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Oslo: Oslo Fjord Sightseeing Cruise by Electric Boat

1. Oslo: Oslo Fjord Sightseeing Cruise by Electric Boat

Set off on a scenic sighting cruise from Oslo on an electric ferry. Admire the beauty of the region as you make your way through Oslo Fjord and check out natural and man-made features including Hoveøya Island, the Akershus Fortress, and the Munch Museum. Depart from central Oslo and admire views of the shoreline and sites incusing the Akershus Fortress, Opera House, and Munch Museum. Sail past Hovedøya Island with canons pointing over the fjord, Bygdøy Peninsula and iconic Fram Museum, and the picturesque Dyna Lighthouse. Listen to commentary from the onboard guide and learn about Oslo's history and the geography of the surrounding countryside it. Take a walk on the spacious decks and admire the views or relax in the climate-controlled indoor area. You can also enjoy some snacks and hot and cold beverages from the onboard bar (not included in tour cost). Choose between returning to the meeting point or disembarking at the Bygdøy Peninsula near the Fram Museum, the Norwegian Maritime Museum, and the Kon-Tiki Museum.

Oslo: Oslo Pass with Public Transport

2. 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.

Oslo: Fjords Evening Buffet Cruise

3. Oslo: Fjords Evening Buffet Cruise

See the Oslo fjords from a traditional wooden boat and enjoy a buffet dinner as you take in the dramatic scenery. Admire the Bygdøy peninsula 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, a buffet of Norwegian shrimps will be offered, while the bar will provide a wide range of hot and cold drinks (drinks not included).

Oslo: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

4. 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: Grand City Tour and Fjord Cruise

5. Oslo: Grand City Tour and Fjord Cruise

Explore all of Oslo's must-see attractions on a sightseeing bus and walking tour within the city center. Then, relax and enjoy the scenic views on a fjord cruise. Admire the main highlights of the city of Olso from the comfort of an air-conditioned bus. With your guide, learn about the history of Norway's capital and daily life. Travel to the stunning Holmenkollen Ski Jump and take in panoramic vistas above Oslo, then enjoy and guided walking tour through the unique Vigeland Sculpture Park - the world's largest sculpture park created by a single artist. Enhance your Oslo experience with a visit to the Norwegian Folk Museum* to see its outdoor collection of old Norwegian houses, including an iconic Stave Church, and learn about life in Norway in the past. Then visit the unique Fram Museum, where you will learn about famous Norwegian polar explorers and see the original polar ship "Fram", the strongest wooden ship that sailed farthest North and farthest South in the world during its expeditions. Conclude the tour with a relaxing cruise on the beautiful Oslo fjord, between picturesque islands dotted with cozy summer houses, and see Oslo from a different perspective.

Oslo Discovery Tour

6. Oslo Discovery Tour

Meet your local guide and board a comfortable coach for your tour of discovery. Sit back and relax while you learn about the city's history and culture and admire the main sights: The Royal Palace, the City Hall, the Parliament building, the Old Town with Akershus Fortress, the Opera House, the new Munch Museum, the Cathedral, the National Museum, Aker Brygge, the Nobel Institute, Frogner Park. Continue to the exclusive residential and recreational Holmenkollen area, famous for the stunning Ski Jump, built on top of the hill, and for the panoramic vistas over the city and the fjord. Then, get in touch with the art of the most prolific Norwegian sculptor, Gustav Vigeland, as you stroll through its impressive Sculpture Park comprising more than 200 groups of sculptures cast in bronze or carved in granite. Conclude the tour by visiting two of the most popular museums in Oslo, beautifully located on the picturesque Bygdøy Peninsula. The Norwegian Folk Museum with its impressive outdoor collection of old Norwegian houses and a picture-perfect Stave Church will be visited in the summer. Then, visit the Fram Museum, where you will learn about the impressive Norwegian polar expeditions and see the strongest polar ship ever built, which sailed farthest North and farthest South than any other ship.

Oslo: Norwegian Explorers and Culture 3 Museum Tour

7. Oslo: Norwegian Explorers and Culture 3 Museum Tour

Start your adventure in the Oslo fjord just like the Norwegian explorers. Take a short boat trip to the museums. After a walk in the peninsula, arrive at the Folkemuseum, an open-air museum of Norwegian heritage. See how Norwegians have lived from the 11th century until today. Visit the Fram Museum, the museum of the polar explorers, and come aboard the ship that made it possible. See the cabins and learn how these brave men lived. Experience a replica of the northern lights and feel sub-zero temperatures inside the chill room. Visit the Gjoa embarkation and listen to the story of the Northwest Passage. At the Kon-Tiki Museum, see the open embarkation made of balsa wood that took famous explorer Thor Heyerdahl to Polynesia in a 101-day adventure. Return by bus (winter) or ferry (summer) to the city center.

Oslo Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

8. 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 Fram Museum

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,915 reviews

The trip is really amazing, the electric boat is very silent we didn’t even notice we were sailing already. You won’t get seasick on this trip. The environment is great. Make sure you are properly clothed, although you can decide at any time to sit inside or outside. The staff was very attentive, especially the person selling food and beverage. He was very accommodating and assistive, kudos to him. We’ve felt very taken care of. However, the audio tour wasn’t always clearly understandable. But then, we were quite chatty within our group. It would be cool if alcohol could be sold. I that would be perfect. In any way I highly suggest this trip!!

Our tour guide, Margrete, and coach driver, are awesome! Thank you for a great city tour! I learned a lot, better than roaming around myself without knowing the history, the stories, and the fantastic ride and views :) Happy Holidays :)

We really did enjoy the trip and the guy who is selling food is very asisstive and knowledgable kudos to him! I just suggest for the trip to have more food or hope you offer a longer trip with food

Well worth the money! Very helpful staff at Oslo S when collecting the pass and so easy to use on buses, trams and entrance to Rose Castle and Folkmuseum's Xmas Fair.

Great trip; excellent commentary. Blankets provided as well for outdoor.