This is where we go to cope with the urban stress. In every weekend you can see families with toddlers walking along the family path and joggers who run this trail as a part of their daily ritual. A lot of celebrities and well known athletes use this area to exercise, included our Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg.
it's a great place for fishing,bathing and barbecuing.
There's also a cafe there where they sell waffles and hot dogs.
The Ullevaal Stadium is the national football stadium of Norway. The clubs SFK Lyn Oslo and Valerenga IF use it as their home stadium.
It is an all-seater arena with a capacity of 25.572. When visiting football stadiums, I always found a way to get in, but at the Ullevaal Stadium I didn't find any open gate or something like this.
The Ullevaal Stadium is located a 10 minutes ride by metro no. 3 (Ullevaal Stadion) north of the city centre.
this is a great way to know the nature of Oslo. In Milslukern sport, shop in Ullevål stadion (where the metro stop), sell orientation maps for 250 kr. They only accept cash. The posts are out there from April to October. There are different orienteering clubs, so if you see a post somewhere, make sure that it's the right one. There's also a description of where to find the maps. It's only in Norwegian, but Google translate is your friend. When you're doing this kind of sport, always have the bus card with you. You never know where you end up if you get lost somewhere and have to take the bus back. And always bring your cell phone. If you're lucky you'll see Elk, worms and other animals.
Be prepared to see naked men i near the lake in Bånntjern. It’s a nudist place. I wish they would not gather where the control posts are located. I really feel stupid when I have to interrupt their sexual activity to register my post number. You should also be prepared to see some wild men in the forest with tents.
Equipment: a compass, a map, rain clothes, cell phone and a bus ticket. If you're bringing you dog with you, you should consider giving worm tablets, in case this would happen. I have never seen worms in this area and I hope and never get to see them, I have snake phobia.
Frognerkilen is a bay in the inner Oslofjorden, east of the Bygdøy peninsula. Pictured above are the Bygdøy Alle Båtforening (center) and Skøyen Båtforening (left) boat clubs. These are two of the guest harbors available to visitors in the Oslo area.
Sailing around the Oslofjord will also be well worth the effort. You can hire boats from the marina or take a guide to see the islands of the fjord, quaint summer homes, or use it to tour other areas outside of Oslo.
I am going to try and include a few more snowboarding places that have been mentioned to me. I didn’t get to these places but hopefully these will be useful to other people and maybe I will get there if I (hopefully) manage another weekend in Oslo sometime.
One of these is Grefsenkollen. The web site says it’s a 10 minute drive from downtime which would suggest public transport might not be easy to get there – any further information on this would be helpful from anyone. The independent Norway Ski Info web site gives this resort the following scores -
For beginners 3.8/6
For advanced 3.6/6
For snowboarders 3.5/6
There is a limited amount of English info on there website.
As with the other resorts mentioned I can highly recommend the Ski Info Norway web site - http://www.skiinfo.no which is also in English.
There is a lot of places to go diving in Oslo. But remember that the visibility can be terrible during summer. The winter is better.
If you travel a little bit out of the Oslo fjord it will be more easy to find a place with good visibility.
Equipment: You can rent diving equipment at one of the diving shops in Oslo.
For example: Hydra Dykke klubb.
Located next Voksenkollen metro station (see transportation tip) the ski hire facility has a good range, but it is my no means cheap and fails to offer a discount for less than a one-day hire. This is a pity when the ski area offer morning / afternoon / evening and timed passes.
The company also offer a minibus service (free to those who hire) from the shop / metro station up to the top of the Tryvann vinterpark area. You can also use the service at 20kr per person as long as there are at least 3 people ready for the 700m journey.
This is mye favourite place to swim. There are not to many people here, and it's a very relaxing place with candles and a boble bath etc. The water is quite warm and the place is very clean. The prize for non student is 115, in Domus Athletica it's 110. it's expensive, but it's worth it.
Your options are dependent on what kind of wintersports you would like to do and how much time and money you have to spend. In the Oslo area Holmenkollen offers both crosscountry skiing opportunities as well as slalom and snowboarding slopes at Tryvann Skisenter. Not to far away - about one hour to an hour and a half of driving a car or bus - you have Norefjell which offers the same in a more countryside fashion were you can rent a cabin or a hotelroom for the weekend or in the mid of the week if you're not working.
Further away from Oslo in Hemsedal, Trysil, Beito and more - you have full fledged mountain resorts with big networks of prepared skitracks for crosscountry skiing and good slalom and snowboard facilities with many lifts and slopes. Hemsedal is more of the partyresort kind while Trysil and Beito are more of a mix of familyresort and party.
Some links to check out for you to research:
Frognerseteren is a very beautiful place not far at all from the centre of Oslo. Just get the subway and get loose and free - hike, bike, walk, climb... do whatever you want! Enjoy the nature : that is and has always been the norwegian motto!
The area around the famous Holmenkollen skijump hill is also an arena for other skiing activities, like crosscountry and biathlon etc... During the winter you can normally see a couple of world cup events here. But you are also allowed to use the tracks for your own training or just t go on a trip into the woodlands around Oslo. This is a very popular activity during winter in Oslo.
Equipment: Crosscountry equipment, can be bought in just about any sport store in Oslo.
The Wyller ski run is a part of the Tryvann ski centre, but has a separate access down in Sørkedalen valley. It has the longest run of all the ski slopes around Oslo. You can alternate between Wyller and other ski runs in the Tryvann complex.
Equipment: Rental equipment available at Tryvann or at Wyller's base in Sørkedalen.
DNT - the Norwegian Trekking Association - is Norway's biggest outdoor activities organisation. The association members have built one of Europe's largest marked hiking trail networks and arguably the world's most extensive cross-country skiing track networks. You can hike or ski in comfort, as there are more than 430 cabins in the networks across the country, or seek challenge, as Norway is one of the least densely populated countries of the world, with extensive areas available for outdoor activities, many of them readily available, close to cities. DNT has more than 207,000 members, most in Norway, but one in ten abroad.
If you want their help to assist you in your nature (not city) travel planning or arrangements in Norway - check out their english website at:
You can also visit their service centre in Oslo in Storgaten 7 near the Oslo Cathedral.
Oslo is quite a big place for winter sports, obviously. This is there competition ski jump. Never actually been to the top of one of these before and don't think I could let myself slide down this for anything, not even a gold medal)))