Oslo, recent winner of the EU's European Green Capital Award, is best discovered when active and outdoors. Explore all the places a bus cannot: bike through the Royal Palace Gardens or next to rushing waterfalls in the downtown; hike among the hills and lakes in Europe's largest urban forest; kayak past secret beaches and surprising sea cliffs; wander through the old castle grounds and the stunningly modern car-free harbor. Let Oslo Active Tours show you all Oslo has to offer.


River & Waterfalls Bike Tour

Discover an alternative Oslo, full of street art, hip cafés, surprising waterfalls, great food and award winning coffee. During this approximately 3-hour bike tour, we will ride the path along the Akerselva River, with a stop at the heart of Oslo’s food scene, the indoor market “Mathallen” (closed on Mondays). Be amazed by rushing waterfalls in the middle of the city, just blocks from the trendy Grünerløkka neighborhood. And an absolute must is a stop at the modern Opera and the exciting urban development around it, including a stop at Oslo's newest urban beach. PRICE Child 1-6 years of age: 200 kroner (child seat or tag-along bike)       Child 7-12 year of age: 200 kroner (child bike)                                                                                     Youth and Student: 280 kroner (valid ID required for students)                                                                Adult with Oslo Pass: 245 kroner Adult: 350 kroner   FITNESS LEVEL This ride involves a few short hills next to waterfalls but otherwise is mostly flat. Stops are frequent and total distance covered is about 11km (7 miles). AVAILABILITY June-August: every day at 10:00. Advanced booking recommended (but not required). May & September: Fridays-Saturdays-Sundays at 10:00. Advanced booking recommended (but not required). October-March: for groups of six or more participants, contact us to book your group's tour. . ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please arrive at the Viking Biking shop at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour. All tours include optional helmet. Water, energy bars, rain poncho and souvenirs available for purchase in the Viking Biking shop.  

Kayak & Bike Tour

Experience Oslo from the land and sea! An easy ride along the fjord bike path leads you to the start of the kayak tour. Starting from a quiet bay, your kayak guide will lead the group along the pristine Oslo coastline, passing islands, traditional wooden homes, sea cliffs and charming beaches. Kayak experience is not necessary and you will be provided a safety introduction from our partners at Oslo Kayak Tours. Total kayak time, including introduction, is 2 hours, with time to stop for food and drink. Please note that the bike portion of the tour is self-guided. When you pick up the bike from the Viking Biking shop, you will be provided a detailed map and route description. Before the kayak tour, make sure to use your bike to discover a hidden side of Oslo -- its preserved coastline. You have the rental bike for the entire day (from 9:30-18:00), and thanks to Viking Biking's personalised mapping service, you will be able to find your own private beach, unknown paths through stunningly green farmland and picnic spots in the coastal forest. Oslo has some of the best nature of any city in the world, and this combination tour will allow you to experience it first hand. FITNESS LEVEL The bike ride is flat and the kayak tour on usually calm waters. However, this is a full-day activity so participants should be able to bike at least 10 kilometers (6 miles) in each direction. No kayak experience required but participants must be able to swim. AVAILABILITY May - September: booking a minimum of 48 hours in advance. Kayak tour begins at 14:00 (2pm), so participants must come to the bike shop by 13:00 (1pm) at the latest to pick up the bikes. Bikes can be picked up as early as 9:30. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Water is for sale at the Viking Biking shop. Children must be at least 8 years old, able to bike on their own and swim. Children will share a double kayak with an adult. All kayak equipment provided, including life vest, kayak shoes and pants.

Oslo Highlights Bike Tour

Our most popular tour, departing daily at 14:00 (2pm). Discover all of the major sites in about 3 hours in a fun and relaxed manner as we bike car-free paths, parks, quiet back streets, and along the fjord. There is plenty of time for stops and pictures. The guides will not only reveal the history behind the monuments and buildings, but cover topics relating to Norwegian culture and politics as well as modern life in Oslo. PRICE Child 1-6 years of age: 200 kroner (child seat or tag-along bike)       Child 7-12 year os age: 200 kroner (child bike)                                                                                     Youth and Student: 280 kroner (valid ID required for students)                                                                Adult with Oslo Pass: 245 kroner Adult: 350 kroner FITNESS LEVEL This tour is for all riders and no specific fitness level is required. The riding is mostly flat except for a couple of short inclines and a 2 minute hill leading up to the Royal Palace. Total distance covered is about 12km (7 miles). AVAILABILITY April-October: every day at 14:00 (2pm). Advanced booking recommended (but not required) for summer months and all weekends November-March: departs based on weather and road conditions, so please contact us in advance if unsure. Please note that during this time of the off-season, we reserve the right to cancel the tour with full refund if there is only one participant. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please arrive at the Viking Biking shop at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour. All tours include optional helmet. Water, energy bars, rain poncho and souvenirs available for purchase in the Viking Biking shop.  

Bike Rental (Daily)

A bike rental is the perfect way to discover Oslo like a local, at your own pace. With a quality bike, optional helmet, lock and customized mapping service, you are able to see all of the different sides of Oslo: trendy neighborhoods, historic castles and palaces, world-class parks, stunning coastline and endless forest. You can pick the bike up anytime after 9:30 and return it before the Viking Biking shop closes at 18:00. We have a variety of bikes: children's; city bikes, touring hybrids; etc. The best choice of bikes is available in the morning, from when the shop opens at 9:30. PRICE Child seat: 100 kroner (ages 1-5, max 20kg) Tag-along, 20" child bike or 24" child bike: 100 kroner (approx. ages 5-11) Youth 13+ and Student (with valid ID): 140 kroner city bike / 190 kroner hybrid sport bike Adult: 160 kroner city bike / 225 kroner hybrid sport bike FITNESS LEVEL The city center is relatively flat with only a few small inclines and hills, making it accessible for nearly everyone. Further out along the Bygdøy peninsula's coastline or up in the Oslo forest (called the marka), there are more hills and much of the riding can be on dirt paths. There is basically something for everyone, ranging from easy to challenging. AVAILABILITY April-October: every day, seven days per week, from 9:30-18:00. Advanced booking recommended (but not required) on weekends and during the summer months. November-March: open based on weather and riding conditions. Please contact us in advance for availability. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Customized bike map, rain ponchos and water available for purchase and pump/repair kits available for rental in the Viking Biking shop: 25 kroner each

Bike Rental (24 hours)

A bike rental is the perfect way to discover Oslo like a local, at your own pace. With a quality bike, optional helmet, lock and customized mapping service, you are able to see all of the different sides of Oslo: trendy neighborhoods, historic castles and palaces, world-class parks, stunning coastline and endless forest. Pick the bike up anytime after 9:30 (10:00 in November) and return it the following day. Bikes need to be stored in a safe location overnight. Nearly all hotels in Oslo have secure storage for bikes. If staying in private accomodation, please make sure there is a secure back courtyard or bike room. Customers can choose from a variety of bikes: children's; comfortable city bikes with 5 gears; sporty hybrids with 27 gears and disk brakes; etc. The best choice of bikes is available in the morning, from when the shop opens at 9:30 (10:00 in November). PRICE Child seat: 100 kroner (ages 1-5, max 20kg) Tag-along, 20" child bike or 24" child bike: 100 kroner (approx. ages 5-11) Youth 12+ and Student (with valid ID): 175 kroner city bike / 235 kroner hybrid sport bike Adult: 200 kroner city bike / 275 kroner hybrid sport bike FITNESS LEVEL The city center is relatively flat with only a few small inclines and hills, making it accessible for nearly everyone. Further out along the Bygdøy peninsula's coastline or up in the Oslo forest (called the marka), there are more hills and much of the riding can be on dirt paths. There is basically something for everyone, ranging from easy to challenging. AVAILABILITY April-October: every day, seven days per week, from 9:30-18:00. Advanced booking recommended (but not required) on weekends and during the summer months. November-March: open based on weather and riding conditions. Please contact us in advance for availability. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Customized bike map, rain ponchos and water available for purchase and pump/repair kits available for rental in the Viking Biking shop: 25 kroner each.

Oslo Nature Walks: Island Hopping

Discover the majestic Oslo fjord and its various islands like a local, hopping on and off ferries to hike the forests, sea cliffs, charming villages and historic sites of three islands. With a Viking Hiking guide, explore the fascinating ruins of a nearly 1000 year old abbey, picnic on a hidden beach and walk the flower-covered paths of a summer village full of brightly painted, traditional wooden cabins. Don't forget a swim suit and towel as there is time for a swim in the surprisingly warm waters of the Oslo fjord! We also stop for a picnic lunch, which you can bring with you or purchase on the way. PRICE Child 1-9 years of age: not available                                                                        Youth and Student: 240 kroner (valid ID required for students)                                                              Adult: 300 kroner FITNESS LEVEL Average fitness level is required. The walking is mostly flat, but on a mix of stones, gravel paths and dirt roads. Participants should be able to walk for 30 minutes at a moderate pace and wear good walking shoes for the trails. AVAILABILITY Mid June - Early September: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays departing at 12:00 noon. Advanced booking recommended, but not required assuming spaces are still available on the tour. Autumn - Spring (off season): available for private groups. Please contact us for more information. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please arrive at our shop at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour as the group departs at 12:00 noon exactly in order to make the first ferry. This tour uses the public transport system and tickets are not included in the price of the tour, but can be purchased in our shop or during the on-line booking process at the check out.

Oslo Nature Walks: Forest to Fjord

Hike through Europe's largest urban forest, taking in a variety of sites from traditional wooden buildings, hilltop view points, pristine lakes and enough berries to last an entire holiday! The tour begins with a stunning metro ride up the hills, starting at sea level and ending nearly 500 meters above the city and fjord below. From there, the hiking begins, climbing through the Oslo "marka", a dense forest with a couple of thousand kilometers of hiking paths. Dirt paths, rocky passages and deep forest await, as we make our way to the view point of Vettakollen, a "locals only" destination for one of the best views in all of Oslo. This stop is perfect for a panoramic lunch (bring your own or purchase along the way at a café in a local forest cabin). After lunch, continue through the forest until arriving at the shores of Sognsvann, one of Oslo's prettiest lakes and perfect for a swim. The tour ends at this lake, with easy access to a metro stop for return to the city center. PRICE Child 1-9 years of age: not available                                                                        Youth and Student: 240 kroner (valid ID required for students)                                                              Adult: 300 kroner FITNESS LEVEL Good fitness level is required. The terrain is very hilly, going up-and-down most of the tour. Good trail shoes or hiking boots are recommended. Participants should be able to walk in such conditions for 30 minutes at a moderate pace. AVAILABILITY Mid June - Early September: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays departing at 12:00 noon. Advanced booking recommended, but not required assuming spaces are still available on the tour. Autumn - Spring (off season): available for private groups. Please contact us for more information. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please arrive at our shop at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour as the group departs at 12:00 noon exactly in order to make the first ferry. This tour uses the public transport system and tickets are not included in the price of the tour, but can be purchased in our shop or during the on-line booking process at the check out.