Winter in Oslo offers a great variety of activities. So a lot of people choose this city as a main winter holiday destination.
Miles and miles of cross-country ski trails are offered you here. Or maybe you would like to test your ice-skating or downhill skiing skills. Not enough action for you? Try speeding down the 2-kilometer toboggan run Korketrekkeren!Combine winter activities with strolling along big shopping centers, dancing, dining and visiting museums! Oslo has more than 50 museums, and beautiful outdoor attractions such as the Akershus Fortress and Vigeland Sculpture Park. In the evening, enjoy the nightlife visiting the restaurants and the exceptional music scene.
Now we’ve prepared for you 10 suggestions how to spend a winter’s day in Oslo. Be sure you will never get bored here. Active rest full of positive emotions is the best way to spend coming winter holidays here in Oslo.
Oslo Guidebureau offers guided walking tours in Oslo in the winter season, with a different route and theme for each day of the week. The tours are conducted in Norwegian and English languages.
Outdoor ice skating at Frogner stadion which is open in winter is especially pleasant in the evening when thousands of lights bring you good good mood and holiday atmosphere. Skate and helmet rental available after 3 pm.
The Spikersuppa ice skating rink in the middle of Oslo city centre is open and free for everyone who wants to try his of her skating skills. Bring your own ice skates, or rent a pair from the pavilion next to the rink for NOK 100 per day.
One of the historic landmarks in the Norwegian consciousness is Holmenkollen which embodies more than a century of skiing competitions. Inside the ski jump you can find the Holmenkollen Ski Museum, the oldest of its kind in the world. The museum presents over 4,000 years of skiing history, as well as Norwegian polar exploration artifacts which you will definitely like and can take photos with them.
The observation deck on top of the jump tower offers splendid panoramic views of the whole Oslo.
For those who get bored of snow and outdoor activities there is a great deal of shopping centers, department stores, small boutiques, shopping streets with hundreds of small shops and retailers, charming antique shops, flea markets, suppliers of exclusive international brand names and local handicraft shops – all this is on offer for you in Oslo.
Oslo Winter Park
Go skiing in the city, just 30 minutes from downtown Oslo! Oslo Winter Park (formerly Tryvann) is the Oslo area’s largest ski resort, consisting 18 slopes and 11 lifts. There is a terrain park in the Hyttli area, cruising slopes in Tryvann, slopes for children and beginners, and challenging slopes and a 6-seat express lift in Wyller. Enjoy wonderful views and fresh winter air while walking in this park.
There are a great number of places to sled in Oslo. Among them the most popular are Korketrekkeren, Midtstulia, “Akebakken” in Grefsenkollen, Damefallene at Tåsen and many many others.
Oslo Ski Center
Ski resort northward of the city centre offers you five slopes, four lifts, ski and snowboard lessons, cross-country trails, a sledding hill, ski and snowboard rentals and two cafés. Oslo Ski Center has two main hills for training, Grefsenkleiva and Trollvannskleiva.
Oslo Winter Park Ski & Snowboard School offers you to take private lessons and classes for skiers of all ages and levels throughout the winter. Choose anything you want to try – snowboarding, cross-country skiing, alpine skiing and telemark. English, German and French-speaking instructors are available all the time.
Toboggan run: Korketrekkeren
Full speeds down Oslo’s most popular and long tobbogan run starts at Frognerseteren and ends at Midtstuen metro station. At the end of a run, you can catch the metro back up to Frognerseteren for another run.
Korktrekkeren is 2000 metres long, and the elevation drop is 255 metres. One non-stop ride down takes about 8-10 minutes. The metro from Midtstuen to Frognerseteren takes 13 minutes.
Be happy and full of positive emotions this winter while spending time here in Oslo. Winter here is nicer than anywhere else. Be sure and come here for spending Christmas and New Year enjoying magic atmosphere.