The Best Way to See the City

Main Attractions & Hidden Gems

Oslo’s Most Popular Bike Tour

Go Beyond the History & Discover What’s Not in the Guidebooks

As Norway’s capital has a near car-free centre, the best way to experience Oslo tours is by bike. On this 3-hour private tour, you’ll cover more ground on two wheels compared to walking and get a complete picture of Norway’s capital. You’ll learn about Norwegian culture, topics such as the social system, urban development, food culture, Norwegian politics and society, and the modern development of Oslo. This is not a one-size-fits-all tour; we shape the itinerary to fit your interests.

Highlights

Visit the medieval/Renaissance castle of Akershus Festning & The City Hall (home of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony)

Ride down the main street of Karl Johans Gate & through the Royal Palace gardens

Discover the world-famous Vigeland Sculpture Park, the largest sculpture park by any artist in the world

Explore architecture from 19th-century neoclassicism in the Frogner neighbourhood to the stunning modernism of the harbour area Tjuvholmen/Aker Brygge

Enjoy a picturesque coastal ride with sweeping views over the islands, fjord, & surrounding wilderness

Discover the joy of cycling through quiet streets & experience modern-day Norwegian life

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Trip Details

Price

NOK 4,000 for groups up to 8 participants

For groups of more than 8, please contact us directly.


Departure time

10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00 & 15:00


Meeting point

DFDS Boat Terminal in Building “Skur 42” (Akershusstranda 31, 0150 Oslo)


Availability

  • Daily, March through October
  • No tours will run on 17th May due to national day parades
  • For any bike tour in the winter months, please see our Oslo Winter Highlights tour

Duration

3 hours


Languages

Private tours are available in English, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish.


Fitness level

Easy – this tour is for all riders and no specific fitness level is required. The riding is mostly flat except for a couple of short inclines and a 2-minute hill leading up to the Royal Palace. The total distance covered is about 12km (7 miles).


Group size

Maximum 8 people – for groups of more than 8, please contact us directly.


Included

Bike and helmet


Not included

Food


What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Water

Good to know

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour.
  • On wet days, rain ponchos are available for 30 kroner per person.
  • There is access to paid toilets for 10 kroner (card only) at the start of the tour and there are also multiple stops during the tour when toilets are available.

The Day’s Activities

This Oslo bike tour is perfect for groups looking to learn more about everyday life and culture in Norway’s capital. As this is a private tour, your guide will shape the tour to the group’s interests and ensure it is a memorable experience. As well as exploring the many examples of outstanding Norwegian architecture, you’ll learn about important elements of Norwegian society and how history has contributed to creating this progressive culture. You’ll visit sights such as the City Hall (home of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony) and the castle of Akershus Festning.

You’ll visit the main sights of the city and travelling by bike means you’ll see the best of Oslo in just 3 hours. Visit iconic landmarks such as the modern buildings along the harbour like the Astrup Fearnley Modern Art Museum – there’s an optional swim for those who want to cool off (weather permitting). You’ll explore more of Oslo’s architecture with a visit to the Akershus Festning castle where you can walk the walls and enjoy spectacular views. Continue your appreciation of Norwegian art with a visit to the world-famous Vigeland Sculpture Park which contains over 200 sculptures from one artist, Gustav Vigeland.

One of the best parts of this tour is discovering the city by bike. We’ll pedal down the picturesque Karl Johans Gate and through the natural sanctuary of the Royal Palace gardens. You’re never far from nature in Oslo! And don’t forget that your guide will give you recommendations for the best places to eat and drink and any other must-visit spots in Oslo.

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A woman on a bike in the snow smiles in front of a grand building
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Curtis leads a bike tour group along a cobbled Oslo street