Vigeland Sculpture Park, Holmenkollen & Viking Ship Museum

  • Port

    Oslo, Norway

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD USD

    Price between $51-$100
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 3½ Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Departing from the pier, you guide will provide an interesting commentary as you pass Akershus Fortress and the Opera House.

You'll take a guided tour of Vigeland Sculpture Park, created and built by Gustav Vigeland. The park is home to 121 sculptured figures together with the landmark 'Monolith', fountain and bridge. Your guide will escort you through the park, and explain the different sculptures and monuments along the way.

At the end of the park, your waiting coach will take you through beautiful residential areas of Oslo. From the elevation of the Holmenkollen Hills, take in excellent views over parts of the city and Oslofjord.

Head to the Bygdøy Peninsula for a visit to the Viking Ship Museum. Here you will see the incredible craftsmanship of Viking ships. The Gokstad is a classic Viking ship, while the Oseberg, which was excavated in 1904, is richly adorned and was probably used as a pleasure boat. The museum holds a collection of sleds, implements and gold and silver jewelry found with the ships.

On the return drive to the pier, view Oslo's busy boat harbor.

Notes:

The Viking Ship Museum is a popular attraction and can get crowded. Tour requires approximately 45 minutes of walking, including several steps at Vigeland Park. Wear comfortable walking shoes. The road journey may pass through two tunnels.