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Oslo Opera House (Operahuset) Tours

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Oslo Opera House (Operahuset)
Norway’s stylish, innovative new arts center opened in 2008 at Bjørvika, with views stretching out over Oslo Fjord. It is home to the national ballet, opera and orchestral companies but audiences probably come as much for the sublime waterside setting of this gleaming white auditorium as they do for the performances. Designed by Norwegian architect Tarald Lundevall, who also built the National September 11 Memorial Museum & Pavilion in New York, the opera house is constructed of marble, granite and glass and won the prestigious Mies van der Rohe Award for Contemporary Architecture in 2009. Inside there are three main stages, combined able to seat audiences of up to 2,000; all this is supported by a staff of 620 led by artistic director Tom Remlov in a labyrinth of more than 1,000 studios and workshops.

Acoustics are second to none and the repertoire includes modern dance and classical ballet, jazz, chamber and Baroque concerts, plus light-hearted operettas and serious opera. Open-air concerts are held on the opera house’s sloping roof in summer and there are sometimes small recitals in the foyer. The Argent restaurant is currently the place to lunch in Oslo.

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The opera house box office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Sunday from noon until 6 p.m. Ticket prices vary based on each production. 
Address: Oslo Opera House, Oslo, Norway
Hours: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Sunday from noon until 6 p.m.
Admission: Prices vary
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Panoramic Oslo City Sightseeing Tour

Panoramic Oslo City Sightseeing Tour

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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.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$40.10
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US$40.10
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Discover Oslo on foot

Discover Oslo on foot

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Get a closer look at some of Oslo’s most popular attractions on a private 3-hour walking tour. Follow your guide to Oslo City Call, Karl Johans Gate, the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, and more. Set at a leisurely pace, you have ample opportunity to take photos and ask questions. Perfect for first time visitors, the tour also gives you the opportunity to get insider suggestions for the rest of your trip.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$214.20
per group
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US$214.20
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Oslo walk sightseeing tour

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Oslo walk sightseeing tour

If you have limited time in Oslo, skip the crowded group tours and enjoy a personalized experience of the city. This private excursion is exclusively for your party and takes you to see the city’s main sights on foot. You’ll see such attractions as the Opera House, City Hall, and Royal Palace while learning from your guide about Oslo’s fascinating history.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$207.28
per group
US$259.10
US$51.82 savings
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US$207.28
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US$259.10
US$51.82 savings
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Oslo Private Panoramic Tour

Oslo Private Panoramic Tour

Spend your shore excursion in Oslo in the company of a private guide during this driving tour. Get personalized attention and enjoy a flexible itinerary while visiting the city's highlights, such as the Oslo Opera House, the Cathedral, Slottsparken, Akershus Castle, and the Oslo Fjord.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$345.00
Price varies by group size
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US$345.00
Price varies by group size
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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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US$63.49
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US$63.49
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Oslo Small Group Walking Tour

Oslo Small Group Walking Tour

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Discover Oslo on foot during this small-group walking tour. As you visit landmarks like the Akershus Castle, the Norwegian Parliament, and the Opera House, your local guide shares information on Norway from the Vikings through present day. In addition to these major sights, your guide points out lesser-known backstreets and other hidden gems.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$51.98
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US$51.98

Oslo sights by car

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Oslo sights by car

Four hours sightseeing tour on board a private vehicle with a local licensed guide. Perfect for a visitor that is just spending a few days in the city. We will give you a taste of the life in this vibrant capital and make sure you see the most important sights of the city as well as its architectonical and cultural diversity. The tour includes visit to sights, photo stops and short walks. We will pick you up at your hotel, meet you at The Opera House or a convenient location that you indicate.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$723.53
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US$904.42
US$180.89 savings
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US$904.42
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Oslo Easy Walk 2 hours

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Oslo Easy Walk 2 hours

In this easy walk of Oslo you will see the main attractions of the city centre and hear the history that has shaped this capital city throughout the centuries. You will be guided by a professional certified guide expert in many aspects of the city. You will have the opportunity to take pictures and enjoy Oslo as a local by walking in its main streets. This tour is just two hours perfect for first time visitors who want to get an idea of what Oslo is about. The short walk is also ideal if you are travelling with children.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$68.57
US$85.71
US$17.14 savings
Price varies by group size
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US$68.57
US$85.71
US$17.14 savings
Price varies by group size
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Oslo easy walk

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Oslo easy walk

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Easy walk in Oslo In a two hour guided tour you will get the essence of Oslo and its most important institutions. Make your way from historical buildings to contemporary award-winning architecture like our striking 2008 Opera house building. Discover the most important sights that have shaped the history of this vibrant city. See the print left by its history of unions and walk down the street named after a Swedish King with French origin and learn why. Live the vibrant atmosphere of the many cafes, bars and shops of the area. Don’t miss the opportunity of taking your picture in the internationally known City Hall where The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded every year. Walk on the roof of a building is possible when you visit the Opera house in Oslo. As a bonus indulge in the beautiful views of the Oslo fjord that you can appreciate from there. Get inspired by this city of contrasts when walking through contemporary architecture buildings and their unconventional shapes.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$19.43
US$24.29
US$4.86 savings
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Oslo Self Guided Audio Tour

Oslo Self Guided Audio Tour

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Norway’s vibrant capital city, Oslo, has rich layers of Norse kings, raiding Vikings, and modern culture. This audio tour guides you to some of the city’s top sites, including the Nobel Peace Prize Centre, Viking Ship Museum, Akershus Fortress, Norwegian Resistance Museum, and more. Along the way, you’ll hear the history of the city’s early roots as a Viking stronghold, learn about the Great Fire, and step into the present day.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$15.29
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US$15.29
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Oslo Highlights. Best Private Walking Tour of Oslo with a Local Guide.

Oslo Highlights. Best Private Walking Tour of Oslo with a Local Guide.

There is indeed a lot to do in Oslo!  “Oslo” translated from old Norwegian language means: ‘the valley of Gods”.     If you going to have a half-day sightseeing, I would recommend you to have to a City Tour by foot for 3 hours, showing the city center, i.e. Aker Brygge, the Royal Palace, the Parliament, the University, the main streets, etc.  You will also visit a medieval Fortress Akershus / Vigeland Sculpture Park My references available at Viator site
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$228.48
per group
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US$228.48
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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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US$663.90
Price varies by group size
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US$663.90
Price varies by group size

Oslo City Highlights Walking Tour

Oslo City Highlights Walking Tour

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Explore the best of Oslo, Norway on this sightseeing adventure. Visit many of Oslo’s top attractions on this guided tour—sites like Parliament House, the Kvadraturen neighborhood, the National Theatre, and the Royal Palace, to name just a few. It’s the perfect introduction to Norway’s capital city.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$57.12
Price varies by group size
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US$57.12
Price varies by group size
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Oslo City Walks - The City of Contrasts

Oslo City Walks - The City of Contrasts

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Uncover the past, present and future of Norway's capital on an alternative tour of Oslo. Set out on an illuminating walk through this ever-growing city and experience some of its most intriguing architectural sights. See the modern Opera House—which you can actually walk upon—and learn about the transformation of Oslo's Bjørvika district from a former container port into the city's main cultural hub. You'll also have an opportunity to visit some of Olso's most historic neighborhoods and structures—including a medieval fortress—and experience how it all blends together seamlessly.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$22.28
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US$22.28

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
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US$663.90
Price varies by group size
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US$663.90
Price varies by group size

Oslo Tour: The European Green Capital (Private tour)

Oslo Tour: The European Green Capital (Private tour)

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Join this walking tour full of sustainable inspiration and hidden gems. You will discover Oslo from different perspectives whilst learning why Oslo became one of the best cities in Europe. On your tour, you will be led through the vivid Bjørvika Quarter and see landmarks such as the Oslo Opera House, Sørenga, the Losæter Community Garden, the ruins of Old Oslo, and the most culturally diverse district, Grønland. Your journey then continues along the Akerselva River, which offers a great escape from the rush of the capital and is the cradle of Oslo's underground culture. Later, your tour will finish in the Vulkan area, Oslo's so-called "sustainable laboratory."
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  • 3 hours to 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$89.11
Price varies by group size
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US$89.11
Price varies by group size
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Best Private Walking Tour of Oslo with a Local Guide

Best Private Walking Tour of Oslo with a Local Guide

Can show in details as I live in Oslo. Tell you some interesting stories about the sites, and what is unusual compared to other countries
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$279.18
per group
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US$279.18
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
From
US$1,267.45
per group
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US$1,267.45
per group

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
From
US$1,353.81
per group
From
US$1,353.81
per group

City Excursion (museums free). Tour of Oslo City’s Hidden Gems

City Excursion (museums free). Tour of Oslo City’s Hidden Gems

Get a comprehensive overview of Oslo’s main attractions and a look at some of its best kept secrets on a private half-day tour. Your personal guide is with you every step of the way to help navigate and provide insider information at each location. Walk on top of the Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, explore Akershus Fortress, meander through Vigeland Sculpture Park, and more on your exclusive orientation to the city.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$456.97
per group
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US$456.97
per group

A Well Balanced Food and History Tour with Focus on the Scandinavian Kitchen

A Well Balanced Food and History Tour with Focus on the Scandinavian Kitchen

Take a peek inside the history and traditions of the Scandinavian kitchen on this half-day tour in Oslo. This tour combines visits to Oslo historic highlights—such as Akershus Fortress, Parliament, Royal Residence, and the National Gallery—with eating and drinking destinations. Listen to commentary about Scandinavian food during visits to a traditional Norwegian canteen, the Freja Chocolatier, the main food market, and historic restaurants.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$314.16
per group
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US$314.16
per group

River Bike Tour in Oslo

River Bike Tour in Oslo

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Pedal a scenic path along the Akerselva River on a 3-hour bike tour of Oslo with a small group and local guide. Discover the city’s landmarks and hidden gems as you wind from the elegant opera house to a vibrant, creative neighborhood full of public art. Enjoy time to browse the stalls at a thriving fresh food market, and see the waterfalls at the heart of the city. Get insider recommendations on the best places to eat, drink and visit in the city while exploring Oslo as the locals do.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$482.84
per group
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US$482.84
per group
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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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US$84.50
From
US$84.50

Oslo City Tour, Including the Kon-Tiki Museum

Oslo City Tour, Including the Kon-Tiki Museum

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Perfect for first-time visitors to Oslo, and those with limited time, this half-day tour takes you to three of the Norwegian capital's highlights, the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Vigeland Sculpture Park, and Kon-Tiki Museum. In the company of a guide, you'll learn all about the city's history and culture as you journey between sites.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$57.12
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US$57.12

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What are Oslo Opera House (Operahuset) hours of operation?
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Oslo Opera House (Operahuset) hours of operation: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Sunday from noon until 6 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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