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The best outdoor sites to visit on a bike tour in Oslo

Two women look out at boats from the beach bikes propped up

As mentioned in previous blog posts, bike tours are a perfect way to discover a city in a safe way during and after the Covid crisis. Oslo, one of the greenest cities in the world, has no shortage of great outdoor sites right in the heart of the city. Here is a list of a few of our favorite urban green spots that we visit during our various bike tours:

  • Vigeland Sculpture Park — also known as Frognerparken, this amazing site is the world’s largest permanent outdoor art installation by anyone artist (Gustav Vigeland). Not only large, but this park also has one of the most unusual collections of art you will ever see. Most of our customers describe it as unforgettable, and we agree. This park is visited during our daily Oslo Highlights Bike Tour, as well as during most of our 3-hour and 4-hour private bike tours.
  • Akerselva River — the green lung of downtown Oslo, this river has it all. Most surprising are the numerous large waterfalls in the middle of the city, plus the salmon who climb the river each year to spawn. Along the wonderful car-free river path are funky bars, local shops, and Oslo’s best street art. All of these amazing sites are set along a tranquil river that can make you feel like you are far from the city even when right in the middle of Oslo’s urban core. This river path is best visited during our 2-hour and 3-hour private tours.
  • Bygdøy peninsula — take a 15-minute ride along the country’s most-used bike path and you arrive at this wonderful gem known to the locals for its great beaches, hidden sea cliffs, rolling farmland, and coastal forest. Most of the tourists only want to stop at the famous museums here, like the Viking Ship Museum. But the locals know best: grab a towel, enjoy the surprisingly mild waters of the Oslofjord and jump in for a swim. This peninsula is best explored during our 4-hour private tour.
  • Sørenga — a modern urban development behind the amazing Norwegian Opera, this neighborhood is highlighted by a cool urban beach and boardwalk area overlooking Oslo’s numerous islands. For a great Instagram moment, jump off the high dive with the fjord in the background! This site is often combined with the Akerselva river during our 2-hour and 3-hour private tours.
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