About this wheelchair-accessible architecture and nature tour in Oslo
This 4-hour driving tour will take place in the city center of Oslo. Your private guide will meet you at the cruise port or your city center accommodation, and today he will show you all the highlights of the beautiful city of Oslo. Lean back and relax in the comfort of your adapted vehicle.
Learn more about the history of Oslo and be amazed by its beautiful nature. The stunning views will leave you speechless.
Oslo Opera House
You will pass one of Oslo’s most famous landmarks, which is the Opera House. It has a unique design and is different from most opera houses globally, making it even more enjoyable.
Since you can walk on and around the Opera House, every point of this building gives you a different perspective of views. With its location next to the fjord, the lookouts are beautiful. The architectural firm Snøhetta completed the construction in 2007 after four years of hard work. The hard work had been rewarded with a prize of the World Architecture Festival in Barcelona (2008) and the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture (2009).
During this tour, you will also see the home of the King and Queen of Norway. The palace is only open to the public on specific occasions. However, even when it is closed, you can still enjoy its gorgeous architecture and listen to fascinating stories. The Palace is one of the best examples of Neo-Gothic architecture. It is a 19th-century movement in architecture that was based entirely on the medieval Gothic style.
The palace is surrounded by the Royal Palace Park, where you can stroll around and get some fresh air while enjoying the beautiful nature. The park has seven statues, the oldest dating from 1875, all having a special meaning. There is also a separate part called ‘The Queen’s Park,’ but it is only open from 18 May to 1 October. This park is specially reserved for the Royal Family when staying at the Palace.
The Fram Museum is dedicated to Norwegian polar exploration. It also exhibits images of the living creatures in the polar regions, such as penguins and polar bears. The museum is centered on the original exploration vessel, Fram. It is the strongest wooden ship ever created and still the only ship that sailed farthest south and furthest north. The building also holds the first vessel ever to transit the Northwest Passage.
Overall, you get to learn many exciting things about the polar area in Norway. The museum takes you back to several timelines with their original objects.
Vigeland (sculpture) Park
The Vigeland Park, also known as the sculpture park, is Gustav Vigeland’s life work. There are over 200 sculptures situated in the park. The sculptures are made of granite, bronze, and wrought iron. Gustav spent more than 40 years doing the work you see in today’s park. It is the world’s largest sculpture park created by one person.
While rolling around, you see figures of naked humans in different circumstances. It is very different from the naked statues you see in famous museums. The sculptures you pass in this park give you the chance to think beyond reality. You will see flying babies and many unrealistic situations. Dive in and think beyond what is imaginable.
After 4 hours of discovering Oslo’s highlights, your driver and your guide take you back to your hotel or cruise port.
Choose this tour with public transport:
You can also do this tour by means of public transport. The guide will meet you at a designated meeting point in the city. With this option, the tour duration will be 5 hours. There are three legs to consider with the bus and/or metro:
– To Vigelandparken – which will be done by bus and metro.
– From Vigelandparken to Fram Museum – which will be done by bus
– Fram Museum back to the city center – which will be done by bus