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Oslo: Oslo Pass with Public Transport

1. Oslo: Oslo Pass with 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 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. The pass is valid for all attractions listed in the Oslo Pass app 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. Additionally, enjoy access to the Frognerbadet Open-Air Public Bath. Visit the following museums with your Oslo Pass: Akershus Castle, Armed Forces Museum, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Ekebergparken Museum, Fram Museum - The Polar Ship Fram, Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Historical Museum, Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower, Holocaust Center, Intercultural Museum, International Museum of Children's Art, Kunsternes Hus, Labour Museum, MUNCH, Museum of Oslo, Museum of Science & Technology, The National Museum, National Museum - Architecture, Natural History Museum, Nobel Peace Center, Nordic Bible Museum, Norsk Folkemuseum - Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Norway's Resistance Museum, Norwegian Maritime Museum, Oslo City Hall, Oslo Jewish Museum, Oslo Reptile Park, Oslo Transport Museum, Popsenteret, The Kon-Tiki Museum, Roseslottet and The Vigeland Museum.

Oslo: Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

2. 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.

Oslo: Grand City Tour and Fjord Cruise

3. Oslo: Grand City Tour and Fjord Cruise

Explore all of Oslo's must-see attractions on a sightseeing bus and walking tour within the city center. Then, relax and enjoy the scenic views on a fjord cruise. Admire the main highlights of the city of Olso from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. With your guide, learn about the history of Norway's capital and daily life. Travel to the stunning Holmenkollen Ski Jump and take in panoramic vistas above Oslo, then enjoy and guided walking tour through the unique Vigeland Sculpture Park - the world's largest sculpture park created by a single artist. Enhance your Oslo experience with a visit to the Norwegian Folk Museum* to see its outdoor collection of old Norwegian houses, including an iconic Stave Church, and learn about life in Norway in the past. Then visit the unique Fram Museum, where you will learn about famous Norwegian polar explorers and see the original polar ship "Fram", the strongest wooden ship that sailed farthest North and farthest South in the world during its expeditions. Conclude the tour with a relaxing cruise on the beautiful Oslo fjord, between picturesque islands dotted with cozy summer houses, and see Oslo from a different perspective.

Oslo Discovery Tour

4. Oslo Discovery Tour

Meet your local guide and board a comfortable coach for your tour of discovery. Sit back and relax while you learn about the city's history and culture and admire the main sights: The Royal Palace, the City Hall, the Parliament building, the Old Town with Akershus Fortress, the Opera House, the new Munch Museum, the Cathedral, the National Museum, Aker Brygge, the Nobel Institute, Frogner Park. Continue to the exclusive residential and recreational Holmenkollen area, famous for the stunning Ski Jump, built on top of the hill, and for the panoramic vistas over the city and the fjord. Then, get in touch with the art of the most prolific Norwegian sculptor, Gustav Vigeland, as you stroll through its impressive Sculpture Park comprising more than 200 groups of sculptures cast in bronze or carved in granite. Conclude the tour by visiting two of the most popular museums in Oslo, beautifully located on the picturesque Bygdøy Peninsula. The Norwegian Folk Museum with its impressive outdoor collection of old Norwegian houses and a picture-perfect Stave Church will be visited in the summer. Then, visit the Fram Museum, where you will learn about the impressive Norwegian polar expeditions and see the strongest polar ship ever built, which sailed farthest North and farthest South than any other ship.

Oslo: Frognerseteren and Vettakollen Hiking Excursion

5. Oslo: Frognerseteren and Vettakollen Hiking Excursion

Meet outside the Oslo Visitor Center at Jernbanetorget. Together with a local guide, take the metro to Frognerseteren station, and enjoy the scenic views along the way. Start the hike down part of King Olav’s trail and over the picturesque Fuglemyrene before reaching the top of Vettakollen mountain. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Norwegian forest along the way. Hear the local birds singing and catch the distinctive scent of pine as you make your way along the trail.   Once you reach the peak of Vettakollen mountain, enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the city of Oslo. Admire the beauty of Oslo fjord, and see the many small islands that are dotted along the coastline. After enjoying the breathtaking views, stroll back to the metro station and finish the excursion at the starting point at Jernbanetorget.

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What people are saying about Holmenkollen

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,017 reviews

You should take this hike! Our guide was top notch! Knowledgeable, courteous of our time commitments, was mindful of our needs, and very engaging. She took us on a medium difficulty hike through a winter wonderland. Luckily she brought extra ice cleats and walking sticks. I wouldn’t have made it without them. We lucked out with a sunny day after a snowy one so I got a lot of frame worthy photos. Was the highlight of my trip!

Our tour guide, Margrete, and coach driver, are awesome! Thank you for a great city tour! I learned a lot, better than roaming around myself without knowing the history, the stories, and the fantastic ride and views :) Happy Holidays :)

Very nice driver, excellent information all along the route through headphones in English and German, comfortable double-decker bus. The time spent at the ski jump and at the fabulous Vigeland park was just perfect!

Well worth the money! Very helpful staff at Oslo S when collecting the pass and so easy to use on buses, trams and entrance to Rose Castle and Folkmuseum's Xmas Fair.

Overall, it was superb. I loved the ski jump and Vigeland sculpture park. Anita was a very entertaining tour guide.