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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.

Credentials

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.

Restrictions

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.

Guide Requirements for Norway

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Private tour guide Jan

4 hour Walking tour of Oslo incl. visits,...

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The absolute highlights of Oslo city center, with extended visits to,...

408 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

4 hours

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Private tour guide Jan

Walking Tour of Oslo City Center (3 hours).

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Enjoy the vibrancy of the modern city and historical sights and atmospheres,...

329 USD per tour

(for up to 10 people)

3 hours

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Private tour guide Jan

Oslo City Highlights Private Tour with,...

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The main sights of Oslo on a private tour including transportation

1207 USD per tour

(max 4 people)

4 hours

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