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  • Oslo: Private E-Scooter City Tour

    1. Oslo: Private E-Scooter City Tour

    E-scooters are all the rage. They are fun, ecological, and they save you time and energy so you can see more in a shorter amount of time. This E-scooter city tour is perfect for everyone who wants to get the most of Oslo's must-see attractions in a modern, fun way.  Be inspired by Oslo's rich history, green development and Norwegian culture with the best local guides and one of the most comprehensive tours available. You'll be able to see highlights such as the Norwegian Opera and Ballet building, Bjørvika district, Akershus Fortress and the vivid Oslofjord areas, and the Royal Palace with its beautiful park full of marvellous statues. Other highlights include Our Saviour's Cemetery, the final resting place for famous Norwegians such as Edvard Munch and Henrik Ibsen, Oslo's sustainable laboratory, the Parliament building and Karl Johans street, which is Oslo's main boulevard.

    We really enjoyed being able to see Oslo city this way. Katerina was really friendly and easy going. We used the public e scooters the next day to revisit some places Katerina had taken us to.

  • Oslo: 3-Hour Lysaker River Guided Walk

    2. Oslo: 3-Hour Lysaker River Guided Walk

    Meet your friendly guide in Oslo city center and head off towards Røa, where adventure awaits. Upon arrival, begin your stroll along the picturesque path that runs next to Lysaker River. Follow your guide as you cross bridges, admire stunning waterfalls, and marvel at the power of frothing rapids. You’ll also see an array of luscious greenery and learn about native flora and fauna while listening to the twitter of birds. At the end of an unforgettable walk, reach your final stop, Jar Station, where you can hop on the metro to head back into the city.

  • Oslo Tour: The European Green Capital 2019

    3. Oslo Tour: The European Green Capital 2019

    Join this walking tour full of sustainable inspiration and hidden gems. You will discover Oslo from different perspectives whilst learning why Oslo became one of the best cities in Europe. On your tour, you will be led through the vivid Bjørvika Quarter and see landmarks such as the Oslo Opera House, Sørenga, the Losæter Community Garden, the ruins of Old Oslo, and the most culturally diverse district, Grønland.  Your journey then continues along the Akerselva River, which offers a great escape from the rush of the capital and is the cradle of Oslo's underground culture. Later, your tour will finish in the Vulkan area, Oslo's so-called "sustainable laboratory." Here you will receive a guided traditional Norwegian food tasting which offers the unique possibility to try a broad selection of traditional Norwegian food, such as different type of cheeses, cured sausages, reindeer, whale, sal...

    Great fun! Especially for those interested in architecture, new approaches to urbanism and community engagement. We learnt about the newest quarters of Oslo, waterfront regeneration and community projects as well as fast transforming trendy areas in the heart of the city. Definitely worth it, as many of the things we wouldn't have discovered just looking at the recommendations on the internet. The tour guide was super friendly and knowledgeable. After the tour, she sent us many links with further information on things we were interested in. Highly recommended at the beginning of your trip as you'll have more insight into the city with many more tips of places to visit!

  • Oslo: 2.5-Hour Hipster Tour

    4. Oslo: 2.5-Hour Hipster Tour

    Walk along the Akerselva River, surrounded by old industrial buildings and parklands, to the Grünerløkka district. This hipster area of Olso is a colorful residential area with beautiful old wooden houses from the 1800s and facades covered in street art. Some of the most precious sights in the area are a giant chandelier, which hangs outside the area of Blå; old wooden buildings of Damstedet; and a cemetery called Vår Frelsers gravlund. The area was once home to one of Norway's most famous artist, Edvard Munch. As you walk the streets, you'll feel the artistic vibrations in the air and fully immerse yourself into the neighborhood's unique cultural atmosphere. Discover a different side of Oslo!

    It was overwhelming to be surrounded by so much beautiful architecture and art and nature, all while hearing the history of what you were seeing. Would definitely recommend, and will surely go see the places featured in the tour again!

  • Oslo: Off-the-Beaten-Path Bike Tour

    5. Oslo: Off-the-Beaten-Path Bike Tour

    See another side of Oslo on a guided 3-hour bicycle tour. Stop at the Mathallen indoor market in the heart of Oslo’s food scene. Be amazed at rushing waterfalls in the middle of the city. Climb to the top of the modern Opera for an amazing view. Follow the Akerselva River bike path past rushing waterfalls, well-preserved 18th and 19th-century industrial architecture and hip art galleries. Take in the interesting neighborhoods of Grønland and Grünerløkka. Grønland is the historic home of Oslo's immigrant population and now known for its international cuisine, outdoor markets and affordable bars. Grünerløkka is home to Oslo's hipsters, with trendy bars and cafes and some great boutiques.

    My daughter and I did this biking tour with Christian and we both loved it. Even though we both have different fitness levels, the pace was great for us. Plenty of stops along the way and lots of interesting local info from Chris made it very enjoyable. Really great way to see Oslo and would highly recommend.

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What people are saying about Akerselva River

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Great fun! Especially for those interested in architecture, new approaches to urbanism and community engagement. We learnt about the newest quarters of Oslo, waterfront regeneration and community projects as well as fast transforming trendy areas in the heart of the city. Definitely worth it, as many of the things we wouldn't have discovered just looking at the recommendations on the internet. The tour guide was super friendly and knowledgeable. After the tour, she sent us many links with further information on things we were interested in. Highly recommended at the beginning of your trip as you'll have more insight into the city with many more tips of places to visit!

Great tour thanks to the guide Monica!

In general, I would not be very impressed, but the friendly and sweet guide Monica was very accessible and with emotion talked about the places where we were. Unfortunately, harsh daylight made it difficult to take good pictures, but this does not apply to excursions.

As we only had one full day in Oslo, decided this was the best way to see city sights and cover more ground than walking. Such a huge variation of sights. Paul was such a knowledgeable guide and the scooter riding great fun. Best guided trip ever!

We really enjoyed being able to see Oslo city this way. Katerina was really friendly and easy going. We used the public e scooters the next day to revisit some places Katerina had taken us to.

Very informative! The guide shoed us many details about city Oslo. You won’t notice that if you visit yourself I.