- Oslo city tour including Vigeland Park, Holmenkollen Ski Jump and the Viking Ship Museum
- See the incredible sculptures of Gustav Vigeland on a walk around Vigeland Park
- Take in the views from Holmenkollen Ski Jump during a photo stop
- Enjoy a tour of the Viking Ship Museum at Bygdøy Peninsula
- See well-preserved 9th-century Viking longboats such as the Gokstad
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What You Can Expect
Stop at Vigeland Park to walk around the 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 Sinataggen, a model of an angry London boy.
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. See the Oseberg and Gokstad, boats that were built from oak in the 9th century, as well as the jewels, tapestries, sleighs and other artifacts that were discovered on board. From here you travel by coach back to the city center (January 1 through March 3 and October 27 through December 31) or by boat (April 4 through October 26).
The tour was a great way to see the highlights of Oslo in a few short hours. The guide's English was very easily understood and I believe she followed up each English highlight once again in German. I thought the time spent in the Viggeland Scuplture Park could have been a touch longer and the time spent in the Viking Museum a touch shorter.
I had a few hours before flying out, so booked this tour, very worthwhile. The tour lasted 3.5 hours - bus up and ferry back (June is summer, hence ferry back). The tour was flexible - due to rain, we changed schedule and went to the Ski Jump before the sculpture park. We had about 30 mins at each site. Enough time at the Viking Ship Museum as most of the individual items were described in Norwegian language - so listening to the guide at the beginning is important. Time at Ski Jump was just enough to get to the bottom of the jump for the best shot, although the bus would stop there for half a minute to let you take photos onboard; you could choose to only walk to the middle layer to take photos upwards and downwards; I went to the bottom of the jump and just passed the chapel and took photos, no time to get in. Sculpture Park was good, you must follow the guide to understand the meaning of the main works. There was no time to do our own walk-around in the park - one could spend whole day there, it's a beautiful park.