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Perfect Start to Your Trip

The Perfect Introduction to Alternative Oslo

There’s much more to Oslo than the buildings on the harbour and to get to know the real city you need to head to the neighbourhoods. Here you’ll discover street art, hip cafés, Oslo’s premier food market, waterfalls in the heart of the city, and award-winning coffee. This is the perfect way to start your visit to Oslo as your guide will give you plenty of recommendations for the rest of your time here. You’ll often be the only tourists as we show you the city’s hidden gems.


Appreciate both modern and historic architecture

Check out an impressive urban beach

Pedal up the Akerselva River path stopping at Oslo's most "alternative" neighbourhood

Visit Mathallen, the indoor food market and try typical Norwegian food like brown cheese

Stop at numerous waterfalls with time to explore the largest one

Get tips and recommendations from guides for the rest of your stay

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Trip Details


  • Child 1-11 years of age: 400 NOK (child seat, 20″ bike or 24″ bike)
  • Youth (12-25) and student: 425 NOK (valid ID required for students)
  • Oslo Pass Discount: 335 NOK (Customers do not need the Oslo Pass when booking on-line, only on the day of the tour)
  • Oslo Pass Discount with electric bike: 535 NOK (must be 16+)
  • Adult: 480 NOK
  • Electric bike: 680 NOK (must be 16+)
  • Food and drink at the food market “Mathallen” not included in price

Departure time



Meeting point

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


  • 18th May – 15th June: Fri-Sat
  • 16th June – 16th August: Tues, Thurs, Fri
  • 17th August – 14th September: Fri-Sat


Approximately 3 hours 15 minutes

Fitness level

Moderate – this ride involves a few short and steep hills next to waterfalls but otherwise is mostly flat. Stops are frequent and the total distance covered is about 11 km (7 miles).

Group size

Maximum 15 participants per guide but for groups of more than 8, we recommend the private tour.


Bike and helmet


Not included

Food and water

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Water
  • Photo ID for students

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.


Full refund up until 24 hours before departure time

The Day’s Activities

This is an Oslo bike tour for people who want to get to know how locals live. The city has a thriving neighbourhood culture and you’ll discover striking street art, quirky shops, cafés, and restaurants. If you want to get your bearings at the start of your trip and explore further on your own, this is the best way to do it.

During this approximately 3-hour bike tour, we will ride the path along the Akerselva River – we’ll likely be the only tourists on the path. We’ll stop at the heart of Oslo’s food scene, the indoor market “Mathallen” (closed on Mondays) to try local dishes such as brown cheese. Nature is never far away in Oslo, never more so on this tour as we encounter rushing waterfalls in the middle of the city, just blocks from the trendy Grünerløkka neighbourhood.

Finally, we’ll head down to the riverfront to marvel at the modern Oslo Opera House and the exciting urban development around it, including a stop at Oslo’s newest urban beach.

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