Drøbak a day-trip from Oslo

Tour Number

Activity Level

401754


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. All my tours can be adapted to children. Remember the indigenous Santa is from Drøbak

Friendly: No.
Not for wheel chairs.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Norwegian (fluent)

Experience a typical small-town village of Oslo Fjord


Drøbak is a picturesque town with traditional small wooden buildings. Drøbak situated on the Oslo fjord. 40 minutes driving from Oslo.
We experience a saltwater aquarium and the worlds only Lutefisk museum - ( Lutefisk is a Norwegian specialty- salted, dried cod soaked in the chemical lye to achieve a jellyfish appearance).

If you did not know that Santa's ancestors came from Drøbak you will not doubt this after your visit. All year round you can meet Santa's cousin and see all the letters he receives. Drøbak has a whole year Christmas house/shop which is unique in Norway.
In Drøbak you can also see the fortress of Oscarshall from where German invading ships were shot at in 1940. This delayed the occupation of Norway 30 hours making it possible for the royal family and the government to escape from Oslo.

Itinerary

- 30 minutes sightseeing in the center of Oslo by car (depending on which season we are in)
- Southwards out of Oslo along the Oslo fjord and through farmland.
- After 40 minutes driving out of Oslo, we reach Drøbak town.
In Drøbak your guide takes you for a sightseeing walk to the
- bathing-park to see the fortress of Oscarshall,
- visit Santa's office and the Christmas house/shop,
-the small local streets with charming wooden houses.
We return to Oslo choosing to drive on the other route.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We will meet at your hotel
Look for your guide holding a picture of "The Scream" (by Edvard Munch)

End location: We will drop you at your hotel.

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

By a private vehicle.

What’s Included

Other: Private vehicle with driver
Professional licensed guiding service
Recommendations for Oslo city and Drøbak village

Estimated Local Cash Needed

500 NOK Norwegian Krone - Local Cash: 500

Local Currency: NOK Norwegian Krone

Comment: You may need some local currency for a cab, museum entrances fees, snacks etc, it is always good to carry some local currency. In Norway we use credit cards a lot, some people never carry any cash.

What’s Extra

Other: Personal expenses
Snacks and drinks

Private tour guide Mari Atlanta

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