Oslo City Highlights & Viking Ship Museum

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4 hrs
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Oslo City Highlights & Viking Ship Museum

Introducing the capital of Norway! In this combo 3-hrs driving and 1-hr walking tour, you will get a unique chance to visit the Vigeland Park with its amazingly imaginative sculptures, Holmenkollen Ski jump - Oslo’s finest vantage point, Viking Ship Museum with one of the oldest wooden boats on display, and Oslo City Hall.    


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  • Akershus Castle and Fortress
  • Royal Palace park
  • Oslo Cathedral
  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump
  • Viking Ship Museum

Akershus Castle and Fortress is a medieval complex that was built to protect Oslo. It has also been used as a prison. The main building is now used for official events and dinners for the foreign heads of state. Akershus fortress is still a military area but is open to the public daily until 21:00. In addition to the castle, the Norwegian Armed Forces Museum and Norway's Resistance Museum can be visited there. Norwegian Royalty has been buried in the Royal Mausoleum in the castle. His Majesty the Kings Guard is responsible for guarding the fortress, with stationary guard posts during open hours, and patrols at night time. One of the stationary postings at the entrance is a popular photography spot for tourists visiting the fortress.

1,5 hours

The Royal Palace was constructed for the new French-born king of unified Norway and Sweden. It has been the official royal residence since then. The palace is open for visitors with the advance appointment late June to mid-August. The beautiful baroque park of the palace is open for visitors every day.

1 hour

Oslo Cathedral is an ancient church, dating to the 17th century. The Norwegian Royal Family and the Norwegian Government use the Cathedral for public events. In 2001, Oslo Cathedral was the site of the wedding of Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, and Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby. 

30 min

Holmenkollbakken is a large ski jumping hill located at Holmenkollen. It's a large hill with the capacity for 70,000 spectators, requiring the special permit for athletes to use. Holmenkollen has hosted the Holmenkollen Ski Festival since 1892. It's also a cross-country and biathlon venue. Holmenkollbakken is co-located with the Holmenkollen Ski Museum, which presents the history of skiing. It has a simulator that allows the public to visualize a ski jump in the hill.

30 min

The Viking Ship Museum is part of the Museum of Cultural History of the University of Oslo and houses archaeological finds from different areas of Scandinavia. The main attractions are the Oseberg ship, Gokstad ship, and Tune ship. Additionally, the Viking Age display includes sleds, beds, a horse cart, wood carving, tent components, buckets, and other grave goods.

1,5 hour

Detailed Program

Time Description
Your manager will specify the meeting time at the time of booking.
00:00 - 00:10 Meet your guide at your hotel lobby and start the day with a walking exploration of Oslo city center.
During the walk, you will get to see up close the highlights of this beautiful Nordic city like the old fortress Akershus and enjoy a colorful stroll through King Christian IV’s town to the main street Karl Johansgt.
On the main street, you will see the Oslo Cathedral, the Parliament Building, the National Theatre, and the Royal Palace.

After an exciting 1 hour walk, you will depart to Vigeland park  – the world’s largest sculpture park made by a single artist and one of Norway’s most beautiful tourist attractions. This unique sculpture park is Gustav Vigeland’s lifework, with over 200 sculptures made of bronze, granite, and wrought iron.

Having contemplated the park views, continue your day with Oslo’s finest vantage point – Holmenkollen Ski jump!  Dating back to the late 19th century, this ski hill had been rebuilt since then 19 times and was used during the 1952 Winter Olympics in Oslo. Since that time, it was totally redesigned, and the new sports center opened in 2010. You will have approximately 20 minutes to enjoy fantastic views of Oslo, take beautiful photos, and make wonderful memories for your trip back home.
  And another highlight of the tour will be the Viking Museum. The Viking ship museum is possibly the most popular in Oslo. Your friendly local guide will explain the history and the way of life during the Viking era. The exhibition is truly unique and boasts original wooden ships that had been perfectly conserved even though they are over a thousand years old! 
04:00  We will conclude your tour back at the hotel. If you wish, you are welcome to stay in the city for further exploration.
Book this tour
  • Professional tour guide for 4 hrs 
  • Pick-up from your hotel by comfortable a/c vehicle relevant to the group size
  • Panoramic Oslo driving tour for 3 hrs
  • Walking tour for 1 hr
  • Entry fee to Viking Museum
  • Possibility to stay in the city center after the tour if you wish
  • Smiles and positive experience
  • Tips/Gratuity
  • Holmenkollen Ski jump admission
  • Other admissions/donations 
NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.
Public holidays in 2020 (25% extra rate applies) 
1.01, 9.04, 10.04, 12.04, 13.04, 1.05, 17.05, 21.05, 31.05, 1.06, 25.12 and 26.12. . 

NOT recommended for families with very little kids and persons with limited walking ability.

Children under 7 y.o. = 9 USD
Students 7 - 17 y.o. = 9 USD

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