Walking Tour of Oslo
Discover Oslo, capital city of Norway, by joining the Walking Tour of Oslo and learn more about the history of the city thanks to the commentary from an authorized local guide.
Stroll through the port of Oslo with an expert guide who will lead you to visit Akershus Castle and Fortress, a medieval complex which was built to protect the city. Today the medieval fortress of Akershus is still a military area. Its main building is the place where official ceremonies for foreign heads of state are held. At the port of Oslo, you can admire the modern city hall of Oslo, where the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded once a year.
The walking tour continues towards one of the most popular streets for shoppers: Karl Johans Gate. The Royal Palace and Parliament are located on Karl Johans avenue. Let the licensed local guide lead you to know the history of this official royal residence and its baroque park, both built for the new unified king of Norway and Sweden. Then go to the Parliament, built in yellow brick in 1866.
Continue your private tour to Oslo Cathedral, the city’s main place of worship dating back to the 17th century and the church where public events are held by the royal family and the Norwegian government.
Enter one of Oslo’s most important museums: the Viking Ship Museum. The main monuments that can be found inside the museum are the Viking ships including the Gokstad ship and the Oseberg ship. Let your authorized local guide tell you the history of the Vikings as you stroll through the museum.
Finally, stroll with your authorized local guide to Vigeland Park, an area inside Oslo’s Frognerparken to marvel at bronze and granite sculptures, bas–reliefs and wrought iron works by the Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland.
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