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  • Oslo Fjord 2-Hour Sightseeing Cruise

    1. Oslo Fjord 2-Hour Sightseeing Cruise

    Discover Oslo's gorgeous Fjords on a trip into a dreamlike landscape. The dramatic waterways are a photographer's dream and give the city its lifeblood. On this 2-hour boat tour you will get a chance to see the best parts of these idyllic landscapes from the sea, offering a unique viewpoint rarely appreciated in these days of cheap air travel. Once aboard the comfortable boat, you will get the chance to purchase refreshments, before settling down to stare out at unbridled natural beauty. You will pass through narrow sounds, deep bays, and a maze of islands, dotted with picturesque summer homes. The fun tour will introduce you to the Norwegian coastline in an easy fashion, providing the sort of views that the Vikings would have seen back in the days of their great explorations.

    Very smooth boat trip, lots of sun, relaxing atmosphere. Perfect two hours spent on the Helena. You get to see rich people homes and also more rustic norwegian style homes on the surrounding islands and peninsulas. It’s well worth it, it changed our opinion of Oslo into a positive one.

  • Oslo Pass Including Public Transport

    2. Oslo Pass Including Public Transport

    Oslo Pass is your ticket to the city of Oslo. The easiest and most inexpensive way to experience Oslo, this travel discount card grants you admission to more than 30 museums and attractions, access to public transportation, guided tours, as well as special offers in restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. Available in validity periods of 24, 48 and 72 hours, Oslo Pass is a great value and pays for itself very quickly. Along with your Oslo Pass, you will receive a booklet describing all the benefits for Oslo Pass holders. The pass is valid for all attractions listed in the Oslo Pass booklet and entitles you to unlimited travel by metro, bus, tram, local trains, and on the ferry boats to the islands in the inner Oslo fjord. You can take the following tours with your pass: Oslo City Walks, OURWAY Tours: Oslo City Walk. Additionally, enjoy access to the Frognerbadet Open-Air Public B...

    I can only advice it - so comfortable to use. And to save a lot of money. The only one thing I can’t understand - why we can buy Oslo Pass only at one place and from 10 a.m.? And can’t buy it on weekend?

  • Oslo: Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

    3. Oslo: Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

    Get an introduction to the highlights of Oslo on a 3-hour panoramic sightseeing tour that is ideal, even for those short of time. Follow your knowledgeable guide to major landmarks, including the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, where the 1952 Winter Olympics was hosted. Get a fascinating insight into Norway's skiing history and enjoy incredible views of the city along the way. Continue your tour by comfortable sightseeing bus to the unique Vigeland Sculpture Park, where you can take a walk through the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist. Admire more than 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943), cast in bronze, granite and forged iron.

    The panoramic tour of Olso was fabulous! Our guide was knowledgeable and had interesting facts to keep things light and fun! The bus was very comfortable and the driver did a great job getting around obstacles! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for the highlights to the further explore the area.

  • Oslo Private Tour with a Local Guide

    4. Oslo Private Tour with a Local Guide

    Meet the local guide at your accommodation in Oslo and head out on a walking tour to explore the city. You’ll be in good hands with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your visit. Start by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Hear about the best places to eat and shop and learn the easiest ways to get around. On this customized tour you’ll see some of the top attractions and hear about more that you can visit on your own after the tour. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident you have all the information you need.

    Our tour guide, Oliver, took us to all the key spots in Oslo. He is a wealth of knowledge and knows the History of Norway very well.

  • Oslo Fjords 3-Hour Evening Buffet Cruise

    5. 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, snacks of Norwegian shrimps will be offered, while the bar will provide a wide range ...

    Very nice trip, pleasant time to spend. Beautiful views, some breathtaking images in the sunshine. Also good shrimps and wine or beer on the boat for extra money. All in all, I enjoyed the experience.

  • Oslo Highlights 3-Hour Bike Tour

    6. Oslo Highlights 3-Hour Bike Tour

    Explore Oslo like a local on this 3-hour bike tour of the major sights. Discover the parks, castle grounds, and paths of Oslo Fjord, and learn where to find the city’s best bars and restaurants from an expert guide. The leisurely tour is suitable for all fitness levels and ages, with plenty of stops for photos and visits of the main tourist attractions. Depart from the centrally-located Viking Biking store in downtown Oslo, and cycle on comfortable hybrid bikes to the pedestrianized City Hall Square, site of the annual Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. Enjoy an easy ride along the car-free paths of Oslo Fjord, admiring sweeping views over the city's harbor, islands, and surrounding hills. Continue to the Medieval and Renaissance castle of Akershus Festning, and climb off your bike for a brief walk along the ramparts. Then, ride down Karl Johans Gate, the most famous boulevard in Norway, visi...

    Our guide Josh was great. Plenty of informations. 3 hrs went by so quickly. Really recommend it.

  • Self-Guided Norway Tour: Oslo to Bergen

    7. Self-Guided Norway Tour: Oslo to Bergen

    This legendary tour takes you through Norway’s most breathtaking UNESCO-protected fjord and mountain scenery, including Europe’s top scenic rail journeys. You will also enjoy a fjord cruise on the magnificent Aurlandsfjord and on the narrow Nærøyfjord. This is a self-guided tour, from Oslo, to Myrdal, to Flåm, to Gudvangen, to Voss, and then to Bergen. High up in Norway's mountainous “rooftop” at 866 metres (2,841 ft) above sea level is Myrdal, a remote mountain station serving as the junction between the Oslo-Bergen train line and the famous Flåm Railway. The small village of Flåm is one of the most popular destinations in Norway and Scandinavia due to its stunning scenery and location. Most have probably seen spectacular images of the landscape in Western Norway - steep, forested mountainsides that plunge into the blue fjord, waterfalls, narrow fjords and valleys. Gudvangen is a vill...

    Excellent one day tour, fully self guided. No need for meeting points, waiting for group. You receive all tickets by mail, all fares are in sync, you only have to follow the scedule. You will see a lot in only one day.

  • Oslo: Old Town City Exploration Game

    8. Oslo: Old Town City Exploration Game

    Visit wonderful sights in Oslo including the Royal Palace, Parliament and Akershus Fortress whilst solving pieces of the puzzle in this immersive exploration game. Play the role of the majestic Harald Hardrada, Viking king and founder of Oslo. Play the game by solving each piece of the puzzle on your smartphone, guess the answer to unlock the story of each secret place. Unlock stories and learn interesting facts such as how Oslo became the home of the Nobel Peace Prize. Explore the city and be given exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Play offline as you don't need an internet connection to play the game. Enjoy as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or split into smaller teams and compete against each other. Go at your own pace as there is no time limit, the game however can be completed in just over 1 hour. Explore without a guide, just download th...

  • Oslo: Express City Tour by E-scooter

    9. Oslo: Express City Tour by E-scooter

    E-scooters save you all the walking and they are fun too! Whiz around the city with one of our experienced guides and find out what it is to experience the Oslo way of life. In this shortened version of an e-scooter tour, you will explore Oslo's must-sees along the fjord line. The route includes seeing the Oslo Opera House, Akershus Fortress and Medieval city, City Hall, Aker Brygge, and Tjuvholmen.

  • Bergen: Self-Guided Day Trip to Oslo

    10. Bergen: Self-Guided Day Trip to Oslo

    With UNESCO-listed fjords and snow-capped mountain ranges that stretch around the country, Norway offers a land of alluring landscapes to tempt any traveler. The best way to see it is by train, bus, and boat, throughout a hassle-free day tour. Hop aboard to discover the countryside that frames the Bergen and Flåm railways, and admire Aurlandsfjord, Nærøyfjord, the village of Flåm, and more. Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway. The municipality covers 465 square kilometers, and sits on the peninsula of Bergenshalvøyen. The city center and northern neighborhoods are on Byfjorden, "the city fjord", and the city is surrounded by mountains. Bergen is also known as the "city of seven mountains". The Flåm Railway is one of the world's steepest railways. It is 20 kilometers long, with a descent of 865 meters and a gradient of one in 18. It also consists of 20 tunnels with a total lengt...

Frequently asked questions about Oslo

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Planning Your Visit

  • How much cash do I need in Oslo?

    Oslo is a famously pricey city, where a pint of beer can cost 50-60 NOK (8€). However, many of the public museums are free and the Oslo Pass will cover your transport, many attractions, swimming, walking tours and discounts. Take perhaps a third more currency than you would use throughout Central Europe.

  • When should I visit?

    Spring and summer are the best times, weather-wise (try March to August). You will also get to experience the famed nighttime sun and super short nights in August. Try to avoid winter, when Oslo can be dark most of the morning and afternoon, making it difficult for tourists to decide what to do!

Good to know

  • Language
    Norwegian
  • Currency
    Norwegian Krone (kr)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+1:00)
  • Country Code
    +47
  • Best time to visit
    From March to August the temperatures are comfortable and mild, and the days are the longest they are all year. It's also a great chance to experience the midnight sun!

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What people are saying about Oslo

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 3,034 reviews

I can only advice it - so comfortable to use. And to save a lot of money. The only one thing I can’t understand - why we can buy Oslo Pass only at one place and from 10 a.m.? And can’t buy it on weekend?

The guide shared a good overview of Oslo and also Norwegian community. The tour is also manageable for untrained bikers. Time to look around And to take photos

Our guide Josh was great. Plenty of informations. 3 hrs went by so quickly. Really recommend it.

very fun to do! and still informative, highly recommended

Beautiful tour in around Oslo, lots of surprising views