Oslo, the capital of Norway, is surrounded by beautiful nature and offers an abundance of hiking trails for people of all ages and skill levels.

The forest around Oslo is called Oslomarka and is home to some of the best hiking trails in the region. The area covers over 1,700 square kilometers and offers a diverse range of landscapes, from dense forests to open plains and hills.

Not everybody knows that in Oslo you can find waterfalls, rivers, viewpoints and canyons right around the corner! Some of the most popular hiking trails in Oslomarka include Skjennungstua to Tryvannstua, Frognerseteren to Ullevålseter, Sognsvann and Vettakollen.

Whether you are a seasoned hiker or just starting out, there is something for everyone. Here you can read about some of the best hiking trails in Oslo that you definitely don't want to miss!


Holmenkollen is perhaps best known for its ski jump, but it also offers a great hiking trail. The hiking trail starts at Lillevann and winds its way through the forest, offering stunning views of the city and the fjord. The trail is well-maintained and suitable for hikers of all skill levels.


Vettakollen is another popular hiking trail in Oslo, offering panoramic views of the city and the surrounding landscape. This hiking trail is located in the west of Oslo and is very easy to access by the panoramic train. The forest hike itself is not very long, and the views from the top are well worth the effort.
You can discover this must-do hike and explore the beauty of Oslo's nature on our View of the Oslo fjord walk.


Skjennungstoppen is one of the most popular hiking trails in Oslo, and for good reason! This trail is located in Nordmarka, a large forested area just outside the city. This hike is a bit challenging, but the views from the top are breathtaking, with a panorama of the surrounding forest and lakes. You also canl make a stop at the famous Skjennungstua cabin to check out the Norwegian waffles with brown cheese.

If you would like to join a longer hiking adventure from Oslo, then the Wildlife Forest hike is the perfect hike for you.

Maridalen area

Maridalen is a large valley just north of Oslo and offers a range of hiking trails for all skill levels. The valley is home to several lakes and is surrounded by beautiful forests, making it a perfect place to escape the city and connect with nature. The trails are well-marked and offer a variety of different terrains, from rocky hills to lush forests.
Join the Great Lake tour to explore the beauty of Maridalen lake.


Sognsvann is a beautiful lake located in Oslomarka and is a popular destination for hiking, jogging, and swimming. The lake is surrounded by several hiking trails, making it a great starting point for exploring Oslo nature by hiking. We walk along one of them before lighting up a cozy fire on our Lake walk and campfire

No matter which hiking trail you choose, Oslo is a fantastic destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. So pack your hiking boots and explore the beautiful trails that our city has to offer!

Oslomarka is a true gem for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, offering endless opportunities to explore the beauty of Norway's nature.

Photo: Josh Lake for Oslo Hiking