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Oslo Fjords 3-Hour Evening Buffet Cruise

1. Oslo Fjords 3-Hour Evening Buffet Cruise

Experience the superb fjords of Oslo on board a traditional wooden sailing ship and cruise the network of waterways that stretch almost into the city center. The 3-hour evening buffet cruise will get you up-close-and-personal with the city’s dramatic scenery, while enjoying the ambiance of a fully restored ship, renovated to its former glory. Sail past numerous islands, including Hovedøya, and the Dyna Lighthouse. Navigate the narrow inlets and dip into sheltered bays to capture the capital on camera from different angles. The boat will pass close to the Bygdøy peninsula, housing many interesting museums as well as beaches such as Huk Bay. See the Maritime Museum with its veteran sailing ships moored outside, and the impressive Fram Museum, housing the polar ship of the same name. During your cruise, a buffet of Norwegian shrimps will be offered, while the bar will provide a wide range of hot and cold drinks (drinks not included).

Oslo: 3-hour Kayaking Trip on the Oslofjord

2. Oslo: 3-hour Kayaking Trip on the Oslofjord

Do you love the city? Are you a fan of nature? Do you want to be active? On this tour, you will get it all. Be taken on a kayak tour of the beautiful Oslo fjord. Have a unique experience and see Oslo in a different way. With extensive knowledge of the local venues and experience in guiding groups of different sizes, this trip can be adapted to suit your needs. During this 3-hour trip, you will not only get a short introduction to kayaking, but also be shown some highlights both from the city and its surrounding nature. Starting from the sheltered bay at Sjølyst Marina, it will only be a short way to the small islands and fantastic beaches. Previous kayaking experience will not be necessary.

Oslo: 3-course Dinner Cruise in the Oslofjord

3. Oslo: 3-course Dinner Cruise in the Oslofjord

Step on board for an evening trip through the Oslofjord. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind you and enjoy the calm waters of the Oslofjord. Be inspired by its green islands with picturesque lighthouses such as Dyna Fir.  Benefit from an outside deck and inside lounges with panoramic windows that will ensure a good view from any seat. The crew serves a delicious 3-course cold dinner from Michelin sustainability award-winning restaurant Einer. This restaurant safeguards the Norwegian cooking traditions with their locally-sourced dishes.  Pair the dinner with one of the wines that have been carefully curated to complement the food. On your way back you can take in the Oslo skyline while cruising past some of its most popular sights such as the Opera House and Aker fortress.

Oslo Christmas Tour

4. Oslo Christmas Tour

The experience starts with a short stroll around the Christmas-y city. On your way to the Christmas market village, you will learn a bit about Oslo's history and some of the most famous sights. After about an hour, we will move to the 'Winter village' which is the biggest Christmas marketplace in Oslo. You will be able to take the opportunity to warm yourself up with the traditional Norwegian drink, “gløgg” (mulled wine), or taste some of the traditional Christmas foods such as “julegrøt” (porridge), “julepølse”(pork sausage), or “tynnlefser” (flatbread) and learn everything you need to know about the Christmas in Norway. The tour is concluded with a cozy session by the fire where your guide will be telling you one of the most magical Norwegian Christmas stories while you'll be sipping your warm gløgg.

Oslo: Christmas Spirit Tour

5. Oslo: Christmas Spirit Tour

Stroll through the streets of Olso and see snow-covered pavements, wooden stands from which the good smell of hot drinks emanates, and trolls and elves proudly standing on the sidewalks and in many stores. Everything here is made to forget the darkness of the days and to live the Christmas season with a true and contagious feeling of joy. During this tour, you will live the Norwegian Christmas experience to the fullest. Learn why the Norwegians are historically divided when answering the question: "What is the traditional Norwegian Christmas dinner?”. Discover the very local concepts of “lille Julaften” and “romjulen”, along with the famous Scandinavian tradition of “Julebord”. Enjoy a cosy promenade through streets filled with lights and decorations and taste some of Norway’s typical winter drink, gløgg (mulled wine). A stone’s throw from the Royal Palace, you will also visit Oslo’s finest Christmas market with its famous outdoor ice skating rink.

Myth and Legends Oslo Walking Tour

6. Myth and Legends Oslo Walking Tour

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 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-hour 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.

Oslo: Christmas Spirit Private Walking Tour

7. Oslo: Christmas Spirit Private Walking Tour

Imagine lamps glittering over snow-covered pavements, the spiced smell of hot drinks drifting in the air from nearby market stalls, stores decorated with cheerful holiday decorations and candles on many windows and tables. Welcome to Oslo during the holiday season. Forget the long, dark, wintry days and live the Christmas season with a genuine, infectious feeling of joy! It's the epitome of the word “cozy”. During this tour, join your very own local guide on a quest to soak in the Norwegian Christmas and holiday spirit. Learn about what the traditional Norwegian Christmas dinner includes and why the country is divided on the answer. Discover the concepts of “lille Julaften,” “romjulen”, and "Julebord," the latter is also popular across Scandinavia during the holidays. Stroll through the cozy inner-city streets filled with beautiful decorations that you will want to take plenty of photos of, topping it off with some local flavor. Warm yourself up from the inside out with a sample of Norway’s typical wintertime drink called gløgg (mulled wine). After visiting the quaint market stalls at Oslo's finest Christmas market, with its famous outdoor ice skating rink, journey up to the Royal Palace, concluding your tour with stories of how the Royals celebrate the holidays. This tour will leave you busting with Oslo's Christmas spirit!

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What people are saying about Oslo

Katerina did a wonderful tour with us. You learn a lot about Oslo and get a good insight. You can also ask 1000 questions, which they all answer. There was a sweet surprise at the end. We recommend!!!!

Our guide was WONDERFUL! Despite the -9 temperature, she was flawless. She provided great incite to a great city of Oslo culminating with the magic of the Christmas market. Thank you!

Everything was perfect and very well organized. If you go on the boat trip in September, you should really dress very warmly so as not to freeze. Radiant heaters would have been nice.

Everything was great and it was really fun. The lady who guided us was also super nice and explained everything the best.

Absolutely amazing experience!! Very interesting, if you’re thinking about booking I would definitely recommend you do!