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Oslo Fjord 2-Hour Sightseeing Cruise

1. Oslo Fjord 2-Hour Sightseeing Cruise

Discover Oslo's gorgeous Fjords on a trip into a dreamlike landscape. The dramatic waterways are a photographer's dream and give the city its lifeblood. On this 2-hour boat tour you will get a chance to see the best parts of these idyllic landscapes from the sea, offering a unique viewpoint rarely appreciated in these days of cheap air travel. Once aboard the comfortable boat, you will get the chance to purchase refreshments, before settling down to stare out at unbridled natural beauty. You will pass through narrow sounds, deep bays, and a maze of islands, dotted with picturesque summer homes. The fun tour will introduce you to the Norwegian coastline in an easy fashion, providing the sort of views that the Vikings would have seen back in the days of their great explorations.

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Oslo Fjords 3-Hour Evening Buffet Cruise

2. Oslo Fjords 3-Hour Evening Buffet Cruise

Experience the superb fjords of Oslo on board a traditional wooden sailing ship and cruise the network of waterways that stretch almost into the city center. The 3-hour evening buffet cruise will get you up-close-and-personal with the city’s dramatic scenery, while enjoying the ambiance of a fully restored ship, renovated to its former glory. Sail past numerous islands, including Hovedøya, and the Dyna Lighthouse. Navigate the narrow inlets and dip into sheltered bays to capture the capital on camera from different angles. The boat will pass close to the Bygdøy peninsula, housing many interesting museums as well as beaches such as Huk Bay. See the Maritime Museum with its veteran sailing ships moored outside, and the impressive Fram Museum, housing the polar ship of the same name. During your cruise, snacks of Norwegian shrimps will be offered, while the bar will provide a wide range of hot and cold drinks.

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Oslo Pass Including Public Transport

3. Oslo Pass Including 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 than 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. Along with your Oslo Pass, you will receive a booklet describing all the benefits for Oslo Pass holders. The pass is valid for all attractions listed in the Oslo Pass booklet 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, OURWAY Tours: Oslo City Walk. 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 Sculpture Park, 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, Museum of Oslo, Museum of Science & Technology, National Museum - Architecture, Natural History Museum, Nobel Piece Center, Nordic Bible Museum, Norsk Folkemuseum - Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Norway's Resistance Museum, Norwegian Maritime Museum, Oslo City Hall, Oslo Reptile Park, Oslo Transport Museum, Popsenteret, The Kon-Tiki Museum, The Salmon - Science Centre, and The Vigeland Museum.

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Oslo: Sledging Experience

4. Oslo: Sledging Experience

If you are looking for some fun in Oslo during winter, join a sled ride in Holmenkollen. The tour starts at the Oslo Central Station, where you will meet your guide for an introduction to the tour and get an Oslo public transportation ticket which is valid for 24 hours. Please keep the ticket since you will be taking the subway from the bottom of the sled track up to the hill during your 1.5-hour sledding time. You will then have about 1.5 hour with the guide to experience the real Norwegian sledging experience in former Olympic sled track from 1952. After the 1.5 hour of guided sledging, you can either choose to come back to the city with the guide or continue sledging until the evening. You can choose to take a slow ride or organize a race with your friends and family, with hot tea and coffee on hand to keep you warm.

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Oslo: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

5. Oslo: Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Walking Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt through Oslo. Download the smartphone app onto your phone and explore Oslo on this self-guided tour. Enjoy the flexibility of exploring sites at your own pace. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answer trivia questions, and solve challenges. Work with your team or compete against them as you learn interesting facts and create memories that you won’t forget. Discover another side of Oslo on this fun tour. Walk around and explore this iconic city. Be sure to take photos of the Norwegian National Theater and the Royal Palace, built in the 19th-century. Scavenger hunts are great as an everyday activity for bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or team-building events. Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by the person.

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Oslo: Oslofjord 2-HourSightseeing Cruise with Lunch

6. Oslo: Oslofjord 2-HourSightseeing Cruise with Lunch

Cruise for 2-hours down the iconic Oslofjord aboard a sailing ship while enjoying a delicious traditional lunch.   Sail via Hovedøya towards Nesodden and through narrow straits and bays past Vassholmene and Bygdøy. Pass the fjord's most interesting sights and see the charming summer homes and bathhouses.  Lean back, and as you enjoy the beautiful scenery, feast on a traditional fjord style prawn plate. Truly the perfect way to spend the day in Oslo.

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Oslo: 1.5-Hour Vigeland Park Exploration Game

7. Oslo: 1.5-Hour Vigeland Park Exploration Game

Explore the beautiful Vigeland Park as you solve puzzles and challenges that lead you to the most impressive monuments in the park. Be captivated by the entertaining story and learn interesting facts about the park along the way. Start your outdoor adventure at the Vigelandsparken. Play as Jessica Meddler: a paranormal investigator and blogger. Normally, you’d be hunting ghosts, but today is your day off, or so you think. Follow the clues around the park and admire famous monuments as well as lesser-known spots as you go. Explore at your own pace and stop for breaks when you like. Play alone, as a group or two competing groups, and meet at the final stop of the game, the Wheel of Life.

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Oslo: Old Town City Exploration Game

8. Oslo: Old Town City Exploration Game

Visit wonderful sights in Oslo including the Royal Palace, Parliament and Akershus Fortress whilst solving pieces of the puzzle in this immersive exploration game. Play the role of the majestic Harald Hardrada, Viking king and founder of Oslo. Play the game by solving each piece of the puzzle on your smartphone, guess the answer to unlock the story of each secret place. Unlock stories and learn interesting facts such as how Oslo became the home of the Nobel Peace Prize. Explore the city and be given exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. Play offline as you don't need an internet connection to play the game. Enjoy as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or split into smaller teams and compete against each other. Go at your own pace as there is no time limit, the game however can be completed in just over 1 hour. Explore without a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure.

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Oslo: Self-Guided Parliament Murder Mystery Tour

9. Oslo: Self-Guided Parliament Murder Mystery Tour

Travel back to the year 1899 with this fun self-guided mystery tour. Starting in front of the Storting, the name for Norway's Parliament, open your envelope to discover the story behind the murder mystery you need to solve. A famous businessman has disappeared and is believed to have been murdered. You are a well-reputed police detective, and several of your colleagues believe that you have a special sixth sense. You have to find out who the culprit is. You are guided around the historic surroundings of Oslo city, while solving puzzles and tasks. Finally, you will have all the clues to hopefully accuse the right person responsible for the crime. The game gives you the chance to discover Oslo in a unique and exciting way.

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Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise and Flåm Railway to Oslo

10. Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise and Flåm Railway to Oslo

The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Bergen at 6:00 AM and sets out towards Gudvangen. During the summer months, drive along the spectacular Stalheimskleiva with its impressive 13 hairpin bends that offer 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 Hardangervidda National Park to Oslo Central Station where the adventure ends.

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What people are saying about Oslo

Fab cruise, recommended! Tour in English. Bar on board with a good range of hot (inc glogg!) and cold drinks and snacks. Wrap up warm if going in winter, plenty of blankets were provided to help!!

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!

Definitely worth it if you are spending few days in Oslo and want to experience a bit of true Norwegian nature. The landscape is breathtaking, but it was too cold so get well prepared

Absolutely amazing experience!! Very interesting, if you’re thinking about booking I would definitely recommend you do!

We really enjoyed our trip around the fjord and had a great hot chocolate. the crew were very friendly and welcoming.