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  • Oslo Private Tour with a Local Guide

    1. Oslo Private Tour with a Local Guide

    Meet the local guide at your accommodation in Oslo and head out on a walking tour to explore the city. You’ll be in good hands with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your visit. Start by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Hear about the best places to eat and shop and learn the easiest ways to get around. On this customized tour you’ll see some of the top attractions and hear about more that you can visit on your own after the tour. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident you have all the information you need.

    Our tour guide, Oliver, took us to all the key spots in Oslo. He is a wealth of knowledge and knows the History of Norway very well.

  • Oslo: Food Tasting and Walking Tour

    2. Oslo: Food Tasting and Walking Tour

    See the sights of Oslo on a 3 to 3.5-hour walking tour and sample some classic local foods and craft brews along the way. Stroll through a colorful market and pop into locally loved eateries to try everything from savory fish dishes to traditional waffles. Hear about the city’s intriguing history and culinary culture as you walk between the major sights. Savor the flavor of fresh fish, and get served a tasty dessert at a legendary local kitchen. Visit a local market off the usual tourist trail and sample some different cheeses before exploring the different stalls on your own for about 15 minutes. Visit the colorful hipster and student area to try some of the local beers. Taste the local water of life known as "aquavit" as the bar owner explains where the beers come from.

    This tour combined a sampling of delicious traditional Norwegian food and drink and a visit to Mathallen market with a pleasant walk through Oslo where we learned a bit of local history and culture. Ivana does a great job. One of our favorite food tours, and we have done many over the years. Highly recommended!

  • Oslo Christmas Tour

    3. Oslo Christmas Tour

    The experience starts with a short stroll around the Christmas-y city. On your way to the Christmas market village, you will learn a bit about Oslo's history and some of the most famous sights. After about an hour, we will move to the 'Winter village' which is the biggest Christmas marketplace in Oslo. You will be able to take the opportunity to warm yourself up with the traditional Norwegian drink, “gløgg” (mulled wine), or taste some of the traditional Christmas foods such as “julegrøt” (porridge), “julepølse”(pork sausage), or “tynnlefser” (flatbread) and learn everything you need to know about the Christmas in Norway. The tour is concluded with a cozy session by the fire where your guide will be telling you one of the most magical Norwegian Christmas stories while you'll be sipping your warm gløgg.

    This was the perfect way to start my trip in Oslo! I got to see so much and the guide was very passionate about the city and its history.

  • Oslo Tour: The European Green Capital 2019

    4. Oslo Tour: The European Green Capital 2019

    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." Here you will receive a guided traditional Norwegian food tasting which offers the unique possibility to try a broad selection of traditional Norwegian food, such as different type of cheeses, cured sausages, reindeer, whale, sal...

    Great fun! Especially for those interested in architecture, new approaches to urbanism and community engagement. We learnt about the newest quarters of Oslo, waterfront regeneration and community projects as well as fast transforming trendy areas in the heart of the city. Definitely worth it, as many of the things we wouldn't have discovered just looking at the recommendations on the internet. The tour guide was super friendly and knowledgeable. After the tour, she sent us many links with further information on things we were interested in. Highly recommended at the beginning of your trip as you'll have more insight into the city with many more tips of places to visit!

  • Oslo: Street Food Culture Walking Tour

    5. Oslo: Street Food Culture Walking Tour

    Join a crash course into Oslo street cuisine on this guided walking tour that combines exploration of the city's hidden gems and the places offering the most typical flavors. Discover Norwegian food and become an Oslo street food specialist.

    Embark on a beautiful walk around Oslo's most popular river and discover the city’s hipster area and underground culture. Taste the most authentic dishes that serve as a savior for Oslopolitans during busy days and nights.

    Sample several types of local specialties that have become an integral part of Oslo culture: Norwegian waffles, the Norwegian hot dog, a special soft drink that is typical for Oslo, and more.

    The additional cost for all foods and drinks is approximately €10-€15 per person, but it also depends on what you would like to taste. Each participant can pay for themselves on site.

  • Oslo: Urban Walking Tour with Beer and Cheese Tastings

    6. Oslo: Urban Walking Tour with Beer and Cheese Tastings

    You will meet by the Tiger Statue outside the main train station ”Oslo S” and start an easy walk towards the local area of Oslo known as Grunnerløkka. Your guide will point out some interesting facts about the city's history and culture while making your way to the Mathallen food court, where you’ll have your first of three beer tasting. Try some Norwegian cheeses with two types of locally brewed beers. When you’re done sampling the first round, you'll head for the next two beers in one of the oldest breweries in the city. The bar personnel will explain you the stories behind each of the beers, and don’t hesitate to ask them which is their favorite. Your last, but not final stop (the night is still young) will be in a centrally-located microbrewery where you’ll end the tour with three types of beers and a traditional Scandinavian spirit. If you haven’t tried akavavit, this water of life...

  • Oslo: Riverwalk and Norwegian Food Tasting

    7. Oslo: Riverwalk and Norwegian Food Tasting

    Meet your guide at your hotel and take a metro ride to the river station. Starting from Nydalen, a popular swimming place, walk along the river Aker with your professional guide who will be explaining in your language the industrial past of this important river that divides Oslo into east and west. See the powerful waterfalls and feel the vibrant atmosphere of the area around the river. Pass under historical bridges and see the art inspired by the fairytales and folklore of the Norwegian culture. See old fabric buildings and breweries that have been converted into schools and entertainment establishments. Appreciate some street art at the bottom of the river banks. End up your tour in the trendy neighborhood of Grünerløkka sampling a taste of Norwegian food. Your guide will explain to you the different food sorts that have made it to the Norwegian tables through time while you taste th...

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What people are saying about Oslo

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 119 reviews

Great fun! Especially for those interested in architecture, new approaches to urbanism and community engagement. We learnt about the newest quarters of Oslo, waterfront regeneration and community projects as well as fast transforming trendy areas in the heart of the city. Definitely worth it, as many of the things we wouldn't have discovered just looking at the recommendations on the internet. The tour guide was super friendly and knowledgeable. After the tour, she sent us many links with further information on things we were interested in. Highly recommended at the beginning of your trip as you'll have more insight into the city with many more tips of places to visit!

This tour combined a sampling of delicious traditional Norwegian food and drink and a visit to Mathallen market with a pleasant walk through Oslo where we learned a bit of local history and culture. Ivana does a great job. One of our favorite food tours, and we have done many over the years. Highly recommended!

The tour guide was competent and gave us a lot of exciting information about the country, economy, culture and people. The three-hour tour passed in flight. We were able to reach all the sights on foot.

Our tour guide, Oliver, took us to all the key spots in Oslo. He is a wealth of knowledge and knows the History of Norway very well.

Delicious food and a lovely walk round Oslo with our charming guide!