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Private Oslo City Walk

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Catch stunning views of Oslo's iconic sites like the Oslo Opera House, the National Theatre, and more on this scenic private walking tour.

Observe how Oslo transformed from a medieval town to a modernized mecca as you visit iconic sites like the Akershus Fortress, the Oslo City Hall, the National Theatre, and more when you book this private walking excursion. Your scenic tour includes a private guide, who will share stories of the capital of Norway's past and how it was rebuilt in a completely different location and transformed into the contemporary city it is today. You'll also get to admire the architectural excellence of sites like the Oslo Opera House and the Norwegian Parliament and stroll down the main shopping street of Karl Johans gate. With the chance to see stunning views of the Fjord and Oslo Harbor, this private walking tour is ideal for culture connoisseurs and shopping aficionados alike.

Kick off your scenic walking tour at the Nobel Peace Center in the scenic Aker Brygge neighborhood. Here, you'll catch breathtaking views of the iconic fjord and Oslo Harbor. Follow your guide through the city center to discover its iconic gems, including the Oslo City Hall. Your expert tour guide will share stories of Oslo's past, including everything you'll need to know about the famed Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony and how Oslo transformed from a city of ashes to the modern town that it is today.

Although Norway's capital dates back to the medieval times when Vikings that raided towns and consumed fish only diets ruled the land, a fire in 1624 turned the original site to ashes. Instead of rebuilding Oslo at its same location, the King of Norway and Denmark moved the city to Oslo's present day city center. Here, you'll get to see famous sites like the main shopping street of Karl Johans gate, the University Square, and the 19th-century National Theatre, where visitors and locals alike flock to enjoy theatrical performances in one of the country's largest theaters. Grab your camera and get ready to see an example of an eclectic architectural style with the columnar Norwegian Parliament building.

Next, head to the iconic Akershus Fortress, where the royals once resided. Today the Akershus Fortress is a popular venue for performances like ceremonies and concerts. Wrap up this scenic tour with a stop to observe the architectural excellence of the Oslo Opera House, which boasts modern architecture that resembles an iceberg. You can even view the beauty of the city when you climb to the top, and catch a glimpse of the urban farmland hidden behind the Opera House, before returning to your port.

Whether you're looking to experience the contemporary architecture of Oslo or looking to immerse yourself in its history with a visit to the Akershus Fortress, this private walking excursion offers it all. Book this private city walking tour now for an unforgettable experience in Oslo.

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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $34.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Active, Scenic, Walking
Tour Duration
2 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
An approximately 10 minute walk or a taxi (not included, approximately 200 NOK each way) is required to reach your departure location, depending on where you are docked.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
Please dress comfortably and casually with comfortable walking shoes. Please also wear layers and weather appropriate clothing. We also suggest to bring an umbrella depending on the weather conditions of the day.
Guests must be able to walk for approximately 2.7 kilometers, sometimes over uneven surfaces. This tour is not recommended for guests with any mobility issues. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.