Oslo Old Town: Viking Tales

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Journey through modern Oslo and follow the clues to discover the origins, stories and challenges faced across the capital’s 1,000-year history.
Play the role of Harald Hardrada – Viking King and founder of Oslo. Visit wonderful sights including the Royal Palace, Parliament and Akershus Fortress whilst unlocking many surprising stories, including how Oslo became the home of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Sharpen your mind as Harald sharpens his sword – get ready to raid the treasured tales of Oslo!
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  • Best during the day
  • Instagrammable
  • Kid friendly
  • Best for couples
  • Recommended activity for families

Places you will visit


It will take you

60-90 mins

You will walk

6570 steps

Total distance

5 km


  • Learn about Oslo history, from medieval beginnings to its dramatic rebuilding

  • Discover the stories of Norway’s journey to independence from Sweden and Denmark

  • Find out about the Nobel Peace Prize and visit the City Hall where the award is given

  • Make your way to Akershus Fortress, overlooking the fjord and landscape surrounding Oslo


You are King Harald Hardrada, founder of Oslo, the most feared warrior of your time and the last Viking King! Yet shocking rumors concerning your city have reached you from beyond the grave and your fierce reputation is under threat!

Could it be true those noisy neighbors – the Swedes and Danes - have invaded Norway? Was your nation really plagued by…the plague? And what is this ‘Peace Prize’ Oslo is famous for? Not very Viking! 

After feasting in the afterlife halls of Valhalla for centuries, you have been sent back to reclaim Norway’s capital by Odin, God of War. For the sake of the Viking legacy…LET BATTLE COMMENCE!

Game route

Starting point Christiania Torv
Rådhusgata 30B, 0151 Oslo, Norway
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Federico Tibaldo

11 Feb 2024

mark cox

08 Feb 2024


08 Feb 2024
Great tour, excellent walk, glorious puzzle! Some lefts were rights and it was chilly but that would bot stop Haarald. Then the sun came out. Very good!


07 Feb 2024


02 Feb 2024

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  • Discover new places

    As you walk and tour around the city, you will visit new cool places.

  • Solve puzzles, crack riddles

    You will test your wits and exploring abilities with fun challenges.

  • Learn fun history

    Each place comes with its own bit of history that you'll discover as you walk.

  • Role-play

    Put yourself in the shoes of a famous fictional character and play out their story.


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