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Oslo Private Tour with a Local Guide

1. Oslo Private Tour with a Local Guide

Meet the local guide at your accommodation in Oslo and head out on a walking tour to explore the city. You’ll be in good hands with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your visit. Start by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Hear about the best places to eat and shop and learn the easiest ways to get around. On this customized tour you’ll see some of the top attractions and hear about more that you can visit on your own after the tour. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident you have all the information you need.

Oslo: Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

2. Oslo: Panoramic Sightseeing Tour

Get an introduction to the highlights of Oslo on a 3-hour panoramic sightseeing tour that is ideal, even for those short of time. Follow your knowledgeable guide to major landmarks, including the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, where the 1952 Winter Olympics was hosted. Get a fascinating insight into Norway's skiing history and enjoy incredible views of the city along the way. Continue your tour by comfortable sightseeing bus to the unique Vigeland Sculpture Park, where you can take a walk through the world's largest sculpture park made by a single artist. Admire more than 200 sculptures by Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943), cast in bronze, granite and forged iron.

Oslo: Street Food Culture Walking Tour

3. 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 Christmas Tour

4. 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 Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

5. Oslo Highlights Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt and City Tour

Solve riddles and find clues on a self-guided scavenger hunt and walking tour through Oslo. Download the smartphone app onto your phone and explore Oslo at your own pace. Start your tour when you want, and stop and go on your own schedule. 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. The tour route includes Oslo Central Station, Oslo Cathedral, Freiauret, the Norwegian Parliament, Oslo City Hall, the Nobel Peace Center, the Royal Palace, the National Theater, Uranienborg Church, Frogner Park, and more. Scavenger hunts are great as an everyday activity or for special events like bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or team-building events.

Oslo: 2-Hour Walking Tour

6. Oslo: 2-Hour Walking Tour

See the highlights of Oslo with an expert local guide on a 2-hour walking tour of the city center. Available as a group or private option, the tour is ideal if you are short on time. Hit the sweet spots of the Norwegian capital, including the harbor area and medieval Akershus Fortress; Go to Oslo’s modern City Hall, and compare it with the grandeur of the Royal Palace and impressive Parliament building. At the Nobel Peace Center, find out why Norway is home to the cheese slicer and Nobel Peace Price. Take a peek at the quirky Opera House, and see other highlights of the Norwegian capital.

Oslo: 2 Guided City Walking Tours

7. Oslo: 2 Guided City Walking Tours

Oslo has a long and impressive nautical history that led it to become one of Europe’s leading centres of trade. While the Vikings are long gone, the city is rooted in its maritime heritage to this day. With the help of our Oslo city guides, you’ll get an unparalleled insight into what makes this Scandinavian city stand out. On our day tour, we circle Sentrum, Oslo's diverse city center positioned on the Oslofjord, to show you its best landmarks, museums, restaurants, and bars. Starting at the University of Oslo, we will admire the 19th-century architecture of the city center. We will see Norwegian Parliament, the Grand Hotel, the shopping area, and other features on the main street Karl Johan. You will learn how Oslo earned its nickname 'Tiger City' and start passing Havnepromenade, where the symbolic Norwegian Opera House stands out like a pearl in the ocean. Next, we walk towards Christiania, the historical center of Oslo's 17th-century; you will know why the Norwegian capital has changed its name for 300 years. The tour ends not far from City Hall, which holds the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony every December. You'll need to join our tour to find out all about those! Afterward, join our evening tour to get the lowdown on Oslo's hippest hang-outs and compelling contemporary art scene in the trendy Aker Brygge neighborhood. We stroll along the regenerated waterfront filled with chatter from popular restaurant patios and bars to reach Tjuvholmen. This ultra-modern artificial island is home to the Astrup Fearnley Museum and the Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park, which between them, behold some of the most inspiring contemporary art in Scandinavia. Providing the perfect juxtaposition to this modern enclave, we spend the second half of the tour seeing more of Oslo's historical highlights. After exploring many of the city's landmarks with your guide, use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Oslo and feel it here like a local.

Oslo: Riverwalk and Norwegian Food Tasting

8. 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: Grünerløkka Hipster Tour

9. Oslo: Grünerløkka Hipster Tour

Walk along the Akerselva River, surrounded by old industrial buildings and parklands, to the Grünerløkka district. This hipster area of Olso is a colorful residential area with beautiful old wooden houses from the 1800s and facades covered in street art. Some of the most precious sights in the area are a giant chandelier, which hangs outside the area of Blå; old wooden buildings of Damstedet; and a cemetery called Vår Frelsers gravlund. The area was once home to one of Norway's most famous artist, Edvard Munch. As you walk the streets, you'll feel the artistic vibrations in the air and fully immerse yourself into the neighborhood's unique cultural atmosphere. Discover a different side of Oslo!

Oslo Essential Walking Tour

10. Oslo Essential Walking Tour

Your 3 hour tour starts near Oslo City Hall. After a general presentation you will go inside to see the famous classic hall and a few historical artefacts. Continue the tour by going to the pedestrian and hear fascinating stories about building around you: Royal Palace, The National theater, University, Paleet, Parliament building and much more. Go down the street to Oslo's beautiful embankment, where you will have chance to make breathtaking pictures of fortress Akershus, Oslo fjord with its islands, boats and sea birds. Follow the transformation of Oslo’s once infamous Tjuvholmen district into a new center for art and design. This is also a culinary center of Oslo where you can find cozy cafes with fresh bakeries near restaurants with seafood. After the tour, explore Tjuvholmen’s pedestrian lanes, where several art galleries have taken up residence. You will definitely find no problems with getting the information about where it is best to go shopping, where to get an entertainment (cinemas, operas, theaters, etc.), and where to relish delicious dishes of the Norwegian (or other) cuisine.

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What people are saying about Oslo

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 344 reviews

Great tour! It introduced us to a lot of new foods that we really enjoyed. My husband fell in love with the caramel cheeses we tried while on this tour and ordered some to be shipped to our home. The host had a lot on interesting facts about the local history. I recommend this tour to anyone wanting to try the local foods.

The World City Trail game for Oslo was really nice. On the one hand it's fun and you have to use your brain cells a bit, on the other hand you really learn a lot of interesting facts about the city of Oslo. I can only recommend!

Very nice trip with a visit tot all interesting highlights. Both driver and guide very friendly.

It was nice to see all the important places with very interesting explainations.

Great tour, really enjoyed! Wealth of information!