Pick up your bike near Karl Johans Gate in central Oslo. Get a safety orientation to ensure you’re comfortable on your bike, and receive a bicycle helmet and bicycle lock.
Once you’re ready, hop on your bike and hit the city! You have approximately eight hours to enjoy the sights on two wheels, all at your own pace.
If you wish, you can head off to the Bygdøy Peninsula, the scenic, wooded peninsula that’s home to lovely beaches and three Oslo museums: the Viking Ship Museum, Polarship Fram Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum. Wend your way through the trees and along the shores and if you’ve brought your swimwear, pull up at a beach for a swim — Oslo’s waters are surprisingly warm in summer — and time on the sands. Otherwise, lock up your bike and visit the museums (own expense) for a fascinating insight into Oslo’s history.
Alternatively, take a spin around Oslo city. Pedal along the cobbled streets of the Old Town (Gamlebyen) past brightly painted town houses, admire the sculptures in Vigeland Park, and swing by Oslo Opera House to check out its stunning contemporary marble-and-glass exterior.
For something more rural, take off into the hills around Oslo to explore peaceful wooded trails, see beautiful waterfalls and absorb panoramic city views. When you need to refuel, you’ll find lots of quaint farmsteads where you can stop and boost your energies with traditional Norwegian food and drinks.
After your bike explorations, simply drop your bike back at the rental shop before 6pm.