Ice Skating Oslo

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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. 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)

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We provide skates, boots, snacks, coffee/tea/kakao, safety line and safety pins

Equipment

We use tour skates with ordinary ski bindings – preferably BC (Back Country) or NNN. They will give you better stability and longer sliding distance than hockey skates.

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.

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If it's snow, we work hard to make skating lanes for kilometers. The longest outdoor skating lanes in Norway 2021

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.

What to bring

Warm mittens, or two pair of mittens. Comfortable clothes for skating in the winter. Read an example for cross country skiing. Some prefer to bring a helmet, for extra safety.

Price

1 to 2 persons: 740 kroner per person.
3 persons: 690 per person.
4-6 persons: 650 per person.
If only one person books, we have to cancel (the day before)

Availability

The Guides

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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. Now we use ATV to clear and shave the ice.

Group size

Up to six guests are welcome at the same time.

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Ice skating Oslo locations

The wilderness of Oslo is just 31 minutes with bus 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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Escape the modern world – enter wilderness and freedom.

Frequently asked questions

Vi er fleksible, men vi anbefaler at “solturen” starter klokka 10 (mest for å finne ledig parkering). Kveldstur kan gjerne starte klokka 18 eller 19, hvis det er fullmåne. Men også tidligere, for å oppleve litt mildere temperatur.

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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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