Sightseeing, Attractions, Around Oslo

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CITY SIGHTSEEING OSLO (sightseeing by bus) - Hop on hop off (download brochure)

Tickets: 225 NOK/adult, 110 NOK/child

Schedule: 9:30-17:00

Frequency: 30 minutes

Stops: Oslo City Hall – Oslo Central Station/Thon Opera Hotel – Oslo Opera House – Oslo Cruise Terminal/Akershus Fortress – DFDS Ferry from Denmark – Grand Hotel/Karl Johan – Oslo City Hall – Oslo Parliament – Royal Castle/Ibsen Museum – Oslo Shopping – Majorstuen/Holmenkollen – Vigelands Sculpturepark - Norwegian Open Air Folk Museum – Viking Ship Museum – Kon-Tiki/Fram/Norwegian Maritime Museum – Viking Ship Museum – Aker Brygge – Nobels Peace Center/Vika Shopping

Language: English, German, Spanish, French, Norwegian, Japanese, Italian, Russian


BATSERVICE (sightseeing by boat) - Hop on hop off

Tickets: 170 NOK/adult, 85 NOK/child

Schedule: 9:45, 11:15, 12:45, 14:15

Frequency: 1,5 hours 

Stops: City Hall - Opera - Museums

Other tours:

Minicruise (50 minutes, 10:00-16:00/19:00) - 130 NOK/person

Fjord Sightseeing (2 hours, 10:30-15:30/17:45) - 230 NOK/person

Grand Tour - sailing + bus tour (7,5 hours, 10:30) - 595 NOK/person



Oslo Inner Fjord (30 minutes): 2800 NOK/3 persons, 3800 NOK/4 persons

Oslo City: 3500 NOK/3 persons, 4700 NOK/4 persons



You can rent city bikes with a special card in all the strategic spots of Oslo.

Rates: 80 NOK/day (April-November)



Themes: City, Ghost, Nature, River, Old city Vigeland etc.


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Opening hours: September-April Saturday-Sunday 12:00-17:00, May-August Monday-Saturday 10:00-16:00, Sunday 12:30-16:00 (change of guards 13:30)

Tickets: 65 NOK/adult, 25 NOK/child

Getting there: Metro 1-6 - Stortinget or Oslo Central

Throughout 700 years, Akershus Castle has played a central role in Norwegian history. As a Royal residence, centre of administration and as a military fortification, the fortress and the castle have been the stage of both mundane and dramatic events, inhabited and visited by several significant historical persons. A visit to Akershus Castle is a journey through Norway’s history from the 12th Century until the present. You may admire the beautiful historically restored halls or marvel at the gloomy dungeons and dark hallways.



Opening hours: September-May Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-18:00, Monday closed,

June-August 10:00-18:00

Tickets: 80 SEK/adult, 55 SEK/child

Getting there: Tram 12 - Aker Brygge

The Nobel Peace Center is one of Norway's most modern museums with an exciting combination of changing and permanent exhibitions. The Peace Prize laureates are all presented in the Nobel Field comprised of 96 digital display screens set in a garden of 1000 fibre-optic lights. Don't miss the magical book about Alfred Nobel, his life and work, the Electronic Wall Papers and the film room The Eye.



Opening hours: Monday-Friday 10:00-20:00, Saturday 10:00-18:00, Sunday

Free entrance.

Getting there: Bus 143, 753 - Baerums Verk

In the charming Bærumske Ironworks from 1610 you will today find about 50 shops, restaurants, handicraft and art galleries and workshops. Idyllic park with changing sculpture exhibitions, old workers' houses and a museum.



Opening hours: 15 May-August 10:00-18:00, September-14 May, Friday-Wednesday 10:30-16:00, Thursday 10:30-18:00

Tickets: 40 NOK/adult, free for children up to 16 years

Free audio guide (English, German, Norwegian).

Getting there: Bus 30 or Ferry 91 - Bygdoynes

The Norwegian Maritime Museum is located on the waterfront at Bygdøynes on the Bygdøy peninsula. Visitors can enjoy fascinating environmental exhibitions about fishing, ship building, shipping, marine archeology and impressive collections of boat models and marine paintings. By the harbour you can see the arctic vessel "Gjøa" and an exhibition of old boats. The museum's exciting supervideograph presents "Maritime Norway", which shows a unique and fascinating panoramic view of maritime Norway.



Opening hours: January-February and November-December Monday-Friday 10:00-15:00, Saturday-Sunday 10:00-16:00, March-April and October 10:00-16:00, May and September 10:00-17:00, June-August 9:00-18:00

Tickets: 60 NOK/adult, 25 NOK/child

Getting there: Bus 30 or Ferry 91 - Bygdoynes

The museum tells the story of the Norwegian polar expeditions, who also represent international history in the field of  polar exploration: Nansen's journey across the Polar ocean and his attempt to go to the North Pole, Sverdrup's expedition to Greenland, a voyage where more than 200 000 square kilometers of unchartered land was  discovered, and Amundsens journey to the South Pole, the discovery of the Northwest Passage and his attempt to reach the North Pole by plane and airship. The exhibitions in the museum have a representative selection of animals from the Polar region, like polar bears and penguins.


KON-TIKI MUSEET (Thor Heyerdahl expedition)

Opening hours: January-February and November-December 10:30-15:30,

March and October 10:30-16:00, April and September 10:00-17:00, June-August 9:30-17:30

Tickets: 60 NOK/adult, 25 NOK/child

Getting there: Bus 30 or Ferry 91 - Bygdoynes

The Kon-Tiki Museum houses a range of boats and artefacts from Thor Heyerdahl's expeditions. Here you can see the original Kon-Tiki raft (1947) with a 30 foot whale shark underneath, statues and a secret family cave from Easter Island (1956), the papyrus boat Ra II (1970), and an exciting collection of archaeological finds from Easter Island, East Polynesia, Galapagos and Peru.



Opening hours: Monday-Friday 11:00-15:00, Saturday-Sunday 11:00-16:00

Tickets: 100 SEK/adult, 25 NOK/child

Getting there: Bus 30 - Folkmuseet or Ferry 91 - Dronningen

The Norsk Folkemuseum is Norway’s largest museum of cultural history. With collections from around the country, the museum shows how people lived in Norway from 1500 to the present. The more than 150 buildings in the Open-Air Museum represent different regions in Norway, different time periods, as well as differences between town and country, and social classes.



Opening hours: October-April 10:00-16:00, May-September 9:00-18:00

Tickets: 60 NOK/adult, 35 NOK/child

Getting there: Bus 30 - Folkmuseet or Ferry 91 - Dronningen

The Viking Ship Museum presents great Viking ship discoveries from Gokstad, Oseberg and Tune as well as other finds from Viking tombs around the Oslo Fjord. The world's two best-preserved wooden Viking ships built in the 9th century. Small boats, sledges, cart with exceptional ornamentation. Implements, tools, harness, textiles and household utensils.



Opening hours: June-August, Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-17:00, September-May,

Tuesday-Sunday 12:00-16:00, Monday closed

Tickets: 50 NOK/adult, 25 NOK/child

Getting there: Tram 12 - Frogner Plass

Oslo's unique sculpture museum is located in the previous studio and home of sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943). The beautiful building is regarded as one of the finest examples of neo-classical architecture in Norway. The collection comprises Vigeland's early works, his portraits and monuments, as well as plaster models for the sculptures in the Vigeland Park. The artist's working process is also well documented in the museum.



Opening hours: June-August, Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-18:00, September-May,

Tuesday-Friday 10:00-16:00, Saturday-Sunday 10:00-17:00, Monday closed

Tickets: 75 NOK/adult, 40 NOK/child

Getting there: Metro 1-6 - Toyen Munch-Museet

Edvard Munch has a unique position among Nordic painters and is considered a pioneer in expressionism. The Munch Museum's collection, left to the city of Oslo by Edvard Munch, consists of a large number of paintings, graphical prints and drawings. By constantly changing the exhibitions, the museum presents the variety in his production.


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Getting there: Train from Oslo Sentralstasjon station to Lillehammer - 185 km, 2,5 hours -

199 NOK oneway, 398 NOK return



Opening hours: 11:00-16:00/18:00


Ski Jumping Tower (panorama view for Lillehammer): 20 NOK/adult, 15 NOK/child

Bob ride: 220 NOK/adult, 100 NOK/child

Taxi bob (5G): 975 NOK/adult (over 16 years)

Toboggan: 150 NOK/adult (over 16 years)

Skeleton rafting: 250 NOK/adult (over 16 years)

Getting there: walking from the train station

Lillehammer Olympiapark owns and runs the Olympic facilities in Lillehammer. A wide range of activities and events are held at these Olympic facilities.



Opening hours: June-August 10:00-17:00, September 11:00-16:00, October-May, Tuesday-Sunday 11:00-16:00, Monday closed

Tickets: 80 NOK/adult, 40 NOK/child

Getting there: walking from the train station

The Norwegian Olympic Museum is the only museum in northern Europe that tells the entire history of the Olympic Games from 776 BC up until the present day. The museum has 6000 items, movies, videos, games and a separate Lillehammer 1994 department.



Opening hours: June-September 10:00-17:00, October-May, Tuesday-Sunday 11:00-16:00

Tickets: September-May 80 NOK/adult, 40 NOK/child, June-August 140 NOK/adult, 70 NOK/child

Tickets include the visit to Postal Museum.

Getting there: 20 minutes walking from the train station

Maihaugen is Europe's largest open air museum and is one of the largest museums in Norway, with close to 200 buildings. The founder, Anders Sandvig, collected from old houses and farmyards within the Gudbrandsdalen valley to provide a sample of Norwegian culture and history in a museum. Maihaugen tells the history of how people have been living in the valley of Gudbrandsdalen from the Middle Ages until today. The open air museum is divided into three parts, the Rural Collection, the Town, a typical inland town with a rail way station (1900-1950), and the Residential Area with homes from the 1900s. The Garmo stave church is one of the main attractions. Maihaugen also includes a large photography archive and an indoor museum, which were constructed in 1959 and extended in preparation for the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer.


Getting there: Train from Oslo Sentralstasjon station to Gjovik - 130 km, 2 hours -

218 NOK oneway, 436 NOK return


P.S. SKIBLADNER - paddle steamer operating on the lake of Mjosa

Tickets: 180 NOK/adult, free for children

Schedule: end of June-August 9:30

Routes of cruises:

Gjovik - Hamar (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)

Gjovik - Moelv - (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)

Gjovik - Kapp - Hamar - Eidsvoll (Wednesday, Friday)

Gjovik - Kapp - Nes - Hamar - Totenvika - Eidsvoll (Sunday)

.S. "Skibladner" is the pride of Norway's inland, and one of Norway's best-loved tourist attractions. This preserved and restored paddle steamer is over 150 years old but continues to run a timetabled service in the summer months. Skibladner sails between the villages and towns around Lake Mjøsa as she has always done: Lillehammer, Moelv, Gjøvik, Hamar and Eidsvoll — idyllic country towns basking in the Norwegian summer sunshine.


Getting there: Train from Oslo Sentralstasjon station to Kongsberg - 80 km, 1 hour, 40 minutes -

330 NOK return



Opening hours: 18 May-August 10:00-17:00

Mine tours:

18 May-June and 16-31 August:  11:00, 13:00, 15:00

July-15 August: 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00

Tickets: 70 NOK/adult, 20 NOK/child

Mine tour: 140 NOK/adult, 80 NOK/child

Duration: 1,5 hours

Getting there: Taxi from the train station (8 km)

The Norwegian Mining museum is situated in Kongsberg town centre, in the old melting hut for the Kongsberg Silver mines.  At the museum you can visit five museums under the same roof: The Norwegian Mining museum, the Royal Mints museum, the Kongsberg Industry museum, the Kongsberg Skimuseum and an exhibition about Norwegian mines and minerals. Joining an exciting tour in the King’s mine you will go by a mine train (2,3 km) into the biggest mine in Kongsberg and be taken on a breathtaking guiding in the shafts, adits and stopes of the adit level in the King's mine.


Getting there: Train from Oslo Sentralstasjon station to Fredrikstad - 90 km, 1 hour -

356 NOK return



The Old Town, is one of Norway´s most popular tourist attractions and without doubt the one attraction you must visit while in Fredrikstad. Not only is the Old Town Scandinavia´s best preserved fortress town, but it is also a dynamic quarter of the city. Within the frame of its ramparts the Old Town´s cobbled streets will take you past buildings from four centuries, intriguing small shops with designer goods, arts and crafts, furniture, food and curiosities. In the Tøihus you will find both Fredrikstad City Museum and the Tourist Information office. The flea market every Saturday on the town square is well worth a visit!


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