An alternative tour

mai 25, 2012 by admin       Posted under: Activities

There are many ways of exploring a new city. You can read about it and explore for yourself, you can buy guided tours around the city and you can buy a one day ticket and ride around with public transportation.

Alternative Oslo however has a guided bike tour around town and is a great way of getting to know new people and Oslo. This is what they say on their website:

Oslo is a city of contrasts. It’s divided by the Akerselva river, and west and east Oslo are completelly different. The alternative Oslo Bike Tour will go from the medieval ruins, to the super modern buildings of Aker Brygge. From the busiest working areas to the relaxing green parks, and so on…

The idea is to show you mainly the idioncrasy of the norwegians, the curiositries that make them special.

We start at the Opera House, a big white modern building, very easy to recognise, and only a few meters from the Central train station (Sentralstajonen).

The tour lasts around 4 hours. Groups are never larger than 10 people, wich is good size to be all together, and it’s easy to adapt the speed to the rythm and level of the group.

You will realise as soon as you arrive that Oslo is sorrounded by mountains, so you may be worried about the slopes… Don’t panic! The itinerary goes mainly in flat areas or friendly slopes, and we have enough time to do it.

We will visit:

Gamlebyen- The Medieval Park -Kvadraturen – The Akershus Fortress – The City Hall – Aker Brygge – Vika – Frogner – The Vigeland’s Park – Telthusbakken – Damstredet – The Akerselva River – Grünerløkka – Grønland – Kampen – The Opera House

Check out their website for more information and booking here: