Oslo Highlights Tour
Explore Oslo on this 7-hour tour that covers all of the city's highlights. First by foot and a aboard a comfortable coach, and then hop on a boat to cruise around the city's scenic tranquil waters of Oslo Fjord and end with a fantastic photo op of the coastal city's skyline.
Join us on a sightseeing tour of Oslo and learn from experts as they show you the city's best attractions and famous landmarks. Learn interesting historical and cultural facts about Oslo on a walking tour, a bus tour, a Oslo fjord tour in a boat, or a even a helicopter tour (spesial request).
Oslo is an eclectic mix of old and new. The capital of Norway is a vibrant city full of thriving independent businesses, restaurants and pavement cafes, making it a wonderful location for visiting families and groups.
Oslo’s innumerable sights mean there’s something to suit all tastes; from the haunting image of Edvard Munch’s The Scream at the National Gallery, to museums and a look into the city’s history on board a Viking ship. Plus, with its fjords and surrounding woodland, Oslo’s natural wonders are breathtaking.
1. See the magnificent and famous Holmenkollen Ski Jump. No trip to Oslo is complete without taking in the panoramic vistas from the top of this impressive ski jump tower – the best views in the city.
2. Just 500m from the cruise port sits the impressive Akershus Castle and Fortress Akershus Castle and Fortress. Dating back to 1299, the medieval building occupies the very end of a headland, and has witnessed many sieges through the years.
3. Climb aboard a comfortable, climate-controlled coach for a City Center trip
4. Norway is famous for its maritime history, Bygdoy Peninsula is the place to go to discover Norway’s Viking history. One of the favourite places in Oslo among visitors is the peninsula Bygdoy, where you can not only find some of Oslo’s best museums (the Viking Ship Museum for example, or Folkemuseum – an open-air museum depicting life in Norway in the old days) but also several beaches where you can relax and enjoy the scenery on a sunny day.
The peninsula also is a great place to go for a walk in the forest and you can even visit the summer residence of the King of Norway, which also functions as an organic farm. Entrance is free in spring and summer, however you can only visit on Saturdays.
5. Walk on the roof of one of Oslo’s finest buildings – Oslo Opera House. Visitors are invited to stroll along the marble rooftop to truly appreciate the architecture and get a unique perspective of the city.
Gaze over the fjord archipelago, dotted with traditional wooden summer houses in bright colours, as well as the rolling hills beyond Oslo. While this unique experience is completely free, if you want to explore Oslo Opera House inside, there is an entrance fee.
6. See the changing of the guard at Oslo’s spectacular Royal Palace. Surrounded by the lush grounds of Palace Park, the opulent building is home to HM King Harald V and HM Queen Sonja.
7. Discover the tranquil waters of Oslo Fjord on a 1-hour cruise from the city.
8. Lunch at Frognerseteren. Magical architecture (a century-old wooden lodge, Vikings styled) and breathtaking view of Oslo from a mountain lodge at the top of Oslo’s hillside. Lunch is not prepaid and is not included in the ticket for the sightseeing. It is voluntary to have lunch in the restaurant. Outside the restaurant there are fantastic scenery and views and this is of course free of charge ;-)
Inhale the view and atmosphere. Sit back and relax.
9. Vigeland Sculpture Park is the largest sculpture park in the world by a single artist, with over 200 pieces on display, each crafted by Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland.
The Vigeland Park is often named by travellers as the most unusual attraction in Oslo. The sculptures feature naked human figures in various poses and situations, and are considered to be incredibly unique, if not rather unusual.
The Vigeland Park is also home to Norway’s largest collection of roses, with a total of 14,000 plants and 150 different species. They are obviously not in bloom all year round, but when you catch them at the right time, it will take your breath away.
10. Sørenga has a rare good location in the new Fjord town, with the Oslo Opera House, the new Munch Museum, fjord and parks as the closest neighbor. Sørenga is located along Oslo's new Harbour Promenade with cafés, restaurants and great outdoor spaces on the waterfront.
Sørenga Seawater Pool is an is a 190 meter long fjord pool with seawater from the Oslo Fjord, a swimming pool, a beach, a children's pool, and a large recreational area with big crowds on sunny summer days. The Sørenga pool is open to the public all year round, and in winter cold water swimming and sauna are popular activities.
This comprehensive tour (3.5 hours) is ideal for those with limited time in Oslo:
1. Oslo Opera House
2. Boat trip on Oslo Fjord (45 min.)
3. Bus trip - City Centre
3. Holmenkollen Ski Jump