Private Walking Tour Oslo for group
Book private tours with us !
If you have a student/religious/corporate/family reunion group interested in our tours, we do offer private tours!
Private tours offer flexibility with itinerary and can start at any time and from any location in the central part of Oslo.
Duration: 2 hours
Guests per tour: up to 25 pers.
Language: English or Spanish
We are starting the private walking tour in Oslo towards the city center, which is 40 kilometers from the airport.
We arrive at a huge building that represents the Oslo Central Station, the main train station from where
trains go on almost every minute. As soon as you leave the main station, you are given a large square with a
plateau dominated by the tiger monument, /that´s our start point/. This strangeness surprises all tourists so much that it is simply
impossible to bypass it and not make a couple of photos for memory.
To celebrate the city’s 1000th anniversary, the citizens of Oslo wished to receive a tiger as a gift. It has been associated with the city since
the 19th century. In the poem by Bjornsen Bjornson, the author described Oslo as a tiger city, and the name
remained popular. In 2000, Oslo received the tall bronze tiger figure that became one of the city’s symbols.
From the square, you can take a private walking tour in Oslo of the central streets and admire the typical
Scandinavian architecture. An unforgettable visit to the pedestrian area of Karl Johans Gate is a must. New
Year’s ornaments, which in the form of ribbons, hang above the passers-by in winter, give this street an extra
There are no big shopping malls here, and tall, eye-catching buildings. The street is dominated by the
shops of Scandinavian fashion brands- Helly Hanses, H&M, Norrona. There are also gift shops, restaurants,
and banks, Karl Johans Gate street also contains the Parliament, the National Theater, the National Gallery,
and the University building. You will admit, the Norwegians thought it out cleverly, at a short distance from
all the cultural sights to visit.
Near the end of the street is an interesting monument to a young man standing by his bike. His name is
Gunnar Sønsteby. Gunnar was honored with Norway’s highest military recognition for his contribution as a
member of the Resistance Movement during World War II and the occupation. Within this area is the
famous luxury Grand Hotel, where the Nobel Peace Prize winners usually stay.
This pedestrian street ends with the Royal Palace. National theater, as well as the monument to the great playwright Henrik Ibsen,
draws special attention. Even though he was creating in the 19th century, the theme that was his light motive
is still relevant today. He wrote about the moral understandings of modern society, their values, and their
disadvantages. A museum was built from Ibsen’s house, where he lived with his wife from 1895 to 1906.
The museum opened in 2006. The house has been completely restored so that visitors can experience a
distant world in which the great Norwegian playwright created. Another museum to visit is certainly a
museum dedicated to the life and work of the painter Edward Munk.
The museum houses his famous painting- Scream, which is one of the ten most expensive paintings in the world.
The Opera House is an extraordinary blend of art and modern architecture. It is a real pleasure to watch the
play of lights and shadows as you climb the vast sloping vaults. When you reach the top, there is a view of
the neighboring buildings of modern design, but also of ordinary houses that keep the secrets of old times.
With the dazzling appearance and large windows that reflect light, it impresses every tourist. The building is
so imposing and captivating that you cannot take your eyes off it. Interestingly, this is the only opera
building where visitors can walk on its roof. For this reason, in Barcelona in 2008, she won first place for the
best architectural solution in the world.