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. 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)
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
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: 880 kroner per person.
3 persons: 750 per person.
4-8 persons: 700 per person.
If only one person books, we have to cancel (the day before)
We provide skates, boots, coffee/tea/kakao, safety line and safety pins
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.
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.
Up to 8-10 guests are welcome at the same time.
Normally it’s 2-6 guests per tour.
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.
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 31 minutes by bus. Full details are here. 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.