Combine top Oslo attractions with Oslo Fjord’s tranquil scenery on a 7-hour combo experience that comprises a city tour and a sightseeing cruise! Spend five hours exploring the city by coach, enjoying visits to Vigeland Park and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump (outside view) and touring two of Oslo’s most famous museums: either the Polarship Fram Museum or the Kon-Tiki Museum (your choice) and then, the Viking Ship Museum. Afterwards, take to the waters of Oslo Fjord and see pretty islands dotted around the coast while learning of their history from an onboard guide - a perfect way to end a sighteeing day!
Meet your guide by the Western Tower of the Oslo City Hall, and then board your comfortable coach for your city tour. Sit back and relax as you travel and listen to your guide explaining Oslo’s history, culture and sights. Your first stop is the famous Holmenkollen Ski Jump, a national symbol and the venue for the 1952 winter Olympics. Enjoy roughly half an hour of free time to ogle the dramatic city vistas, take photos and explore the area. Then continue to Vigeland Park, home to a world-renowned collection of sculptures, all designed by the most prolific Norwegian sculptor, Gustav Vigeland. Walk around the granite and bronze sculptures while listening to your guide's explanations, then travel onwards to Bygdøy Peninsula, a rural city neighborhood where many of Oslo’s top attractions are found. Enjoy your choice between a visit to the Fram Museum or the Kon-Tiki Museum. At the Fram Museum, see the polar ship Fram, a wooden vessel that traveled along the Arctic Sea in the late 1800s. Take a tour of the powerful schooner — the first boat to reach the South Pole — and learn about life at sea in the harsh polar conditions. After touring the museum, take some free time to browse the exhibits and artifacts. Alternatively, you can visit the Kon-Tiki Museum. The museum is named after the raft that the Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl sailed on between Peru and Polynesia; see it and other boats such as the equally impressive Ra II.After your visit to either the Fram Museum or Kon-Tiki Museum, explore together with your guide the Viking Ship Museum, home to 3 of the world's best preserved Viking ships and get an insightful introduction to the Viking Age. Afterwards, drive back to the starting point and your guide will then take you on a 5-minute walk to the pier, where you will board your sightseeing cruise boat. Admire the sights of the city from the water, passing alongside the idyllic bays and islands of Oslo Fjord. Take a seat in the covered area of the boat, or bask in the sunshine if the weather is nice. The city’s scenic gem, the fjord is home to a number of islands that each boast individual landmarks and history. Hear of the kayaking, canoeing and fishing that takes place around Oslo Fjord, and see vacation homes dotted around the islands.Having enjoyed two hours of cruising around the waters of Oslofjord, step back onto dry land on the pier behind the City Hall, where your combo tour finishes.