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Erik Unneberg

In the kingdom of Gygra

General good health necessary. Hiking shoes or similar needed.
Generell god helse er nødvendig. Tursko eller lignende trengs.
Reasonable standard of fitness required. Hiking shoes or similar needed.
Generelt god fysisk form nødvendig. Tursko eller lignende kreves.
Some hiking experience required. Backpack with food and water, hiking shoes or similar required.
Middels trente turgåere med god fysisk form nødvendig. Gode turklær og tursko kreves.
General hiking experience required. Backpack with food, water, and hiking shoes required.
Generell turopplevelse påkrevd. Ryggsekk med mat, vann og tursko kreves.
Above average hiking experience required. Backpack with food, water, and hiking shoes required.
Over gjennomsnittet turopplevelse kreves. Ryggsekk med mat, vann og tursko kreves.
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Experience the Kingdom of Gygra, beautiful Mørkgonga nature park and a magnificent view all the way to Gaustadtoppen! Krokskogen is the kingdom of Gygra, a witch from Norse folktales.  

Our tour starts at Jernbanetorget in the center of Oslo, where we take private transport up to Mørkgonga nature park, and the kingdom of Gygra! Gygra is a famous figure in the local folktales. She lived in Gyrihaugen, and was the sister of the troll, or, in Norse mythology, the designation of a jotun woman. Today, there are several such petrified figures in the woods, and it has been debated which of them is the real Gygra. But we think there is a special one that has the right shape, almost five meters high it is quite inaccessible, and very well hidden in the woods.

Mørkgonga has also a very special geography and a unique plant life. We will follow the trail around and up, but for those who want a real challenge we recommend climbing up through the ravine! It is really worth the effort, whether you climb or just hike up the hill, it's a very dramatic and Instagram-friendly experience!

There is a lot of Viking history in this area.  We then wander through mysterious Krokskogen forest, among its peaks and idyllic small lakes. First we will show you charming lake Migartjern. Then we "climb" up at Gyrihaugen (670 meters above sea level) to enjoy its spectacular views and breathing fresh forest air. Here we will have lunch under the open sky. After enjoying this gorgeous nature, we will walk back down, and get back to Jernbanetorget where we started.

Price

  • 1 guest 400 EUR p/person
  • 2 guests 200 EUR p/person
  • 3-4 guests 130 EUR p/person

The price includes: an English-speaking guide, private transportation, drinks, snacks.

Please notice: we use a car in this trip, so the maximum number of guests is 4.

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Tilleggsinformasjon

Hiking schedule
Turplan

This is a private tour. Please request the date you are interested in.

Dette er en privat tur. Vennligst velg en dato som passer deg.

Trip length and distance
Turlengde og distanse

This tour takes about 5 hours including transportation. The walking distance is 10 kilometers.

Payment options
Betalingsmuligheter
You can pay with VISA/credit card in advance or with PayPal.
Children information
Informasjon om barn
This is a fantastic tour suitable for any age. We recommend a minimum age limit as 10 years, but it it may vary and depend on many things. If you have questions, feel free to contact us.
Required experience
Nødvendig erfaring
Reasonable standard of fitness required. Hiking shoes or similar needed.
Accessibility
Stroller and wheelchair friendly

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Erik Unneberg
First Aid Kit

All Oslo Hiking guides bring first aid kit on all tours.
All the guides have done first aid training.
Two of our guides, Trygve and Jon, are educated and work as nurses.
The CEO of Oslo Hiking AS leads First Aid Course for Red Cross volunteers.