- Half-day Oslo city tour by coach with an expert local guide
- Walk around Frogner Park to see bronze and granite sculptures by Gustav Vigeland
- Admire incredible views of Oslo from the Holmenkollen Ski Jump
- Visit Bygdøy Peninsula for several of Oslo’s top attractions and cultural museums
- Learn about famous Norwegian boats on tours of the Viking Ship Museum, Fram Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum
What You Can Expect
Stop at Frogland Park to walk around a world-renowned collection of sculptures by the beloved Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland. Home to more than 200 bronze and granite sculptures, the park is one of Norway’s top attractions, drawing visitors from around the world. Look out for the 46-foot (14-meter) Monolith sculpture, as well as The Angry Boy (Sinnataggen).
Continue to the famous Holmenkollen Ski Jump, used during the 1952 Winter Olympics, it has since been totally rebuilt and the new centre opened in 2010. Enjoy roughly 20 minutes of free time to soak up the views over Oslo and take photos. Perched on top of a hill, the iconic ski jump is known for being one of the city’s finest vantage points.
Travel onward to Bygdøy Peninsula, a rural city neighborhood where many of Oslo’s top attractions are found. Visit the Viking Ship Museum for a tour and learn about Norway's rich Viking past while viewing some of the world’s best-preserved Viking ships. Continue to the nearby Fram Museum to see the polar ship Fram, a wooden vessel that traveled along the Arctic Sea in the late 1800s. Take a tour of the powerful schooner — the first boat to reach the South Pole — and learn about life at sea in the harsh polar conditions. After touring the museum, take some free time to browse the exhibits and artifacts.
Stop for lunch at the museum’s on-site cafe (own expense), before visiting your final attraction: Kon-Tiki Museum. The museum is named after the raft that Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl sailed on between Peru and Polynesia; see it and other boats such as the equally impressive Ra II. Hear tales of Heyerdahl’s intrepid expeditions from your guide, and then return to your coach to finish with a drop-off back at Oslo City Hall.
We booked this tour instead of booking a tour through the cruise company and it was extremely good value for money. The tour guide that took us round the museums was very knowledgable and the amount of time that we spent at each museum was about right. My son would have liked more time at the ski jump so that he could have had a go on the zip wire but that would probably need a trip on its own due to the tine involved. We opted for the 10.30 am tour and were able to walk to the meeting place at the town hall easily in 15 minutes. I was glad that we went for that tour time because the tour actually lasted closer to 5 hours as opposed to the 3.45 hours viator advises and I would have been worried about making it back to the ship on time if we had taken the pm trip. Both my sons (age 16 and 24) and my husband and I enjoyed the trip and would certainly look at booking further trips through viator on future holidays.
Tour timing and guide were great