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Oslo: Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

1. 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

2. Oslo: Grand City Tour and Fjord Cruise

Explore all of Oslo's must-see attractions from the comfort of a modern, air-conditioned coach, learn about the history of Norway's capital and daily life from an authorized local guide, then relax and enjoy unique views of Oslo's waterfront and idyllic islands on a cruise on Oslo fjord. 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 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. In May - September, visit to the outdoor Folk Museum with an impressive collection of old Norwegian houses, including an iconic Stave Church, and learn about life in Norway in the past. In October - April, visit the Kon-Tiki Museum and learn about one of history's most famous explorers - the Norwegian Thor Heyerdahl, and his extraordinary life and expeditions. See the original balsa wood raft "Kon-Tiki" with which Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean in 1947, and the original reed boat "Ra II" with which he crossed the Atlantic Ocean in 1970. 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

3. 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: City Highlights Guided Tour by Coach with Fjord Cruise

4. Oslo: City Highlights Guided Tour by Coach with Fjord Cruise

Start your tour with a panoramic sightseeing on a comfortable, air-conditioned coach, and admire all the attractions that make Oslo a unique city. Continue to the stunning Holmenkollen ski jump for a bird's eye view above Oslo and beyond, and then, explore the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park and learn about the artist's life and his monumental work. All these with an authorized Oslo guide by your side, who can answer all your questions. In the afternoon, relax on a 2-hour cruise and experience the Norwegian capital from a different perspective. Take in charming views of idyllic bays and picturesque islands with fairytale-looking like cabins and get a feel of the people's life at these northern latitudes. Conclude your combo tour at the City Hall Pier from where you can continue to explore the city center at your own pace.

Oslo: Vettakollen Hike with Oslofjord View

5. Oslo: Vettakollen Hike with Oslofjord View

Our trip starts outside Oslo Visitor Centre located at the bustling Jernbanetorget. We will hop aboard the Frognerseteren metro line taking a scenic train ride with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. As you reach the Frognerseteren station, you will be greeted by breathtaking panoramic views. We will take a leisurely hike through the glorious green forest and along mysterious small lakes that are said to be inhabited by the mystical creature Huldra. After we wander over the picturesque Fuglemyrene we will reach DNT Fuglemyrhytta - a small cabin that offers a cozy spot to relax and take in the views. From there our adventure will continue through the forest to the most spectacular spot of our journey – the summit of Vettakollen mountain offering overwhelming views of the city and the Oslofjord. Take in the crisp fresh air and capture this moment with unforgettable photographs. Vettakollen peak provides the best view to the city. From here, you can feast your eyes on large parts of Oslo, the Oslo fjord, and its serene coastline, dotted with numerous small islands. After enjoying the view, we will stroll down to the metro station and finish our trip at Jernbanetorget. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or a nature enthusiast looking to experience Oslo's beauty, the Vettakollen hike is a must-do experience. Join us on this unforgettable journey to the top of Oslo, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Oslo: Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. Oslo: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to the vibrant and culturally rich city of Oslo, where history, art, and modernity seamlessly blend together. Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of Norway's capital with the Oslo Self-Guided Audio Tour, a unique and immersive experience designed to unravel the city's secrets at your own pace. As you explore Oslo's charming streets, picturesque parks, and iconic landmarks, our carefully curated audio tour will serve as your knowledgeable companion. This self-guided adventure allows you the freedom to tailor your exploration to your interests, ensuring an enriching and personalized encounter with the city's diverse offerings. Your journey begins at the heart of Oslo, where the city's historical roots intertwine with contemporary life. Discover the stories behind the medieval Akershus Fortress, a symbol of resilience and strength that has stood the test of time. Wander through the bustling streets of Karl Johans Gate, Oslo's main thoroughfare, and let the audio tour regale you with tales of the city's evolution over the centuries. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Oslo as you visit world-renowned museums like the Viking Ship Museum and the Munch Museum. Uncover the fascinating history behind each artifact and masterpiece, and gain a deeper understanding of the city's role in shaping Norway's cultural identity. The Oslo Self-Guided Audio Tour doesn't just focus on historical sites; it also invites you to explore the city's modern architecture and vibrant neighborhoods. From the innovative Oslo Opera House to the trendy Grünerløkka district, you'll witness the seamless integration of tradition and innovation that defines Oslo's urban landscape. Throughout your journey, the audio guide will provide insightful commentary, engaging stories, and helpful tips to enhance your experience. Whether you're a history enthusiast, art lover, or simply a curious traveler, this self-guided tour caters to all interests, ensuring an unforgettable exploration of Oslo. Learn more about the top 16 tourist attractions in Oslo. Its history, culture, myths, architecture, and other important facts are in this audio commentary which starts from the city's central station then the itinerary gradually moves one by one. 1. Oslo Central Station 2. The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet 3. Deichman main library 4. Akershus Castle and Fortress 5. Karl Johans gate 6. Oslo City Hall 7. The Nobel Peace Center 8. The Royal Palace 9. The National Library of Norway 10. Vigeland Museum 11. Frogner Park 12. Vigeland Park 13. Norwegian Museum of Cultural History 14. Kon-Tiki Museum 15. Fram Museum 16. Holmenkollen Ski Museum So, put on your headphones, let the soothing narration guide you, and embark on a self-paced adventure through the enchanting city of Oslo. Discover the past, embrace the present, and create lasting memories with the Oslo Self-Guided Audio Tour.

The Spectacular Holmenkollen walk

7. The Spectacular Holmenkollen walk

The hiking tour to Holmenkollen starts outside Oslo Visitor Centre at Jernbanetorget. You will meet the local guide, and together you will take the metro line Frognerseteren to Lillevann. Even before the hiking, you can see that the view from the subway on the way up the hill is worth the trip alone, so don't forget to take pictures! You will hike past idyllic Lillevann and then down to Frognerseteren restaurant. The trip follows part of the 50-kilometer trail, down a toboggan run from the first Luge World Championship in 1955, past Midtstubakken and further down to Holmenkollen Chapel. The highlight of this hiking tour is without doubt the majestic Holmenkollen ski jump, one of the most famous sport arenas in the world. You will then stroll down to the metro station and finish the trip at Jernbanetorget, where you started. *A minimum of 6 people is needed for this trip to run*

The Spectacular Holmenkollen Walk Private Tour

8. The Spectacular Holmenkollen Walk Private Tour

The hiking tour to Holmenkollen starts at your hotel or a place of your choosing in the sentrum area of Oslo. You will meet the local guide, and together you will take the metro line Frognerseteren to Lillevann. Even before the hiking, you can see that the view from the subway on the way up the hill is worth the trip alone, so don't forget to take pictures! You will hike past idyllic Lillevann and then down to Frognerseteren restaurant. The trip follows part of the 50-kilometer trail, down a toboggan run from the first Luge World Championship in 1955, past Midtstubakken and further down to Holmenkollen Chapel. The highlight of this hiking tour is without doubt the majestic Holmenkollen ski jump, one of the most famous sport arenas in the world. You will then stroll down to the metro station and finish the trip at Jernbanetorget, where you started. Photo Credit: Josh Lake

Oslo: Panoramic View and Sculpture Park Walk

9. Oslo: Panoramic View and Sculpture Park Walk

Your guide will provide information about the most important sights in the city center, starting with the medieval Fortress of Akershus and the town of Christiania. Continue your journey into the heart of Oslo, discovering institutional buildings like the Norwegian Parliament, The Royal Palace and The University of Oslo.   Drive through the Royal Gardens, beautiful, adorned with an array of flowers that will inevitably catch your eye. Get off at the one-of-a kind sculpture park at Frogner, made by only one artist. Find the sculpture you can relate to most in this selection of art dedicated to the themes of life.  Let your guide share the ins and outs of life in this vibrant northern capital while viewing the contrasts of its architecture. Drive to 300 meters above sea level to visit the Holmenkollen ski jump, probably the most famous skiing arena in the world. It is the only steel ski jump in the world and a monument to world-class engineering. As a bonus, you will observe one of the most fantastic views of Oslo. Be inspired by the striking beauty of Norwegian nature in the northern woods of Nordmarka. 

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What people are saying about Holmenkollen

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4.6
(1,095 reviews)

The tour was excellent the tour guide was very knowledgeable and very passionate about Oslo and Norway. As well as being very approachable and answering any questions. The actual tour covers the highlights of Oslo and is a great way to gain your whereabouts and where various museums, shopping centres etc are located so that you can plan where to visit in your own time. The two museums we visited the Polar Expedition and Ton Kiki museum were very informative and very interesting with plenty of time to walk around either as a group or on your own. The tour was followed by 1 1 1/2 hour fjord cruise which was relaxing and allowed you to soak up the sights of Oslo as well as the islands in the fjord. After the cruise you make your own way back to your hotel, which is easy as Oslo is quite compact and has a good public transport system.

Great although fog made it impossible to appreciate the ski jump (I had done the tour before with different guests). The personnel tried to wait out the fog by reversing the order of activities, but that wasn’t sufficient for the weather to clear—not their fault!

Despite the bad weather, I was very satisfied with the guide's energy and expertise as well as the bus driver's service and friendliness. The two made me forget that it was raining the whole day. Congratulations!

Randi was very informative & made the information interesting. Good mix of being in the bus & walking. The Fram Museum was great & gettting into The Fram was a highlight!

Very good and very informative. Both driver and guide where very tidy.