- 24-hour Oslo Pass for the city's public transit system, including subway, bus, ferry boat
- Private, certified, English-speaking guide who will meet you at the cruise ship pier
- Guided city tour including a subway ride to Nydalen, and walk along the Akerselven River
- Bus ride through the city to the end of the line at Bygdoy, Oslo's museum center, for a visit to the Viking Ship Museum (admission included)
- Ferry ride back to the city center and walk to your cruise pier.
For a view of several sides of Oslo you will not see on most tours, travel around the city with a private guide and ride several modes of public transportation.
We will take a short walk through the area and along the river that once supported all the factories with electric power. There is a lot of history still in the walls of the houses, that date mostly from the late 1800s, when they were part of Oslo's industrial revolution. The many new business in this interesting area have revived it.
From Nydalen we'll travel by bus, through the whole city, literally from one end to the other. We’ll pass through the working man’s quarters on the east side, past the railway station and the new Opera House, into the city center, where we’ll see Norway's Parliament building, the Grand Hotel, and Karl Johan Street. We’ll drive along the park of the Royal Palace, past the American Embassy and the Nobel Institute, and through Bygdøy Alle, famous for its chestnut trees, to Bygdøy peninsula.
This lovely waterfront recreation area south of the city, boasts the King’s summer residence and, located within a few blocks of each other, five museums offering a widely-varied view of Norway's past -- from farming and religion to shipbuilding and exploration. There, we'll visit the Viking Ship museum before returning to the city center via ferry.
Though the Viking Ship Museum is highly recommended, your group is free to visit any of the museums at Bygdøy. If you wish to visit several or all of the museums, you may choose to do so on your own and return independently by ferry to the City Hall Pier and a short walk to your ship. The Oslo Pass includes admission to all of the museums.
Departures: 10:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - The recommended departure time for this tour is one hour after your ship docks in Oslo. Contact ShoreTrips for an alternate departure time.
- Your guide will meet you at the bottom of the ship's gangway and walk you to the subway. If your ship should be docked farther away, there is a shuttle bus that will take you to the subway station for approximately $2 USD per person.
- Since this tour is based on public transportation, there will be no commentary on the bus or use of the PA system, however, the group will stay together and the guide will point out places of interest. After boarding the bus, the first time you will get off will be at the Viking Ship Museum. The bus ride is approximately 40 minutes.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a light jacket or shawl.
- No food or beverages are included in the tour price, however snacks and beverages can be purchased at Bygdøy, at the Viking Ship Museum and the Kon-Tiki/Fram Museums. Bring some cash for refreshments and souvenirs.
- The museums at Bygdøy are the Kon-Tiki Museum, Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, Viking Ship Museum, Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Fram Museum, which preserves the polar exploration ship Fram (1893-1925 C.E.).