Seeing all of Oslo’s highlights in a single day’s tour is impossible, but this itinerary introduces visitors to a little bit of each facet of the city’s appeal. The tour starts with a city sightseeing by bus or car where the guide gives an explanation about Oslo’s main attractions, amongst others the Opera house and the Royal Palace. A visit of the Bygdøy peninsula is a must while you stay in Oslo. On Bygdøy alone, six of Oslo’s most visited museums are located. One of the highlights is the Viking Ship Museum featuring the Oseberg and Gokstad ships from the 9th century. These magnificent longboats and the treasures uncovered with them, are among the most important Viking findings in the world. The Fram museum and the Kon-Tiki Museum are located rights next to each other on Bygdøynes. Fram is the polar vessel that has sailed farthest to the North and to the South and the Kon-Tiki Museum houses the original rafts from some of Thor Heyerdahls most famous expeditions. The Norwegian Folkmuseum houses more than 150 buildings from different parts and time periods in Norway. One of the most spectacular sights is the stave church from the 12thcentury. After the museum visits the tour continues to the Holmenkollen area. Before the skimuseum visit a short lunch at Frognerseteren Restaurant is recommended. The building is from 1865 and offers traditional Norwegian cuisine in a cozy atmosphere. After lunch we continue to the Holmenkollen Ski Jump where we visit the skimuseum and the jump tower. Here you can enjoy a panorama view of Oslo approximately 420 metres above the sea level. The tour then continues with a walk through the Vigelands Park, with more than 200 sculptures.
The above suggested itinerary takes approximately 8 hours, and can easily be extended or shortened after your wishes.