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Artistic Oslo: A Gallery of Public Art Private Walking Tour

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OSLO. 2hrs. Did you know that Oslo is decorated in art? Why? Our Artistic Oslo: A Gallery of Public Art uncovers Norway’s unique art history while strolling through the city centre. Together we’ll discover why and what is on display.

Take a stroll down the beautiful inner-city streets of Oslo. What do you see? Clean streets? Yes, but there is something more. The Norwegian capital is brimming with public art and the largest cultural centre in the Nordic region - the monumental new National Museum - is set to open its doors in 2020. If you enjoy art in public spaces, our Artistic Oslo: A Gallery of Public Art Private Walking Tour is the perfect tour for you.

Walking through downtown Oslo with your private guide, gain fascinating insights into the unique art history of Norway. Discover a great selection of public art in and around the city centre, from the Oslo City Hall, where many artists created works that defined a breakthrough in their artistic careers, to the sculptures around the National Theatre and the Norwegian Parliament. 

But why is there so much public art in Oslo? Good question! To understand why, we'll look at the connections between the historical, economic and social changes (Norway became officially independent in 1905), and the historical developments of art in Norway, in the last 300 years. By the end of the tour, you'll notice that Oslo is decorated in art, like one giant, public, open-air art exhibition and gallery, complete with a vast array of public memorials, sculptures, and reliefs waiting to be discovered!

Have we left you wanting more? For those with a keen interest in contemporary sculpture, book the extended version of this tour (+ 1 hour). Join us on a venture to discover more about public art patronage in modern-day Oslo, the incredible works in Ekeberg Park and see some fantastic views over the city!

Tour includes: Private Guide

  • Price from: 641 NOK /Person (Based on a group of 4 people)

Tour information

Location: Brynjulf Bulls plass 1, 0250, Oslo, Norway

Type: Private

Participants: Minimum 1, Maximum 30.

Length: 2 hours

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