We are a team of guides coming from all over the world with one thing in common – the passion for nature and meeting new people. We will take great care of you and guide you safely by train or bus to our starting point and once our journey in the forest begins we will engage in interesting conversations with our guests and showcase some of the interesting facts regarding certain spots we pass along the way. Our main purpose is to make you happy as well as presenting a forest we are very proud of, and hopefully you will leave with a wonderful memory.
We are a gang of enthusiastic people coming from Norway, India, Netherlands, USA, Belgium and Germany. All of us live in the city of Oslo and are very familiar with the forests surrounding the capital.
Rashmi grew up in India and has been hiking in lesser Himalayas and has mountaineering course at Manali in Himalayas. She has worked in various sectors and now has started her own energy-bar series called Drive me nuts especially designed for nature enthusiasts. She loves the Norwegian nature.
Jonny loves living in Oslo with its streets, coffeshops and culture. But Oslo's true beauty lies in its surrounding nature. The trails in the forest and the rolling hills of marka is a much appreciated getaway for him and many of his fellow Oslo - inhabitants. He goes running with his dog and skiing all year round. There are always new places to explore, but he has his favorites he always go back to.
Einar has been out in the forest and in the mountains since he was 10 days old. He has been experiencing the forest summer, fall, winter and spring when walking, bicycling, canoeing, tenting and cross country skiing every week for more than 50 years. He has broad experience in living out in the nature, and loves it!
Hilde grew up in the Flanders in Belgium, where it was not very common to wander in the forests, probably out of fear of the Big Bad Wolf. After moving to Norway and being introduced to "Oslo Marka", she was so pleasantly surprised that it was so easily accessible from the town. It is the experience Hilde wants to share with others.
Siv loves walking in the forest and the mountains and have done so since she grew up in Gudbrandsdalen close to the national parks like Rondane and Jotunheiemen. Siv has been working her whole career with journalism and communication and loves meeting new people.
Cheryl is born in Connecticut, USA, but has lived in Norway for many years. She has been living in many countries in Europe and have many adventures behind her like living In a sailboat or bicycling all over Europe. She loves traveling, doing yoga and being outside in the nature.
Pauline loves nature. She tries to spend as much of her time as possible in nature through hiking, horse riding and camping. Her favourite hiking countries are Norway and Switzerland. She is originally from the Netherlands, but has moved to Oslo for her husband's work.
Terje rather be out in the forest. Go for a walk with his family, go skiing, for a run or just go to get those lovely buns and vaffels in the cabins in the Oslo-forest.
He thinks the benefit of living in Oslo, is that the forest is so close to the city.
He lives with his family two blocks away from the forest, and just 15 minutes by bus to downtown Oslo.
Vibeke loves being outdoor - whether it is trekking, running, going out in a boat or up on a mountain - by foot or on skis. Vibeke has worked within PR and communications for more than 20 years, and when she is not working she loves spending time up north in her holiday home in Lofoten.
Stefanie is originally from Germany and moved to Norway with her family in 2018 to be closer to nature. She is passionate about the unspoiled nature surrounding Oslo. Spending time in the calmness of the forest gives her new strength and helps her escape the busyness of modern life.
David is an adventurer and nature enthusiast. Solo-expeditions such as hiking across Iceland and hiking along the remote fjords of Greendland defined his passion for the northern hemisphere.
Since then he gave up his old life in Germany and started a new chapter in Oslo where wild nature is just around the corner.
Elena is originally from Russia, but she has moved to Norway as she loves the nature and fjords. She has been working in the scandinavian travel market for a few years and finds it extremely interesting. She has lived in Japan for two years and can speak little japanese. Hobbies: hiking, training, blogging, photography, painting.
Marianne grew up in Norway and Argentina, from an early age she has felt a strong connection to Mother Earth which led her to travel and explore the world on her snowboard.
Today she spends as much time as she can with nature, snowboarding, hiking & hugging the trees in addition to doing yoga. Marianne loves meeting new people and sharing her passion for nature with them.
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