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City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour provided by CitySightseeing Norway

City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Oslo Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
3.5
from AU$59.86 per adult
Book in advance
from AU$59.86 per adult
Free cancellation
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
About
Maximize time in Oslo with a ride on the hop-on hop-off bus tour. Climb aboard a red double-decker bus for quick and efficient transportation to popular sights at multiple stops across Oslo. Learn about local history and culture from on-board commentary and hop-off at your leisure to see popular landmarks including the Akershus Fortress, Kon-Tiki Museum, and the Viking Ship Museum.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Russian, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Cover ground quickly in Oslo with the hop-on hop-off bus tour
Travel to attractions like Vigeland Sculpture Park with ease
Utilize the bus to reach many stops throughout the city
Visit top landmarks like the Viking Ship Museum
What to expect
Step onboard your city sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus at any of the stops in Oslo, and relax as you travel around the city, while listening to the audio commentary. Hop off and on again as many times as you like within 24 hours, and explore the city on your own terms.  Why not disembark to visit the foreboding Akershus Fortress? Or hop off for a dose of Viking culture and history at Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum. Other must-see attractions that are on your route include Vigeland Sculpture Park, Kon-Tiki Museum, and Royal Palace. Entrance fees are at your own expense. If you wish, stay on board for a full loop and enjoy sightseeing from your open-top, double-decker bus. Read the Itinerary for a full list of sights and stops.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2916OSL
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Unlimited hop-on hop-off for 24 or 48 hours • On-board audio commentary available in several languages + free headphones
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Optional gratuities
Duration
1h
Departure details
Location Name: For the full tour, hop-on at The National Theatre (Stop 1). However, customers can join the tour at any of the tour stops along the route. Location Address: Stop 1: The National Theatre Dybwads Plass 1, 0161 Oslo Norway Return Location: At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first departure point.
Inclusions
Unlimited hop-on hop-off for 24 or 48 hours • On-board audio commentary available in several languages + free headphones
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Optional gratuities
Departure details
Location Name: For the full tour, hop-on at The National Theatre (Stop 1). However, customers can join the tour at any of the tour stops along the route. Location Address: Stop 1: The National Theatre Dybwads Plass 1, 0161 Oslo Norway Return Location: At the 'end' of the tour, the bus will return to the first departure point.
Duration
1h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Duration: 90 Minutes
Frequency: 30 Minutes
Season: This tour is seasonal and only operates between 1st June - 30th October (doesn't run on 17th May).
First Tour: 10AM, Last Tour: 4:30PM, tour starts at The National Theatre stop.
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
With your voucher, enjoy flexible access for up to 12 months from the travel date you select at check-out.
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duck8to
Montville, NJ6,438 contributions
It depends on what you want to see
Sep. 2019
Oslo's city-sightseeing, hop-on, hop-off bus offers 14 stops. The buses have audio-guides in eight languages. One person on the bus stated that theirs did not work but I was unable to determine if the problem was the person operating the audio-guide or the mechanics of the system. The buses also offer free Wi-Fi. You can purchase a 24 or 48 hour pass and a cancellation policy can be activated 24 hours before the buyers date of activation. The 14 stops include stops within the central city and some further out. If you were to ride the entire circuit without getting off it would take about 90 minutes. Waiting times for the next bus can be 5 minutes or 30 minutes. There are 5 buses and you have to change buses to reach all 14 stops. When you change buses the stop for you next bus can be hard to find and often a distance away. The Viking Ship Museum is one of those stops that is further out. There are 3 other museums within a 15 minute walk from the Viking museum including the Kon-Tiki museum. The $46.95 you pay for the bus does not include admission to the Royal Palace, museums or many other venues. If you only want to see the central city sights you probably will be able to walk or utilize an excellent public transport system. Getting to the more remote stops make the the hop-on and hop-off bus more desirable. In any event you are not going to be able to stop at every location and appreciate all it has to offer in a 24 hour pass. The hop-on and hop-off bus is only offered from May to September 30.
Written 25 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JohnandJane
Elmira, NY966 contributions
Hot and cold
Oct. 2019
One big plus: There was a problem with my credit card (not the tours fault). The ticket girl and the driver offered to let me board without a ticket. Nice gesture but I declined because I was afraid of trying to re-board a subsequent bus without a ticket. I called my bank and resolved the credit card problem. Then...... One negative: The earphones on the bus weren't working. And that's one of the main reasons I take these city tours.....to listen to the commentary and learn about the history, trivia, information about the city.
Written 17 November 2019
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Susan G
4 contributions
bad day
Aug. 2019
difficulty finding the stop. driver did not tell us we had to change to another bus. Poor management.
Written 14 November 2019
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phil s
Worthing, UK62 contributions
good way to travel
Oct. 2019
The bus leaves by the national theatre every 30 mins. Go on the upper deck as the views are very restricted down stairs. We got off at the viking museum, which is very good. If you get back on go to the kon-tiki museum plus 2 other museums there. if the bus wait is too long its only a 15 min walk. We got back in bus after kon-tiki and did the rest of the tour which lasts about another hour.
Written 16 October 2019
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Richard B
3 contributions
ok
Sep. 2019
the traffic in the city centre is not permitted, which is were all the sights are!. If you can walk well you can easily reach them all by foot, so its ok. The coach takes you to, u.a. to the outskirts and the peninsula were the boat museums are, which is useful. The commentary is a bit basic, not much on norwegian facts, instead some rather boring info. Would have expected more int erms of info, especially since the route is not that great! As all things norwegians, its not cheap either. The staff and the promtness of the coach was good.
Written 2 October 2019
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Linda A
Scunthorpe, UK3,182 contributions
Good overview of the city
Aug. 2019
We always like to take a Hop on, Hop off bus tour when we visit a city for the first time - its a great way of getting an overview of what the city has to offer, and an easy way to visit museums and other places of interest. This tour is run by City Sightseeing, so not the most comfortable of vehicles - the seats are rigid plastic and you tend to get thrown around as the bus manouvers through the streets. But its a good tour, and we didn't have to wait very long for another bus when we hopped off at the Viking Ship Museum and Vigeland.
Written 29 September 2019
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Ellen H
Grand Junction, CO31 contributions
DO NOT TAKE THIS BUS!
Sep. 2019 • Friends
Most cities with a hop on hop off bus have multiple buses running at the same time so the wait for one should only be a few minutes. We waited 30 minutes outside the cathedral and then had to chase the bus down because there’s no clear pick up spot around the attraction. It was over a block away and down a street. Then we got stuck waiting at the ship terminal for another 20+ minutes. Do yourself a favor and either walk Oslo or take the city bus. This is a rip off and I wish I could get my money back.
Written 5 September 2019
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ValuableComments
Cyprus53 contributions
All worthseing Oslo sights included.
Aug. 2019
The bus was punctual and every 15 minutes a bus was arriving , so there were no delays. The bus stoped at all worthseing sights, staff was very friendly and helpfull. I reccomend using this company. I used it in Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen during August 2019 and i was very happy with all tours.
Written 2 September 2019
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Sonja B
Helensvale, Australia340 contributions
Only goes every 30 minutes
Aug. 2019
Disappointing this is a 90 minute circuit there are 5 buses but they only turn up every 30 minutes so if you miss one (just) there is a long wait. If arriving my cruise I suggest do not wait there the queue is sterile walk left of cruise terminal along the waterfront into town and catch there - it could save you 1 hour and if your stop is only 4 to 6 hours you will WANT to save that hour wait!
Written 29 August 2019
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TravelingBill
Glendale, AZ463 contributions
Is there a score less than ZERO.?
Aug. 2019
Way too many tickets sold for way too few buses. Buses were packed like sardines with people standing shoulder to shoulder. I am guessing way over the legal limit. We were on three buses and all were the same, at different times,  none when we arrived in port when maybe you could understand it. None of the buses followed the published route. Once we asked the driver to let us out at stop 11. He told us it was time to get off, we were a good mile from stop 11. Another driver would not let anyone on his bus even though 40 or so people got off at that stop. Said there was another empty bus 2 minutes behind him. Ten minutes later a half full bus showed up. Stops numbers are not announced and nothing about what is near this stop to see. I purchased the tickets on line. The website says they are good for 90 days. When we tried to board the bus, they said the ticket was invalid because it wasn't for today. I explained the website said the ticket was good for 90 days and I was within that date. After consulting several people,  they said okay. So be careful buying online early. Narration was sparse, almost exclusively stories about Thor and other Gods,  nothing about Oslo and little about the stuff we were supposed to see, but couldn't see because there was someone standing and blocking your view. Not their fault,  the company just sold way too many tickets. We have done HOHO's in many European cities. This was the worst. Avoid like the plague.
Written 28 August 2019
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By: CitySightseeing Norway
David E
David E
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Buy three and get your fourth tour free - Good way of getting a flavour of Nordic cities
My wife and I were on a Baltic cruise and many cities were served by Stromma City Sightseeing buses. I spotted on t
Bebebubbles
Bebebubbles
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Do NOT book this tour! Overcrowding is dangerous!
Having done numerous red bus tours around the world we were looking forward to seeing Oslo in this way. However, th
Moramare
Moramare
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Waste of money
What a waste of money this tour is.... Oslo is so small that we may have well have walked the area. And taken bus 3
Jill A
Jill A
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Great Way to See Bergen
This was an excellent tour as the bus not only took you to places that were too far to walk to or you didn’t know a
golferjean
golferjean
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great trip
Enjoyed doing the hop-on-hop-off bus. It was very informative and a pleasant experience. Bergen is beautiful.
malcolmd384
malcolmd384
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Weather did not help
the trip was interesting with some good places to get out and explore further. If you want to do the Funicular and
Roshancun
Roshancun
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Nothing else to do
If you are on a cruise ship and don't want to pay the big prices for shore excursions, there is pretty much nothing
hardtopleaseEngland
hardtopleaseEngland
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Dangerous
Driver started to drive away before people got to sit down. Due to this my mum nearly fell over you also had childr
ValuableComments
ValuableComments
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Very good sightseeing bus
Passes from all worth seeing sights. Narration is very helpful. Always on time. Staff is helpful. If you visit all
boardinginfive
boardinginfive
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Waste of money - this tiny town is completely walkable
Absolute waste of money - each hop off point was more or less in sight of the last point, and the tour seemed to co
Caroline8921
Caroline8921
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Breathtaking views and very skilled driving
Booked on line before we went. Bus left from the dock where are ship was moored. Not many stops but spectacular vie
JanZ1950
JanZ1950
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Waste of money
We booked in advance. There were two busses for two cruiseships with totally about 4000 passengers. Long waiting li
Peta Susan J
Peta Susan J
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Needing new Reps
Firstly the tour bus stops around Oslo are very difficult to find. When we spotted a bus, we just walked in that di
niksk001
niksk001
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There are better ways to enjoy the city
Plaine waste of time. This tourt shows only a limited part of Bergen, which is easily accessible by walking. In cas
Savytraveler1017
Savytraveler1017
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Avoid at all cost
The hop on/hop off bus was so disorganized in Alesund that they have 2 bus drivers running it when 2 big cruise shi
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