Private Nature Walks: Forest to Fjord

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Hike through Europe's largest urban forest, taking in a variety of sites from traditional wooden buildings, hilltop view points, pristine lakes and enough berries to last an entire holiday! The tour begins with a stunning metro ride up the hills, starting at sea level and ending nearly 500 meters above the city and fjord below.

From there, the hiking begins, climbing steeply through the Oslo "marka", a dense forest with a couple of thousand kilometers of hiking paths. Dirt paths, rocky passages and deep forest await, as we make our way to the view point of Vettakollen, a "locals only" destination for one of the best views in all of Oslo. This stop is perfect for a panoramic lunch (bring your own or purchase along the way at a café in a local forest cabin).

After lunch, continue through the forest until arriving at the shores of Sognsvann, one of Oslo's prettiest lakes and perfect for a swim. The tour ends at this lake, with easy access to a metro stop for return to the city center.

PRICE

* 3000 kroner for groups of 1-10 participants.
* For groups of more than 10, please contact us directly at "info@vikingbikingoslo.com".
* This tour uses the public transport system. If you do not have a transport card or the Oslo Pass, make sure to add on transport tickets when checking out during the booking process. The daily pass ranges from 100-140 kroner depending on the age of the customer.

 

FITNESS LEVEL

Good fitness level is required. The terrain is very hilly, going up-and-down most of the tour. Good trail shoes or hiking boots are recommended. Participants should be able to walk in such conditions for 30 minutes at a moderate pace. This tour is not suitable for children under 10.
 

AVAILABILITY

May through October. During the other months, the forest is often covered in snow and ice and only accessible on skis.
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Please arrive at the meet-up point 15 minutes before the start of the tour. This tour uses the public transport system. Some guests come already with public transport cards or the Oslo Pass. All other guests should choose the add-on for public transport tickets when checking out during the booking process.

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  • Stunning views over the city's wildnerness, lakes, downtown and fjord.
  • Swim the clean waters of Sognsvann lake
  • Visit one of Oslo's most beautiful historic wooden buildings, Frogneseteren
  • Optional stop at the iconic Holmenkollen ski jump (time-permitting, and based on the fitness of the group as this stop adds 2 extra kilometers of uphill hiking).

Route

  1. Viking Hiking shop
  2. Holmenkollen metro station
  3. Holmenkollen ski jump
  4. Frognerseteren
  5. Vetakollen view point
  6. Sognsvann lake
  7. Metro station (return to city center)