In the footsteps of Edvard Munch in Oslo
Oslo is the city where Edvard Munch grew up and started out as an artist. This is also the place where he spent the last decades of his life. Today, Oslo houses the largest part of Munch’s artistic production, including his best known masterpieces. Join one of our Munch tours and get to know one of the greatest artists of modern times!
The main tour starts in the upper part of Oslo's main street Karl Johans gate, connecting Egertorget square to the Royal Palace, which ties together several places of significance in Munch's life. This is where Munch rented his first studio, right in front of the Parliament Building. A little further up the street is Grand Café, a popular hangout for artists in the late 1800s. Munch made many of his exhibitions at Blomqvist art gallery, then located in Karl Johans gate 35. In the same block Munch also exhibited in 1904 his magnum opus The frieze of life.
We continue our walk from Karl Johans gate to Pilestredet 30, where Munch spent seven years of his childhood, then proceed to the National Gallery for a guided tour in the Munch Room. The tour continues at the University of Oslo’s downtown campus, where we will have a short stop talking about the huge Aula decorations, such as The Sun and The History.
The tramway takes us away from the main street Karl Johan to the Ekeberg Sculpture Park on the hill-side of Oslo. We will have lunch at Karlsborg, enjoying the view on central Oslo and the New Munch Museum (under construction) before walking to the vantage point where Munch got the inspiration to paint The Scream. We will end the guided tour here and then return to central Oslo.
In conjunction with the main tour, you can add one of the following 3 guided tours departing from Ekeberg by private bus:
- Munch Museum at Tøyen.
- Freia Chocolate Factory, where the lunch room is decorated with 12 Munch paintings.
- Ekely, where the artist lived and worked for the last decades of his life.
The main tour takes place from 08:30 to 14:30. Price: NOK 990 per person.
The main tour extended with one of the additional tours takes place from 08:30 to 16:00. Price: NOK 1,350 per person.
These tours are available by pre-booking for 20 people. The price will be adjusted for smaller or larger groups than 20 people, and for shorter tours (minimum 3 hours).
For more information please contact Tour Leader Silvia C. Leine at Northway AS
+ 47 45 60 37 56