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Jan O.

Oslo, Norway

Hello. Having worked in tourism and with tour guiding for 15 years in the fjords of Norway, I became a licensed Oslo-guide in 1997 and have been guiding here since.

After guiding for 30+ years for all kinds of visitors, I feel confident that I know what makes the difference between a good tour, and a great tour. Personally, I also think that has to do with the pace of the passing scenery, and therefore I love doing walking tours in Oslo. The rather tiny city centre is perfect for a walking tour.
Oslo is a city of huge contrasts, and on a tour with me, you will enjoy both the vibrancy of the modern city and historical sights and atmospheres.
Oslo is a lovely city that has a lot to offer, and outside the city centre sights and attractions are found also. It is difficult to name a single favourite, but I would love to take you on a tour of the Vigeland Sculpture Park, or to one or more of the museums and galleries. They are easily reached by public transportation, or I can arrange for hiring a private car, though I am due to national regulations not allowed to drive with passengers myself.
In short: The choice is yours, but I would be happy to help you make the difficult decisions, once I get to know a little bit about what your interests are. The tour proposals here are exactly that: Proposals that can be modified, expanded, combined.

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As we had already met Jan the day before, we knew we would again have an enjoyable and information tour. His knowledge and ability to share information with us again was very good. He was easy to walk around with and his relaxed manner made it a very enjoyable experience again. Many thanks Jan.
Graeme Rice

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Licensed Oslo-guide in English, German and Danish 1997
University degree in Literature and History of Ideas.

Being an Oslo-guide is a sort of full time job. However, as winter season has less guiding, I then enjoy giving freelance lectures in my other major field of interest: Literature. Therefore, if you have an interest in that yourself, just mention it, and I would be happy to take you on a tour that includes some literary subjects as well as the general sights.


In Norway you need a license to drive passengers on a commercial basis which I do not have. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

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