Cross Country Skiing Oslo: Ski in the Wild

We offer guided tours for beginners – 18 minutes from the Opera.
For advanced skiers we rather recommend this tour planner.

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Cross country skiing Oslo 2021
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Cross country skiing is kind of mindfullness, and easier than you think.

Ski, snow, ice and fire. This is Norway. You will be surprised how ‘Alaska’ the area looks like, so close to the center (25 minutes bus south, from the Opera) We will ski over a frozen lake (totally safe) and into the Wilderness. After some skiing we will make a fire, and enjoy a warm lunch/dinner in the forest. We will probably not see many people, maybe none.

It doesn’t get more Norwegian than this: Ski, fire and food over fire – Norwegians favorite activity. With a local and Norwegian guide. Don’t miss this chance to get back to nature!

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What's included

What to bring and wear

Bring a water bottle. Wear comfortable warm clothes. For example like this. Avoid cotton closest to the body. You don’t need to be fit (if you are fit enough to walk for some hours, you will be fit enough)

Price

740 kroner per person. If only one person books, we have to cancel (the day before)

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Your Guide

Most Norwegian names have a meaning, Oddbjørn means ‘hunter of bear’ (or knife/spear + bear). I am founder of Wild Oslo. Skiing with me is like having a friend showing you around. Every day I ski, skate or kayak. I put my soul into giving you a great experience. One of few local Norwegian guides in Oslo.

Reviews

Samuel
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What an experience! Everything about the day exceeded our expectations. Oddbjorn did everything he could to make the day enjoyable and informative. He knew a lot about the sport and the wildlife in the surrounding area. The lunch was exceptional, homemade waffles and burgers over an open fire with hot chocolate and coffee to keep us warm! His commutation from the moment we booked was both helpful and appreciated. Overall it was the highlight of our trip, and we would recommended to anyone visiting Oslo! Thank you Oddbjorn, we wouldn’t think twice about booking with you again on our next trip to Norway.
Emily
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Absolutely amazing!! My husband and I had zero experience before this activity and still had great time cross country skiing through the woods and across a lake. Oddbjorn was very friendly and quick to respond to questions or concerns. He gave us detailed directions to our meeting place which made navigating public transport worry free. The waffles lived up the hype. They were delicious and we even had some burgers too. I would encourage adding this experience to your stay in Oslo.
Elise
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This was such an incredible experience and a highlight of our trip to Oslo! Neither me nor my partner had ever been cross-country skiing and we were a bit nervous going into the experience, but we immediately felt comfortable and had the best time. Oddbjørn is incredibly friendly, well-informed, and encouraging: an all around great guide and person. The location is very easy to get to from central Oslo and it is so beautiful and peaceful. Lunch felt like such a unique and authentic experience, and Oddbjørn is a great cook (waffles and brown cheese are a new favorite)! We left the day feeling extremely grateful for the experience and excited about future opportunities to cross-country ski!
James
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AMAZING! One of the best experiences I have ever had! The views were beautiful and so was his cooking! I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to do this. Oddbjørn is one of the nicest and most humble people Ive ever met. I wish I could give this more than 5 stars!
子聪
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It's rlly an unforgettable experience. The leader is passionate and considerate and he presented us an impressive lesson of nature by telling us about the wild animals. All in all, its absolutely perfect and worth trying.

Where you'll be

24 minutes with bus from the Opera/Bus Terminal. We will ski on Sværsvann lake (totally safe) and in the forest of Sørmarka (South Forest) – over half of Oslo is actually covered by wilderness. This lake is normally frozen from October/November until the 1st of May. I ski on the lake every day (to my office). You will automatically get full transport information after booking. Welcome to WildOslo and cross country skiing Oslo!

Global warming is here. The last 30 years, the winter has become 39 days shorter here. The time for skiing is now. Sometimes later becomes never.

Questions

We are south of the centre. You get here by bus – 25 minutes from the Opera/Central Station. Or by car, 18 minutes. You will get a nice and easy description automatically, after booking.

Yes, we have free parking for you.

Yes. You will not leave hungry.

Yes. Just comment that you prefer vegan, when you submit your booking.

The guide takes plenty of photos, so you can enjoy skiing.

Six. But if all of you are from the same kohort or family, larger groups might be accepted. Contact us.

We recommend that you visit a bathroom before you enter the car or bus.

The guide will bring paper, in case you want to try outdoor facilities in the snow.

Your shoes will be stored in a safe place. The guide can carry your water bottle and other small items. If you have a lot of stuff, bring a backpack.

Yes, the ski tour starts in Oslo, then we enter Viken. Traveling here is faster than traveling to the famous  Holmenkollen

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Done with cross country skiing Oslo. Trying the traditional 'Spark'
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