Outdoor Activities in Oslo



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  • Surrounded by the Oslo Fjord, forests, hills and mountains, locals are outdoors taking advantage of all nature has to offer whenever possible. November to Aprill offers a real winter wonderland. At the first sight of snow, the skis come out. According to a common saying, Norwegians are born with skis on their feet. On a crisp winter Sunday, you'll even see babies too young to ski being pulled in a pulk sled. 15 minutes from the city centre by metro, is Nordmarka Forest with miles and miles of hiking/skiing trails, as well as Korketrekkeren toboggan run.

    In Sørkedalen, you can go sleigh riding or horse riding (gallopping through the snow is absolutely gorgeous). Back in the city centre, on main street, Karl Johan, you can try your skating skills at Narvisen outdoor rink.

    For a less vigorous time, but no less enjoyable, Oslo offers lazy walks along paths and ridges with fantastic views, as wel as heaps of parks (some with wonderful sculptures just begging to be climbed. Out on the fjord, the many islands beckon with beaches, nature walks, wildlife and even medieval monastery ruins at Hovedøya.

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    Oslomarka forest

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    Nordmarkveien

    Hike or ski with locals, 15 minutes from the city center... read more

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    Frognerseteren

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    Holmenkollveien 200

    Great restaurant in a historic building at the forest's edge... read more

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    Tryvann vinterpark

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    Tryvannsveien 64

    Large alpine center, 20 minutes from Oslo's city center... read more

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    Korketrekkeren

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    Frognerseterveien

    2 kilometer long toboggan run... read more

    Sørkedalen

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    Sørkedalen

    Treasure-trove for sporty families... read more

    Lake Bogstad (Bogstadvannet)

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    Sørkedalen

    Lovely lake for swimming and fishing, near camping and golf... read more

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    Spikersuppa Ice Skating Rink (Narvisen)

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    Spikersuppa - Karl Johan

    Hot spot for ice-skating enthusiasts in the city center... read more

    Huk Beach

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    Huk

    Beautiful beach where clothes are optional...
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    Frogner Park

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    Kirkeveien

    This fantastic sculpture park is Oslo's premier attraction... read more

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    Hovedøya Island

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    Hovedøya

    Medieval history and beach fun in the fjord...
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