Did you know Oslo is the 3rd most northern capital in the world? Is this perhaps where the fascination with the polar regions comes from? Join us on our Oslo & Fram Museum Private Walking Tour to discover Oslo and its polar history.
The story about the tour
As one of the northernmost countries in the world, the Arctic Circle runs through northern Norway, where the skies are filled with the midnight sun in the summer and northern lights in the winter. While Oslo may not be located within the Arctic Circle, the Norwegian capital is tied to the country’s polar history as it’s the home of two original polar ships. On our Oslo & Fram Museum Private Walking Tour, we’ll explore the main attractions of the city centre, then hop aboard a public ferry to take us to the peninsula of Bygdøy, home of the Fram Museum.
We’ll start our adventure with a beautiful view of Aker Brygge and the Oslo Fjord. Journeying further inland, we’ll discover the main sites of the Norwegian capital, including the Royal Palace, the University of Oslo and Karl Johans gate with the neighbouring Norwegian Parliament. Venturing back toward the water, we’ll hear the story of Old Oslo and the fortress on the hilltop, Akershus Fortress. From the nearby harbour, we’ll hop aboard a scenic public ferry to Bygdøy, arriving at the entrance of the Fram Museum.
To understand the polar history and its importance then and now, let’s start by removing the image of the world as you know it today. Allow yourself to travel back to centuries ago when mankind had no satellites, no Google Maps, no aeroplanes, and no crystal-clear knowledge of how the world looked. Enter three Norwegian polar explorers: Fritjof Nansen, Otto Sverdrup and Roald Amundsen. This world image was their reality, and still, they decided to take on the Earth’s poles. The bravery of these Norwegian explorers was tested in some of the most extreme conditions. At the Fram Museum, we’ll hear their stories and the stories of their expeditions.
After our time together and the return ferry to where we started our expedition, you’re now part of the Explorer’s Club, having explored the city of Oslo and Norway’s polar pride, the Fram Museum.
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Good to know
- Length: 4h 0m
- Distance: 4 km
- Language: nb english french
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Included in the tour: Professional guide Public transport tickets (return) or Ferry tickets (return) Fram Museum Entrance Fee
- Cancellation policy: 3 days
Private tour prices & options: Per person
- Group of 1 549 eur
- Group of 2 304 eur
- Group of 3 223 eur
- Group of 4 182 eur
- Group of 5 157 eur
- Group of 6 141 eur
- Group of 7 129 eur
- Group of 8 120 eur
- Group of 9 114 eur
- Group of 10 108 eur
- Group of 11 104 eur
- Group of 12 100 eur
- Group of 13 97 eur
- Group of 14 94 eur
- Group of 15 92 eur
- Group of 16 90 eur
- Group of 17 88 eur
- Group of 18 86 eur
- Group of 19 85 eur
- Group of 20 84 eur
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The day of the tour
The day of the tour
Please be at the departure point, Nobel Peace Center, Brynjulf Bulls plass 1, outside the main entrance – located at in the City Centre, 10 minutes early to check in for your tour.
How to find the guide
Look for our guide holding the OURWAY logo as a sign.
If you have trouble locating the guide or the meeting point, please give us a call a few minutes before the start of the tour. When you call before the tour begins, we have a greater chance of helping you find your way.
How to get there
Bus: 30, 31, 32, 70, 81 (Stop: Rådhusgata)
Tram: 12 (Stop: Aker brygge (Vestbanestasjonen))
Boat: B1, B2, B9, B10, B20, B21 B22 (Stop: Aker brygge)
Part of this tour takes place in areas where you will have to walk on gravel or unpaved walkways. We suggest wearing comfortable walking shoes.
The ferry to/from Bygdøy operates March-October. When not in use, the journey will be substituted by bus.
Norway is a country with four seasons. Please dress accordingly.
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