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The Best Guided Tours in Oslo, Norway

Find the guided tour of Oslo that suits you best.


So what are the best guided tours in Oslo, Norway? My favorite tours are shown in this travel article. So, relax and take a look at these great Oslo tours, get tour information and departure times, and then reserve yourself a seat on the guided tour that fits you best...

1. Full Day Grand Tour of Oslo

Royal Palace in Oslo, Norway
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This is the grandfather of all guided tours in Oslo, Norway - an interesting 7.5 hour tour by boat and bus that took us all around Oslo. Tour times are 10:30 am - 6:00 pm. For lunch, there is a seafood buffet included, which we really liked. Bring your camera to take pictures of the tour stops Polarship Farm, Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Vigeland Park, the Viking ships, and the Norwegian Folk Museum. This guided tour operates May - September and is great if you have a day to spare for Oslo's big sights.

2. The Oslo Experience Cruise & Bus Tour

City Hall of Oslo, Norway
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Part bus, part boat tour of Oslo. This guided Oslo tour consists of an interesting bus tour in and around the center of Oslo, and visitors will see the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, the Viking ships, and Kon-Tiki Raft. You will also be able to visit the Norwegian Folk Museum and Vigeland Park as part of the tour. And then, there's a sightseeing cruise - a very nice boat tour around Oslo. This seasonal guided tour departs daily May - August. Approx. 5 hours.

3. Guided Tour "Selected Oslo City Sightseeing"

Oslo Konserthus - Concert House in Oslo, Norway
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This guided tour of Oslo shows visitors every major attraction and makes for comfortable sightseeing in one afternoon. The tour takes visitors to the center of Oslo, the Vigeland Sculpture Park and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, as well as the ski museum and the Viking ships! Departs twice daily May through September, about 3.5 hours in length.

4. Oslo City "Hop On Hop Off" Tour

Vigeland Park in Oslo, Norway
Vigeland Park
This guided tour is as unique as Oslo is. Actually, it's more like a 24-hour ticket for an open-top double-decker bus for Oslo visitors. The double-decker bus stops at all the main sights of Oslo, Norway, and you can get on and off when and where you like. Listen to interesting commentary and enjoy the view from the top of the bus. Departs every 30 minutes from each stop and operates May - September. The tickets are valid for at least 24 hours.

5. The Oslo Evening Cruise (Fjord Tour)

Norwegian fields, cliffs, sea
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A guided tour by boat? Here it is. Feel like a real Viking on the tour operator's wooden sailing ship and, once on board, enjoy a fresh dinner buffet of Norwegian prawns and local breads while seeing Oslo and its green islands. This 3-hour tour is seasonal and operates daily from May to September. Discounts offered for children up to 16 years. I highly recommended this experience.

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