Monday to Friday at 10 in the morning.
Season: when the snow conditions are good.
Bonus: Receive our top recommendations for activities, sights, and dining via email upon booking.
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!
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. You don’t need gaiters. One pair of mittens is enough (ask 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). We have mittens that you can borrow.
Make it private: 1200 kroner extra (no other than your group can book) – upon request
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.
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. I ski every day (on guided tours or 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 - xc 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