City tours

Myths and Legends of Oslo

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 our 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 2.5-hours 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.

Price: 1750 NOK

Meeting place: Oslo City Hall or hotel pick up

Duration: 2.5 hours

Tour guide available in the following languages:

Available all year

Walking Tour: Oslo Transformed

Many times throughout its history, Oslo has faced deadly destructions and subsequently risen again, like a phoenix from the ashes. You will see the newest and the most prominent buildings and the city quarters where history is still being made.

Our guides will tell you fascinating stories about Opera, where our tour begins, and show you how Oslo was growing and constantly changing over time. You will see Akershus, Kvadraturen, City Hall, Aker Brygge, Tjuvholmen, and much more.

 

Price:

Short walking tour, 2 hours:  1400 NOK
Long walking tour, 3 hours:   1950 NOK

For groups greater than 25 people please mail us.

Tour guide available in the following languages:

Shopping Experience

The Essential Oslo Walking Tour

3 hours

This Oslo Walking Tour complements the “City Highlights” tour (2 hours) as we visit the seafront at Aker Brugge, a popular meeting place for more that 12 million visitors each year. The tour is packed with practical information about shopping, dining and entertainment.

Set out from City Hall―home of the Noble Peace Prize―to explore Norway’s bustling capital, taking in such local landmarks as Parliament, the Royal Palace and the University of Oslo. Marvel at Akershus Fortress, wander through Aker Brugge―a revitalized waterfront area now home to a bevy of stores, bars and restaurants―and visit the Tjuvholmen District, a foodie haven that also boast numerous art galleries. Get expert tips on the best spots to drink, eat and shop in the area.

Price: 2200 NOK 

Meeting place: Oslo City Hall or hotels pick up.

For groups greater than 25 people please mail us.

Tour guide available in the following languages:

Best seller 2017-2018

Oslo City Highlights Private Walking tour

2 hours

An insider’s tour of the city that includes the City Hall, Royal Palace, Kvadraturen, and the Parliament: grand buildings in the heart of the city. A two-hour walking tour gives you the information you need to explore the city on your own later.

This is a particularly fine tour if you are in Oslo only for a short period of time.

Price: 1490 NOK 

For groups greater than 25 people please mail us.

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Tour guide available in the following languages:

NEW TOUR 2018

Long Live The King

Throughout its’ history, Norway has almost always been ruled by kings. In most of cases the power and thrown were inherited, in fewer cases monarchs were elected. There have also been times when pretenders to the throne had to fight for tit in battle. Sometimes, only Norway was subordinate to the king, but there was also a period when the Norwegian, Danish and Swedish crowns belonged to one person!

During the tour we shall talk about rulers of the past and present, as well as the future of the royal power in Norway.

We shall visit Akershus fortress and together will find symbols of kings of different eras. You will learn what the fortress was used for before and if you like, we can walk along halls and dungeons of the old Royal Palace (opened only on summer and entrance fee is applicable) where some of the monarchs found their rest.

Do you want to know what gifts Queen Sonia brings to First Ladies of different countries during the official visits? I shall introduce you to Her favorite place for such purchases. Perhaps, you would want to make the same surprise to yourself or your family and friends.

In addition we can visit jewelers  – the official suppliers of the royal court. Their silver deserves a special attention!

We shall also share with you a recipe of a delicious dessert, which was created especially for Queen Maud more than hundred years ago. It cannot be tried at any of cafes, but you can cook it at home. The recipe is simple and tasty, but may ruin your diet!

If our tour starts in the morning, it will be a good opportunity to complete it by watching the guard changing ceremony at a square in front of the Royal Palace.

The cost of the tour includes visiting the fortress and shops (admission is free), but in order to get inside the modern Royal Palace, you need to order another excursion, which is carried out exclusively by the Royal Palace staff either in English or in Norwegian. Visit of a modern Royal Palace and tours through it halls and rooms are held from the end of June till the beginning of August. Tickets need to be booked and paid in advance

Duration 2.5 hours
Price: 2200 NOK

Tour guide available in the following languages:

3 Hours

Explore the Historic Side of Oslo: Akershus Fortress and Castle

The walking tour begins from the City Hall. You will see many highlights and historical buildings of the city centre and visit the majestic Akershus Fortress along with the Old Royal Palace, which offer breathtaking views on Oslofjord.

Sitting in the center of Oslo, the Akershus Fortress has been in continuous use for more than 700 years. Its primary purpose was to defend the city from foreign invaders; and it did well, as no foreign military ever managed to capture it by force.Today you can experience a unique historical environment and enjoy stimulating cultural experiences. Dating from 1299, this medieval castle and royal residence developed into a fortress in 1592, after which it was rebuilt into a renaissance castle 1637-1648. Akershus Castle includes several magnificent halls, the Akershus Castle church, the Royal Mausoleum, models of the castle, the government’s reception rooms and banquet halls.

Admission price: 100 NOK per person.

Note: The castle is closed and can be seen from outside only until December 2018 due to a construction project.

You can combine the tour with other city sightseeing tours. Please ask for price.

 

Price: from 2200 NOK 

For groups greater than 25 people please mail us.

Tour guide available in the following languages:

2 hours

Norwegian Cultural Heritage: Vigeland Park

Vigeland Sculpture Park is a result of one man’s artistic obsession and a lifetime of work dedicated to human nature. The park itself, with its sculptures and fountains, is like none other in the world. Each statue has a character and will tell you a story if you let it. Our guides will help you discover the meaning and history of each element in this one of a kind open-air gallery.  After the tour is over, you may want to stay in the park a bit longer to enjoy a warm summer evening.

 

Price: 1690 NOK

 

For groups greater than 20 people please send an enquiry.

MEETING POINT – THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE PARK. IN ORDER TO GET THERE, TAKE THE TRAM ROUTE #12 FROM THE CITY’S CENTER (15 MINUTES OF RIDE).

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Trondheim at a Glance

2 hours

Since the three-hour sightseeing during our “Trondheim in a Nutshell” tour might feel excessive, we can cut it down to a two-hour walking tour. In this case, you will see the major attractions of the centre and get all the necessary practical information about dining and entertainment.

Tour guide available in the following languages:

Folkemuseum and Viking Ships Museum

The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History at Bygdøy in Oslo, or Folkemuseum, is the first part of our guided tour to Bygdoy. After you get acquainted with its extensive collections of artifacts from all social groups and all regions of the country, we invite you to walk a couple of meters to the next one, Viking Ships Museum. Our guide will tell you the stories of the ships as well as the history of the Norwegian maritime adventure during the Viking Age.

This is a great tour for families or those who travel with kids because of numerous farm animals, horse and cart rides, and other activities illustrating life in Norway.

4 hours

Price: from 2590 NOK 

For groups greater than 25 people please mail us.

Tour guide available in the following languages:

3 hours

The Essential Bergen Walking Tour

Bergen has a compact, yet rich in attractions city center. We invite you to explore it with our best selling walking tour.

Start with a short walk to Bergenhus Fortress – the seat for Norwegian kings in medieval times
Make the next stop at the st. Mary Church the oldest stone church in Bergen from 12th cenchury
Visit

  • Hanseatic Office Bryggen – the area inscribed on UNESCO heritage List
  • famous Bergen fish market
  • Bergen Theater building and main pedestrian square Torgalmeningen
  • the statues of Ole Bull and Edward Grieg – famous Norwegian composers
  • Festive Square
  • Museum association KODE and city lake

End at the lower station of Bergen Funicular line

 

Price: 2200 NOK

Tour guide available in the following languages:

Trondheim in a Nutshell Walking Tour

3 hours

This walking tour would be a great choice for exploring the city within a short period of time. The tour starts at the monument to Olaf Tryggvason, who was a Viking King, who founded the city back in 997. Through the course of this walking tour, you will discover all important sites and places of this city, as well as you will enjoy the distinctive Scandinavian architecture of this city, which is filled with cozy, well-conditioned houses.

It is worth to note that you will catch sight of Stiftsgården, a royal residence that is considered to be the largest wooden building in Northern Europe.  You will also pay a visit to such an important site like Kristiansten Fortress, which was constructed back in 1685 on the eastern hill of the city. This Trondheim in a Nutshell walking tour also includes a visit to the distinguished Nidaros Cathedral (built back in the 11th century) and a number of other important historical buildings. The tour will come to an end at the top-notch observation point, from which you will clearly observe the entire city.

 

Price for individuals and groups up to 16 persons: 2400 NOK

Tour guide available in the following languages:

Essential Stockholm

For those of you who arrive with one of the hundred cruises, we offer a tour that includes all the major attractions, one of the museums of your choice plus tons of practical information and advice. And we meet you right at the harbour!

Tour guide available in the following languages:

3 Hours

Fram and Kon-tiki museums

The Norwegians have been always friendly with the sea. In the times of Vikings, they used their shallops to reach distant shores and thus to explore the unknown to them before places.And so the love to the sea travelings has been left as inheritance to their ancestors. The Fram and Kon-Tiki Museums will give you an idea not only about the expeditions to unknown, but, what is more important, will introduce you those people, who have dedicated their knowledge and lives to expanding the boundaries of human representations about the world, which surrounds them.

You meet your guide at Bygdøy near Fram museum. To get there, take the bus route Nr.30 from city centre (20 – 25 min. ride) or an express ferry named Bygdøyferge from opposite the City Hall.

Price: 2200 NOK

Price does not include admissions

Tour guide available in the following languages:

Choose between 1 and 2 hours tour

Copenhagen City Centre Segway Tour

This is a fast, fun and intense way to explore the city centre of Copenhagen, from Langelinie all the way to Nyhavn! In just 1-hour you will experience more than 10 of the major sights of Wonderful Copenhagen!

As the only officially authorised Segway Tour Operator in the country you can trust we have the newest machines and experienced guides to make your Segway Tour as comfortable as possible.

After instructions on our spacious training ground, you’ll be minutes away from seeing the city! Almost half of the tour takes place along the pier in a no-car zone – it’s a great way to take off, whilst still exploring iconic sights such as The Little Mermaid, The Royal Palace, The Royal Opera, Nyhavn and much more. We then continue towards The Marble Church and you’ll get to go through the old Kastellet – a still-active military site where cars are not allowed. The tour ends back at our waterfront office where you’ll receive a complimentary organic refreshment and a fun Segway Souvenir!

So book this eco-friendly tour of Copenhagen and cover much more ground than you could by foot, get up-close to sights, and just Cruise Copenhagen the Seg-Way!

Price for 1 hours tour: 450 NOK per person

Price for 2 hours tour: 675 NOK per person

Tour guide available in the following languages:

Temporarily unavailable

Edvard Munch and National Gallery

The Nasjonalgalleriet (Norwegian National Gallery) in Oslo is most famous for its copy of Edvard Munch’s painting The Scream that is the undisputed highlight of the around 300 works that are on permanent display in this art museum. Although Munch and other Norwegian artists from the late 19th and early 20th centuries are the main attractions, the museum covers European art from antiquities to the 1950s in a finely curated exhibitions of only around 25 rooms. The museum is easy to enjoy even for visitors with limited time.

Meeting point: National Gallery Oslo Entrance, 13 Universitetsgata, 0164 Oslo

GUIDED TOUR TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
The process of moving to the new National Museum at Vestbanen in Oslo is under way. The new museum opens in 2020, and about 100,000 works of art will be moved to the new building. More than 53,000 of those objects are being moved from the National Gallery. To secure a safe moving process the National Gallery has to be temporarily closed.
The public will be kept informed about when the National Gallery opens again. 

Admission prices 2020:

Price: 1990 NOK

Tour guide available in the following languages:

NEW TOUR 2018

Oslo Minibus Small-Group Tour, 4 hours

4 hours

Our best selling Oslo excursion provides you with an opportunity to see a historical and modern city center, city’s new quarters, get to the top of Holmenkollen, get acquainted with the unique sculpture park and get a notion about the Vikings.

We offer a private option of the same tour for individuals and groups, that can not join our scheduled departures, want to book a tour on different language or simply prefer to stay in a group of friends.

For detailed route click on View Itinerary below.

Price: Adult 1075 NOK, Child 950 NOK

What’s included?

  • Certified professional Nordiva Tours guide
  • Minibus (tourist coach)
  • Entrance Fee to Viking Ships Museum
  • All taxes

Please note

Minimum number of passengers for guaranteed departure is 8.
Attending the Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park is a walking part of the excursion. Duration of this part is up to 1 hour. We ask every person who experiences difficulties in walking to consider this.

 

Meeting point: tour starts at Oslo harbor, cruise dock.

Tour guide available in the following languages:

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The excursion will start from Akershus Cruise dock, where our Nordiva Tours guide will meet you up and lead to the bus.

You will attend:

1. City Centre

  • Akershus Fortress
  • The building of a theater of opera and ballet
  • Kvadraturen, a historical part of Oslo
  • Barcode, a new business quarter in Oslo
  • The shore of the first Oslo city
  • The “Akrobaten” pedestrian bridge
  • Domkirke (Oslo Cathedral)
  • Grand Hotel
  • The Parliament (Storting) building
  • The University of Oslo
  • National Theater
  • Oslo City Hall
  • The Royal Palace and Park
  • View of the city from the observation deck at Holmenkollen

2. Holmenkollen (ascending the springboard is not included)
3. The Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park
4. The Vikings Museum on Bygdøy peninsula

A full day city tour

Oslo Marathon with Norsk Folkemuseum and Fram in 6 hours

During this excursion, you will be able to see the city center, get to the top of Holmenkollen, get acquainted with the unique sculpture park, have an opportunity to visit the authentic Norwegian houses built back in the XV – XIX cc. and test yourself in the role of a polar adventurer and explorer while visiting the museum of the Fram vessel.

For detailed route click on View Itinerary below.

What’s included?

  • Certified professional Nordiva Tours guide
  • Minibus (tourist coach)
  • Entrance Fee to Folkemuseum
  • Entrance Fee to Fram museum
  • All taxes

Please note

Minimum number of passengers for guaranteed departure is 5.
Attending the Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park is a walking part of the excursion. Duration of this part is up to 1 hour. We ask every person who experiences difficulties in walking to consider this.

Price for minibus tour, 14 seats: Adult 1475, Child 1290

For groups larger than 14 people: please, enquire a price.

Meeting point: tour starts at Oslo harbor, cruise dock.

Tour guide available in the following languages:

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The excursion will start right from your ship, where Nordiva Tours guide will meet you up and lead to the bus.

You will attend:

1. Oslo City Centre:

  • Akershus Fortress
  • The building of a theater of opera and ballet
  • Kvadraturen, a historical part of Oslo
  • Barcode, a new business quarter in Oslo
  • Domkirke (Oslo Cathedral)
  • The Parliament building (Stortinget)
  • The University of Oslo
  • National Theater
  • Oslo City Hall
  • The Royal Palace and Park

2. Holmenkollen (ascending the springboard is not included).
3. The Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park.
4. The Fram Museum on Bygdøy peninsula.
5. Norsk Folkemuseum.

 

Best choice for groups

Oslo Ultimate 4 hours Private

We offer this private option of “Best of Oslo and Viking Ships Museum in 4 hours tour” for individuals and groups, that can not join our scheduled departures, want to book a tour on different language or simply prefer to stay in a group of friends.

Our best selling Oslo excursion provides you with an opportunity to see a historical and modern city center, city’s new quarters, get to the top of Holmenkollen, get acquainted with the unique sculpture park and get a notion about the Vikings.

For detailed route click on View Itinerary below.

What’s included?

  • Certified professional Nordiva Tours guide
  • Minibus (tourist coach)
  • All taxes

What is excluded?

  • Entrance Fee to Viking Ships Museum (from 50 NOK to 100 NOK)

 

Please note

Attending the Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park is a walking part of the excursion. Duration of this part is up to 1 hour. We ask every person who experiences difficulties in walking to consider this.
Price for minibus tour, up to 14 seats: 8700 NOK
Price for bus tour, up to 45 seats:10250 NOK

For groups larger than 45 people: please, enquire a price.

 

Tour guide available in the following languages:

Best choice for groups, full day

Oslo Ultimate 6 hours Private

We offer a private option of “Oslo Marathon with Norsk Folkemuseum and Fram in 6 hours”  for individuals and groups, that can not join our scheduled departures, want to book a tour on different language or simply prefer to stay in a group of friends.

The excursion will start right from your hotel or cruise ship, where Nordiva Tours guide will meet you up and lead to the bus.

For detailed route click on View Itinerary below.

Note: Attending the Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park and going on an excursion in the ethnographic Folkemuseum are a walking part of the tour. We ask every person who experiences difficulties in walking to consider this.

Additional (available only for the entire group)
1) Visit to the other museums at Bygdøy: the Viking Ships Museum or Kon-Tiki.
2) Taking a city ferry from Bygdøy to city centre, 60 NOK per person
3) Booking the tickets and time of visiting the Magic Ice Bar (located in the city center).
4) Organisation of lunch in the Frognerseteren restaurant at Holmenkollen (duration: 1 hour).

For detailed route click on View Itinerary below.

What’s included?

  • Certified professional Nordiva Tours guide
  • Minibus (tourist coach)
  • All taxes

What is excluded?

  • Entrance Fee to Fram Museum, 100 NOK per person will be added to a final price
  • Entrance Fee to Norsk Folkemuseum, 130 NOK per person will be added to a final price

Please note

Attending the Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park is a walking part of the excursion. Duration of this part is up to 1 hour. We ask every person who experiences difficulties in walking to consider this.
Price for minibus tour, up to 14 seats: 11900 NOK
Price for bus tour, up to 45 seats: 13500 NOK

For groups larger than 45 people: please, enquire a price.

 

Tour guide available in the following languages:

View Itinerary

The excursion will start right from your ship, where Nordiva Tours guide will meet you up and lead to the bus.

You will attend:

1. Oslo City Centre:

  • Akershus Fortress
  • The building of a theater of opera and ballet
  • Kvadraturen, a historical part of Oslo
  • Barcode, a new business quarter in Oslo
  • Domkirke (Oslo Cathedral)
  • The Parliament building (Stortinget)
  • The University of Oslo
  • National Theater
  • Oslo City Hall
  • The Royal Palace and Park

2. Holmenkollen (ascending the springboard is not included).
3. The Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park.
4. The Fram Museum on Bygdøy peninsula.
5. Norsk Folkemuseum.

Shared tour, new in 2018

Oslo City Highlights Walking Tour

Explore the best of Oslo, Norway on this 2-hour sightseeing adventure. It’s the perfect introduction to Norway’s capital city.

Our guide will wait for you near a massive tiger sculpture right opposite Central Railway Station. Your tour begins with an introduction to the new building of the Opera Theatre. After the tour is completed will have the opportunity to climb its roof and enjoy panoramic views of Oslo and the fjord.

You stop by the central railway station and the square nearby to hear the fascinating story about this part of the city. It is here that the main pedestrian sidewalk Karl Johans Gate begins, and you can find discos, night clubs, bars, jazz clubs and cafés in between all the stores, boutiques and hotels, and get all the necessary information about dining and shopping from your guide.

Going along the street you see the main church of Oslo, dating from the 17th century – Dom, Parliament House, University of Oslo, the National Theatre, the Royal Palace and much more.

Your tour finishes at the City Hall, where the annual Nobel Peace Prize is awarded.

Meeting at: The Tiger sculpture opposite Oslo Central Railway Station, 10:30

Price: Adult 400 NOK
Child: 300 NOK
Senior 300 NOK

Tour guide available in the following languages: