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Viking Ship Museum (Vikingskipshuset) Tours

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Viking Ship Museum (Vikingskipshuset)
Set on Oslo’s Bygdoy Peninsula, the Viking Ship Museum (Vikingskipshuset) houses an extensive collection of Viking-era artifacts discovered around Oslo Fjord. The museum is best known for its Viking ships, which have been painstakingly reconstructed and elegantly displayed in pristine white galleries.
 
The Basics
Keep an eye out for the three ninth-century Viking-age longboats, which were excavated in Southern Norway after centuries of being buried in peat. View the Gokstad Viking Ship, a well-preserved Viking ship built around AD 890, and the Oseberg boat, which features exceptional woodwork and is believed to have been constructed purposefully for the burial of wealthy Vikings.

Most city tours feature a visit to the Viking Ship Museum, including hop-on hop-off bus tours and Oslo walking tours. Many excursions combine a museum visit with stops at other city highlights, such as Akershus Fortress, Vigeland Sculpture Park, and Oslo City Hall. The Oslo Pass includes admission to the Viking Ship Museum and is a good option if you’d rather visit independently. 
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Viking Ship Museum offers free audio guides in English. 
  • There are no restaurants on-site, so be sure to eat before you arrive.
  • The museum and its exhibit halls are wheelchair accessible.
  • Entrance to the Viking Ship Museum also includes access to the Norwegian ethnographic collection in the Museum of Cultural History, where artifacts include Egyptian mummies and medieval decorative arts.
 
How to Get There
The Viking Ship Museum is located outside Oslo’s city center and is easily accessible by bus or ferry. Organized tours offer an easy way to visit and allow you to avoid the hassle of navigation. 
 
When to Get There
Open year-round, the Viking Ship Museum has longer hours in the summer to accommodate a spike in tourism. Opt for an early morning or late afternoon visit to avoid crowds. 
 
Nearby Attractions
Make the most of your time in the Bygdoy area with visits to the nearby Fram Museum, Norsk Folkmuseum, and The Kon-Tiki Museum—all located within a 10-minute walk of each other.
Address: Huk Aveny 35, 0287, Oslo, Norway
Admission: Varies
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Oslo Pass

Oslo Pass

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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.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.11
From
$49.11

Shore Excursion: Oslo Highlights Tour with Viking Ship Museum and Vigeland Park

Shore Excursion: Oslo Highlights Tour with Viking Ship Museum and Vigeland Park

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When your ship docks in Oslo's port, take a comprehensive tour of the city's highlights with this half-day 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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.70
From
$83.70

Private Oslo City & Viking Ship Museum Walking Tour

Private Oslo City & Viking Ship Museum Walking Tour

Get a taste of Oslo’s colorful history with this 3.5-hour private walking tour. Start at the Nobel Peace Center, and visit the quirky Opera House, Central Station, and Norwegian Tiger as you explore the city center. Head to the Viking Ship Museum in Bygdøy to see original ships and listen to stories about the beliefs, culture, and customs of the Vikings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$176.12
Price varies by group size
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$176.12
Price varies by group size
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Oslo Highlights and Viking Ship Museum

Oslo Highlights and Viking Ship Museum

This is a tour around the city of Oslo with the photo stops at the most amazing city's sights, such as Akershus Castle and Fortress and the Royal Palace Park (Slottsparken), Oslo Cathedral, Oslo Fjord and Oslo Opera House and many others. Also on the tour you will visit the famous Viking Ship Museum with its archaeological finds from different areas of Scandinavia.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$447.00
Price varies by group size
From
$447.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Shore Excursion: Oslo City Tour and Viking Ship Museum

Private Shore Excursion: Oslo City Tour and Viking Ship Museum

Sightseeing tour of Oslo with a visit to the Viking Museum. You will see the street Karl Johansgt, the old fortress Akershus, the National Theatre, the Parliament Building, the Oslo Cathedral, the Royal Palace, the Vigeland park, the Holmenkollen Ski jump, the Viking Museum, etc. Then you can return to the pier or stay in the city center and continue the walk.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$523.00
Price varies by group size
From
$523.00
Price varies by group size
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Sightseeing Private Tour of Oslo and Viking Ship Museum

Sightseeing Private Tour of Oslo and Viking Ship Museum

Sightseeing tour of Oslo with a visit to the Viking Museum. You will see the street Karl Johansgt, the old fortress Akershus, the National Theatre, the Parliament Building, the Oslo Cathedral, the Royal Palace, the Vigeland park, the Holmenkollen Ski jump, the Viking Museum, etc. Then you can return to the hotel or stay in the city center and continue the walk.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$555.00
Price varies by group size
From
$555.00
Price varies by group size
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Private 6-hrs Oslo Exclusive Driverguide Luxury Limo/Van-Tour, Price pr Vehicle

Private 6-hrs Oslo Exclusive Driverguide Luxury Limo/Van-Tour, Price pr Vehicle

Private Tour (Priced per car) that can be tailored according to our interests and preferences. The tour doesn't follow the standard tourist route, but also show the local life and living areas around the Aker River. . We are all native Scandinavians with a keen interest in our country’s culture and history. We are especially passionate about giving visitors the opportunity to explore all Oslo has to offer, including its spectacular surrounding fjord - and forest area, and the city's fascinating rural and urban culture and history. All our driverguides are formally trained and licensed guides. We also come from educational and professional backgrounds which have given us extensive insight into additional facets of Norwegian society such as industry, trade and the arts. We guarantee skilled, safe and comfortable driving using the best modern vehicles available today.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,341.02
per group
From
$1,341.02
per group

Full 7 hours-day Private Oslo

Full 7 hours-day Private Oslo "Stroll and Roll" by Norway Exclusive Limousines

Oslo Pass Included! This private Stroll&Roll tour combines the best of strolling through the city center of Oslo (Note: Driving restrictions, thus best by foot) followed by the comfortable "roll" up hills in our luxury limousines. Always guided by one of our skilled and licensed guides. Starting at your hotel (either with the Stroll or the Roll first) we guide you through our history from the Viking age, through the renaissance, the capital development in the 19th century to our vibrant living city center of today. Then up hill to the Vigeland sculpture park and the Holmenkollen ski area, and maybe the famous apple cake at Frognerseter traditional restaurant? Ending the day in the maritime homeland of the Vikings and the great polar explorers! And maybe a "sun-downer" at the Opera house, imaging the ice berg rising up from the blue fjord. Any wishes or ideas? We adopt!
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$657.63
Price varies by group size
From
$657.63
Price varies by group size

7 hours Private Limousine tour combined Oslo & Tyrifjord including

7 hours Private Limousine tour combined Oslo & Tyrifjord including "The Twist"

This private scenic tour combines the best of Oslo attractions and the beautiful scenic area of Tyrifjord and Jevnaker. The main attraction of the tour is the Kistefos Museum and Gallery. We'll do a guided tour through the outdoor sculpture park and of course the highlight "The Twist" . This is a spectacular "twisted" building or bridge across the river containing modern art. The Twist is listed in New Your times as nr 21 out of 50 of "things to see" in 2020. For a light lunch (cake/coffee) either to Kistefos or when returning we can recommend the Kleivstua Restaurant close to the Queens View. In Oslo we recommend focus on the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park and the Viking Ship Museum. However since private tour, guests can choose. Entrances are included in the tour price.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$657.63
Price varies by group size
From
$657.63
Price varies by group size

Private 7,5-hrs Oslo Fjord&Vikings Roundtrip Limo-,Van- or Minibus - per Vehicle

Private 7,5-hrs Oslo Fjord&Vikings Roundtrip Limo-,Van- or Minibus - per Vehicle

This scenic Oslo Fjord roundtrip gives you a nice insight into the beautiful countryside surrounding the Oslo Fjord. The driving time is approximately 3 hours + the 40 minutes large comfortable ferry. Note: As a private tour we are happy to change itinerary according to your preferences or wishes. Most of the tour we go scenic countryside roads, but the transport back north to Oslo in the afternoon goes at the E18 motorway. Thus there is plenty of time to stretch your legs and experience the nature, history and culture that this tour offers, accompanied by your guide. All our driverguides are formally trained and licensed guides. We also come from educational and professional backgrounds which have given us extensive insight into additional facets of Norwegian society. This tour give the combination of the dramatic World War 2 sinking of Hitler's proud ship Blucher in 1940, insight in the viking life and burials, and also the location for the famous painter Edvard Munch.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,850.26
per group
From
$1,850.26
per group

Private 5-hrs Oslo Exclusive Driverguide Luxury Limo/Van-Tour incl Museums

Private 5-hrs Oslo Exclusive Driverguide Luxury Limo/Van-Tour incl Museums

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Private Tour (Priced per car) that can be tailored according to our interests and preferences. The tour doesn't follow the standard tourist route, but also show the local life and living areas around the Aker River. . We are all native Scandinavians with a keen interest in our country’s culture and history. We are especially passionate about giving visitors the opportunity to explore all Oslo has to offer, including its spectacular surrounding fjord - and forest area, and the city's fascinating rural and urban culture and history. All our driverguides are formally trained and licensed guides. We also come from educational and professional backgrounds which have given us extensive insight into additional facets of Norwegian society such as industry, trade and the arts. We guarantee skilled, safe and comfortable driving using the best modern vehicles available today.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,255.48
per group
From
$1,255.48
per group

Private Shore Excursion: All-Highlights of Oslo

Private Shore Excursion: All-Highlights of Oslo

Sightseeing tour by car (2 hours) and a walking tour (2 hours) in the city of Oslo with a visit to the Viking Museum. You will see Karl Johansgt Street, the old Akershus fortress, the National Theater, the parliament building, Oslo Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Vigeland Park, the Viking Museum, Oslo Town Hall, etc. Then you will return to the ship or you can stay in the city center and continue walking.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$592.00
Price varies by group size
From
$592.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Join-in Shore Excursion: All-Highlights of Oslo

Join-in Shore Excursion: All-Highlights of Oslo

Sightseeing tour by car (2 hours) and a walking tour (2 hours) in the city of Oslo with a visit to the Viking Museum. You will see Karl Johansgt Street, the old Akershus fortress, the National Theater, the parliament building, Oslo Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Vigeland Park, the Viking Museum, Oslo Town Hall, etc. Then you will return to the ship or you can stay in the city center and continue walking. Min travelers per product: 8
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$263.00
From
$263.00
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Oslo Highlights with a visit to the Viking Museum

Oslo Highlights with a visit to the Viking Museum

Sightseeing tour by car (2 hours) and a walking tour (2 hours) in the city of Oslo with a visit to the Viking Museum. You will see Karl Johansgt street, the old Akershus fortress, the National Theater, the Parliament Building, Oslo Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Vigeland Park, the Viking Museum, the Oslo City Hall, etc. Then you will be taken back to the hotel or you can stay in the city center and continue the walk.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$454.00
Price varies by group size
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$454.00
Price varies by group size
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City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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Explore Oslo on a city sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour; 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 multiple 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
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.44
From
$45.44
Taking safety measures

Oslo Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Oslo Shore Excursion: City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

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When your cruise ship docks at the Port of Oslo, head into town and see the sights on a hop-on hop-off tour with City Sightseeing. This DIY shore excursion allows you to explore Oslo at your own pace, and learn about the landmarks and attractions with the help of audio commentary. Use your 24-hour ticket to see sights like the Kon-Tiki Museum, Akershus Fortress, Vigeland Sculpture Park and more.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$45.44
From
$45.44
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Private Bike Tour (4 hours)

Private Bike Tour (4 hours)

A guided bike tour is a safe and unique way to discover Oslo, a bike friendly city with very limited car traffic, bike paths and green parks in every neighborhood. Your guide will not only guide you safely around the city, but share stories about life in Oslo and Norway: history as well as cultural aspects like food, weather, the welfare state, politics, nature and more. During uncertain times due to the Covid-19 crisis, it is wise to choose an outdoor activity with good distance between participants. A private bike tour is the perfect option. Feel like a local and discover the city by bike. In this 4-hour version of our popular private bike tour, history and nature are the focus with a visit to the Viking Ship Museum included, plus extended time at Oslo's beaches and rugged coast. Feel free to tell the guide about any sites you want to visit and we can tailor the tour to your needs!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$597.85
per group
From
$597.85
per group
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Oslo Discovery Tour: Holmenkollen, Vigeland Park, Fram and Viking Ship Museum

Oslo Discovery Tour: Holmenkollen, Vigeland Park, Fram and Viking Ship Museum

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Perfect for first-time visitors and those with limited time, this comprehensive coach tour of Oslo takes you to the city's most important attractions, including Vigeland sculpture park and Holmekollen ski jump, as well as the Fram and Viking Ship Museums.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$62.90
From
$62.90
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Oslo Highlights Private Walking Tour

Oslo Highlights Private Walking Tour

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This 4-hour private tour shows you only the best of Oslo. Visit the Opera House and Palace in the city center, then explore the dreamy sculptures of Vigeland Park and listen to stories about the artist who created them. Head to the Viking Ship Museum to see some of the best-preserved ships in the world. Delve into Viking culture and learn about its impact on Norway today.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$229.88
Price varies by group size
From
$229.88
Price varies by group size
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Best of Oslo Join-in Shore Excursion

Best of Oslo Join-in Shore Excursion

Make the most of your time on shore and explore the best of Oslo by foot and by bus on this guided tour. Starting from outside the cruise terminal, head first for Vigeland Sculpture Park to see an impressive number of works by Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland, before continuing to the Viking Ship Museum (admission included), Oslo City Hall, and the ancient fortress of Akershus. Before heading back to ship, you have some free time to explore farther independently.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.00
From
$130.00
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Viking Ship and Open-Air Museum Private Tour

Viking Ship and Open-Air Museum Private Tour

Visit the famous Viking Ship Museum with its archaeological finds from different areas of Scandinavia and the Open-Air Museum that holds rural history of Norway. During the city tour you will also make great photo stops at such attractions as Akershus Castle and Fortress and the Royal Palace Park (Slottsparken), Oslo Cathedral, Oslo Fjord and Oslo Opera House and many others.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$708.00
Price varies by group size
From
$708.00
Price varies by group size
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Best of Oslo Private Tour

Best of Oslo Private Tour

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When your ship docks in Oslo's port, take a private tour of the city on foot. Walk through the Norwegian capital, including visits to the Royal Palace, the National Theater, the Parliament Building, Oslo Cathedral, and Akershus. Visit Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Museum, and Oslo's best lookout: the Holmenkollen Skip Jump.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$492.00
Price varies by group size
From
$492.00
Price varies by group size
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