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Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott) Tours and Tickets

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Set on the banks of Oslo Fjord, Akershus Castle (Akershus Slott)—also known as Akershus Fortress (Akershus Festning)—was built in 1299 as a residence for Norway’s royal family. Over the years it has served as a fortress to protect Oslo against sieges from rival Swedish forces, as a Renaissance castle, and as a full-fledged 19th-century prison.

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Oslo Highlights Bike Tour

Oslo Highlights Bike Tour

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Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural majesty of Oslo on a leisurely 3-hour bike tour of the Norwegian capital. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise through the  charming city streets and visit popular attractions like Aker Brygge shipyard, Akerhus Castle and the Royal Palace. Receive an insightful introduction to the city’s rich historical heritage and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to only 15 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.74
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$47.74

Oslo Discovery Tour
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Oslo Discovery Tour

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Perfect for first-time visitors and those with limited time, this comprehensive coach tour of Oslo takes you to the city's most important attractions, including Vigeland sculpture park and Holmekollen ski jump, as well as the Fram and Viking Ship Museums.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.37
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Panoramic Oslo City Sightseeing Tour

Panoramic Oslo City Sightseeing Tour

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Enhance your experience of Oslo on a comprehensive 2-hour sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital. With a knowledgeable guide, stop at significant attractions like Vigeland Park and Holmenkollen Ski Jump while gaining fascinating insight into the city’s rich historical heritage. Marvel at the incredible bronze and granite sculptures of Gustav Vigeland and absorb sweeping vistas of the pretty city from the vertiginous vantage point of the ski jump. Then, explore the city center by coach, cruising past monuments like Oslo Cathedral and Akershus Castle, while listening to interesting commentary.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.70
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Oslo City Walk
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Oslo City Walk

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Enjoy an express tour of Oslo’s city center. Over the course of 2.5 hours, get a taste of Norwegian culture and visit major sights like Akerhus Fortress, City Hall, and the modern Opera House. Sample traditional brunost cheese before your visit ends. This efficient tour offers a perfect overview of beautiful Oslo.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.91
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$39.91

City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore Oslo on a city sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour; it’s the perfect way to discover Norway’s capital at your own pace. Use your voucher for 24 hours, and hop on and off the bus at multiple stops around the city. Listen to audio narration about each of the sights, and use the route to take you to attractions such as Vigeland Sculpture Park and Akershus Castle and Fortress
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  • 1 hour
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$43.40
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Oslo Old Town City Private City Exploration Game

Oslo Old Town City Private City Exploration Game

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Journey through modern Oslo and follow the clues to discover the origins, stories and challenges faced across the capital’s 1,000-year history. Play the role of Harald Hardrada – Viking King and founder of Oslo. Visit wonderful sights including the Royal Palace, Parliament and Akershus Fortress whilst unlocking many surprising stories, including how Oslo became the home of the Nobel Peace Prize. Sharpen your mind as Harald sharpens his sword – get ready to raid the treasured tales of Oslo! Highlights: Learn about Oslo history, from medieval beginnings to its dramatic rebuilding Discover the stories of Norway’s journey to independence from Sweden and Denmark Find out about the Nobel Peace Prize and visit the City Hall where the award is given Make your way to Akershus Fortress, overlooking the fjord and landscape surrounding Oslo Try a new type of experience, the perfect mix between a tour, an outdoor escape game, and a treasure hunt.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Oslo Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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Oslo Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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When your cruise ship docks at the Port of Oslo, head into town and see the sights on a hop-on hop-off tour with City Sightseeing. This DIY shore excursion allows you to explore Oslo at your own pace, and learn about the landmarks and attractions with the help of audio commentary. Use your 24-hour ticket to see sights like the Kon-Tiki Museum, Akershus Fortress, Vigeland Sculpture Park and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$43.40
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$43.40

In the Heart of Oslo Walking Tour with Local Guide

In the Heart of Oslo Walking Tour with Local Guide

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This tour covers many of the must-see attractions of the city center: Walk the ramparts of the fortress which has protected the city since 1319, and since then has been the scene of many events in Norwegian history. The fortress has been a castle, a prison and a warehouse and is now host to 3 museums. See Kristiania Torg, which used to be the heart and soul of the city. If you are short on time, but still want to cover the main attractions, this is the tour for you.The tour ends on Karl Johan near the Parliament. The tour starts every Saturday at 2 pm.
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  • 2 hours
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$21.29
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$21.29

Oslo Combo Tour: Grand City Tour and Oslo Fjord Cruise

Oslo Combo Tour: Grand City Tour and Oslo Fjord Cruise

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See Oslo's top sights on a full-day combo experience in the Norwegian capital. With a guide, take a sightseeing tour by coach, visiting Vigeland Park and stopping at the famous Holmenkollen Ski Jump for photos. Then, tour the FRAM Museum, which talks about Norway's polar exploration, and the Viking Ship Museum. Then head out into the Oslo Fjord to enjoy a cruise around the idyllic coastal region.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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$100.04
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Oslo Self Guided Audio Tour

Oslo Self Guided Audio Tour

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An immersive historical story of Oslo, this audio tour will take you on a fantastic journey where you will see such sights as the fascinating Viking Ship Museum and the mighty Akershus Fortress. Perfectly suited for discovery on foot, our self-guided audio tour allows you to set the pace and explore at your leisure as you uncover the stories of this exciting city. On this tour you will learn about the important role the sea has played in the development of the city over the past 800 years and how it has shaped the lives of the people who live here. To discover this wonderful city in your own time and at your own pace just download this self-guided audio tour, pop in your headphones, open the map that comes with your download and start walking. The tour will take approximately two hours, but you can pause the audio guide when needed. Grab a bite to eat or do some shopping along the way. Please note that this tour is only available in English.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$15.29
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Unknown war. Oslo and Norway during 1940-45

Unknown war. Oslo and Norway during 1940-45

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Take a journey back in the time to the 1940´s, where the Nazi-German forces had occupied Oslo. On this guided walking tour we will pass along main streets of Oslo, but we will look at them from a broader vision. The war left many traces in the city, but it's not so easy to notice them.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Oslo Highlights Private Walking Tour

Oslo Highlights Private Walking Tour

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This 4-hour private tour shows you only the best of Oslo. Visit the Opera House and Palace in the city center, then explore the dreamy sculptures of Vigeland Park and listen to stories about the artist who created them. Head to the Viking Ship Museum to see some of the best-preserved ships in the world. Delve into Viking culture and learn about its impact on Norway today.
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  • 5 hours
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$271.71
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Oslo City Private Walking Tour

Oslo City Private Walking Tour

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Oslo’s modern city centre was designed to be discovered by foot. Join us for an Oslo City Private Walking Tour and see for yourself! We'll check out the best of the city centre, digging into Norwegian culture along the way.
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  • 2 hours
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$166.77
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Myths and Legends of Oslo

Myths and Legends of Oslo

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Follow in the footsteps of ancient Vikings, criminals and legendary local ghosts on a private walking tour through the heart of Oslo with a storyteller guide. See the main attractions in the historic center as you trace a route from City Hall to Kvadraturen and the landmarks of Karl Johans gate. Learn the dark side of local history as your guide brings fierce battles, myths, and murders to life, and hear about some of Norway’s most offbeat traditions. Enjoy the change to take in Oslo's sights with a fun twist. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 2 hours 15 minutes
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Oslo Must Sees
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Oslo Must Sees

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See all of Oslo's most important attractions in just one guided walking tour. Soak up the atmosphere on the city streets as your guide takes you to Akershus Fortress, Oslo City Hall, and the Royal Palace. Head just outside of the city center to Vigeland Park to admire a vast collection of unusual sculptures all created by just one man. Throughout the tour, your guide explains the history and context of each attraction, leaving you with a well-rounded first impression of Norway's capital.
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  • 3 hours
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$69.18
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Full 7 hours-day Private Oslo

Full 7 hours-day Private Oslo "Stroll and Roll" by Norway Exclusive Limousines

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Entrance to the "best museum in Norway" The Polar Museum where we enter the 130 years old ship Fram is included.. However all the views of Ekeberg and the Holmenkollen Ski are free. And so is the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park where we guide you strolling through. Starting at your hotel (either with the Stroll or the Roll first) we guide you through our history from the Medieval age, through the renaissance, the capital development in the 19th century to our vibrant living city center of today. Always guided by one of our skilled and licensed guides. Then up hill to the Vigeland sculpture park and the Holmenkollen ski area, and maybe the famous apple cake at Frognerseter traditional restaurant? And top of our tour is entering the 130 years old Polar Ship Fram and the fantastic multi media show surrounding it. All with a comfortable black luxury Mercedes Benz Van.
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  • 7 hours
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Oslo City & Vigeland Park Private Walking Tour

Oslo City & Vigeland Park Private Walking Tour

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Skip the hassle of a map and guidebook with this Oslo walking tour that touches on the most important landmarks, as well as the Vigeland Park, in just a few hours. Learn about the city’s fascinating history from your guide as you stroll past highlights like Akershus Castle, Rådhuset (City Hall), and the Aker Brygge district. End in the vast Vigeland Park, home to more than 200 sculptures.
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  • 3 hours
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$191.25
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Private Bike Tour (3 hours)

Private Bike Tour (3 hours)

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A guided bike tour is a safe and unique way to discover Oslo, a bike friendly city with very limited car traffic, bike paths and green parks in every neighborhood. Your guide will not only guide you safely around the city, but share stories about life in Oslo and Norway: history as well as cultural aspects like food, weather, the welfare state, politics, nature and more. During uncertain times due to the Covid-19 crisis, it is wise to choose an outdoor activity with good distance between participants. A private bike tour is the perfect option. Feel like a local and discover the city by bike. In this 3-hour version of our popular private bike tour, you will have enough time to see the must-see sites while still having plenty of time during the rest of the day to visit museums, enjoy local restaurants or discover Oslo's amazing nature. Feel free to tell the guide about any sites you want to visit and we can tailor the tour to your needs!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private 5-hrs Oslo Exclusive Driverguide Luxury Limo/Van-Tour incl Museums

Private 5-hrs Oslo Exclusive Driverguide Luxury Limo/Van-Tour incl Museums

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Ideal for first-time visitors to Oslo, this private guided half-day city tour includes admission tickets to the Viking Ship Museum and Fram Museum. Travel comfortably between locations in a chauffeured limousine or van, with round-trip hotel transfers included. Itineraries are fully customizable and tours are priced per vehicle.
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  • 5 hours
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Oslo Self-Guided Murder Mystery Tour at Akershus Fortress

Oslo Self-Guided Murder Mystery Tour at Akershus Fortress

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Solve A Mystery is a self-guided murder mystery city tour in Oslo for friends and family! Simply purchase online, collect it at our pick-up location, and begin your adventure at any time that suits you. The year is 1965. You come from a highly respected family of investigators and you want to live up to their standards. During a celebration party of the Oslo police, a not attending officer finds the body of a dead woman on a hill near Akershus Fortress. As a junior investigator the task of finding out what happened falls on you. This is your chance to finally prove your worth. Much is at stake not only the honour of you and your family, but also the safety of Oslo's streets are in your hands! You walk around Akershus Fortress, whilst solving various clever clues and tasks, which are related to the historic surroundings. At the end of your mystery adventure, you reach the Vet Christiania Torv. Best of luck! You may need it.
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  • 2 hours
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$54.25
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Oslo: Express City Tour by E-scooter

Oslo: Express City Tour by E-scooter

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You want to see the most of Oslo but you just don't have that much time? Join our drop-in E-scooter tour and see more of Oslo - in half of the time! E-scooters save you all the walking and they are fun too! Whiz around the city with one of our experienced guides and make more of your time! In this shortened version of our bestselling escooter private tour, you will explore the hard core of Oslo's 'must-sees' along the fjord line- Oslo Opera House, Akershus Fortress and Medieval city, City Hall and Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen. ​ So hop on the scooter and join us for a ride! This fun, modern tour has it all!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$52.15
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Discover Oslo in 60 minutes with a Local

Discover Oslo in 60 minutes with a Local

This Experience is provided by a private local. Each LocalBini Experience is conducted in a small group of up to 8 people. You only have an hour to fall in love with Oslo? Challenge accepted! Discover Oslo during a short but sweet excursion, in which you will learn the most interesting facts about the city, the local lifestyle, and the modern transformation of the city. We will meet by the futuristic Oslo Opera House and go on our stroll from there :-) Discover what the everyday life of a local looks like and learn where the city gets its characteristic ambience from, by seeing it through the eyes of a local. Walking through the city, you will discover exactly what makes Oslo special! This is also your chance to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants and bars to visit during your time here, and learn how to make the most out of your visit. This is the perfect experience for someone visiting the city for the first time, or someone that wants to rediscover it!
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  • 1 hour
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$56.42
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3 Hour Oslo Walking Join-in Shore Excursion

3 Hour Oslo Walking Join-in Shore Excursion

Most popular tour among tourists who are in Oslo for short stay. Three hours tour is an introduction to local history and culture. Tour includes city's historical center, main street Karl Johan, the City Hall (Nobel Peace Prize ceremony location), medieval castle area Akershus.
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  • 3 hours
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$76.93
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2 Hour Historical Walking Tour through Oslo with a Local Guide

2 Hour Historical Walking Tour through Oslo with a Local Guide

This Experience is provided by a private local. Each LocalBini Experience is conducted in a small group of up to 8 people. Discover the historical side of Oslo with a passionate local who wants to share all the historical and fun facts about Oslo. Our 2-hour excursion starts by the futuristic Oslo Opera House and take us on a winding stroll right through the very heart of Oslo! Learn about how the city has grown and changed over time. From getting to know the historical Akershus Fortress to walking the romantic cobblestone streets of Damstredet og Telthusbakken, discover unique sites that your ordinary tourist tour won’t show you! We always knew travelling was the best way of learning, but having a knowledgeable Local by your side to give you insider tips and share local secrets is even better! Of course, if you want to learn about something in particular or have a special interest, just let me know, and I will adjust the itinerary for you!
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  • 2 hours
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$79.29
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