Private Nature Walks: Arts & Parks

Get the best of both worlds on one 3.5 hour tour: experience some of Oslo's world famous art while enjoying the amazing nature and scenery for which Norway is famous. This tour combines fjord views and beautiful forests with art and history, all while discovering a part of the city overlooked by many tourists. The tour begins with a charming tram ride up the hill to the starting point of the walk (tram ticket not included, please see the price category below for more details). The highlight of the tour is the amazing Ekeberg sculpture park, which blends stunning nature with one of the world's most original sculpture parks, focusing on the strength and role of women. Walking through the forest perched above the Oslo fjord, it is an unforgettable journey from one surprising sculpture to the next. Another great site which shouldn't be missed yet is rarely visited by the average tourist is the viewpoint from which Edvard Munch painted the Scream more than 100 years ago. Imagine standing where one of the world's most iconic paintings was first sketched. Along the way, we pass some amazing World War II history, one of Oslo's most beautiful art-deco restaurants with a coffee stop included, and the city's original old town Gamlebyen. Nature? This tour has it! Fjord views? Too many to count! World class art? Check! History? Thousands of years' worth! The walk is accessible to most participants but please note there is a steep descent towards the end of the tour which takes about 5 minutes going down. The tour begins with a tram ride taking the participants up to the starting point of the walk, so there is very little uphill walking. Price * 3500 kroner flat fee for 1-10 participants * Price includes a coffee/drink stop at the Ekeberg restaurant * Please note that this tour uses public transport trams, which is not included in the tour price. If you have the Oslo Pass or a public transport pass, then you are ready! If not, please make sure to add-on public transport tickets during the check-out process. Tickets range from 50-90 kroner depending on the age of the participants. Duration About 7-8 kilometers (4-5 miles) during approximately 3 hours (with many stops during the way). Accessibility The most challenging part of the tour is the final descent from the park restaurant back into the city centre: it is a steep downhill for about 5 minutes. It is not wheelchair accessible and best for children ages 8+.
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Private 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 steeply 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 * 3000 kroner for groups of 1-10 participants. * For groups of more than 10, please contact us directly at "info@vikingbikingoslo.com". * This tour uses the public transport system. If you do not have a transport card or the Oslo Pass, make sure to add on transport tickets when checking out during the booking process. The daily pass ranges from 100-140 kroner depending on the age of the customer.   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. This tour is not suitable for children under 10.   AVAILABILITY May through October. During the other months, the forest is often covered in snow and ice and only accessible on skis.   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please arrive at the meet-up point 15 minutes before the start of the tour. This tour uses the public transport system. Some guests come already with public transport cards or the Oslo Pass. All other guests should choose the add-on for public transport tickets when checking out during the booking process.
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Private Nature Walks: Island Hopping

Discover the stunning Oslo fjord islands like a local: hopping on and off ferries to hike the coastal forests, sea cliffs, charming villages and historic sites of the inner Oslo fjord. 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 3000 kroner per group of 1-10 participants. For groups over 10, please contact us for more information. Important! This tour uses ferries which are part of the public transport system. If you have the Oslo Pass or a valid transport card, you do not need to purchase a transport pass. Otherwise, please purchase the transport pass during the check-out of the booking process. Prices range from 70 to 135 kroner per person and the pass is valid for 24 hours on ferries, metros, trams, buses and trains in Oslo. 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 April through October, with possible start times of 10:00, 11:00, 13:00 (1pm) and 14:00 (2pm) DURATION 4 hours ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Please arrive at the tour starting point 15 minutes before the start of the tour. This tour uses the public transport system and tickets are not included in the price of the tour unless you choose that ticket option. Some guests come already with public transport cards or the Oslo Pass. Public transportation cards can purchased during the on-line booking process at the check out or at local outlets in the city.
FromNOK 3'000