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This is your special day in Oslo! Have a lot of fun and learn interesting facts on this 6 hrs private tour of the Norway capital. Explore the city on foot, by bus and subway. Visit Nydalen, walk down the Akerselva river and Bygdøy peninsula, and tour the Kon-Tiki Museum, home to the original vessels and artifacts from the world-renowned expeditions of Thor Heyerdahl.
Akerselva is a river that flows through Oslo. Akerselva is "Oslo's green lung"; many parks and nature trails are to be found by its path, from Grønland to Maridalsvannet. A walk from along Akerselven from the rural Frysja down through the different parts of Oslo down to the city center is a fantastic experience and a walk through the history of Oslo. Salmon run and spawn in the upper part of the river.
The Kon-Tiki Museum houses vessels and maps from the Kon-Tiki expedition, as well as a library. The museum was initially built to house the Kon-Tiki, a raft of balsa wood of pre-Columbian model that Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl used to sail from Peru to Polynesia in 1947. Another boat in the museum is the Ra II, a vessel built of reeds according to Heyerdahl's perception of an ancient Egyptian seagoing boat. Heyerdahl sailed the Ra II from North Africa to the Caribbean. The Kon-Tiki Museum is situated near several other museums, including the Fram Museum, the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History; the Viking Ship Museum; and the Norwegian Maritime Museum.
Meet your guide at your hotel lobby.
Start your day by taking the subway train to Nydalen, the newer district of Oslo, where you will have a chance to experience 'travel in time and space' by taking the Tunnel of Light, a unique artistic display of color and light surrounding the escalator at the station.
Take a walk around the peninsula through the forest and along the waterfront till you get to Bygdøynes. Once there, you will visit the Kon-Tiki museum - a place that houses original vessels and artifacts from the world-renowned expeditions of Thor Heyerdahl, one of the most famous scientists, adventurers, and environmental campaigners of all times.
After the exciting and colorful day, you will catch the ferry back to the city center and return safely to your hotel. You are also welcome to remain in the city center for further exploration.
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