Private nature walk from forest to fjord
Activities

Private nature walk from forest to fjord

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Seasonal
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 4 hours to 5 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy stunning views of the city's wildnerness, lakes, downtown and fjord
  • Swim in the clean waters of Sognsvann lake
  • Visit one of Oslo's most beautiful historic wooden buildings
What to expect

Hike through Europe's largest urban forest in this private walking tour which will have you visiting a variety of historical and nature sights. From traditional wooden buildings and hilltop view points, to pristine lakes and enough berries to last an entire holiday, this is an experience not to be missed.

Your journey begins with a stunning train ride up the hills, starting at sea level and arriving at nearly 500 meters above the city with views of the fjord below. From there you embark on your hike starting with a steep climb through the Oslo "marka", a dense forest which is home to about 2000 kilometers of hiking paths.

After making your way through dirt paths and rocky passages, you will arrive to the Vettakollen viewpoint where you will be rewarded with one of the best views in Oslo. This is the perfect stop for a panoramic lunch (bring your own or purchase along the way at a café in a local forest cabin), after which you will continue your walk through the forest until you reach the shores of Sognsvann.

This is one of Oslo's prettiest lakes and is perfect for a swim, so don't forget to bring your swimsuit and towel. The tour ends here and you will have a metro stop nearby so you can easily return to the city center. The terrain in this hike is very hilly and you will be going up and down for most of the tour, so a good fitness level is required. Good trail shoes or hiking boots are recommended.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • What's included
    • English-speaking private guide
    What's not included
    • Lunch
    • Public transport ticket
    Where

    Stortinget metro station, Karl Johans gate 20, 0159 Oslo, Norway

    Meeting point:

    You can meet your guide outside the Stortinget metro station to start your tour.

    What to remember
    • Minimum age requirement: 10 years
    • Maximum group size: 10 people
    • This tour uses the public transport system, as such all guests will need to have a valid public transport card; if you don't have one already, you can purchase it directly from the tour operator or from the automatic machines at the start of the tour
    • Fitness level: good
    • Good trail shoes or hiking boots are recommended
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
    • Please arrive 15 minutes before activity starting time
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    Provider
    Viking Biking & Hiking
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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