Medieval Oslo Walk
Go on and off the beaten path to explore the historic buildings, iconic architecture, and rebuilt neighborhoods of east Oslo, like Toyen and Kampen, when you book this medieval walking tour. This small-group walking tour is led by an expert guide, who will take you to explore neighborhoods like the food mecca of Gronland, and share historical tales of Oslo's medieval sites, like the historic seamen graveyard. You'll also the iconic colourful wooden houses of Kampen. This historic medieval walking tour through east Oslo's cobblestoned streets is ideal for history buffs and culture connoisseurs alike!
Your epic medieval tour begins when you meet your expert guide in a public square. From here, you'll travel away from the touristy sites and larger crowds and explore the historic sites and trendy neighborhoods that characterize east Oslo today. Back in 1624, a major fire occurred and burnt the medieval city to the ground, causing the need for restoration that moved Oslo miles away from its original site. Today, the new site is Oslo's city center and intertwines its historical roots with its modern neighborhoods.
Your guide will take you to view the iconic ruins of East Oslo, including historic barracks and churches. Take in the scenic view as you listen to your expert guide share tales about the city's sites, like the graveyard of hundreds of seamen. Continue your small-group tour down to the bottom of Ekeberg Hill, where you'll catch the site of a historic hospital that dates back 500 years and survived Norway's iconic battle with the Swedish Army. Grab your camera to snapshots of iconic landmarks like the statue of Oslo's founder: the Viking King Harald III.
Next, head to the top of Kampen to see its charming, colorful wooden homes as you discover why this tiny wooden neighborhood is known as "Oslo's Petrograd." Your tour guide will also share tales about the craftsmen, workers, and artists like Edvard Munch, who helped with the restoration of Oslo or drew inspiration from its restoration as you roam through Toyen. Wrap up your tour with a stop in Gronland, where you'll get a chance to experience Oslo as a local and see some of the best restaurants and eateries in town. Dine at your own expense if you're ready for a bite to eat for the perfect end to your walking tour.
If you're looking for a scenic walking tour that takes you back in time from the experience of a local, then this is the tour for you. Book this epic medieval walking excursion now for an unforgettable experience in Oslo!
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