NileGuide Expert Says:
A vigorous hike, beautiful views, nature and culture - all rolled into one.
0658 Oslo, Norway
tel: +47 815 30 555 (Turisten beskjed)
NileGuide Expert tip:
Bring a picnic basket with lots of goodies. After the steep hike or bike ride, you've earned it!
Ekebergåsen (Ekeberg hills) is a residential area of Oslo, as well a large park and recreational area. Norway Cup, a large annual international football (soccer) championship for children, is held here every summer, bringing kids from all corners of the globe together to play. On top of the hill you're afforded fantastic views of Oslo and the fjord. Walk or bike up the hill and be sure to have a look at the Stone Age rock art along the way (sign-posted); people and animals are portrayed in these 5000-year-old carvings. If you don't feel like exercising just today, don't worry. From the city center, bus 34A or trams 18 or 19 will take you right up in minutes.