Exclusive Oslo Sightseeing Tour

Selected Highlights narrated and conducted sightseeing tour to Oslo’s most popular sights!

Highlights:

Viking Ships

Sculpture Park

Holmenkollen ski jump and museum

City Centre

This tour is conducted and guided. We will pass by bus through Kvadraturen in Oslo, the name which in recent times used on the part of the city that King Christian IV founded after a major fire in Oslo (Old Town) in 1624. This area is clearly standing out, both in terrain and the map by their correct and consistent wide streets that restricts the right-angled blocks. This clear structure was the origin both of the special Norwegian word quarter and the later name Kvadraturen.

After that we will see the Parliament Building, which was designed by architect Emil Victor Langlet and was inaugurated on 5 March 1866. The construction had taken nearly five and a half years. The building underwent extensive renovation work in the years 1951-1959. The lions that guard the entrance plateau - the Løvebakken - is carved in granite Grorud.

We will also see the castle while passing in oiur bus, built for King Karl III Johan, but was not completely finished until 1849, under Oscar I. It was designed by Danish-born Hans Linstow. It had started planning in 1821, and the following year laid the king himself forward a parliamentary proposition. The cost was estimated at 150 000 speciedaler. This was financed through the sale of government bonds. It was in 1823 created a Royal Commission, which was responsible for the building process.

Then we continue to and walk through the Vigeland Sculpture Park. A part of Frogner Park, located in Oslo, Norway, 3 km northwest of the city centre. The park covers 80 acres (320,000 m2) and features 212 bronze and granite sculptures created by Gustav Vigeland. Vigeland personally sculpted every figure out of clay and individual craftsmen were contracted to fabricate the pieces into what they are today. These works of art reside along an 850 meter-long axis divided into six sections: The Main Gate, The Bridge, The Children’s Playground, The Fountain, The Monolith Plateau and the Wheel of Life.

By bus we then climb the highest of Oslos hills to The Holmenkollen ski jump with museum. There have been jumping in Holmenkollen every year between 1892 and 2008. Holmenkollen is considered to be one of the world's three most famous sporting arenas. Ground has been built about 18 times, the last World Cup in 1982. Ski Museum is the world's oldest museum of specialty ski, opened in 1923. Here you can experience Skienes history over 4000 years. Today's museum is shot into the mountain next to the Holmenkollen ski jump. Ski Museum is owned and operated by Skiforeningen. Ski Museum's overarching objective is to promote ski sport. We want to be the most important historic ski arena in the world. We must preserve, document and disseminate skis and skiing the history, contemporary and future.
Ski Museum should be a museum that is open, available, and that affects everyone.

In addition we will visit the Viking ships museum, which is a museum of Bygdøy in Oslo. It is part of Museum of Cultural History, which is subject to the University of Oslo, and houses the grave finds from Tune, Gokstadhaugen in Sandefjord, Haugen Oseberg and Borre mounds. In addition to the Tune ship, Gokstad and Oseberg ship is a vehicle (possibly a horse carriage), bedding, sledges, buckets, tent parts and more.

Note: at our 1400 departure we will start with the folkmuseum, then we will visit the vikingship and so on! Enjoy your tour!