Oslo’s Amazing Architecture - Private Bike Tour

With innovative structures, original high-rises and historical buildings, in terms of architecture, Oslo has it all! On our Oslo’s Amazing Architecture Private Bike Tour, we’ll roll between architectural masterworks from past to present.

The story about the tour

When thinking of architecture in Oslo, what comes to mind? If it’s not modern buildings and structures, you’re in for a surprise! In recent years, some very bold buildings have shot up in the Norwegian capital. On our Oslo’s Amazing Architecture Private Bike Tour, we’ll showcase innovative museums, creative high-rises and Scandinavia’s best-looking opera house. If we may say so, you are in for a treat! 

Jumping on our bikes, we’ll travel from the western shore and the trendy area of Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen via the historical centre of Oslo – Kvadraturen – to the east and the new district of Bjørvika, spotting everything from stately hotels to a glass-encased library. Along the way, we’ll stop to admire, oh and ah, the many new works recently developed, like the National Museum and the new Munch Museum. We’ll also take the opportunity to discover some of the current architecture of the city, including the Akershus Fortress, the Barcode project, and the Astrup Fearnley Museum. We’ll also stop for a short break in lovely surroundings to keep you energised, where we can sit and relax, use a restroom or buy a snack. 

On our Amazing Architecture Private Bike Tour, we’ll indulge in the architectural history of the capital and explore a great selection of buildings that make Oslo what it is; a green and modern Nordic city with a checkered past and ambitious targets. If architecture is your thing, Oslo is an exciting place to be!

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    • Prebooking:Required
    • Length: 3h 0m
    • Distance: 8.9 km
    • Language:
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    • Included in the tour:
      Professional guide Bike rental Helmet (optional)
    • Cancellation policy: 3 days
    • Private tour prices & options: Per person
      • Group of 1 527 eur
      • Group of 2 263 eur
      • Group of 3 176 eur
      • Group of 4 132 eur
      • Group of 5 105 eur
      • Group of 6 88 eur
      • Group of 7 75 eur
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    The day of the tour

    The day of the tour

    Where to meet

    Please be at the departure point, Viking Biking Shop, at Akershusstranda 31, outside the entrance – located at DFDS Boat Terminal in Building “Skur 42”, 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: 60 (Stop: Vippetangen)

    Please note
    We will be biking primarily on flat surfaces and up and down a few hills. All tours include an optional helmet. We recommend bringing a bottle of water with you on tour.

    Restrictions
    – Guests cannot be under the influence of alcohol or drugs (We have a zero-tolerance policy toward alcohol and drugs. Breathalyzer tests may be conducted at the guide’s discretion.)
    – All Bike riders should wear comfortable shoes (no high heels)
    – Guests must be able to sit comfortably for periods up to and longer than 30 minutes at a time
    – The age requirement is 12 years old

    Weather
    Norway is a country with four seasons. Please dress accordingly.

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