10 BEST TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITIES IN OSLO

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Oslo, the capital of Norway, lies at the head of the Oslo Fjord approximately 80 kilometres from the border of Sweden. The city functions as the administrative, economic and cultural hub of Norway, and is home to many government buildings, museums, theatres and galleries.

Summer douses the city’s many green areas in sunshine while winter turns the fjords to ice and coats the city in a blanket of snow. Whether you’re looking for a winter retreat or summer getaway, Oslo is the perfect location for your next team-building event.

This rapidly-expanding modern city presents countless experiences such as curling, yacht tours, escape rooms, paintballing, yoga and much more. In the following resource, we’ve provided some must-try activities to help you get ideas for your team-building retreat in Oslo.

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Paddle through Oslo on a kayaking tour

  • Discover the joy of kayaking with tuition from experienced kayaking instructors.
  • A unique team-building experience that develops interpersonal relationships.
  • Learn the basic safety measures, paddling techniques and rescue protocols.
  • Choose from a range of routes that take you through the historic waterways of Oslo.
  • Participants are provided with all the necessary kayaking equipment including paddles, lifejackets, spray skirts, drysuits, gloves/mitts and hoods.
  • The tour guides are extremely welcoming and helpful.

Discover the city on a guided walking tour

  • Embark on a guided tour of the city where you’ll visit must-see landmarks while learning interesting facts.
  • You’ll follow an experienced local guide to a variety of attractions.
  • The full tour lasts approximately two hours.
  • The tour can accommodate groups of up to 25 people.
  • The tours are provided by experienced professionals with extensive knowledge of the city.
  • The tour is intended to provide you with great context and a unique understanding of the city. 

Conquer the challenges at the escape rooms

  • In teams of two to seven people, your team must work together to solve a series of tricky puzzles and riddles.
  • Your team will be locked into the room for 60 nerve-wracking minutes.
  • The venue can host up to 42 players at a time.
  • In-game text is provided in both Norwegian and English.
  • Each game presents a variety of challenges, designed to test specific skills.
  • Your game master will explain the objective of the game and provide subtle hints when needed.

Discover Oslo’s finest microbrewery

  • Built in 2013, this microbrewery has gone on to become one of the city's finest producers of craft beer.
  • Groups are invited to embark on a tour of the brewery and taste a range of speciality beers. 
  • Learn the heritage of Norwegian brewing with teachings from dedicated and passionate tour guides.
  • Accompany your beer with delicious food from the on-site kitchen.
  • Menus are not provided in English but don’t hesitate to request assistance from the helpful staff.

Navigate the waterways on board a private yacht

  • Choose from a range of themed trips including a jazz cruise, evening cruise, lunch cruise and much more.
  • Board a luxury yacht and explore the local waterways as you weave through a picturesque maze of islands.
  • The facilitators are accustomed to organising unique experiences depending on your requirements.
  • Group sizes between 24 and 180 are welcome depending on boat availability.
  • Your skipper will navigate the waterways while providing interesting commentary.
  • The tours last approximately two hours.

Learn the traditional sport of curling

  • Learn the fundamentals of curling at the only curling club in the centre of Oslo.
  • Hang out with your colleagues before or after your event at the on-site curling bar.
  • The event lasts between two and a half and three hours.
  • Players are provided with all the necessary curling equipment including brushes, skates, stones and more. 
  • Learn the tactics and techniques that make curling so exciting.
  • Players are taught by experienced curling professionals.

Learn to paint with a glass of wine in-hand

  • Learn to paint under the guidance of experienced instructors and return home with a piece of artwork you’re bound to be proud of.
  • Participants are encouraged to bring their own drinks and snacks.
  • Glasses, cups and bowls are provided by the hosts.
  • All painting equipment is provided such as canvases, paints, brushes and aprons.
  • The experience is expected to last approximately two hours.
  • The hosts are kind and entertaining with plenty of experience hosting large groups.

Engage the enemy at the paintball arena

  • Enjoy an action-packed event with your colleagues as you go head-to-head in a series of paintball games.
  • The venue is located in a beautiful area surrounded by nature.
  • Choose from three unique paintball arenas, depending on your group size.
  • Over 100 players can play at a time.
  • Guns are powered by compressed air, a less-painful alternative to the traditional CO2 gas.
  • Complete your experience with the rental of one of the on-site party tents, fully equipped with heating and a PA system.
  • The friendly staff are entertaining and provide a full safety explanation. 

Bend and twist at the yoga shala

  • Treat your team to a relaxing yoga workshop, led by experienced yoga instructors.
  • Choose from three different yoga rooms, capable of hosting 20, 40 or 60 people.
  • The studio is fully-equipped with warm showers, a sauna, changing rooms and lockers.
  • The studio is beautifully designed and very charming.
  • Choose from a variety of specialist yoga classes such as Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and more.
  • Classes can be taught in Norwegian or English.

Learn the fundamentals of rock climbing

  • Attempt a range of climbing routes with or without the guidance of an instructor.
  • The indoor climbing centre presents a variety of climbing routes designed to challenge all abilities.
  • The package lasts approximately two hours, containing several tasks designed to build trust, cooperation and team spirit.
  • The option to rent a private meeting room before or after the event.
  • Have a go at bouldering—a technical alternative to traditional belay climbing.
  • The auto-belay systems enable climbers to attempt routes alone.

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