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Oslo: Best of Oslo Walking Tour

1. Oslo: Best of Oslo Walking Tour

Discover Oslo, Norway’s capital city, on these 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 the day tour, circle Sentrum, Oslo’s diverse city center positioned on the Skagerrak strait, to show you its best landmarks, museums, restaurants, and bars. You can also join the 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 the tour on the same day you booked, 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 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: Street Food Culture Walking Tour

2. Oslo: Street Food Culture Walking Tour

Join a crash course into Oslo street cuisine on this guided walking tour that combines exploration of the city's hidden gems and the places offering the most typical flavors. Discover Norwegian food and become an Oslo street food specialist. Embark on a beautiful walk around Oslo's most popular river and discover the city’s hipster area and underground culture. Taste the most authentic dishes that serve as a savior for Oslopolitans during busy days and nights. Sample several types of local specialties that have become an integral part of Oslo culture: Norwegian waffles, the Norwegian hot dog, a special soft drink that is typical for Oslo, and more.

Oslo: City Landmarks and History Walking Tour

3. Oslo: City Landmarks and History Walking Tour

Join us as we share with you the best points of interest the Oslo downtown has to offer. We'll walk through Oslo's historical city centre, designed to be discovered on foot, and learn about Norwegian culture, traditions and daily life. As we reach the emblematic Oslo Opera House (which has quickly turned into the city's symbol), we get a chance to marvel at some of the best pieces of 19th-century Norwegian architecture: the National Theater, Norwegian Parliament, and Grand Hotel. The scenic views of Oslo are stunning, with fjords providing a refreshing breeze. There's no shortage of photo opportunities in this historic city that has been around since 1100 AD! The walking tour concludes at the starting point near University Aula.

Oslo: Riverwalk and Norwegian Food Tasting

4. Oslo: Riverwalk and Norwegian Food Tasting

Meet your guide at your hotel and take a metro ride to the river station. Starting from Nydalen, a popular swimming place, walk along the river Aker with your professional guide who will be explaining in your language the industrial past of this important river that divides Oslo into east and west. See the powerful waterfalls and feel the vibrant atmosphere of the area around the river. Pass under historical bridges and see the art inspired by the fairytales and folklore of the Norwegian culture. See old fabric buildings and breweries that have been converted into schools and entertainment establishments. Appreciate some street art at the bottom of the river banks. End up your tour in the trendy neighborhood of Grünerløkka sampling a taste of Norwegian food. Your guide will explain to you the different food sorts that have made it to the Norwegian tables through time while you taste the delicacies of the Nordic cuisine.

Oslo: Private City Center Highlights Guided Walking Tour

5. Oslo: Private City Center Highlights Guided Walking Tour

See Oslo's top sights and attractions on a fascinating 3-hour walking tour. Set out from City Hall – home of the yearly Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. Explore landmarks such as the Parliament, the Royal Palace, and the University of Oslo. Marvel at Akershus Fortress, and wander through Aker Brugge ― a revitalized waterfront area and now home to a bevy of stores, bars and restaurants. Visit the Tjuvholmen district, a foodie haven that also boasts numerous art galleries. Get expert tips on the best spots to drink, eat and shop in the area.

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.

Oslo: Private Walking Tour of Bohemian Grünerløkka

7. Oslo: Private Walking Tour of Bohemian Grünerløkka

Walk alongside colorful houses that could belong in Paris and older buildings with major wall paintings on this Private Walking Tour of Bohemian Oslo. You will check out everything from artists and free thinkers to street art and parklands in the Bohemian part of Oslo and there are also lots of stories to tell. Next, you will visit the food destination of Oslo, Mathallen. Marvel at the old industrial buildings and colorful graffiti. It's a mixture of old and new, this is why this area is known as Bohemian Oslo. Learn about this area, which was once the home to one of Norway’s most well-known artists - Edvard Munch. Now, prepare for the cultural injection this area will give you.

Myth and Legends Oslo Walking Tour

8. Myth and Legends Oslo Walking Tour

Oslo is more than 1000 years old, and its history is filled with horrifying stories, ranging from the time of the vikings to bloody battles between neighboring countries. Discover the old Royal palace that became a recognizable symbol of the city. As you walk around the fortress, your expert guide will show you a different, dark side of buildings and squares – in rich, engaging detail. The route of this 2-hour walk allows you to see all the main attractions of the very center of Norwegian capital. You'll start at the City Hall, visit Akershus fortress, walk in the oldest part of the 17th century city Kvadraturen and finish on the main street Karl Johan where you will see the Parliament, the National Theater, the University, the Royal Palace, and the Grand Café.

Gems of Central Oslo Private Walking Tour

9. Gems of Central Oslo Private Walking Tour

The city center is not the entire city of Oslo, but this excursion gives you an opportunity to take a look at the major tourist attractions located in downtown and the historical district Kvadraturen. During the tour you will see among others: the Oslo City Hall, the main street called Karl Johans gate, and historical buildings of the University. You will be able to view the Royal Palace and the Park, the Parliament Building, the Building of the National Theater, and lots of other buildings and architectural styles. The city center is also a place where you can find various museums, shops, as well as cafes and restaurants. The guide will surely recommend the most attractive ones for you, while taking into account your interests.

Medieval Oslo Walk: From Ashes to Rebirth

10. Medieval Oslo Walk: From Ashes to Rebirth

The medieval town burned down back in 1624, causing the rebuilding of a new city several miles away from Oslo’s original site, which today is Oslo's city center. The archaeological evidence from the past can still be seen today, perfectly intertwined with parks, streets, and buildings that exist there today. Beginning with impressive ruins of medieval churches and barracks, your tour will bring you on a journey following the footsteps of the thousands of women and men who helped rebuild Oslo from the ashes 400 years ago. Hear the great story of a graveyard known for being the resting place of hundreds of seamen. At the bottom of the beautiful Ekeberg Hill, encounter the 500-year-old hospital that witnessed an epic battle against the imposing Swedish army. Heard that the Vikings are gone? Think again! Norway’s last Viking king and founder of Oslo lives on, in statue form that is. Recount his tale and learn about his impact on Oslo. At the top of Kampen, learn about the area nicknamed “Oslo’s Petrograd.” In Tøyen, the stories of the artists, craftsmen, and workers who returned Eastern Oslo to its former glory will be no secret to you! Last but not least, East Oslo is where a world-famous Norwegian artist found inspiration for one of his most prized works, you will learn about him and his work. So once you’ve said, “been there, done that” to Oslo’s top tourist attractions, see something “new” in town! Whether you are interested in history, architecture or modern cultural vibes, one thing is certain after your Medieval tour, you will be able to brag to your friends by saying: “I know Oslo”.

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based on 344 reviews

So we met our very cheerful and knowledgeable guide at the food court area in the art district. It was a great first introduction to Oslo, and we were able to see the river, the artist areas, local food, and the unique town area. Our tour guide was excellent, and went above and beyond. She even showed us a little extra at the wooden houses, after the tour was done. You'll eat plenty and walk alot. But it's a great tour and way to spend the afternoon.

Our guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. We did this tour on our first day in Oslo to get our bearings and to work out what we would like to visit - and this was the perfect way to get those insights. Two hours very well spent - we learned a lot about Oslo and discovered places we would not have otherwise seen. Highly recommended.

Amazing walking tour! Maria was amazing and had great information and very engaging as well as very happy and conversational - it was like walking with a friend. My family thoroughly enjoyed the experience despite it being -9!

The ride was really cool! The guide managed to convey to me the traditions and customs of this beautiful people. She was very knowledgeable about both the little gems of the city and the history.

Traveling alone I appreciated an English speaking guide to show me the central area of Oslo's sites.