Museum Highlights of Oslo Private Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

559281


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. There are some really exciting stories about the adventures that kids will simply love hearing.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Norwegian (fluent), German (fluent), Danish (fluent), English (fluent)

Three maritime museums


Norway has always been connected to the ocean and have long seefaring traditions. Let me show you some of the absolute highlights of the maritime history of the country.

We will start with a short walk along the port of Oslo before we board the ferry to the "Museum Peninsula" of Bygdøy. (In the off season (October-April) we will take a bus in stead). Within short walking distance from the pier at Bygdøy we will find the 3 museums to visit:
The Viking Ship Museum - featuring 3 restored viking longboats, as well as a large number of artifacts.
The Fram Museum - with the polar vessels Fram and Gjøa as well as some very informative exhibitions about Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen among others.
The Kon-Tiki Museum - with the 2 surviving rafts of Thor Heyerdahl: Kon-Tiki of 1947 and Ra II of 1970. Also here a lot of artifacts and displays to enlighten the story.

And I will guide you into the cold, and into the history, and into the minds of the explorers.

Itinerary

15 minutes ferry ride (or 20-25 minute bus ride)
The Viking Ship Museum
The Kon-Tiki Museum
The Polar Vessel Fram and Museum
A walk along the shoreline of Bygdøy
And then we take the ferry back across the fjord (or the bus)

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port

Duration: 4 hours

The timing includes the transport to the museums (during which I will tell you something of interest also!)
In the summer the transportation will be shorter, by boat directly to the peninsula, whilst the off season tours (October-April) requires use of the route bus which is slightly longer. Therefore there will be a total of 15-20 minutes shorter stay at the museums in the off season.
Also the start times vary as the museums open earlier/close later in the peak seasons.

Transportation

Either by route ferry or route bus. And short walks between the museums.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Admission Tickets

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 NOK - Private snacks and souvenirs. You may always use your credit card everywhere in Norway.
(The transportation and entrance fees are included in the price.)

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: No extra cost, except private snacks and souvenirs. You may always use your credit card everywhere in Norway.

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    559281


    Categories

    City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. There are some really exciting stories about the adventures that kids will simply love hearing.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Norwegian (fluent), German (fluent), Danish (fluent), English (fluent)

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