Ice Skating Oslo

ice skating oslo

What we’ll do

We will ice skate on one or more lakes, depending on the conditions. Normally a lake 20 minutes south of the Opera (30-40 minutes by public transport). We will teach you all you need to know. We will ice skate with nature on all sides. After some skating we will make a fire and listen to the sounds of the forest, before we keep exploring the lake (we know the lake like our pockets)

Floris van H
Floris van H25th December 2021
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I just arrived and heard the stories. All were very enthousiastic and really enjoyed todays event. Also they specifically mentioned how good you guided and entertained. And the lunch was fantastic as well. Only good things! Glad it worked out and thank you for your contribution to our family holidays. If you ever want a reference I‘m happy to help!
Liv Hege K
Liv Hege K5. februar 2021
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Great tour with skilled, funny and knowledgeable man! I really recommend a tour with them 😊 Magic evening in sparkling winter!
EJ Nutthapan30th December 2022
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We had an amazing day! Bucket list checked! I enjoyed hanging out with positive people as well. It's a gift of life. Thank you for the wonderful pictures. You have to let me know if you ever have a chance to come to Thailand.
Kelsey L
Kelsey L29th December 2022
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Thank you so much for taking my brothers and I out on the ice! It was a wonderful experience! We can't stop talking about how much fun we had yesterday. I will be recommending you to our family here in Norway!
Anna O
4th February 2023
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I boked an ice skating tour with Gerrit for my last Saturday in Oslo. What an incredible experience to be able to skate on a lake in Norway! Gerrit was an excellent instructor, with great tips and patience, teaching a complete beginner. He also provided sandwiches, snacks and tea/hot chocolate and took some pictures which he sent to me afterwards. Would definitely recommend booking!

The calender will only be open for booking on dates that are safe. We check the ice almost every day. We always bring safety equipment.

Modern people sometimes struggle with balance. Test yourself: You must be able to stand/balance on one foot for more than 20 seconds (at home) to qualify.


What to bring

Comfortable clothes for skating in the winter. See an example on how to dress. When you skate it’s smart to have warm mittens, or two pair of mittens (ask us if you lack mittens). Some prefer to bring a helmet, for extra safety.


1 to 2 persons: 1100 kroner per person.
3-8 persons: 1000 per person.
If only one person books, we have to cancel (the day before)

Foto: Lars Lindland / @oslomarkalove
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We provide skates, boots, something warm to drink, safety line, safety pins – and pads for knee and elbow.

We use tour skates with BC (Back Country) ordinary ski bindings. It gives you better stability and longer sliding.

BC boots are designed for skating. Stable, comfortable, and warm. It also has a rubber sole, that will give you more grip on surface, walking off the ice for a rest and pause on land. If you prefer to bring your own skating boots, please ask us to ensure correct binding. We do not recommend ordinary cross-country boots, they are cold and less stable.

Ice skating Oslo

The Guides - Ice skating Oslo

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Lars Petter. Has been skating since the viking age
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Oddbjørn. Skating, skiing or kayaking *every* day

Lars Petter and Oddbjørn was among the group that cleared the lake 16 kilometers for snow manually in the start.

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Gerrit. Has escaped from Netherlands, because it's better ice in Norway

Group size

Up to 8-10 guests are welcome at the same time.
Normally it’s 2-6 guests per tour.

min car from the Opera
min with public transportation from the Opera
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Ice skating Oslo locations

The wilderness of Oslo is just 34 minutes with public transportation from the Opera (21 with car). We will escape the crowds, and ice skate into the wilderness. We skate on the lake, and we will explore. We will see traces from the beaver, fox and deer and if we are lucky traces from moose and other wild animals.

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Ice Skating Oslo

Frequently asked questions - ice skating Oslo

Yes. But if you are five people with the same size, we might struggle. Contact us.

Yes, it’s easy to park. There is a parking fee, but we will pay the parking for you (because it’s paid with Norwegian cell phones)

From the Opera, it’s 34 minutes by public transportation. We will also e-mail you full details after booking.

We might be flexible, but we recommend starting around 10. Or at 18/19 in the evening and full moon. But also earlier, to get a bit better temperatures.

Escape the modern world – enter wilderness and freedom.

Ice skating Norway

Sometimes we offer guided tours outside Oslo, but we take safety very serious, so it will only be on lakes we know well. Information to come.

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

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