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Oslo has modest distances between major hubs and attractions and lends itself to cycling - Photo: ©VisitOSLO/Rod Costa
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Oslo has modest distances between major hubs and attractions and lends itself to cycling Photo: ©VisitOSLO/Rod Costa

Tour Suggestions in Oslo

Oslo offers a variety of sightseeing tours in different languages by boat, bus, or on foot. Tours are available all year.

Sightseeing in Oslo

bus sightseeing tour is an enjoyable way of seeing Oslo and its top attractions, such as Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park, Holmenkollen Ski Jump and the Viking Ship Museum.

HMK Sightseeing's guided bus tours are available daily all year, and in summer your choices also include hop on-hop off bus tours and Båtservice Sightseeing's guided bus tours.

Båtservice also offers boat sightseeing tours with great views of the Oslofjord and its many islands. The daily hop on-hop off mini cruise is available year-round, and in summer there are also daily fjord cruises and combination tours by boat and bus.

For a unique sightseeing tour, you can try sightseeing by taxi, seaplane, limousine, helicopter or chartered boat; the view of Oslo is beautiful from every angle. An eco-friendly and fun way of taking in the sights is a guided bike tour, available daily in the summer season.

The capital has an efficient public transportation system, making it easy to explore Oslo on your own. The city trams can guide you comfortably through Oslo’s diverse neighborhoods, and the Oslofjord ferries can take you island hopping.

Walking is another great way to see the sights, and the Opera House and Akershus Fortress are ideal for sightseeing on foot. Oslo Guidebureau and Oslo Guideservice's guided walks include traditional walks to the top attractions and themed walks that emphasize history or architecture.

If you would like to join a sightseeing tour in Oslo, check the day-by-day sightseeing calendar to see which tours are available each day.

Excursions from Oslo

Trips to Norway's world famous fjords are available daily from Oslo. In as little as one full day, you can travel by train to Fjord Norway, experience the magnificent fjords and mountains, and return to Oslo.

The popular Norway in a nutshell®  is available all year, but you have a wider range of tour options in summer.

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Last updated:  2013-11-05
A bus sightseeing tour is an enjoyable way of seeing Oslo and its top attractions - Photo: ©VisitOSLO/Rolf Thoresen
A bus sightseeing tour is an enjoyable way of seeing Oslo and its top attractions

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Oslo has modest distances between major hubs and attractions and lends itself to cycling - Photo: ©VisitOSLO/Rod Costa

Tour Suggestions in Oslo

Oslo offers a variety of sightseeing tours in different languages by boat, bus, or on foot. Tours are available all year.

Tour Suggestions in Oslo

Source: Visitnorway

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Key facts about Oslo

The capital of Norway is also its largest city. Oslo has over 600,000 inhabitants and covers 454 square kilometers, 242 of which are forests.

Tourist information in Oslo

Oslo Tourist Information can help with accommodation, the Oslo Pass, currency exchange and tickets for public transport, sightseeing and fjord tours.

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