Oslo

Norway

Even if you visit another region of Norway, it’s worth spending a day or two here on sightseeing and activities.

Oslo is the capital of Norway, by any definition. It is the economic, scientific and cultural heart of the country. The perfect size for exploring on foot, the city boasts world-class museums, a lively nightlife, and plenty of outdoor activities for energetic people.

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It’s one of the safest capitals in Europe and one of the most sparsely populated. You can get from the centre to barren forests in half an hour on the subway.

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Aker Brygge

A former shipyard and a great leisure destination today, Aker Brygge is a magnet for tourists and locals alike, with over 60 shops and 30 restaurants offering top brand names and fine food. You will always find a place to just sit here and admire the views of the fjord and the city, despite the crowds around you.

The site is included in following tours:

The Essential Oslo walking tour
Walking Tour: Oslo transformed

 

For individuals and small groups (1-8)

Fishing in Oslo

Oslo fjord is a gorgeous fishing place. Fish population around the capital is stable and you have a chance to get practically any sort of local sea fish you ever heard of. We offer you a 4 or 5-hours fishing tour on a comfortable motor boat with the experienced and very friendly guide. You find all equipment you need on board, including quality rods, reels, bait and fishing life jackets.

This trip is great fun for all age groups but your kids will love it especially.

Available from 1 April to mid-October

Price: 5.500 NOK for 4-hours fishing tour, additional hour for 1.000 NOK

Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park

The Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park is an attraction for tourists from all over the world. But not many people realise that the park is also a fantastic rose garden and has a huge recreation area. Dedicate at least a couple of hours to visiting Frognerparken. Picnics on the grass are allowed, just remember to clean up.

 

The site is included in following tours:

Norwegian cultural heritage: Vigeland

 

Akershus Fortress

Akershus Fortress is a symbol of the city and the oldest military building in Norway. You will enjoy the wonderful view of the city and the fjord. Be careful – there’s no fence on the walls.

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Fjord Sightseeing Oslo Tours

You have a great choice of short cruises that depart from Aker Brygge every day  during summer period. You can book those cruises as a part of your independent sightseeing, add them to our guided tours, like Oslo Essential or use them as transport to Bygdøy for visiting world-famous maritime and Viking ships museums.

  • The Hop-on Hop-off is an hour and a half boat tour, which stops strategically near waterfront attractions.
  • A two-hour guided fjord cruise. The classic Oslo Fjord sightseeing route takes you around a maze of idyllic bays and small islands with summerhouses. The cruise also passes the famous Opera House. The 10.30 a.m. departure makes a stop at Bygdøy at 12.20 p.m., when you are free to spend 2.5 hours and explore the museums if you wish. The boat will pick you up at 2.50 p.m. and bring you back to City Hall.
  • A three-hour boat trip around Oslo’s harbour and the Northern end of Oslofjord. During your cruise, enjoy a complimentary Norwegian shrimp snack. Sometimes, you can also get live music on board.
  • If you come to Oslo on Sunday during the summer, your kids will admire the Pirate Cruise: an hour and a half’s boat trip designed especially for children.

Prices: from 215 NOK to 470 NOK per person

You will get 10% discount if you book any guided tour and one of cruises together.

Oslo Summer Park

Oslo Summer Park is divided into nine trails of varying degrees of difficulty. There are over 150 elements in the park, which also includes 900 m of ziplines. Entry into the climbing park includes all the necessary equipment and training for a safe and thrilling day, high in the treetops. You are free to bring your own food to the park’s barbeque and picnic areas. The park also has a waffle stand. Note: the bike park will be closed this summer, and the lifts will not be in service. The bicycle trails will still be open, however, and the park hopes that cyclists will find their way to the trails anyway.

Zipline

The best view in Oslo is right at the top of the ski jumping tower, Holmenkollen. From there, you have a chance to enjoy the same views and sensation of speed as the ski jumpers do! The zipline takes you from the very top of the Holmenkollen jumping tower to the bottom, as if you were jumping on skis. The line itself is 361 metres / 1185 feet long and the difference in altitude is 107 metres / 351 feet. There is no age limit – the oldest jumper is 93 and the youngest only 3! Children under 40 kg may jump in tandem with an adult.

Activity park Oslo

This is truly a great way to entertain your family if you have kids, as it’s challenging for both mind and body. The Oslo Sommerpark has a main area with 13 different canopy walks amongst the trees at Tryvann. The “walk” is, however, somewhat misleading, as you will be climbing, ziplining, crawling and much more, high above the ground. The different trails are marked according to difficulty. Before you are allowed to “loose”, everybody must go through a safety briefing. A climbing harness and helmet is compulsory and included in the entrance fee. There is one trail for the very youngest visitors, then a few for those between 110 and 140 cm tall, and many more for those taller than 140 cm.

Oslo museums

Oslo has a lot of museums. You will find the historical museum and the National Gallery right in the city centre. There are several maritime museums and the Folkemuseum located on Bygdoy Island, easily accessible by public transport. And if you want to swim in the fjord, you can do it here on the beach.

The site is included in following tours:

Folkemuseum and Viking Ship Museum

Contemporary Art in Oslo

Oslo is a centre for Norwegian contemporary art.  If you’re a fan of sculpture, there are two more parks to visit: “Peer Gynt” and the newly opened park at Ekeberg.

We also invite you to visit Astrup Fearnley museum , beautifully located on Aker Brygge by the Oslo Fjord in a building designed by world-renowned architect Renzo Piano. The museum presents temporary exhibitions of international art and houses the Astrup Fearnley Collection, one of Norway’s most important and most extensive private collections of contemporary art.

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Located in Oslo from September to June, in Bergen July to August

Fjords cruise on Princess 22 motor yacht

We offer a luxury trip on a motor yacht Princess 22. Suitable for families and small groups up to 12 persons for short trips, 8 persons for multi-days trips. Experienced and friendly crew will welcome you on board and accommodate in one of 4 spacey cabins. All cabins have entertainment system with TV, DVD, CD and separate air-condition. Cold weather is not an issue: the yacht offers water-borne central heating. Stable connection to Internet by  WiFi all over the yacht. The yacht has a large flybridge with space for all the quests.

For Oslo, min. 3 hours tour: 23.900 NOK

For Bergen, min. 5 hours tour.: 37.500 NOK

For day, weekend and week tours on the westcoast of Norway from Bergen, Stavanger and Lofoten, please enquire the price.

Rica Holmenkollen Park Hotel

Rica Holmenkollen Park Hotel is located only a few steps away from the famous ski jump. You should choose this hotel if you enjoy gorgeous views from your window, fresh air, as well as forest surroundings and yet still want to be close to the city centre.

Kongeveien 26, 0787 Oslo, Norway

+47 22 92 20 00

http://www.holmenkollenparkhotel.no/

Radisson Blu Scandinavia

Radisson Blu Scandinavia has some exceptional facilities. It is located right beside the Royal Palace. You won’t need a taxi here from the airport: the hotel organises shuttle buses connecting Gardermoen airport with the city centre. As a hotel guest, you get a 10–15% discount on the ticket price. And finally, the bar on the top floor is absolutely worth mentioning because of the magnificent panorama of the city that you can see through its floor-to-ceiling windows.

Holbergs gate 30, 0166 Oslo, Norway

+47 23 29 30 00

http://www.radissonblu.com/scandinaviahotel-oslo

Scandic Byporten

Jernbanetorget 6, 0154 Oslo, Norway

+47 23 15 55 00

http://www.scandichotels.no/Hotels/Norge/Oslo/Scandic-Byporten/

Radisson Blu Plaza hotel

For those who come to Oslo mainly for business purposes or are just passing through, these two hotels are the best choice. There are few advantages better than proximity to the transport hub: the central bus station, subway and train station area are a stone’s throw away. Local stores and shopping centres surround the Plaza and the Opera House is just around the corner.

Sonja Henies plass 3, 0185 Oslo, Norway

+47 22 05 80 00

http://www.radissonblu.no/plazahotell-oslo

Thon Bristol Hotel

The Thon Bristol Hotel is another historic hotel. The café in the lobby became popular in the late ’60s thanks to the charming atmosphere and live piano music. My friends and I come here for any occasion. Even if you are on a diet, make an exception and try their amazing small cakes. You won’t regret it!

Kristian IVs gate 7, 0164 Oslo, Norway

+47 22 82 60 00

http://www.thonhotels.com/hotels/countrys/norway/oslo/thon-hotel-bristol1/

Grand hotel

The Grand Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in the city. Many celebrities and world leaders have stayed here, as well as Nobel peace prize winners (sadly, I’m afraid the hotel is always full on those days). The hotel has some funny and unusual features like the “ladies’ floor” and specially designed rooms. The Grand Café on the first floor still has Henrik Ibsen’s table, where he spent his afternoons. During the summer, you can see the entire city centre from the summer bar on the roof.

Karl Johans gate 31, 0159 Oslo, Norway

+47 23 21 20 00

http://www.grand.no

Continental hotel

Norway’s only member of the Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel is located near the National Theatre, a three-minute walk from the Royal Palace and Park and within walking distance of the seafront Aker Brygge and the majority of the city’s attractions. The hotel is comfortable and a friendly crew will serve you a cup of coffee even if you’re not a guest. In the evening, don’t resist trying out a dinner in one of the best restaurants in town: Café Theatre.

Stortingsgata 24-26, 0117 Oslo, Norway

+47 22 82 40 00

http://www.hotelcontinental.no

Best seller 2017

Oslo City Highlights

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: 1390 NOK (from 1 to 16 people)

3 hours

Price: 1690 NOK (from 1 to 16 people)

For groups greater than 16 people please mail us.

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The Essential Oslo Walking Tour

3 hours

This Oslo Walking Tour complements the “City Highlights” tour 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.

 

Price: from 1950 NOK (up to 16 people)

 

For groups greater than 16 people please mail us.

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 16 people please mail us.

Tour guide available in the following languages:

Explore the Historic Side of Oslo: Akershus Fortress and Castle

2 hours

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.

 

Price: from 1390 NOK 

For groups greater than 16 people please mail us.

Tour guide available in the following languages:

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: from 1390 NOK

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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Folkemuseum and Viking Ship 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 (from 1 to 16 people)

For groups greater than 16 people please mail us

Tour guide available in the following languages:

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Escorted Bus Tour :The Norwegian Ornaments

A Wonderful Journey to the Fabulous Scandinavian Fjords

Discover real Norway with the escorted bus tour that will definitely not solely bring you myriads of positive emotions and moments of astonishment, but also change your worldview.

PRICE FROM: 1150€ per person in Twin/Double room

SUPPLEMENT FOR SINGLE ROOM: 295€

 

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Guaranteed Departure Tour Dates:

Jun 16

2018

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