A walking tour is one of the best ways of getting to grips with a new city. Today, you’ll explore Oslo, Norway’s capital, with an expert guide. The city is sandwiched between forest-cloaked hills and a 100-kilometre-long fjord. It dates back to 1050 AD, and is packed with historical buildings, cosy cafés and modern art galleries. As you follow a path through the streets, passing buildings like the Museum of Contemporary Art, the old military hospital and the concert hall, your guide will fill you in on their histories. One of the day’s highlights is sunny Stortorget – a bustling market square that’s home to the Oslo Cathedral and a statue of King Christian IV. You’ll also journey up the hill to the Royal Castle – the views from here are second to none. Once your walking tour has come to an end, there’ll be time for a visit to the city’s Icebar. As the name suggests, this place is made entirely from frozen water. Even the glasses are frozen. You don’t need to worry about the cold, though – you’ll be dressed in warm clothing before you head into the sub-zero temperatures for a drink.
One drink is included at the Ice Bar. This tour is completely on foot, therefore an active walking tour.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.