With great views from the top of the bus, strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary, this truly is the best way to see the main sights of Oslo!
You can hop on and off as many times as you like aboard this City Sightseeing open-top, double-decker bus. There are 18 stops in total along the route, and a full loop of the tour takes approximately 90 minutes. The bus departs every 30 minutes from each stop *(subject to local traffic conditions).
Oslo, the oldest and sunniest of the Scandinavian capitals, was founded by Harald Hadrade in the 11th century and is surrounded by mountains at the head of a 70-mile (100 kilometre) fjord.
Today, it attracts many tourists for it’s countless attractions.
One of the most interesting attractions along the route is the Royal Palace at Stop 3, hop-off here and explore the amazing former residence of King Charles III, built back in the 1800’s.
In the summer season, the palace is open to the public allowing tourists to explore the palace itself and its beautiful surrounding gardens.
Another beautiful garden along the tour which is well worth a visit is Frogner Park. Since the 1900’s, the park has been open to the public, however it is historically known for being part of Frogner Manor. Hop-off here and explore the historic side of the park at Manor House and the Oslo City Museum, or enjoy a peaceful stroll along the Frogner Pond!
The Vigeland Sculpture Park is another notable attraction along the Oslo tour, famous for it’s array of sculptures made by Gustav Vigeland. The museum and park is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions to date, so it’s well worth a visit!
Oslo is well-known for its many fascinating museums, especially the Viking Shop Museum at Stop 9. This unique attraction was in fact excavated from a burial mound in the 19th century – so it’s architecture is understandably rather outstanding!
Other museums along the route include the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
The tour stops along the route include:
1. The National Theatre
2. Norwegian Parliament
5. Vigeland Sculpture Park
6. Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
7. The Viking Ship Museum
8. Kon-Tiki, Fram Polar Ship & Maritime Museum
9. The Viking Ship Museum 2
10. Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
11. Aker Brygge
12. Nobel Peace Centre
13. Akershus Castle & Fortress
14. Oslo Cruise Ship Terminal
15. DFDS Ferry Terminal
16. Oslo Opera House
17. Oslo Central Station
18. Oslo Cathedral
Passengers can hop-on and off at any of these 18 tour stops along the route.
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first departure point.