 6. Kon-Tiki Museum / Fram Polar Ship Museum / Maritime Museum 7. Viking Ship Museum 8. Norwegian Museum of Cultural History 9. Oslo Cruise Ship Terminal 10. Opera House 11. Jernbanetorget / Bus Terminal / Central Station

Oslo: Grand City Tour and Fjord Cruise

Oslo: Grand City Tour and Fjord Cruise

Explore all of Oslo's must-see attractions from the comfort of a modern, air-conditioned coach, learn about the history of Norway's capital and daily life from an authorized local guide, then relax and enjoy unique views of Oslo's waterfront and idyllic islands on a cruise on Oslo fjord. Travel to the stunning Holmenkollen Ski Jump and take in panoramic vistas above Oslo, then enjoy and guided walking tour through the unique Vigeland Sculpture Park - the world's largest sculpture park created by a single artist. Enhance your Oslo experience with a visit the unique Fram Museum, where you will learn about famous Norwegian polar explorers and see the original polar ship "Fram", the strongest wooden ship that sailed farthest North and farthest South in the world during its expeditions. In May - September, visit to the outdoor Folk Museum with an impressive collection of old Norwegian houses, including an iconic Stave Church, and learn about life in Norway in the past. In October - April, visit the Kon-Tiki Museum and learn about one of history's most famous explorers - the Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl, and his extraordinary life and expeditions. See the original balsa wood raft "Kon-Tiki" with which Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean in 1947, and the original reed boat "Ra II" with which he crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1970. Conclude the tour with a relaxing cruise on the beautiful Oslo fjord, between picturesque islands dotted with cozy summer houses, and see Oslo from a different perspective.

Oslo Discovery Tour

Oslo Discovery Tour

Meet your local guide and board a comfortable coach for your tour of discovery. Sit back and relax while you learn about the city's history and culture and admire the main sights: The Royal Palace, the City Hall, the Parliament building, the Old Town with Akershus Fortress, the Opera House, the new Munch Museum, the Cathedral, the National Museum, Aker Brygge, the Nobel Institute, Frogner Park. Continue to the exclusive residential and recreational Holmenkollen area, famous for the stunning Ski Jump, built on top of the hill, and for the panoramic vistas over the city and the fjord. Then, get in touch with the art of the most prolific Norwegian sculptor, Gustav Vigeland, as you stroll through its impressive Sculpture Park comprising more than 200 groups of sculptures cast in bronze or carved in granite. Conclude the tour by visiting two of the most popular museums in Oslo, beautifully located on the picturesque Bygdøy Peninsula. The Norwegian Folk Museum with its impressive outdoor collection of old Norwegian houses and a picture-perfect Stave Church will be visited in the summer. Then, visit the Fram Museum, where you will learn about the impressive Norwegian polar expeditions and see the strongest polar ship ever built, which sailed farthest North and farthest South than any other ship.

Oslo: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Oslo: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the vibrant and culturally rich city of Oslo, where history, art, and modernity seamlessly blend together. Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Norway's capital with the Oslo Self-Guided Audio Tour, a unique and immersive experience designed to unravel the city's secrets at your own pace. As you explore Oslo's charming streets, picturesque parks, and iconic landmarks, our carefully curated audio tour will serve as your knowledgeable companion. This self-guided adventure allows you the freedom to tailor your exploration to your interests, ensuring an enriching and personalized encounter with the city's diverse offerings. Your journey begins at the heart of Oslo, where the city's historical roots intertwine with contemporary life. Discover the stories behind the medieval Akershus Fortress, a symbol of resilience and strength that has stood the test of time. Wander through the bustling streets of Karl Johans Gate, Oslo's main thoroughfare, and let the audio tour regale you with tales of the city's evolution over the centuries. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Oslo as you visit world-renowned museums like the Viking Ship Museum and the Munch Museum. Uncover the fascinating history behind each artifact and masterpiece, and gain a deeper understanding of the city's role in shaping Norway's cultural identity. The Oslo Self-Guided Audio Tour doesn't just focus on historical sites; it also invites you to explore the city's modern architecture and vibrant neighborhoods. From the innovative Oslo Opera House to the trendy Grünerløkka district, you'll witness the seamless integration of tradition and innovation that defines Oslo's urban landscape. Throughout your journey, the audio guide will provide insightful commentary, engaging stories, and helpful tips to enhance your experience. Whether you're a history enthusiast, art lover, or simply a curious traveler, this self-guided tour caters to all interests, ensuring an unforgettable exploration of Oslo. Learn more about the top 16 tourist attractions in Oslo. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Oslo Central Station 2. The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet 3. Deichman main library 4. Akershus Castle and Fortress 5. Karl Johans gate 6. Oslo City Hall 7. The Nobel Peace Center 8. The Royal Palace 9. The National Library of Norway 10. Vigeland Museum 11. Frogner Park 12. Vigeland Park 13. Norwegian Museum of Cultural History 14. Kon-Tiki Museum 15. Fram Museum 16. Holmenkollen Ski Museum So, put on your headphones, let the soothing narration guide you, and embark on a self-paced adventure through the enchanting city of Oslo. Discover the past, embrace the present, and create lasting memories with the Oslo Self-Guided Audio Tour.

Oslo Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

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. 

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What people are saying about The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

Overall rating

4.4
(963 reviews)

We didn't have audio from the cruise ship to the center and we missed the explanations, because we didn't have time to get back up. We told them more than 3 times that it wasn't working and they just started to fix it at the downtown stop. A shame. The rest ok

Journey was excellent, and buses regular. Audio guide very informative. Be aware that two companies run these buses, so you need to be careful to get on the correct bus.

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

Most informative and a great variety of attractions/places visited.

Wish we had more time in Oslo.We will definitely come back!