Exploring Downtown Oslo

    National opera
    Lars cropped
    06 Dec 2018
    Clock 40min      Length2mi
    9 ratings

    Tourdescription About the audio tour

    Explore the downtown highlights of Oslo with me. We'll start at the port, in front of the city hall, and trace a route up to the Royal Palace, before walking the entire Karl Johan Avenue. We'll eventually end the tour in Bjørvika, the bay with a perfect view of the National Opera and Ballet. Along the way, I'll fill you in on some of Norway's history, its royal family and famous writers, all while taking in Oslo's famous sights.

    Majorlandmarks Major Landmarks

    The Royal Palace, The Parliament, Nobel Peace Center, The National Opera and Ballet.

    Startingpoint Directions to starting point

    The tour starts by the pier, opposite the City Hall building. To get there, you have a few options. I would take the tram line 12 to Aker Brygge, and then walk in front of the ferries, to the middle of the square at the port. You may also get there using bus 31 to Rådhuset, and then cross the square to the portside.

    Tips Tips

    Places to stop along the way:

    Royal Park, the bazaars, Eger Square, Østbanehallen, the National Opera

    Best time of day:

    Anytime is good, but daytime is ideal. If you would like to take some photos, and avoid peak traffic, take the tour in the evening, right after the sunset.


    There might be a lot of traffic, so be careful crossing the roads.


    Plus Write a comment


    The tour itself is great! Brings you around a lot of oslo main attractions.

    If you have the time though, please use the moment where you pass by an attraction to properly enjoy it.
    (for example, walk around the royal garden, climb the opera etc)

    I know it's not the purpose of an audio tour but if you got more time on your hands, do it!


    Great tour, even for a Norwegian! I hope for some more tours perhaps along akerselva or gamlebyen some day.

    Lars cropped   

    Hi. Thank you !! I have been taken your idea, and a new tour in Oslo - "Upstream Akerselva" is soon to be published. Thank you for your kind words, and the idea.

    Lars Route Creator , 4 months ago

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