The Great lake tour

Discover best views of Norwegian nature: the beautiful lake Maridalsvannet, the largest lake in Oslo. Discover its beauty and the most scenic views on this fascinating and fun-filled journey.
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4 hours
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Group size
1-10 people
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9.5 km
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Elevation loss
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Elevation gain
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Highest peak
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Spring, Summer, Autumn
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Very easy
Very experienced

In this trip you will see the clean Norwegian lakes and nature in all its beauty.

Please notice, that this hike is only available for private bookings. The price is given for the whole group.

Feel free to ask us for more information if you have any questions:

Maridalsvannet, or Lake Maridal, is the largest lake in Oslo, and serves as the main drinking water supply for the city. The lake carries its clear waters via the river Akerselva to the Oslo fjord.

The trip starts outside Oslo Visitor Centre at Jernbanetorget in Oslo city centre. We will then take the Vy train to Snippen station.

This is a great train ride so don't forget to take pictures!  We will hike up to the tall hill where some simple climbing is required. The view from this hill is breathtaking! You will see the most of Oslo, the Oslo fjord and a large part of Oslo´s surroundings. We will then stroll down to the great lake Maridalsvannet and finish our trip where we started at Jernbanetorget.

In addition you can make a campfire or try lunch in Norwegian style - please check our add-ons to this tour (you will see all options after you click "Book now" button).

Let is know if you need us to pick you up at the hotel within Oslo center (Ring 2), it is included in the price.

What's included

English-speaking tour guide (other languages are available by request)

Hiking tour in the Norwegian forest

Pick-up at your hotel (city center)

Good to know

Hiking schedule

Please check the Calendar (click the green "Book" button)

Meeting point
All our hikes start outside Oslo Visitor Centre, next to the tiger, in central Oslo.
Trip length and distance

This tour takes about 4 hours including public transportation. The distance is 9.5 km.

Payment options
You can pay with VISA/credit card in advance or with PayPal. Please notice that standard tour price does not include public transport ticket. You should purchase your ticket separately.
Children information
Children below the age of 5 are not permitted on this tour. Children between the ages of 5 -12 are free but still need to pay for public transportation. Children must be accompanied by at least 1 adult. Recommended minimum age for children is 10 + years old.
Fitness level
This is a trip where you need some hiking experience. Hiking shoes are recommended.