Things to do in Viken County

Our most recommended things to do in Viken County

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.

From Oslo: Private Round-Trip Tour to Sognefjord via Flåm

2. From Oslo: Private Round-Trip Tour to Sognefjord via Flåm

Depart from Oslo early in the morning and travel by car towards the western fjords of Norway. Discover a part of the Bergen Railway by train with a ride from Geilo to Myrdal.  In Myrdal, enjoy a scenic train ride on the world-famous Flåm Railway. This rail route meanders through the mountains at a steep elevation. It is one of the most spectacular experiences in Norway.  Upon arrival in Flåm, visit the Flåm Railway Museum to learn more about this feat of modern engineering. Then, cruise along the two branches of Norway's longest and deepest fjord. One of the branches, Nærøyfjord, was included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2005.  Enjoy the impressive views at the Stalheim Hotel viewpoint and take in the fantastic mountain landscapes of the region. Return to Oslo late at night after a full day of exploration.

Oslo: Christmas Street Food Tour with Food, Beer, and Liquor

3. Oslo: Christmas Street Food Tour with Food, Beer, and Liquor

Sample traditional seasonal Norwegian food and drinks on this walking tour in Oslo. Try hotdogs and candies in the city's largest Christmas market, sip on traditional akvavit in the harbor, and explore Oslo's most iconic landmarks, including City Hall and Parliament. Start your tour in a gourmet food store for a guided tasting session of local produce. Continue to Akershus Fortress where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city and learn about Oslo's ghostly past. Next, head to the only akvavit bar in town on Oslo's Harbour Promenade to sample a specially brewed Christmas akvavit (a Scandinavian liquor). Continue your tour with some sightseeing. See City Hall, Parliament, and the Royal Palace before heading to Oslo's largest Christmas Market, Jul i Vinterland. Here, savor Christmas candies, non-alcoholic gløgg, and an extra-large hotdog. Listen to stories of Norway's Christmas history as you eat. Finish the tour in one of Oslo's best craft beer venues for a glass of Christmas beer.

Oslo: Guided Christmas Walking Tour

4. Oslo: Guided Christmas Walking Tour

This two-hour guided walking tour of Oslo at the height of the festive season will reveal the city at its most magical. Discover the must-see sights as a professional guide takes you through the city’s most beautiful and culturally significant areas. The Christmas Walk will take you through the city center, as you stop by landmarks like the Oslo Opera House with its stunning views of the harbor. You’ll also pass by the Nobel Peace Center, which celebrates the work of Prize Laureates throughout history.  Continue your walk featuring more iconic landmarks like the Norwegian Parliament, the Royal Palace, and the beautiful Christiania Torv Plaza. Marvel at the beauty of the Kvadraturen area, Oslo's Old Town, as it comes alive with its festive atmosphere. You’ll celebrate the holiday season by visiting a traditional Norwegian Christmas market, renowned for its beautiful gifts, warming beverages, and cheerful ambiance. Your tour ticket also grants you access to the Vox City App, with plenty of extra content including self-guided walking tour routes. For those joining our Best of Oslo and Christmas tour option, your discovery starts at 10AM with our Best of Oslo tour where you can learn about the history of Norway’s capital and then at 2PM your Christmas tour will depart

Oslo: Day Pass for Downhill Skiing at SNØ Ski Dome

5. Oslo: Day Pass for Downhill Skiing at SNØ Ski Dome

Visit the only ski dome in the world that offers cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, freeskiing, and ice climbing under the same roof. Whether you are a beginner, on a family trip, or a professional skier, you can play, learn, and test new skills on the slopes. Discover three alpine slopes, a beginner's area, a ski park, as well as a cross-country track hanging from the ceiling. Take in the world’s tallest indoor ice wall, or try SNØ’s ski school or private lessons. Leave your bags at home and try on a new look with a clothing and equipment rental service. Find a number of sports shops offering some of the most popular brands in sports and outdoor fashion, skiing and winter sport, and even a shop that customizes the equipment for you. Dine on everything, from pizza and pastries to a cup of coffee, to be enjoyed from one of the eateries at the resort. Enjoy a warm snack while you take in the view of happy people on the slopes through the large panoramic windows.

Oslo: Christmas Traditions and Guided Market Walking Tour

6. Oslo: Christmas Traditions and Guided Market Walking Tour

Just before the winter holidays, Norway transforms into a festive winter wonderland. Experience the fantastic festive spirit found throughout Oslo on this guided walking tour of the city center and the Christmas market. As you walk past some of Oslo's most famous landmarks with your guide, admire the holiday lights all around you. Get an insider's look at one of the city's Christmas markets. Enjoy the cheerful ambiance, find some great gifts, and discover amazing holiday delicacies.

Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise and Flåm Railway to Oslo

7. Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise and Flåm Railway to Oslo

Discover luscious Norweigan landscapes, including fjords, mountains, and rivers, on this full-day tour from Bergen to Oslo. Travel along the spectacular Stalheim and Nærøy Valley, enjoy a cruise on the UNESCO Nærøyfjord and ride the scenic Flåm Railway. The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Bergen at 8:00 AM and sets out towards Gudvangen. During the summer months, drive along the spectacular Stalheimskleiva that offers unique vantage points of the scenery. Arrive at Gudvangen and board an electric passenger ship, the Future of the Fjord, for a tranquil sail along the Nærøyfjord towards Flåm. As you glide along the peaceful water, soak up breathtaking views of the Nordic landscape that surrounds you. Hop off the boat in Flåm and onto the charming Flåm Railway, which is one of the world's steepest railways on normal tracks. Journey through the rolling landscapes on the 20 km train journey, which takes about an hour, until you reach Myrdal Station where you will change onto the Bergen Railway. Finally, travel through the scenic Hallingskarvet National Park to Oslo Central Station where the adventure ends.

Oslo: Walking Tour with Norwegian Snacks and Beer Tasting

8. Oslo: Walking Tour with Norwegian Snacks and Beer Tasting

Enjoy the unique atmosphere of evening Oslo in combination with traditional Norwegian 'tapas' and (alcoholic) drinks, 'taste' the real Norwegian culture and have fun with fellow travellers. You will start the tour with 30 minutes of guided tasting session of some of the best traditional Norwegian food products. Then you'll move to explore some of the most beautiful Oslo highlights, such as Akershus Fortress, City Hall, Nobel Peace Center and Harbour promenade where you'll be able to savour two different types of traditional Norwegian akevitt. After that you'll continue with more sightseeing and you'll visit the Norwegian Parliament, Karl Johan Street and the Royal Palace. The tour is concluded with beer tasting session in one of the best beer bars in Oslo where you'll learn more about Norwegian beer culture.

Oslo: Grefsenkollen Self-Guided Mystery Tour

9. Oslo: Grefsenkollen Self-Guided Mystery Tour

Travel back to Oslo in the year 1945 with this fun, self-guided tour. This tour is especially perfect if you are interested in the history of World War II You and your friends are in a resistance group during World War II in Oslo and you are on a secret mission. Time is ticking and you need to carry out your mission successfully. During the mission you and your group will be guided through the beautiful surroundings at Grefsenkollen, where you will solve tasks and riddles.

Fjords: Private Trip with Train and Cruise Ride

10. Fjords: Private Trip with Train and Cruise Ride

Get away from Oslo and spend a day in the fjord region of Norway. Enjoy the picturesque mountain plateaus, valleys, canyons, waterfalls and fjords. Ride a train on the famous Flam Railway and hop-on a cruise to sail down the longest fjord in Norway. Your private driver / guide will transport you through the best of Norwegian natural attractions by comfortable transportation. Not to tire you with long car rides, we will combine the different means of transportation. Enjoy an hour train ride on Bergen Railway, then switch to famous Flam Railway and after a quick lunch, go on a 2 hour fjord cruise along the two branches of the longest fjord in Norway - Sognefjord. Pass by Hardangervidda National Park and visit Geilo along your journey. The total duration of the tour will be 15 hours.

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What people are saying about Viken County

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The pickup is punctual and the driver give us some inside about Norway. It’s great pleasure to meet up with nice tour guide Paul and Po (hopefully I spell the name correctly). It’s great trip throughout the whole journey for this private trip especially when you’re traveling with family and dragging with luggages. Overall great experience.

Friendly and knowledgeable guide. Fun way to see the city while learning more about its history and experiencing local tasty treats!

It was a nice experience.. informative and scenic. The seat arrangement could have been a bit better but overall it was all good!

Excellent way to visit as much as possible in 24 hours, including a mini cruise rounds the islands. Very easy to use.

Our tour guide grew up in Oslo and was very informative We enjoyed the tour very much