Oslo audio tour: The Best of Oslo’s City Centre: From the Royal Palace to Aker Brygge

The Best of Oslo’s City Centre: From the Royal Palace to Aker Brygge

Walking Tour

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40 mins
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1.2mi

About the Tour

Experience the best of Oslo on a walking tour through the heart of the city, old and new.

Along the way, I’ll show you the most important landmarks behind the history of this nordic capital. During our walk, characters and events from the past that shaped the city will come to life. You’ll hear about viking traditions and Oslo’s long-lasting unions with its neighbours. The buildings in the city centre are a testament to the transitions that resulted in Norway becoming an independent nation, with a society that’s often regarded as one of the happiest in the world.

Highlights on this tour include:

• An equestrian statue of a French marshal and what it’s doing in front of The Royal Palace
• A garden belonging to the people of Norway
• Feminist literature written by a man in the 1800s
• A sculpture tribute to Norway’s working class
• The Nobel Peace Prize venue
• Aker Brygge harbour and its trendy restaurants

Whether you’re visiting Oslo for the first time, or you’re a hometown tourist, this tour is a valuable introduction to the city’s history and what it has to offer.

Tour Producer

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Victoria Vanegas

I was born in Bogotá – Colombia where I studied my bachelor in Business Administration and worked in a bank as a credit analyst. I went to Plymouth in the UK to study my Masters in Business Administration (MBA). After 5 years in the UK I moved to Norway with my Norwegian husband and lived and worked in Oslo for 4 years. We got a job offer in Bahrain and moved there where I worked at an international investment bank. During the Arab spring in 2011, we returned to Norway and I decided to completely change my career and enrolled in the Oslo guide course of the Oslo Guide Association. Since then I have been hosting tours and guiding visitors to Oslo, an activity I enjoy very much. I started my own company, Norditours in 2016 to design and create experiences in Norway. Norditours focuses on creating a more sustainable future for all and designs tours for small groups that leave little or no impact on the environment.

Major Landmarks

  • The Royal Place

  • University of Oslo

  • Parliament

  • National Theatre

  • Nobel Peace Prize Centre

  • Oslo City Hall

  • Aker Brygge

Directions to Starting Point

The Royal Palace main entrance. Behind the equestrian statue of King Karl Johan.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

The Royal Palace, The University of Oslo, Parliament, National Theatre, Nobel Peace Prize Centre and Oslo City Hall.

Best time of day

Morning, afternoon, evening.

Precautions

Be aware of tram traffic, bikers and scooters. Although most of the streets in the city centre of Oslo are car free there might be transit of trams and scooters.

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The Best of Oslo’s City Centre: From the Royal Palace to Aker Brygge