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The term Oslomarka is usually used for all the recreational areas around Oslo. Marka is the administrative name for the part of it that lies inside the city limits and contains hiking trails, recreation facilities, forests and lakes.
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Oslo Ost | Frognerseteren, Oslo 687, Norway
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Even if I am an elderly Norwegian and have used all the various parts of our beloved "Oslomarka" during my life, it is always very energy refilling to take some time in this very special part of our Norwegian capital at all seasons! As others...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Torgeir R
Reviewed 4 days ago

This wild garden is certainly one of Oslo's foremost sites. Free access, clean air, possible to walk along paths or hike in the mountains and the forest, fish in the small lakes and so on. Sleeping in a tent is also possible -- all for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Chez_Rita
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great areas with all types of possible adventures. All seasons. Good parking, tube or bus access. Good for handicapped and we'll fit people.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank NinaThurmer
Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

Here in Oslomarka you may see how Norwegians are in their natural habitat - try a discreet smiling nod or wave, hi, hey or "halloo"- chances are you'll actually evoke a positive response from usually secluded, serious, cautious Norwegians :) Try Ullevålseter, Kobberhaughytta or Kikutstua...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Escape789448
Reviewed 13 February 2019

No matter whether you take a bus, a tram or subway from the city of Oslo, when you get to the end station you are a few minutes distance from a forest. In any direction, because forests are surrounding Oslo. No building activity is allowed...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Laszlo B
Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

Wonderful trek, so easy to find ways through the forest away from the main trail. Even though that is also great! Train to Sandermosen and walk from there or bus to Solemskogen and walk back and forth or round trip. The café in the woods...More

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank ninanordoslo
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Just a short ride With the Subway and you find yourself in the forrest that surrounds Oslo. From Frognerseteren you get the best view over Oslo. 5 minutes walk Down from the station you find a restaurand and a cafe which offers all Norwegian traditional...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank avauti
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

If you like to ski, Nordmarka is a fantastic place to do cross country skiing. January, February and March are perfect months to ski in Oslomarka (Nordmarka and Østmarka).

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank May-Brith D
Reviewed 15 January 2019

So many single-tracks to choose from, and various degrees of difficulty. For steep and fast enduro-terrain, try Lillomarka or Frognerseteren. For somewhat flatter bikefriendly terrain, try Østmarka. Or for technical challenges, try most of Nordmarka, for example from Sognsvann. Also almost infinte miles of gravel...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Vidar F
Reviewed 8 January 2019

Oslo is the only capital city with easy access to forest, you can take public transport to access the marka and start enjoying the lakes, forest etc.

Date of experience: January 2019
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17 June 2018|
Response from Giuseppe D | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lindar, you can easily reach the Marka from downtown Oslo, either with metro n. 1 to Frognerseteren or with metro n. 3 to Sognsvann. Also, many buses reaches other localities in the Marka. If you plan a longer walk with... More
Najad H
3 November 2016|
Response from 537bj_rnm | Reviewed this property |
yes,but remember that we probably have snow then so biking will not be just the way you are used to. Enjoy your trip you are very welcome to Oslo
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29 May 2016|
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Response from TerjeHoegberg | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you get all info. you need at the central station, it takes 30 minutes to reach oslomarka with from there. Easiest is to take the metro to Sognsvann and start from there. Yes, 23 hours ticket is good.