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. Stroll down the charming streets to Oslo's City Hall, an architecturally designed modern landmark that not only houses the city council but an impressive art collection. A visit inside will acquaint you with the history of this more than 900-year old city. Continue passed two sites that pay homage to the city's theatrical heritage, the National Theater and the restored apartment of the great playwright Henrik Ibsen. Approach the dramatically situated Royal Palace and surrounding gardens, an elegant showpiece of neo-classic design. The wide main street of Oslo, known as Karl Johan is alive with activity close by you will see the sprawling University of Oslo, and the popular Grand Café, meeting point of the Bohemians in the 1890's. On your return, marvel at the impressive Parliament Building and the splendid medieval Akershus Fortress.

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Easy Oslo

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

Explore this picturesque capital of Norway from the comfort of your motorcoach on a comprehensive city driving tour highlighting Oslo's premiere sights. This tour is perfect for guests who prefer an excursion with little or no walking. You will pass such landmarks as the stately 13th-century Akershus Fortress and the City Hall, inaugurated in 1950 at Oslo's 900-year jubilee. Marvel at the Parliament Building and the spectacular Royal Palace and view the gates of the world-famous Vigeland Sculpture Park. Drive up Holmenkollen Hill to the site of the 1952 Olympic ski-jumping competition. Return to the town via the Bygdøy Peninsula, well-known as the home of the seafaring museums.

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Easy Oslo (Wheelchair Accessible)

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

Explore this picturesque capital of Norway from the comfort of your motorcoach on a comprehensive city driving tour highlighting Oslo's premiere sights. This tour is perfect for guests who prefer an excursion with little or no walking. You will pass such landmarks as the stately 13th-century Akershus Fortress and the City Hall, inaugurated in 1950 at Oslo's 900-year jubilee. Marvel at the Parliament Building and the spectacular Royal Palace and view the gates of the world-famous Vigeland Sculpture Park. Drive up Holmenkollen Hill to the site of the 1952 Olympic ski-jumping competition. Return to the town via the Bygdøy Peninsula, well-known as the home of the seafaring museums.

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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. Board your motorcoach and drive through Oslo en route to Holmenkollen, the cradle of ski jumping and the site of the 1952 Olympic ski-jumping competition. Pause for a photo opportunity then continue through the city passed such national landmarks as the Parliament building, the National Theater and the Royal Palace. Enjoy a narrated walk through the extraordinary Vigeland Sculpture Park, the largest sculpture garden in the world created by a single artist. Step back in time at the quaint Open-Air Folk Museum where a guided walking tour takes you to a traditional Norwegian village. The authentic village features 158 buildings from rural and urban Norway, each representing a different historical time period and region. At the conclusion of your tour, you may choose to remain in Oslo for independent sightseeing.

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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 nautical museums. Board your motorcoach for a scenic drive through Oslo en route to the Bygdoy Peninsula. Begin with the unique Viking Ship Museum, built in 1927. This impressive museum houses three enormous Viking ships and a host of artifacts and treasures found in royal burial mounds in the Oslo fjord. Then, explore the Kon-Tiki Museum showcasing the famous expeditions of Norwegian adventurist Thor Heyerdahl who sailed the Pacific Ocean from South America to Polynesia in 1947. Your final stop is the uniquely designed Fram Museum, showcasing Nordic exploration and the world famous polar ship built in 1892. Several Artic and Antarctic expeditions were made on the vessel in the late 19th and early 20th century and the museum is a testament to the spirit of discovery. Return to the pier by motorcoach via a lovely scenic route.

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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 guided scenic tour of its cultural attractions. Board your motorcoach for a scenic drive through beautiful Oslo en route to Holmenkollen, the cradle of ski jumping and the site of the 1952 Olympic ski-jumping competition. Pause for a photo opportunity before continuing through the city passed such national landmarks as the Parliament building, the National Theater and the magnificent Royal Palace, official residence of the present Norwegian Monarch. Enjoy a guided walk through the extraordinary 80-acre Vigeland Sculpture Park, the largest sculpture park in the world created by one single artist and visit the Munch Museum, home to the major works by Edvard Munch. At the completion of the tour, a lovely scenic drive brings you back to the ship.

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Oslo Nighttime Walking Tour

2.5 hours | Oslo | OSL-860
  • City Hall

Enjoy a relaxed guided tour of Oslo's top attractions in the glow of the Nordic twilight. End your walk with a nightcap at the super-cool Ice Bar.
Join your guide at the pier for a stroll to the imposing Akershus castle and fortress, constructed in the 14th-century to protect Oslo and its harbor. Continue into the city center to view sites like the National Theatre, City Hall and the Royal Palace. Finally, bundle up in the warm clothing provided and settle into the Ice Bar, where everything - from the walls to the counter to the artwork - is made from ice. Toast your Oslo adventure with a drink served in an ice glass before walking back to your ship; or remain at the bar and return on your own.

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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. Board your motorcoach and drive through Oslo en route to Holmenkollen, the cradle of ski jumping and the site of the 1952 Olympic ski-jumping competition. Pause for a photo opportunity then continue through the city passing such national landmarks as the Parliament building, the National Theater and the Royal Palace, official residence of the present Norwegian Monarch. Enjoy a narrated walk through the extraordinary Vigeland Sculpture Park, the largest sculpture garden in the world created by a single artist. Next, visit the Viking Ship Museum, built in 1927 and designed by one of the best-known Norwegian architects. This impressive museum houses three enormous Viking ships and a host of artifacts and treasures found in royal burial mounds in the Oslo fjord. At the conclusion of your tour, you may choose to remain in Oslo for independent sightseeing.

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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. Board your motorcoach and drive through Oslo en route to Holmenkollen, the cradle of ski jumping and the site of the 1952 Olympic ski-jumping competition. Pause for a photo opportunity then continue through the city passing such national landmarks as the Parliament building, the National Theater and the Royal Palace, official residence of the present Norwegian Monarch. Enjoy a narrated walk through the extraordinary Vigeland Sculpture Park, the largest sculpture garden in the world created by a single artist. Next, visit the Viking Ship Museum, built in 1927 and designed by one of the best-known Norwegian architects. This impressive museum houses three enormous Viking ships and a host of artifacts and treasures found in royal burial mounds in the Oslo fjord. At the conclusion of your tour, you may choose to remain in Oslo for independent sightseeing.

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Oslo by Bike

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

Nothing compares to the exhilaration of exploring a city by bicycle. Peddle through Oslo on your three-hour tour. Take part in a safety briefing then don your helmet and set off caravan style on a leisurely cycle through this bike-friendly city. You'll mostly bike along car-free paths, parks, hidden back streets, and the beautiful fjord. There is plenty of time for stops and photo opportunities. Your route will vary, but highlights may include the Parliament building, Oslo's City Hall, the National Theater, the magnificent Royal Palace, the medieval Akershus Castle which dates back to 1299, and Frogner Park, home to Vigeland Sculpture Park, Oslo's most visited attraction. At the conclusion of your tour, circle back to the bike center, bid farewell to your friendly guide and walk the short distance back to the ship.

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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. Board your motorcoach and drive through Oslo en route to Holmenkollen, the cradle of ski jumping and the site of the 1952 Olympic ski-jumping competition. Pause for a photo opportunity then continue through the city passing such national landmarks as the Parliament building, the National Theater and the Royal Palace, official residence of the present Norwegian Monarch. Enjoy a narrated walk through the extraordinary Vigeland Sculpture Park, the largest sculpture garden in the world created by a single artist. Next, visit the Viking Ship Museum, built in 1927 and designed by one of the best-known Norwegian architects. This impressive museum houses three enormous Viking ships and a host of artifacts and treasures found in royal burial mounds in the Oslo fjord. At the conclusion of your tour, you may choose to remain in Oslo for independent sightseeing.

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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. Board your motorcoach and drive through Oslo en route to Holmenkollen, the cradle of ski jumping and the site of the 1952 Olympic ski-jumping competition. Pause for a photo opportunity then continue through the city passing such national landmarks as the Parliament building, the National Theater and the Royal Palace, official residence of the present Norwegian Monarch. Enjoy a narrated walk through the extraordinary Vigeland Sculpture Park, the largest sculpture garden in the world created by a single artist. Next, visit the Viking Ship Museum, built in 1927 and designed by one of the best-known Norwegian architects. This impressive museum houses three enormous Viking ships and a host of artifacts and treasures found in royal burial mounds in the Oslo fjord. At the conclusion of your tour, you may choose to remain in Oslo for independent sightseeing.

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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. Board your motorcoach and drive through Oslo en route to Holmenkollen, the cradle of ski jumping and the site of the 1952 Olympic ski-jumping competition. Pause for a photo opportunity then continue through the city passing such national landmarks as the Parliament building, the National Theater and the Royal Palace, official residence of the present Norwegian Monarch. Enjoy a narrated walk through the extraordinary Vigeland Sculpture Park, the largest sculpture garden in the world created by a single artist. Next, visit the Viking Ship Museum, built in 1927 and designed by one of the best-known Norwegian architects. This impressive museum houses three enormous Viking ships and a host of artifacts and treasures found in royal burial mounds in the Oslo fjord. At the conclusion of your tour, you may choose to remain in Oslo for independent sightseeing.

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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. Board your motorcoach and drive through Oslo en route to Holmenkollen, the cradle of ski jumping and the site of the 1952 Olympic ski-jumping competition. Pause for a photo opportunity then continue through the city passing such national landmarks as the Parliament building, the National Theater and the Royal Palace, official residence of the present Norwegian Monarch. Enjoy a narrated walk through the extraordinary Vigeland Sculpture Park, the largest sculpture garden in the world created by a single artist. Next, visit the Viking Ship Museum, built in 1927 and designed by one of the best-known Norwegian architects. This impressive museum houses three enormous Viking ships and a host of artifacts and treasures found in royal burial mounds in the Oslo fjord. At the conclusion of your tour, you may choose to remain in Oslo for independent sightseeing.

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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. Board a motorcoach for a relaxing drive through the core of Oslo and continue through the suburbs into the lush countryside of Jevnaker County. Here, Norway's proud heritage of fine glassmaking is on display at the exquisite Hadeland Glassworks gallery and museum where you can watch the age-old tradition of blowing glass. Refreshments are served in these beautiful surroundings and you will be given time to shop for these beautiful objects d'art. Your return motorcoach ride to Oslo takes you along the shores of Lake Tyrifjord, a particularly striking setting with coastal and mountain views. Your tour will continue with a visit to the unique Viking Ship Museum, built in 1927. This impressive museum houses three enormous Viking ships and a host of artifacts and treasures found in royal burial mounds in the Oslo fjord.

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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

Experience some of the most impressive sights in and around Oslo with an excursion that begins with a sightseeing tour past Oslo's iconic sights such as Akershus Fortress, the Parliament building, the Royal Palace and the Nobel Institute. First on the agenda is a stop at the amazing Vigeland Sculpture Park, the world's largest sculpture park created by one single artist, Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland. You'll continue through beautiful residential areas up to the Holmenkollen Hills for fantastic views of Oslo and on to the Bygdoy Peninsula en route to the Viking Ship Museum, home to three Viking longboats excavated from Viking burial mounds. Marvel at their sheer size and craftsmanship as you stroll the museum's impressive halls. The adjacent Open-Air Folk Museum features 150 authentic buildings from different regions including one of the country's oldest structures, the Gol Stave Church.

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The Best of Oslo

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

Board your motorcoach and drive past Akershus Castle and City Hall en route to the Bygdøy Peninsula. Visit the Viking Museum, home to three Viking long boats uncovered during 19th century excavations. Explore the Fram Museum, home to the schooner sailed by Norway's great Arctic explorers. Tour the Norwegian Folk Museum, featuring over 150 historic buildings collected from around Norway including a 13th century stave church. Drive to Holmenkollen, the birthplace of ski jumping. A restaurant near Holmenkollen is the setting for a traditional Norwegian lunch. Following lunch, continue to Vigeland Sculpture Park. Over a period of 30 years, Gustav Vigeland created 200 hundred sculptures arranged over an area of almost 80 acres. .

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