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Oslo Highlights 3-Hour Bike Tour

1. Oslo Highlights 3-Hour Bike Tour

Explore Oslo like a local on this 3-hour bike tour of the major sights. Discover the parks, castle grounds, and paths of Oslo Fjord, and learn where to find the city’s best bars and restaurants from an expert guide. The leisurely tour is suitable for all fitness levels and ages, with plenty of stops for photos and visits of the main tourist attractions. Depart from the centrally-located Viking Biking store in downtown Oslo, and cycle on comfortable hybrid bikes to the pedestrianized City Hall Square, site of the annual Nobel Peace Prize ceremony. Enjoy an easy ride along the car-free paths of Oslo Fjord, admiring sweeping views over the city's harbor, islands, and surrounding hills. Continue to the Medieval and Renaissance castle of Akershus Festning, and climb off your bike for a brief walk along the ramparts. Then, ride down Karl Johans Gate, the most famous boulevard in Norway, visiting the Parliament, National Theater, University, and Royal Palace. After a charming downhill ride through the Royal Palace gardens, cycle through the beautiful neo-classical neighborhood of Frogner, making your way to the world-famous Frogner Sculpture Park. End with a long downhill ride to Oslo Fjord to visit a hidden jewel of a building built over the fjord. A final ride through the pedestrian shopping district of Aker Brygge brings you back to the Viking Biking store and the end of your tour.

Oslo Christmas Tour

2. 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 Highlights: Walking Tour

3. Oslo Highlights: 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.

Oslo Highlights: 3-Hour Walking Tour

4. 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: Private E-Scooter City Tour

5. 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: Express City Tour by E-scooter

6. 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: City & Vigeland Park Private Walking Tour

7. Oslo: City & Vigeland Park Private Walking Tour

See Oslo's must-see sights on a guided walking tour of the city and Vigeland Park. Visit the Nobel Peace Center, where you will have a pristine view of the Oslo Fjord with Akershus Fortress looming in the distance. Continue on your tour through Oslo city center, passing the National Theatre where you will learn about Norwegian playwrights. Pass by Oslo's City Hall and the Royal Palace perched on the hilltop overlooking the main pedestrian shopping street. Jump on a tram and head towards Vigeland Park after your pleasant stroll through the city center. Step off the tram and into the Frogner district, where you'll be greeted by the grand gates of Vigeland Park, the world's largest sculpture park. Explore the work of Gustav Vigeland, who made every single one of the pieces in the park. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the work of one of Norway's most famous sculptors.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 202 reviews

Really amazing how Curtis can tell you about all the nice spots in Oslo. What really impressed me is his love for Oslo/Norway but also the passion for his profession. He followed his heart and decided to make people enthusiastic about Oslo and the way the Norwegian people live their lives and how important the nature is in their life. He is a real storyteller and every word he is sharing about Oslo will get your attention. What really impressed us was the story behind friluftliv, he was telling that story with so much compassion that it really convinced us that this is part of the DNA of the Norwegian’s. Although it was a bit cold on the bike, his stories felt warm, so that helped us to continue the ride. Curtis once again many thanks for the inspirational bike ride. We won’t forget this

The tour was great fun and a good way to see alot in a short time. Curtis is very knowledgeable about the city and had many entertaining stories for us. I would recommend Viking Biking to anyone who wants to see Oslo from a different angle.

Our guide was WONDERFUL! Despite the -9 temperature, she was flawless. She provided great incite to a great city of Oslo culminating with the magic of the Christmas market. Thank you!

Josh was absolutely amazing who made the trip very nice with his awesome stories and very good vibes!! Its all about these vibes!

Great way to get to know Oslo! Definitely recommend this tour.