Viking Ship Museum, Oslo

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Oslo: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. 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: Norwegian Explorers and Culture 3 Museum Tour

2. 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 Highlights: 3-Hour Walking Tour

3. 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 Self-Guided Walking Tour with Audio Guide

4. 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 Viking Ship Museum, Oslo

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 351 reviews

There were only two of us and our Touguidin was super synoptic and showed us a lot of great sights and we were able to respond to our wishes

Best way to get around Oslo

Beautiful city and interesting sites to visit all assisted admirably via this bus. Easy to find stops and frequent pick ups

Excellent introduction to Oslo in one day!

I’d highly recommend this tour as a first day activity in Oslo, as it will serve as an introduction to the city.

In your own time

This is by far the most resourceful tour I have done. Easy to download and worked well.

The weather was horrible, but the tour was great. Perfect Audioguide!