We'll start our tour at the entrance to Oslo's City Hall, a monumental building where we can learn about the beliefs of legendary Vikings.
From here, we'll descend into the shadows to explore tales of a mysterious underground kingdom believed to have been inhabited by trolls. Then, we will dive deep into the city's less-than-pretty history and learn about famous heists and robberies in Oslo. Crime goes hand in hand with punishment, and our guide will discuss how local prisons worked in medieval times and what punishment systems existed back then. As our tour continues, we will hear stirring stories about witches, and ghost apparitions said to haunt certain areas in Oslo. While shortly touching upon this subject of unexplained phenomena, our guide will avoid relying on hearsay and, instead, narrate only those tales that can be backed up by factual evidence. This tour is a perfect opportunity to gain insight into certain traditions and superstitions still held by locals today. Along with learning about this unique Norwegian folklore and stories, our knowledgeable guide will also point out historical sites around Oslo, all of which add color and intrigue to this remarkable city's long-standing cultural heritage.
Top Sights Includes:
- • the City Hall
- • Akershus Fortress
Meet your guide at the meeting point located at the cascade fountain near Oslo City Hall, Fridtjof Nansens plass
✔️Oslo: Dark Stories Walking Tour
✔️ 3 FREE self-guided walking tours in the Vox City app
✔️ Live commentary in English
✔️ Multilingual audio commentary in English, Chinese, Japanese, Italian and Spanish.
What you don’t get:
✖️ Public Transportation Tickets
✖️ Entry to Attractions
✖️ Food and Drinks
⚬ Join your guided walking tour at the cascade fountain near Oslo City Hall, Fridtjof Nansens plass
⚬ The tour will depart at the time you have booked
⚬ The tour guide will be wearing a dark blue “Vox City Walks” uniform
⚬ Download the Vox City app (we recommend doing this pre-arrival) to access your free self-guided tours
What is a self-guided tour?
A self-guided tour is a type of tour where visitors explore a destination on their own using an audio guide or a map. Unlike a guided tour, visitors are not led by a tour guide and are free to choose their own pace and explore the sights that interest them the most. Self-guided tours offer more flexibility and freedom to visitors. They are a popular option for those who prefer to explore a destination independently.
Is a Walking Tour suitable for all ages?
The walking tour is suitable for all ages, but keep in mind that it involves a fair amount of walking and standing, so participants should be able to walk for at least 2.5 hours. Additionally, wearing comfortable walking shoes and bringing a water bottle can help ensure that you're comfortable throughout the tour
What is a Multilingual Audio tour?
A multilingual audio tour is a type of tour that provides visitors with audio guides in multiple languages. Visitors can use headphones to listen to the audio guide as they explore a destination, with the audio guide providing information about the sights, history, and culture of the area. The audio guides are typically pre-recorded and offer visitors the option to choose their preferred language.