Oslo City Hall (Radhus) Tours

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Home to the Oslo City Council and numerous galleries and studios, the Oslo City Hall (or Radhus) showcases the city’s political and cultural sides. It is widely considered one of Oslo’s architectural gems, winning the 2005 vote for Oslo’s "Structure of the Century."

Planning for City Hall began in 1915 and served a dual purpose: not only establishing an Oslo City Hall, but also replacing the old Oslo harbor slums. The building exemplifies a changing mentality in Norwegian architecture at the time, combining native romanticism, functionalism, and classicism.

Once inside, the building contains the Festival Gallery, complete with a stunning view of the harbor side, the East Gallery, with Petr Krohg’s stunning mid 20th century frescoes, “The town and its surroundings,” Banquet Hall, and Central Hall, with a mural of Oslo’s patron saint, St. Hallvard.

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Oslo City Hall is located on Pipervika in central Oslo, close to many of the city’s other important landmarks, including the Royal Palace, Karl Johan’s gate, the Oslo Cathedral, Nobel Peace Center, and the Ibsen Museum.

You will not have a hard time finding it, minutes away by public transportation on either the metro to Nationaltheatret or Stortinget, or by the 12 tram that surfs along the harbor.

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Address: Rådhusplassen, Oslo 0037, Norway
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Hours: Open daily 9am - 6pm
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Admission: Free
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The Essential Oslo Private Walking Tour

See Oslo's top sights and attractions on a fascinating walking tour. Set out from City Hall―home of the Noble Peace Prize―to explore Norway's bustling capital, taking in such local landmarks as Parliament, the Royal Palace and the University of Oslo. Marvel at Akershus Fortress, wander through Aker Brugge―a revitalized waterfront area now home to a bevy of stores, bars and restaurants―and visit the Tjuvholmen District, a foodie haven that also boast numerous art galleries. Get expert tips on the best spots to drink, eat and shop in the area.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$250.30 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Myths and Legends of Oslo

Follow in the footsteps of ancient Vikings, criminals and legendary local ghosts on a 2-hour walking tour through the heart of Oslo with a storyteller guide. See the main attractions in the historic center as you trace a route from City Hall to Kvadraturen and the landmarks of Karl Johans gate. Learn the dark side of local history as your guide brings fierce battles, myths and murders to life, and hear about some of Norway’s most offbeat traditions. Enjoy the change to take in Oslo's sights with a fun twist.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$208.59 USD
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Oslo City Highlights Walking Tour

Explore the best of Oslo, Norway on this 2-hour sightseeing adventure. Visit many of Oslo’s top attractions on this guided tour — sites like Parliament House, University of Oslo, the National Theatre, and the Royal Palace, to name just a few. It’s the perfect introduction to Norway’s capital city.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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$47.68 USD
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2.5-Hour Private Walking Tour: Oslo Criminal History

Skip the usual tourist sights in Oslo during this 2.5-hour private tour exploring the country’s criminal history. Trace the evolution of law and order in this modern, socially-progressive nation as you visit the city courthouse and government quarter, tour the location of major robberies and crimes, and discuss the country’s unusual prison system.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$214.55 USD
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All-Inclusive Oslo City Tour: Vigeland Park, Fram Museum or Kon-Tiki Museum, and the Viking Ship Museum

Enhance your sightseeing experience of Oslo on a half-day city tour of Norway’s capital. With a guide, travel to top sights by comfortable coach while delving into the rich history of the city. See the sculptures of Gustav Vigeland, stop for photos at Holmenkollen Ski Jump, and tour either the Fram Museum or Kon-Tiki Museum (your choice), as well as the Viking Ship Museum .
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$56.02 USD
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Oslo Combo Tour: Grand City Tour and Oslo Fjord Cruise

See Oslo's top sights on a full-day combo experience in the Norwegian capital. With a guide, take a sightseeing tour by coach, visiting Vigeland Park and stopping at the famous Holmenkollen Ski Jump for photos. Tour the Open Air Museum and enjoy your choice between the Kon-Tiki Museum or the Fram Museum. Then head out into the Oslo Fjord to enjoy a cruise around the idyllic coastal region.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$88.20 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Panoramic Oslo City Sightseeing Tour

Enhance your experience of Oslo on a comprehensive 2-hour sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital. With a knowledgeable guide, stop at significant attractions like Vigeland Park and Holmenkollen Ski Jump while gaining fascinating insight into the city’s rich historical heritage. Marvel at the incredible bronze and granite sculptures of Gustav Vigeland and absorb sweeping vistas of the pretty city from the vertiginous vantage point of the ski jump. Then, explore the city center by coach, cruising past monuments like Oslo Cathedral and Akershus Castle, while listening to interesting commentary.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$33.37 USD
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Visit Oslo Pass

Sightsee your way around the Norwegian capital with the Oslo Pass. Available with a range of validity periods, the city card is your ticket to get to know the city. Use it for free admissions to must-visit attractions like the Kon-Tiki Museum and Akershus Fortress, and make use of discounts at Tusenfryd theme park and Oslo Winter Park among other sites. Extra benefits include free public transport in select zones, discounted restaurant meals and more.
  • Duration: 3 days
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$47.08 USD
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  • Duration: 3 days
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Oslo City Tour, Including the Fram Museum or Kon-Tiki Museum

See the Norwegian capital’s historical and architectural highlights on a 4-hour city tour of Oslo. Traveling by luxury coach, visit Vigeland Park and stop for photos at Holmenkollen Ski Jump while listening to insightful commentary from a guide. Enjoy your choice between a visit to either the Fram Museum or Kon-Tiki Museum, and return to central Oslo by boat or coach, depending on the season.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$51.25 USD
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City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Explore Oslo by a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus; it’s the perfect way to discover Norway’s capital at your own pace. Use your voucher for 24 hours, and hop on and off the bus at 18 stops around the city. Listen to audio narration about each of the sights, and use the route to take you to attractions such as Vigeland Sculpture Park and Akershus Castle and Fortress
  • Duration: 1 day
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$50.68 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Shore Excursion: Oslo Highlights Tour with Viking Ship Museum and Vigeland Park

When your ship docks in Oslo's port, take a comprehensive tour of the city's highlights with this 4-hour shore excursion. Combine a walking tour with an express route on a sightseeing bus that allows you to take in landmarks such as the Viking Museum, the Vigeland Installation in Frogner Park, and others. Admission to all attractions and round-trip transportation from the port are included.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$90.99 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Small-Group Oslo Bike Tour: City Highlights

Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural majesty of Oslo on a leisurely 3-hour bike tour of the Norwegian capital. With a knowledgeable guide, cruise through the  charming city streets and visit popular attractions like Aker Brygge shipyard, Akerhus Castle and the Royal Palace. Receive an insightful introduction to the city’s rich historical heritage and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to only 15 people.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$40.31 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Oslo Minibus Small-Group Tour, 4 hours

Spend a half day on a whirlwind tour of Oslo, where you'll focus on the city's highlights and visit the Viking Ship Museum. You'll also go to the top of Holmenkollen, visit Akershus Fortress, and visit the Gustav Vigeland Sculpture Park, among other landmarks. This tour is perfect for first-time visitors or those without a lot of time to spend in Oslo.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$128.13 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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