We meet at Jernbanetorget in the center of Oslo. There we take public communication through Kvadraturen, Stortinget, along Karl Johans gate past the National Theater. We pass along the Queen's Park, the former US embassy, before driving along the chestnut lined Bygdøy Allé.
Once we arrive in Bygdøy we will immediately find ourselves in the midst of a beautiful green nature. Narrow trails, slightly hilly, the smell of the sea, fresh salty air and forest scent in one breath! We look over to the Kiel ferry, and up to the royal palace Oscarshall which is owned by the Norwegian royal family. We walk on through the beautiful forests where the King's cows graze freely.
The trail leads us to Kongsgården, this magnificent farm where there is great festivity every spring when the King's cows are released on pasture. We leave Kongsgården and follow the path down to a nice beach. If the weather is fine, we can take a break and a swim, or maybe just relax on the sandy beach with your toes in the water. Bestumkilen is the final step in our nature hike through Bygdøy's lush green woods. The walk is around 2 kilometers and takes around 2 hours.
Here we are greeted by good friends from the Oslo Kayak Tours, and our adventure continues in peaceful paddling on the Oslo Fjord. There you can experience Oslo from another beautiful side - the seaside- and you can't get closer to the nature! During a 2- hour trip you can get not only a short introduction to kayaking, we will also show you some highlights of the city and its surrounding nature. At our base in the sheltered marina you will receive the equipment best suited to you and we will take you through safety instructions and basic techniques before we head out from our privat beach on the water of the Oslofjord. From here it is only a short way to small islands and nice sandy beaches. The guides will share information on sights like the picturesque marina with its house boats and other special vessels, the modern architecture on Fornebu and the beaches along the coast of the peninsula Bygdøy.
Kayak experience is not necessary, we adapt our tours to our guests. We use single and double kayaks and will provide you with the boat that fits you and your abilities best. The tour ends at Bestumkilen.
Travelling is all about sharing experiences, so why not go on hike together with friends or family, and book one of our tours as a larger group? We will be delighted to offer you a group discount:
Please be aware that there is a minimum of 3 guests on this tour.
Participants have to be able to swim.
We recommend you to wear comfortable clothes and please bring a dry shift of clothes, in case you are going to swim.
Please check the Calendar above. We recommend all participants to arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts.
Vennligst sjekk kalenderen over. Vi anbefaler alle deltakere å ankomme 10 minutter før turen starter.
This tour takes about 4 hours including public transportation (2 hours of Nature Walk + 2 hour Kayak Tour). The walking distance is 4 kilometers.