1000 Years of Oslo history


Tour Number

Activity Level



City, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking, Local Experience


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be able to walk for approx 5 km.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (advanced), Norwegian (fluent)

Let's walk together through Oslo's history

From the city center, we take a tram to the ruins of old Oslo where the city was founded more than one thousand years ago. You get the history of how people lived in the little medieval city of Oslo before the Danish king forced them to move the city in 1624.
From old Oslo we discover the great contrast to the newest part of the city. When walking on Queen Eufemia's street (who was she?), passing "The Barcode" over to the opera house, we are in the center of the fast developing Oslo, with a lot of new constructions.
At the opera house we are invited to walk on the roof and enjoy the beautiful view of the fjord and the city.
Then further back in history again to the old renaissance city Christiania where we have remaining buildings from the year 1600. We also walk up the hill to the old Akershus fortress and castle from 1299 to enjoy the view of Oslo's western bay. Along Karl Johan street we will see many of the signature buildings. The tour ends by the beautiful decorated City Hall.


The tram tour from the city center and over to the ruins of old Oslo will take 10 to 15 minutes. The rest of the tour we will be walking with some stops when I tell you the history of Oslo. On the tour we will see the Opera House, the Stock Exchange, the old Cristiania with the Fortrest, the Oslo Cathedral, the Parliament, the National Theatre, The University, The Royal Palace and the City Hall. Our tour ends by the City Hall, and if it's open and we have time left, we will take a look inside.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you where it suits you in the city center, or by the cruise pier

End location: City center or meeting location

Duration: 4 hours


Tram from the city center to old Oslo (10 min). Walk back to the city center

What’s Included

4 hours guided sightseeing with me you local Oslo guide

Estimated Local Cash Needed

35 NOK p.p. - Tram ticket Nok 35, seniors and children Nok 18

What’s Extra

Tram ticket adults NOK 35, seniors and children Nok 18. Any beverage and food you might want to buy.


In Norway you need a professional driver license to drive guests against payment. My tours are either by public transportation, walking, or we need to hire a car with driver. It is also possible to use taxi. That must be paid on the spot.

A Recent Review of this tour

We spent a lovely half-day with Kjellfrid discovering Oslo. Our visit was short and when we return, which I feel sure we will, we will definitely get her to give us a longer and more expansive tour. A lovely woman.
John Goddard

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