Cross Country Skiing Oslo: Ski in the Wild

We offer guided tours for beginners – 18 minutes from the Opera (25 with bus)
Top rated on Google and other platforms.
For advanced skiers we rather recommend this tour planner.

Availability: Monday to Friday at 10 am.
Season: when the snow conditions are good.

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Cross country skiing Oslo 2021
cross country skiing oslo
XC skiing Oslo. 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 or in the forest, depending on the conditions, 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!

Cross country skiing Oslo 2019

What's included

What to bring and wear

Bring a water bottle. Wear comfortable warm clothes, for example like this. You don’t need everything in the video, we normally have warmer conditions here than in the mountains. We have insulated ski boots for you. One pair of mittens is enough (ask us if you don’t have). 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).


999 kroner per person.

Make it private: 1200 kroner extra (no other than your group can book) – upon request

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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.
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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.
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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. We left the day feeling extremely grateful for the experience and excited about future opportunities to cross-country ski!
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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!
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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.

Skiing Oslo

We recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

Your Guides

booking profil oddbjørn 283x300 min 1

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.

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John was born and raised in the area. A great guide.

Where you'll be

24 minutes with bus from the Opera/Bus Terminal. We will ski on Sværsvann lake or the the forest of Sørmarka (South Forest) – depending on the conditions. Over half of Oslo is actually covered by wilderness. 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 - cross country skiing oslo

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 what you prefer when you submit your booking.

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

For cross country skiing Oslo it’s 6. 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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Finished with cross country skiing Oslo. Trying the traditional 'Spark'
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