Oslo in 24 hours: Walking, Hiking, learn about Viking (Rose Castle)

General good health necessary. Hiking shoes or similar needed.
Generell god helse er nødvendig. Tursko eller lignende trengs.
Reasonable standard of fitness required. Hiking shoes or similar needed.
Generelt god fysisk form nødvendig. Tursko eller lignende kreves.
Some hiking experience required. Backpack with food and water, hiking shoes or similar required.
Middels trente turgåere med god fysisk form nødvendig. Gode turklær og tursko kreves.
General hiking experience required. Backpack with food, water, and hiking shoes required.
Generell turopplevelse påkrevd. Ryggsekk med mat, vann og tursko kreves.
Above average hiking experience required. Backpack with food, water, and hiking shoes required.
Over gjennomsnittet turopplevelse kreves. Ryggsekk med mat, vann og tursko kreves.
Level of difficulty
Duration / Length
Varighet / Lengde

Oslo is fairly compact, which means that you can actually see a lot in 24 hours. It is a capital without crowds, right next to the blue Oslofjord surrounded by the green forest Oslomarka.

This tour combines both the vibrant city and beautiful nature and you get to explore it with your very own expert guide.

P.S: A 24- hour ticket for the public transportation is included in the price.

Day 1. Discover Oslo with your own licensed guide

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel at 14:00 or any other place in the city centre that is convenient for you. The walk takes you through some of the city center of Oslo, passing by several must-sees. Depending on where you start your tour these attractions can be the Opera house, Akershus Fortress, Oslo's main street Karl Johan or the city hall. Your authorized Oslo Guide will enlighten you with several in-depth facts about the many highlights you'll encounter on your way around Oslo, show you people and culture the Oslo way.

Depending on where you start your tour a stop at the Vigeland sculpture park and the Viking ship museum can also be included. The largest sculpure park in the world by a single artist contains more than 200 sculptures and is one of Norways can’t miss places. It is the life work of Gustav Vigeland whose sculptures represent the human condition illustrating the complexities of relationships and the journey from the cradle to the grave. 

The Viking ship museum offers an experience out of the ordinary. Here you can discover the best preserved Viking Ships in the world and exquisitely carved objects from the Viking age. The museum contains three original Viking ships that are more than 1000 years old and your expert guide will tell you more about their way of life. At around 18:00 you will end your tour next to the tran station where your hiking guide will pick you up the next day.

P.S.: Before saying good buy to your guide be sure to ask about insider tips on how to explore Oslo’s nightlife in the evening! Did you know that one of the worlds best bars is located in downtown Oslo?

Day 2. Hiking through the Norwegian forest and visit the Rose Castle

The tour starts from the Jernbanetorget, train station in the city center at 9:00. Together we will take a train to Lillevann, and here our adventure begins! This train ride provides the best panoramic views of the Oslo fjord.

From Lillevann, we will wander through the lush forest, enjoying the smell of pine trees and fresh air. In the summer, the forest is all green and wild, with ferns and blueberry bushes.

Next stop of our tour is Voksenkollen. The hiking trail will lead us to the small, but picturesque lake called Øvresetertjern. Here, on the lake shore, we will take a rest and have a hearty break, enjoying snacks and drinks.

After the break, we will hike to the Rose Castle, an art installation and an educational project, which aims to tell the story of the occupation of Norway and of the principles of humanism. The tickets are included in price and we will spend about 30 minutes in the Rose Castle learning about the history.

Situated north to the city, this area is located 400 m above the sea level, so we will have some spectacular views of the Oslo fjord. The train station Frognerseteren is located nearby. We will then take a train back to the Jernbanetorget, where we started our tour earlier, at 13:00.

What is included in the tour price?

  • An English-speaking guide
  • 24-Hours ticket for public transportation
  • A bottle of water on every tour
  • Two interesting tours with the local guides
  • The entrance ticket to the Rose Castle
  • The entrance ticket to the Viking Ship Museum (The entrance to the Viking ship museum also includes a free visit of the Historical Museum that you can discover on your own).

Travelling is all about sharing experiences, so why not go on hike together with friends or family, and book one of our tours as a larger group? We will be delighted to offer you a group discount:

  • Small groups of 5-10 can save 5% per person
  • Groups of 10+ can save 10% per person
  • Group discounts will be applied against the base price of the tour

Please be aware that there is a minimum of 2 guests on this tour.

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Additional information


Hiking schedule

Please check the Calendar above. We recommend all participants to arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts.

Vennligst sjekk kalenderen over. Vi anbefaler alle deltakere å ankomme 10 minutter før turen starter.

Trip length and distance
Turlengde og distanse

This is a special offer including two walking tours and 24-hour public transportation ticket.

Payment options
You can pay with VISA/credit card in advance or with PayPal.
Children information
Informasjon om barn
Minimum age for children: 9 years.
Required experience
Nødvendig erfaring
Reasonable standard of fitness required. Hiking shoes or similar needed.
Stroller and wheelchair friendly


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First Aid Kit

All Oslo Hiking guides bring first aid kit on all tours.
All the guides have done first aid training.
Two of our guides, Trygve and Jon, are educated and work as nurses.
The CEO of Oslo Hiking AS leads First Aid Course for Red Cross volunteers.