Best Oslo Tours

If you came to explore Norway, this magnificent Scandinavian land, no trip can be complete without discovering Oslo. Regardless whether you have plenty of time or just a few days in Oslo, as there are different Oslo walking tours (and not only walking) matching your interests. In this article, we will disclose how to choose a right Oslo tour. Also, we will list the best walking, bus, and fjord tours in Oslo.

How to Pick a Great Oslo Tour

Regardless whether you are looking for a great Oslo tour or a tour in another city, there is actually same series of actions that will help pick the best tour. Here, we will disclose how you can pick a right tour, which will guarantee everlasting and only good memories and emotions!

Oslo walking tour

  1. Choose a tour based on your interests. This is, perhaps, the most important tip to choosing a great tour. Regardless the fame and superiority of certain attractions, you should choose where you want to go based on your preferences. If an adventurer hides somewhere deep inside you, you are unlikely to enjoy a visit to the Munch Museum or National Gallery as much. But embarking on a tour that includes a visit to the Fram Museum would be a great idea!
  2. Choose a tour based on your personality. Actually, this tip partially corresponds with the previous one. Do you prefer tours that would give you enough time to sit on a bench, drink a cocktail, and relax? Or would you rather prefer intensive, knowledge-enriching tours? You must definitely consider this before purchasing any tour in Oslo.
  3. Consider any extra requirements. Think about any special requirements and options a tour should have. If you have any walking disabilities, for instance, picking an Oslo walking tour is likely to be a bad idea. In such a case, you should definitely choose between an Oslo bus tour and an Oslo fjord tour.
  4. Know what’s included in the tour. Tours may or may not include different components, such as meals, transportation, tickets or entry. You should read the fine print before you will purchase a particular tour. This will help you avoid disappointment about the tour. Make sure that there are no hidden fees and find out whether there are any components you should pay for separately.
  5. Do your research. Before picking any Oslo city tour, you should do research on your own. After deciding what type of a tour you want to get, make a short list of 3-5 favorite tours. Then, define specific criteria and decide which exact Oslo tour to get.

Best Oslo Walking Tours

There are quite many decent Oslo walking tours that our company is able to offer. This part of the article comprises the best Oslo walking tours that we can offer to our customers. Here, you can find a short overview of these Oslo tours and, if any of them have interested you, get a link to more detailed descriptions.

Oslo City Highlights Walking Tour

Among all Oslo walking tours, Oslo City Highlights appears to be especially popular among tourists with a short stay in Oslo. To put it simply, this 2-hour long Oslo walking tour is an ideal way to get acquainted with the Norwegian capital. Your tour will start at the main railway station, just a few minutes away from the modern edifice of Oslo Opera House (don’t miss to climb this building!).

During this short tour, you will learn about the city’s most important buildings and their history, including the 17th-century cathedral, the Royal Palace and its dramatic history, and University of Oslo. You will stroll across the bustling Karl Johans Gate, the city’s main street. The end point of this tour is Oslo City Hall, an important landmark that depicts the entire history of Norway.

There is also a possibility to order a private Oslo City Highlights tour.

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Duration: 2 hours.

Sights:

  • Oslo Opera House
  • Karl Johans Gate
  • University of Oslo
  • Oslo Cathedral
  • Royal Palace
  • National Theater
  • Stortinget
  • Oslo City Hall.

The Essential Oslo Walking Tour

This Oslo walking tour is a perfect supplement to the Oslo City Highlights tour, as it starts from Oslo City Hall – a place where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded. During this walking tour, you will see the edifices of Royal Palace, University of Oslo, National Theater, and the Parliament.

An important part of this tour is a stroll across Aker Brygge, a fjordside that is especially popular as a venue among locals. Our guide will narrate you about the dramatic history of this place and how much the construction of Oslo City Hall had changed it. Also, you will explore the history of Akershus Fortress, a formidable fortress overlooking Aker Brygge. The tour will come to an end in Tjuvholmen area, a place that is packed with shops, boutiques, restaurants, and museums.

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Duration: 3 hours.

Sights:

  • Aker Brygge
  • Oslo City Hall
  • Royal Palace
  • University of Oslo
  • National Theater
  • Stortinget
  • Akershus Fortress
  • Tjuvholmen Area.

Walking Tour: Oslo Transformed

The dramatic history of Oslo will not leave you unaffected, and this Oslo walking tour gives you a chance to uncover it. Throughout the centuries, Oslo faced deadly destructions and, then, risen again, like a phoenix from the ashes. This walking tour of Oslo is a chance to see how Oslo has changed over the centuries.

This Oslo city tour includes visits to the most important sights, such as Akershus (one of the oldest fortresses in northern Europe), the modern building of Oslo Opera House, Oslo City Hall, Aker Brygge, and much more. There are two options of this Oslo city tour: 2-hour and 3-hour long.

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Duration: 2 or 3 hours.

Sights:

  • Oslo Opera House
  • Kvadraturen
  • Akershus Fortress
  • Oslo City Hall
  • Aker Brygge
  • Tjuvholmen.

Myths and Legends of Oslo

This is one of the most popular and best-selling sightseeing tours in Oslo in our portfolio, as it invites to explore another – oftentimes hidden – history of Oslo, its inhabitants and edifices. This more than 1,000-year old city has plenty of horrifying stories and intimidating legends, and this tour offers you a chance to hear all of them!

As you will walk through the city, our expert guide will show you another, dark side of the squares and buildings of this city. During this 2.5-long Oslo city tour, you will see the main attractions of the Norwegian capital, yet you will get to know their real history.

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Duration: 2.5 hours.

Sights:

  • Oslo City Hall
  • Akershus Fortress
  • Kvadraturen
  • Karl Johans Gate
  • Stortinget
  • National Theater
  • University of Oslo
  • Royal Palace
  • The Grand Café.

Fram and Kon-Tiki Museums

Both these museums appear to be among the most exciting and fascinating museums in Norway, as both of them are a bright manifestation of the achievements of the Norwegian adventurers and explorers. Fram Museum houses the famous Fram vessel, the only vessel in the world that has been to both North and South Poles. And Kon-Tiki Museum is a home to the famous Kon-Tiki boat, which was used by Thor Heyerdahl to cross the Pacific Ocean.

Without any doubt, these museums are among the most visited sights in the entire Norway. But in order to get the most out of your visit to these museums, we recommend you to get this Oslo tour. Our certified guide will narrate you the underlying story, as you will gain knowledge about the daring expeditions of Fridtjof Nansen, Roald Amundsen, and Thor Heyerdahl.

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Duration: 3 hours.

Sights:

  • Fram Museum
  • Kon-Tiki Museum.

Explore the Historic Side of Oslo: Akershus Fortress and Castle

Oslo is a city with an awe-inspiring, 1000-year long history. If you are interested in gaining more knowledge about the city’s dramatic history, you may order this Oslo guided walking tour.

The entire tour is centered among several attractions, one of which is the Akershus Fortress. Dating back to the 13th century, this castle and royal residence were subsequently turned into a formidable fortress, which protected the city. During this Oslo tour, you will get a chance to get into the different buildings and halls of Akershus, as well as you will gain knowledge about this part of the city’s history. Also, the tour includes visits to the Oslo City Hall and the Royal Palace.

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Duration: 3 hours

Sights:

  • Oslo City Hall
  • Akershus Fortress
  • Royal Palace of Oslo.

Norwegian Cultural Heritage: Vigeland Park

There is no other sculpture park in the world like the Vigeland Park. This sculpture park is the result of a lifetime’s work of Gustav Vigeland, which culminates in the statue of the huge monolith. This Oslo tour will help you not only get to know about the sculptures of this extraordinary park, but also about the life and work of Gustav Vigeland as well as the history of the park’s creation.

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Duration: 2 hours.

Sights:

  • Vigeland Sculpture Park.

 

Best Oslo Bus Tours

When it comes to Oslo tours, you may explore the city in a more convenient way than undertaking one of the Oslo walking tours. One of the options is to purchase an Oslo bus tour. In this part of our article, we have collected a list of the best Oslo bus tours on offer.

Oslo Minibus Small-Group Tour

Among all Oslo bus tours, this tour that we launched just in 2018 already became a bestseller. This Oslo tour provides you with an opportunity to see both historical and modern parts of the city, get to the top of Holmenkollen and get an amazing view of the city, as well as learn about the legendary Vikings. You can order a private Oslo bus tour.

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Duration: 4 hours.

Sights:

  • Holmenkollen
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • Oslo City Center
  • Viking Ships Museum.

Oslo Marathon With Norsk Folkemuseum and Fram

This Oslo bus tour is identical to the previous one, but it appears to be 2 hours longer and includes a visit to Fram Museum and Norsk Folkemuseum. Both museums are located on the Bygdøy peninsula and tend to be among the most popular museums in Norway. Keep in mind that, same as in the previous tour, there is a walking part in the tour in the Vigeland Sculpture Park.

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Duration: 6 hours.

Sights:

  • Holmenkollen
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • Oslo City Center
  • Viking Ships Museum
  • Norsk Folkemuseum
  • Fram Museum.

Oslo Ultimate 4 Hours Private

If you are looking for an Oslo bus tour for certain dates or you want to book a tour in a language different than English, you may opt to order a private Oslo Ultimate Bus Tour. In fact, this is a very similar tour to Oslo Minibus Small-Group Tour, but, unlike that tour, it can be ordered for a certain date and time. Besides, you can order a tour in a language you want – not just English.

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Duration: 4 hours.

Sights:

  • Holmenkollen
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • Oslo City Center
  • Viking Ships Museum.

Oslo Ultimate 6 Hours Private

Explore Oslo by taking advantage of this Oslo Ultimate Private Tour. This is a 6-hour long private bus tour, which you can order specifically for your group. The tour can be ordered for a certain date and time, and you can also choose any tour language. This Oslo bus tour follows the same itinerary as the previous one, but also includes a visit to Fram Museum and Norsk Folkemuseum.

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Duration: 6 hours.

Sights:

  • Holmenkollen
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • Oslo City Center
  • Viking Ships Museum
  • Norsk Folkemuseum
  • Fram Museum.

Best Oslo Fjord Tours

Many tourists prefer to spend some of the time in Oslo by going on Oslo fjord tours. Such fjord tours may include certain activities (such as fishing) or be usual sightseeing tours. In this part of our article about Oslo tours, we included some of the best Oslo fjord tours available.

Cruise in Oslo Fjord on a Private Yacht

If you want to fill your stay in Oslo with a fantastic Oslo fjord tour, this cruise in Oslo fjord will surely be memorable for a long time for you. Our company has small boats for groups of up to 4 people and bigger boats that can accommodate from 25 to 90 people. This Oslo fjord tour may last from 3 to 7 hours – depending on your preferences and wishes.

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Duration: from 3 hours to 7 hours.

Fishing Tour in Oslo Fjord for Small Groups

If you love fishing, fishing in Oslo fjord may be a great idea! This Oslo fjord tour provides you with a comfortable boat and a friendly, experienced guide, who will turn this tour into the magic experience of fishing in the Norwegian waters. The motor cruiser also has a small kitchen, where you can cook your catch right away and share a meal with your family and friends.

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Duration: 4 hours or more.

Fjord Sightseeing Oslo Tours

When it comes to Oslo fjord tours, there are a variety of sightseeing boat tours that our company can offer. Currently, there are 4 different Oslo fjord sightseeing tours on offer, and you can see the description of these tours by accessing this page. But even if none of these tours match your requirements, you can make an enquiry and be sure that we will find or create an amazing tailored Oslo fjord tour for you.

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Duration: 1.5 hours or more.

 

Best Oslo Food Tours

Oslo food tours have become really popular in the recent years, and that’s another way great to learn about and feel the Norwegian culture. As you can see from this part of our article, picking an Oslo food tour tends to be a really great idea if you can stay in Oslo at least for a few days.

Oslo Food Tour for Experienced Travelers and Foodies

Taste the authentic Norwegian meals right at the heart of Oslo while listening to the captivating legends and stories about the nation’s cuisine. Learning the culture of another nation through its cuisine is one of the most pleasant discovery ways, and you can experience a genuine Norwegian taste with our Oslo Food Tour for Foodies.

Duration: 2 hours.

 

Best Norway Tours from Oslo

If you want to explore Norway in the best possible way, we have several amazing multi-day Norway tours from Oslo on offer. Here, you can see just a short description of such tours – you can find out more about these Norway tours from Oslo by clicking on the buttons and accessing the individual pages of those tours on our website.

Trolltunga and Pulpit Rock Hiking Tour

Among all the Norway tours from Oslo, this Trolltunga and Pulpit Rock Hiking tour is a unique one – there is currently nothing similar to this tour on the market. Even though this tour is aimed at hikers who want to hike Trolltunga and Pulpit Rock, it would be an exaggeration to say that this is only a hiking tour.

Actually, this multi-day Norway tour comes with a bus excursion in Oslo and a 2-hour tour in Bergen. The tour is packed with Norway’s outstanding sights, and you will witness intimidating mountains and astonishing waterfalls. Fjord cruises, hiking in Buer, seeing the Goldfish Lake, visiting the Norwegian fruit market… Too much is packed in this tour! Get ready for an intensive adventure!

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Duration: 10 days, 9 nights.

Sights:

  • Hike Trolltunga
  • Hike Pulpit Rock
  • 4-hour long bus tour in Oslo
  • 2-hour long excursion in Bergen
  • Fjord cruise across Nærøyfjord
  • Hiking in Folgefonna Nasjonpark.

Norway Wellness Tour With Pilates Training

If you are looking for Norway tours from Oslo without hiking, getting this tour may be a good idea – especially if you like Pilates and SPA. In addition to several Pilates training and SPA sessions, this tour comes with excursions in Oslo and Bergen, as well as a fjord cruise in Bergen. And the last leg of the journey – your way from Bergen to Oslo – that includes a fjord cruise across Nærøyfjord will be the most astonishing!

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Duration: 8 days, 7 nights.

Sights:

  • Sightseeing walking tour in Oslo
  • 3-hour long sightseeing tour in Bergen
  • 3-hour long sightseeing fjord cruise in Bergen
  • Pilates training and SPA sessions
  • Hardanger sightseeing bus tour.
  • Fjord cruise across Nærøyfjord.

 

One-Day Tours from Oslo

Another great way to experience Norway is to embark on one-day tours from Oslo, and there are an abundance of such tours available for you. We, however, recommend you to explore Norway’s east, which is a home to numerous fortresses, monumental buildings, and important landmarks.

Norwegian Heritage: Castles and Fortresses

This is, perhaps, the most special tour among one-day tours from Oslo, offered by our company. This is a one-day tour from Oslo that allows you to explore Norway’s most astonishing and important fortresses and castles.

The tour will start in Oslo, as our guide will help you explore the history of Oslo City Hall and Akershus Fortress. Then, the bus tour will start from a visit to the town of Drøbak, where you will be able to see the Oscarborg Fortress and the residence of Julenisse, the Norwegian Santa Claus. You will also visit a former military town of Fredrikstad and Fredriksten Festning, which played a pivotal role in a large number of Swedish-Norwegian wars.

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Duration: 9 hours (8 hours bus tour and 1 hour of walking).

Sights:

  • Oslo City Hall
  • Akershus Fortress
  • Oscarborg Fortress
  • Fredrikstad
  • Fredriksten Festning
  • Swedish-Norwegian border.

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