Whether you are interested in history, architecture or modern cultural vibes, one thing is certain you will be able to boast to your friends that you know Oslo after out Medival Olso Walk. We'll bring you away from the main tourist attractions, and show you active areas only known by locals. Medieval Oslo was struck by fire and burned to the ground back in 1624, prompting the rebuilding of a new city many miles away from Oslo’s original site (ahem… today’s Oslo city centre). However, did you know that archaeological evidence from the past can still be seen today, excellently intertwined with parks, streets and buildings that have no cause to be envious of Oslo’s main tourist attractions? We start with impressive ruins of medieval churches and barracks; our tour brings you on a journey tracing the footsteps of the thousands of women and men who helped rebuild what was turned to ashes 400 years ago. At the bottom of the beautiful Ekeberg Hill, encounter the 500-year-old hospital that witnessed an epic battle against the imposing Swedish army. In Tøyen, the stories of the artisans and workers who returned Eastern Oslo to its former glory will be no secret to you!
I'm the founder of OURWAY Tours, specialising guided tours within Scandinavia. I started in Stockholm, 2011, as a qualified guide with the question: What do people enjoy when they travel? The answer we found, is to: "Meet the people, try the food, live the stories" and so that's what we do. In 2016 we felt enough guests had asked us if we did tours anywhere else to make the decision to expand to Oslo & Copenhagen. Our team of handpicked locals want nothing more than to share their love for the city with you. If you're lucky you'll tour with: Andrea, Craig, Monika, Romy, Lucy & Jonathan. In short, we give you "people, places, and culture—the local way".
This is a walk of East Oslo including highlights such as ruins, Viking history, less famous Norwegians and blast of the past. We will make multiple stops throughout the city centre and mix general stops with visits to sites that are often difficult to find or overlooked by visitors.