About this city center and suburb tour in Oslo
This 2-hour tour takes you around the capital city of Norway, Oslo. Your English-speaking private licensed guide will be meeting you at the cruise port or your city center accommodation. You will find them with a sign with your name on it.
While driving around to the various sights, you will see some of the top landmarks of Oslo. Enjoy the amazing views of architecture and nature from the comfort of your vehicle.
Bygdøy, the museum peninsula
Bygdøy is a peninsula near the city center where some of Oslo’s most famous museums are situated. It also has hiking trails and various beaches.
One particular museum that is located in Bygdøy is the Norsk Folkemuseum. The museum is all about the history of Norway. More specifically, it shows how people have been living from the 16th century up until our time. It is an open-air museum where you will find 160 historic buildings surrounded by nature.
Another museum located on the same peninsula is the Fram museum. It is a museum inspired by Norwegian polar exploration. It exhibits everything related to life in the polar region. It shows images of living creatures such as penguins and polar bears, or it has original ships that still maintain some of the world records.
Frogner Park is the biggest park in the central parts of Oslo. It is a place for the locals, and in the summertime, you will see people having a picnic, walking their dogs, having a barbecue, playing badminton, etc. It has Norway’s most extensive rose collection with about 14.000 plants of 150 different species.
The biggest playground in Norway is also located in this park, so many kids spend their time here. In the center of the park, you can find the Vigeland sculpture park.
All the sculptures you pass during your walk/roll are made by one artist named Gustav Vigeland. He spent over 40 years working on this project resulting in more than 200 sculptures. Every statue has its own fascinating story to tell, making you think about the impossible.
The Akershus Fortress is a medieval building constructed in the 13th century. It was initially built to protect the capital city and provide a residence for the royal family. The castle has also served as a military base prison and currently is a temporary office of Norway’s Prime Minister.
As it has had many functions, it also has a vibrant history. The guide will tell you all about it when you pass the fortress. Get drawn back in time while listening to his anecdotes and memorable stories. Wonder what life was like and how someone made buildings so strong that they survived many centuries.
The famous City Hall and the Nobel Peace Center are close to the fortress. Your guide will share more about their exciting function. Both hold special meanings and goals that will touch your heart.
At the end of this 2-hour tour, the driver will take you back to the cruise port or your city center accommodation.