How do I find the meeting place?

All of our daily tours start from Olaf Ryes plass by the fountain. Here the guide will be waiting with a sign. The square is an intersection of several tram lines and as such is easy to get to.  

I missed my tour, now what?

Tickets are not refundable and as we book the food in advance it is not possible to simply turn up for the next one. If you missed your tour please contact us at 0046 731408655. and we will do our best to help you arrange another. This will involve a fee of 350 NOK for the four hour tour.

What happens if I am late for my tour?

The guide will wait up to 15 minutes at which point we will start the tour. If you know that you will be late please try calling us at (0046) 731408655. The tour starts by walking to Mathallen which is not far so you can always look around for us. Tickets are not refundable after the tour has started.

Do you arrange private tours?

Yes. Please send your wishes to info.oslo@foodtours.dk and we can arrange a private tour. Up to 20 people can participate in a private tour. If there are more than 20 people in a group we will split it into 2 with separate guides for the best experience. The groups will start and end at the same time.

Are gift certificates available?

Yes, please go through our website to the tour you wish to book and there will be a gift certificate button under the calendar.

I live in the city. Is the tour still good for me?

Absolutely. As someone who lives in Oslo you will be learning about the food culture and cuisine that surrounds you every day. Norwegian food is one of the most rapidly developing in Scandinavia. You will also be learning many fascinating historical facts and stories that you may not be aware of. Plus, unlike our guests who visit from afar, being a local just means that you have more opportunities to go back to all the delicious food destinations that we will be visiting.

Are tours offered only in Norwegian/English?

At the current time our tours are only led in Norwegian and English but with advance notice we can organize a private tour for your group with the appropriate language.

Are the walking tours given in bad weather?

All our tours are held rain or shine. In the case of rain we will be able to go inside many of the tasting locations and there are other places where we will be able to stay dry. We kindly ask that you please look at the weather forecast and dress appropriately. Tickets cannot be cancelled due to the weather.

Are young children allowed to participate on a tour? Is there a special price for children?

Children of all ages, if they can walk, are welcome. Some of our locations will be difficult to access with a pram so please make sure to have a place to store it, or an alternative conveyance. It is possible to purchase child tickets for children under 12 who wish to participate in the tastings.

Where does the tour end?

The tour ends in the center right by city hall. From here all major sights and hotels are easily accessible.

Is the tip for the tour guide included?

Yes. Tips are included in the ticket price. Although if you think the guide has made an extraordinary good job a small tip is always welcome:-).

Is the tour wheelchair and babystroller accessible?

No. Unfortunately Oslo is built on a hill and for most of our walk we will be going either up or down it.

Can I shop on the tour?

Yes. It is possibly to do some shopping at the locations. Please be aware that each tour involves a great deal of coordination so your shopping time will be limited. It is always possible to return to our tasting locations however, and our guides will be very happy to direct you to any other shopping locations you may wish to visit.

If the tour that I want to take is sold out can I get on a waiting list?

Unfortunately we haven't got a waiting list. We hope you can book a tour on another day. Please contact us and perhaps we can arrange a private tour for you.

Are there food tastings available for vegetarians?

Yes. Our tours are vegetarian friendly. However, please notify us of your dietary restrictions when you purchase your ticket. PLEASE BE SPECIFIC AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THIS INCLUDES FISH. In Scandinavia vegetarian menus can include fish.

Is there parking available near the start of the tour?

There is some available parking but as is the case in all big cities, parking is limited and/or expensive. We would recommend that you arrive by foot or by tram as this is very near a major tram stop.

Are cameras permitted on the tour?

Cameras are most certainly permitted and photos are absolutely encouraged.

Are bathrooms available during the tour?

Yes bathrooms are available at several of the food tasting locations.

How many people can take the tour?

The maximum number of people on a tour is 12. If you are a larger group please contact us and we can arrange a private tour for you.

What if I have dietary restrictions or food allergies?

Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies when you purchase your ticket and we will make sure that we accommodate your needs.