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Oslo: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Oslo: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Spend a day seeing the sights of Oslo, the oldest of the Scandinavian Capitals, from an open-top, double-decker tour bus. Your pass is valid for a full 24-hour period, and you can hop on and off at your leisure. You will enjoy 360-degree views from the open top of the bus and learn about the city’s history from your convenient audio guides. Hop off at the Ibsen Museum, dedicated to the life and work of the 19th-Century Norwegian playwright and poet, or jump off at the Royal Palace, former residence of the Norwegian and Swedish King Charles III, and the official residence of the present Norwegian monarch. Other top attractions include the Viking Ship Museum, the Fram Museum, the Norwegian Maritime Museum, and the Oslo Opera House. Tour stops: 1. The National Theatre / The Royal Palace / Karl Johans Gate 2. Majorstuen (transfer to Holmenkollen) 3. Frogner Park & Vigeland Installation 4. Norwegian Museum of Cultural History 5. Viking Ship Museum 6. Kon-Tiki Museum / Fram Polar Ship Museum / Maritime Museum 7. Viking Ship Museum 8. Norwegian Museum of Cultural History 9. Oslo Cruise Ship Terminal 10. Opera House 11. Jernbanetorget / Bus Terminal / Central Station

Oslo: 2 Guided City Walking Tours

2. Oslo: 2 Guided City Walking Tours

Discover Oslo, Norway’s capital city, on our epic walking tours by day or evening with a flexible 3 day ticket! With the help of your tour guide, you’ll get an unparalleled insight into what makes this Scandinavian city stand out. On our day tour, we circle Sentrum, Oslo’s diverse city centre positioned on the Skagerrak strait, to show you its best landmarks, museums, restaurants, and bars. You can also join our evening tour to get the lowdown on Oslo’s hippest hang-outs and compelling contemporary art scene in the trendy Aker Brygge neighborhood. If you don't have time to join our day tour and evening tour on the same day, don't worry! Your ticket is valid for 3 days from first use. After exploring many of the city's landmarks with your guide, including the Akershus Fortress, Royal Palace, Oslo Cathedral and Opera House, use the app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Oslo and its incredible history. Best of Oslo includes: Oslo City Hall National Theater University of Oslo Norwegian Parliament Stortorvet Gjestgiveri Glasmagazinet Kvadraturen Oslo Cathedral Karl Johan Street Fire Tower Tiger Sculpture Oslo Second City Hall Gamle rådhus Ceremony Pier Oslo by Night includes: National Museum Nobel Peace Price Centre Old Building of the National Gallery Spikkersuppa Aker Brygge Clock Tower Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park The Thief Hotel Bryggertorget Ragnar Kalheims plass Promenaden Our 3 self-guided route's main sights: Frogner Stadion Norwegian Opera House Trinity Church Karl Johan's monument Vestkanttorvet Grensen Losæter 7th of June Square Queen Maud's Monument Sorenga Bridge Damstredet ...and many more!

Oslo: 2-Hour Walking Tour

3. Oslo: 2-Hour Walking Tour

See the highlights of Oslo with an expert local guide on a 2-hour walking tour of the city center. Available as a group or private option, the tour is ideal if you are short on time. Hit the sweet spots of the Norwegian capital, including the harbor area and medieval Akershus Fortress; Go to Oslo’s modern City Hall, and compare it with the grandeur of the Royal Palace and impressive Parliament building. At the Nobel Peace Center, find out why Norway is home to the cheese slicer and Nobel Peace Price. Take a peek at the quirky Opera House, and see other highlights of the Norwegian capital.

Oslo: Express City Tour by E-scooter

4. Oslo: Express City Tour by E-scooter

E-scooters save you all the walking and they are fun too! Whiz around the city with one of our experienced guides and find out what it is to experience the Oslo way of life. In this shortened version of an e-scooter tour, you will explore Oslo's must-sees along the fjord line. The route includes seeing the Oslo Opera House, Akershus Fortress and Medieval city, City Hall, Aker Brygge, and Tjuvholmen.

Oslo Christmas Tour

5. Oslo Christmas Tour

The experience starts with a short stroll around the Christmas-y city. On your way to the Christmas market village, you will learn a bit about Oslo's history and some of the most famous sights. After about an hour, we will move to the 'Winter village' which is the biggest Christmas marketplace in Oslo. You will be able to take the opportunity to warm yourself up with the traditional Norwegian drink, “gløgg” (mulled wine), or taste some of the traditional Christmas foods such as “julegrøt” (porridge), “julepølse”(pork sausage), or “tynnlefser” (flatbread) and learn everything you need to know about the Christmas in Norway. The tour is concluded with a cozy session by the fire where your guide will be telling you one of the most magical Norwegian Christmas stories while you'll be sipping your warm gløgg.

Oslo: Kick Bike Small Group City Highlights Tour

6. Oslo: Kick Bike Small Group City Highlights Tour

Hop on a kick bike alongside a local guide and visit Oslo's top highlights such as the Opera House, the Medieval City, and the famous Harbor Promenade.  Ride past other iconic places Akershus Fortress, National Theater, and the Norwegian Parliament building while learning about their history. Save time and have fun while sightseeing the city on super trendy, easy-to-use bikes, which are suitable for everyone, no matter if you are a beginner or if you are a skilled (kick) biker.

Oslo: Private E-Scooter City Tour

7. Oslo: Private E-Scooter City Tour

E-scooters are all the rage. They are fun, ecological, and they save you time and energy so you can see more in a shorter amount of time. This E-scooter city tour is perfect for everyone who wants to get the most of Oslo's must-see attractions in a modern, fun way.  Be inspired by Oslo's rich history, green development and Norwegian culture with the best local guides and one of the most comprehensive tours available. You'll be able to see highlights such as the Norwegian Opera and Ballet building, Bjørvika district, Akershus Fortress and the vivid Oslofjord areas, and the Royal Palace with its beautiful park full of marvellous statues. Other highlights include Our Saviour's Cemetery, the final resting place for famous Norwegians such as Edvard Munch and Henrik Ibsen, Oslo's sustainable laboratory, the Parliament building and Karl Johans street, which is Oslo's main boulevard.

Oslo Highlights: 3-Hour Walking Tour

8. Oslo Highlights: 3-Hour Walking Tour

Channel your inner artist and form perfect impressions of Oslo on a walking tour of the inner city. See all the must-see sights, including the royal residence of Akershus Fortress and the imposing Oslo City Hall, built between 1931 and 1950. Delve deep into the history of Norway and its capital city, and learn more about the culture and customs of the people. Make your way to Frogner Park, and hear the enchanting story of how one man built the world’s largest sculpture park. See some of Gustav Vigeland's amazing creations, mostly made of local Iddefjord granite. Gaze in awe at the Monolith Plateau, where 36 figures represent the circle of life and the impressive Monolith totem is made from a single block of stone.

Oslo: City Walking Tour

9. Oslo: City Walking Tour

See the print left by the founders of Oslo in its medieval architecture, walk through 700 years of history encapsulated in a fortress that has guarded the city from riders and soldiers alike. Step further in time to the town of Christiania. See the first City Hall building from the 17th century and feel the atmosphere of the many cafe terraces and restaurants, which have taken over this area of Oslo. Visit Oslo's City Hall and its main hall, internationally known for hosting the award ceremony of The Nobel Peace Prize each year. Step into 18th century architecture and see the Norwegian Parliament, walk to the National Theater, stand in front of the neo-classical building of the University of Oslo, stroll on to the Royal Palace and its beautiful gardens. Walk down Oslo's main street with its many shops and vibrant atmosphere. Stop by the central train station to appreciate early 19th century architecture, and finally explore contemporary buildings. Step onto the roof of award-winning Oslo Opera House and enjoy the beautiful view of the Oslo fjord from there. 

Oslo Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

10. Oslo Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

See the sights of Oslo at your own pace and according to your schedule on a self-guided walking tour. Download an audio guide onto your MP3 player and get a fully detailed map to help you explore. Learn about the Norse Kings and landmark events such as the Great Fire and Millennial Jubilee. See the Nobel Peace Prize Center and visit the Viking Ship Museum to hear stories about raids and see authentic Viking ships. Walk through the city center to discover historical buildings such as the medieval Akershus Fortress. Learn about Norway's resistance to the Nazis at the Resistance Museum and see the home of the National Opera and Ballet at the Oslo Opera House. Marvel at the imposing façade of Oslo Cathedral, pass the Stortinget parliament building and find amazing museums on the Bygdøy peninsula, including the Kon-Tiki Museum, Norsk Folkemuseum (Norwegian Museum of Cultural History) and Fram Museum, where you can learn about Norway's polar expeditions. 

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What people are saying about Oslo Opera House

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 325 reviews

Today Paul was our guide. A friendly, spontaneous man with the necessary knowledge of Oslo. Touring on the scooter, in combination with Paul's knowledge, took us to places you wouldn't go otherwise (parks, bridges, alleys, markets and the 'normal sights'). We had the private tour on Sunday morning at 10 o'clock and that made it nice and quiet and we could drive through everything well. With the scooter you can really go anywhere, ideal. In short, a must!

Very knowledgeable guide. Answered our questions, saw and learned a lot about the city and it’s history. Good walking pace. Opportunities to sit. Very kind guide. Good way to get oriented to Oslo in our first day.

Marie was a friendly and very knowledgeable guide with a pleasant manner and a clear speaking voice that even an old bloke like me who is half deaf could hear.

Very informative description of the various buildings, path very good, number of stations fits, short distances to other sights

Great city tour - you can get off where you want and continue when you want - many great sights - highly recommended