We are a team of guides from all over the world with one thing in common – a passion for nature and for meeting new people. We will take great care of you and guide you by tram or bus to our starting point and once our journey in the forest begins we will engage in interesting conversations with you and share interesting facts about the spots we visit. Our main purpose is to make you happy as well as to show you the forest and hopefully you will leave with a wonderful memory.
Our enthusiastic guides are from Norway, India, the Netherlands, USA, Belgium and Germany. All of us live in Oslo and are very familiar with the forests around the Norwegian capital.
Rashmi grew up in India. She has hiked in lesser Himalayas and had a mountaineering course at Manali in Himalayas as well. 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.
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.
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.
Elena fell in love with Norwegian landscapes and fjords, and as a result she moved to Norway couple of years ago. She has been working in the scandinavian travel market for a few years and finds it extremely interesting. Elena has lived in Japan (where she climbed Mount Fuji) for two years and can speak little japanese. Her main hobbies are travel, hiking in the woods, training and photography.
Mustapha is an experienced and certified mountain and desert tour guide: he has been working as a mountain guide more than 8 years. Mustapha was born in the heart of High Atlas Mountains in the Berber family. He ran 2 marathons of 40 km two times! A day without a hike is just a waste of time, thinks Mustapha, who has a real passion for hiking, camping, cross country skiing and canoeing.
Nino is from Georgia, but she left her country to do Master degree in Outdoor studies in Norway. During her studies, not only she learned about outdoor traditions of Norway, but also she met her husband here. Her favorite outdoor activity is biking. She can spend hours staring at the maps and studying facts about countries, and she really enjoys meeting people from all over the world.
Marlene is a certified outdoor guide from Switzerland. Since she was a child, she was exploring Swiss Alps, but now her focus is on the nordic landscapes. Marlene loves to feel the power of wild nature. She thinks that one of the best moments in life is to spend the night outdoors, and then open the tent in the morning, and see nature awakening around her. Marlene speaks German, English and basic Norwegian.
Born and raised in Oslo, Erlend knows everything about the area! He is a certified tour guide, with a big experience of working with tourists from all over the world. In his sparetime Erlend loves going camping in the forests of Oslo or in other parts of Norway, or spends time in the Oslofjord in his sailboat. His travel experience and sence of humor led him to writing articles about local neighborhood called Grünerløkka.
Hilde grew up in Oslo. She likes spending time in the beautiful forest, jogging, trekking with her dog or cross-country skiing in the winter. Hilde likes to find new places more than anything! She enjoys exploring new tracks when she navigates to different points using orienteering maps.
Trygve is an outgoing person who likes to meet new people and socialize. He is an experienced outdoorguide, he loves not only hiking, but also spending the night outdoors in a tent or in a hammok under the starry skies. Trygve feels that the forest is like a home for him, as well as a nice place for adventure, explorations and having fun. He would like to share his passion for adventures with you.
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