City, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Other
Kid Friendly: No. Not recommended for children. This is a crime walk.
We walk on the streets of Oslo outside.
Maximum travelers: 10
English (fluent), Norwegian (fluent)
Following the footsteps of police detective Harry Hole
You can get to know Oslo in a new way by following the footsteps of police detective Harry Hole who is active all over the city. The tour based on all the books about him written by Jo Nesbø (Norway's most earning writer ever). The guide presents all stops in detail also linking them up to general Oslo information. You do not have to be acquainted with the world of Harry Hole to benefit on joining up. Jo Nesbø is called "the king of Nordic crime" by many.
Book seven «The Snowman» was released as the first Harry Hole film this year, October 2017. The focus of the walk is mainly on Book/film "The Snowman" and the last book "Thirst". The serial killer is never revealed !! This walk is in the center of Oslo, lasts 3 hours and ending up at "Schrøder" restaurant which is author Jo Nesbø and Harry's favorite (eating) and drinking place.
The Oslo crime walks can start nearly any place in Oslo because the fictional character police detective Harry Hole whom the books are based on is active all over Oslo.
The "traditional/classic" Harry Hole crime walk starts at
- Best Western hotel (address: Karl Johans gate 33),
- The National Theatre
- The Old University
- Oslo Courthouse
- St Olav's Church
- Norway's most famous cemetery -Vår Frelsers gravlund
- Harry Hole's home (Sofie's gate)
- Ends up at restaurant Schrøder.
5 kilometers a slow pace walk ( a bus can be taken part of the route if wished, ticket required, ask the guide).
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Best Western Hotel (address Karl Johans gate 33). I will wait for you outside the hotel entrance with a "Harry Hole" poster.
End location: Most walks end at Schrøder restaurant (Harry Holes favorite).
Duration: 3 hours
Tour duration is 3h with 45 minutes voluntary lunch
Estimated Local Cash Needed
500 NOK Norwegian Krone - Those who wish to end a Harry Hole walk with lunch/dinner/drink (self paid) at restaurant Schrøder restaurant ( Harry's favorite place) in company with your guide.