The Visit Olso Pass is a pre-paid smart card that gives you free admission to more than 30 attractions. It’s good for 24, 48, or 72 consecutive hours, and is activated and time-stamped the first time you use it. The pass also includes unlimited rides on the metro, busses, trams, local trains, and even ferries to the islands of the inner fjord. Like any inclusive pass, the more you use it, the more you’ll save, so it’s best for sightseers who want to visit as many attractions as they can. The pass includes a 112-page guidebook in Norwegian, English, and German to help you plan.
Also included are dozens of discounts on coach tours, gift shops, and food and drink. The website is very organized with detailed information about each attraction, as well as suggested itineraries based on art, history, even ideas for rainy days.
Some of the top attractions and best values include the Holmenkollen Ski Museum & Tower (normally 100.00 Norwegian kroner, or about $17), the Viking Ship Museum (normally 60.00kr), and the Winter Walk guided tour (normally 150.00kr).
Top Included Oslo Attractions
Tusenfryd Amusement Park
Free lunch cruise
Free public transport
See the complete list of attractions and tours in the sidebar.
What’s Good about the Visit Oslo Pass?
The Olso Pass includes free public transportation, plus discounts on car rental and free parking in all city-owned parking lots.
The Olso Pass offers discounts for seniors as well as for children. The Children/Senior pass is good for visitors ages 4 to 15, and 67 and up. The only thing that isn’t included with this pass is free parking.
What Could get better?
The maps in the guidebook aren’t as detailed as you might want. Make sure you have a back-up city map and ask your hotel concierge for help with directions if they’re unclear.
Transportation to and from the Olso Airport is not included.
Get Your Money’s Worth with the Visit Oslo Pass
Students with an international student card can get a 20% discount on the Olso Pass when it’s bought at a tourist info center.
To get your money’s worth from a 24-hour card, you’ll need to visit two museums and take a ferry or other tour. Many Olso museums already have free admission year-round or in the winter, so you can plan to do those on the days before or after your card is valid.
The 72-hour Olso Pass includes the hop-on-hop-off mini cruise that leaves from Pier 3 behind City Hall. Passes for any other duration offer a discount on the cruise.
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Where to Buy the Visit Oslo Pass
The card is available at many outlets. You can buy it at Expedia, Orbitz or Travelocity or you can buy it once you get to Oslo but these are not great options as you may pay more. The best place the buy the card is at the Viator website. Viator guarantees the lowest prices, no-fee cancelling, no-fee date changes, 24/7 customer care, and airline miles (with a minimum spend).