Oslo, Norway

Forest-clad slopes plummet to an island-studded fjord. Welcome to Oslo, Scandinavia's oldest capital city. The commercial center of Norway, Oslo has been a major trading port for over a millennium. Its harbor is crowded with shipping that ranges from cruise ships to workaday shrimp boats. Though a relatively modest city in size - some 550,000 Norwegians call it home - Oslo is one of the largest capital cities in the world in terms of area. The hills and lakes of its outlying countryside are a paradise for lovers of winter sports. And the city itself boasts a sophisticated, yet cozy charm, with a blend of 19th- and 20th-century buildings, many decorated with woodcarvings and bright frescoes, and wide avenues dotted with public squares and parks.

Oslo is the least populous capital in Scandinavia. The city offers excellent theater, great cafés and quality shopping.

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Points of Interest

  • Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • The Bygdoy Peninsula
  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump
  • National Gallery with "The Scream" Painting
  • City Hall
  • Hadeland Glassworks
  • Akershus Castle
  • Hadeland Glassworks
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  • Vigeland Sculpture Park

    This strikingly designed park showcases the life work of renowned sculpture Gustav Vigeland. Stroll through five distinct gardens and view over 200 of his sculptures depicting the complete human lifecycle.

  • The Bygdoy Peninsula

    Celebrate the great nautical history of Norway while visiting this charming, countryside peninsula home to a variety of maritime-themed museums including: the Open Museum, The Kon-Tiki, Viking and Fram Museums.

  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump

    Perched high above Oslo, Holmenkollen is the cradle of ski jumping and the site of the 1952 Olympic ski-jumping competition and the 2011 Ski Jump World Championship.

  • National Gallery with "The Scream" Painting

    Founded in 1837, Norway's most extensive collection of art and design is displayed in a magnificent historic building. The Gallery features works by Norwegian painters from the 19th century to the present day. View the major works by Edvard Munch, and his famous painting, "The Scream."

  • City Hall

    Inaugurated in 1950, the building's unique architecture, vast collection of Norwegian artwork and the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, makes this one of Oslo's most fascinating and treasured landmarks.

  • Hadeland Glassworks

    Showcasing the age-old tradition of blowing glass - an art-form that has been practiced in the region for more than 230 years. The glass museum tells the fascinating story of the art and the artisans displays a unique collection of glassware dating from the 1700s to the 1990s.

  • Akershus Castle

    Towering above the Oslo fjord, this medieval castle and surrounding fortress constructed to protect the capital of Norway during the reign of Hakon V, dates back to 1299.

  • Hadeland Glassworks

    Nestled in the banks of Lake Randsfjorden, the Norwegian tradition of glasswork is artfully display in galleries and workshops. Watch glass-blowing craftsmen, learn the art's history and peruse the gift shop.

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City Walk & City Hall

3 hours | Oslo | OSL-380
  • Akershus Castle
  • City Hall

Walk through the heart of Oslo on a guided tour that showcases the city's most popular landmarks. Camera in hand, stroll from the harbor along the quaint city streets and bustling avenues. Step inside City Hall to view a collection of frescoes and sculptures by Norway's most distinguished artists.

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Easy Oslo (Wheelchair Accessible)

2 hours | Oslo | OSL-291
  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump

This departure is space set aside on lift-equipped vehicles for Wheelchair Accessible passengers - please be sure to read the Notes section of the tour description regarding requesting this space. This tour is designed for passengers who prefer to see some sights from the motorcoach with little or no walking involved. A comprehensive city driving tour highlights all of Oslo's premiere sights, the perfect offering for guests who prefer an excursion with little or no walking. Explore this picturesque capital of Norway from the comfort of your motorcoach and capture the sights on a number of photo opportunities.

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Easy Oslo

2 hours | Oslo | OSL-290
  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump

This tour is designed for passengers who prefer to see some sights from the motorcoach with little or no walking involved. A comprehensive city driving tour highlights all of Oslo's premiere sights, the perfect offering for guests who prefer an excursion with little or no walking. Explore this picturesque capital of Norway from the comfort of your motorcoach and capture the sights on a number of photo opportunities.

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Open-Air Museum, Vigeland Sculpture & Ski Jump

3.5 hours | Oslo | OSL-210
  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • The Bygdoy Peninsula

Discover the wonders of Oslo on a scenic driving tour and narrated walking excursion. Visit the Bygdoy Peninsula and stroll through the charming Open-Air Folk Museum. Marvel at Gustav Vigeland's artistic accomplishments at the Vigeland Sculpture Garden and enjoy panoramic vistas from the cradle of Olympic ski jumping at Holmenkollen.

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Fram, Kon-Tiki & Viking Museums

3 hours | Oslo | OSL-215
  • The Bygdoy Peninsula

Honor Norway's maritime heritage with a visit to a trio of museums on the Bygdoy Peninsula that pay homage to the country's adventurous spirit. Marvel at the longboats at the Viking Museum, view Thor Heyerdahl's famous raft Kon-Tiki and explore the Fram vessel, used on expeditions to both poles.

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Oslo Highlights & the Munch Museum

3.5 hours | Oslo | OSL-225
  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park

Celebrate the artistic and historical highlights of Oslo, on a scenic tour that takes you from the center of the city's cultural center to Homenkollen, the cradle of ski jumping. Explore the exceptional artwork on display in the Munch Museum and enjoy a guided walk through magnificent Vigeland Sculpture Park.

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Oslo by Bike

3 hours | Oslo | OSL-440
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • City Hall
  • Akershus Castle

Immerse yourself in Oslo's urban life when you travel under your own power on a citywide bicycle tour. Your guide will escort you on the three-hour exploration, taking you to all the key landmarks, including the Royal Palace, Frogner Park, a medieval castle as well as the beautiful fjord.

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Viking Ship Museum, Vigeland Sculpture & Ski Jump (Guided in Mandarin)

4.5 hours | Oslo | OSL-990
  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • The Bygdoy Peninsula

Sample a trio of Oslo's most noted attractions on a scenic guided tour. Explore the Viking Museum and marvel at the three longboats unearthed near Oslofjord. View Gustav Vigeland's magnificent statue park on a narrated walk and enjoy a photo opportunity at the cradle of Olympic ski jumping at Holmenkollen.

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Viking Ship Museum, Vigeland Sculpture & Ski Jump (Guided in Japanese)

3.5 hours | Oslo | OSL-993
  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • The Bygdoy Peninsula

Sample a trio of Oslo's most noted attractions on a scenic guided tour. Explore the Viking Museum and marvel at the three longboats unearthed near Oslofjord. View Gustav Vigeland's magnificent statue park on a narrated walk and enjoy a photo opportunity at the cradle of Olympic ski jumping at Holmenkollen.

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Viking Ship Museum, Vigeland Sculpture & Ski Jump (Guided in German)

3.5 hours | Oslo | OSL-208
  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • The Bygdoy Peninsula

Sample a trio of Oslo's most noted attractions on a scenic guided tour. Explore the Viking Museum and marvel at the three longboats unearthed near Oslofjord. View Gustav Vigeland's magnificent statue park on a narrated walk and enjoy a photo opportunity at the cradle of Olympic ski jumping at Holmenkollen.

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Viking Ship Museum, Vigeland Sculpture & Ski Jump (Guided in Portuguese)

3.5 hours | Oslo | OSL-209
  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • The Bygdoy Peninsula

Sample a trio of Oslo's most noted attractions on a scenic guided tour. Explore the Viking Museum and marvel at the three longboats unearthed near Oslofjord. View Gustav Vigeland's magnificent statue park on a narrated walk and enjoy a photo opportunity at the cradle of Olympic ski jumping at Holmenkollen.

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Spanish Guided: Viking Ship Museum, Vigeland Sculpture & Ski Jump

3.5 hours | Oslo | OSL-206
  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • The Bygdoy Peninsula

Sample a trio of Oslo's most noted attractions on a scenic guided tour. Explore the Viking Museum and marvel at the three longboats unearthed near Oslofjord. View Gustav Vigeland's magnificent statue park on a narrated walk and enjoy a photo opportunity at the cradle of Olympic ski jumping at Holmenkollen.

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Viking Ship Museum, Vigeland Sculpture & Ski Jump

3.5 hours | Oslo | OSL-205
  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • The Bygdoy Peninsula

Sample a trio of Oslo's most noted attractions on a scenic guided tour. Explore the Viking Museum and marvel at the three longboats unearthed near Oslofjord. View Gustav Vigeland's magnificent statue park on a narrated walk and enjoy a photo opportunity at the cradle of Olympic ski jumping at Holmenkollen.

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Viking Ship Museum & Hadeland Glassworks

5.5 hours | Oslo | OSL-260
  • The Bygdoy Peninsula
  • Hadeland Glassworks
  • Hadeland Glassworks
  • Hadeland Glassworks
  • Hadeland Glassworks
  • Hadeland Glassworks
  • Hadeland Glassworks
  • Hadeland Glassworks

Discover Norway's cultural heritage on a tour featuring two celebrated attractions. A scenic drive through Oslo and the surrounding countryside brings you to Hadeland Glassworks, which celebrates the Norwegian tradition of glass blowing. Then, explore the Viking Museum, home to three longboats unearthed near Oslofjord and view the well-preserved artifacts.

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The Best Of Oslo Without Lunch

5.5 hours | Oslo | OSL-250
  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump
  • City Hall
  • Akershus Castle
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park

Get to know Oslo's history and culture. Stroll through Vigeland Sculpture Park, an artistic interpretation of the lifespan of mankind. Discover what life was like for the Vikings at the Viking Ship Museum. And behold the 800-year-old Gol Stave Church with a tour of the Open-Air Folk Museum.

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The Best of Oslo

7.5 hours | Oslo | OSL-100
  • City Hall
  • Akershus Castle
  • Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump

Experience the best of Oslo - from the Viking Ship Museum to Vigeland Sculpture Park. Tour the Fram Museum and visit the birthplace of ski jumping. Lunch features Norwegian specialties, and your tour includes free time for shopping.

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Private Car - Half Day (Driver & Guide)

4 hours | Oslo | OSL-900

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are available on a half-day or full-day basis. A perfect solution for passengers who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary.

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Private Van - Half Day (Driver & Guide)

4 hours | Oslo | OSL-905

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are available on a half-day or full-day basis. A perfect solution for passengers who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary.

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Oslo Private Touring - Full Day (Car)

8 hours | Oslo | OSL-910

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are available on a half-day or full-day basis. A perfect solution for passengers who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary.

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Private Van - Full Day (Driver & Guide)

8 hours | Oslo | OSL-915

Vehicles with an English-speaking guide are available on a half-day or full-day basis. A perfect solution for passengers who wish to tour privately or who want the flexibility of designing their own itinerary.

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