The Wildlife Forest Hike

Enjoy this special part of the Nordmarka forest. Unleash your inner adventurer and experience the unparalleled beauty of Norwegian forest on a hiking tour to Skjennungstoppen.
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6 hours
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Group size
2-10 people
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12 km
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Spring, Summer, Autumn
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Very easy
Very experienced

In this part of Nordmarka ( forested area north from Oslo) there are many wild animals - if you are lucky you can meet moose, beaver, deer, eagle, hawk, fox and many more. We of course do not control the wild animals, so we cannot guarantee that we will encounter any while on this tour. With this in mind, the opportunity to see wild animals is always present, so keep your camera ready because you never know what's around the next bend! Oslo Hiking's founder has met wild animals several times on this trail.

We will begin our adventure at the Tiger Statue outside the Oslo Visitor Centre at Jernbanetorget. We will take a scenic train ride to Frognerseteren station, enjoying the stunning views as the train winds its way through the hills, leading us to the start of our hike.

From here we will make our way through the lush green forest to the majestic Skjennungstoppen mountain. The trail offers a perfect balance of challenging terrain and peaceful pathways, as you hike through the stunning Norwegian wilderness. Once we reach the summit of Skjennungstoppen, we will be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding landscape.

In this part of the forest you can find fox, beaver, moose, deer, eagle, hare and many other animals! They are all harmless and can be quite elusive, but keep your eye's peeled because every day is a new adventure!

We will have two breaks at a "hytte" (traditional cabins): the cottage of Skjennungenstua and Ullevålseter. They serve great coffee and fresh pastry, such as freshly made waffles, served with jam and sour cream or Norwegian brown cheese. We will also visit the geographic center of Oslo, which is located right in the middle of the forest.

We end our hike at the always stunning Sognsvann Lake, take the metro line back to the city and finish our trip at Jernbanetorget.

Please keep in mind that this hiking tour is quite challenging.

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:

  • Groups of 10+ can save 10% per person
  • Group discounts will be applied against the base price of the tour

(Children under 13 years of age together with adults only pay for the transportation)

This tour requires minimum 2 people. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/tour or a full refund.

What we recommend for our guided walks in Oslomarka forest

  • It is recommended that participants bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable clothing and hiking shoes or similar.
  • You should also wear trekking trousers on the tours longer than 4 hours.
  • On longer trips you should bring something to eat - for example, chocolate, nuts or sandwiches.
  • We recommend to use sunblock and protection against mosquitos.
  • Remember that the trails might be wet because of rain.

Feel free to contact us if you have questions regarding our hikes in Oslomarka forest.

Would you like to make this tour private?

Click here to book a private Wildlife Forest tour. The price is given for the whole group:

Drop us a message here and we will be happy to help you with your request.

Photo: Josh Lake

What's included

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

Hiking tour in the magical Norwegian forest

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 in Oslomarka takes about 6 hours including public transportation (5 hours of trekking, 1 hour in the train). The walking distance is 12 kilometers.

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 challenging hike. Above average hiking experience required. Backpack with food, water, and hiking shoes required. Do you feel comfortable with this description of your health and equipment?