And not least, experience the good feeling of being under the stars at night, and feeling the very special atmosphere of the forest. The area is home to stories and legends and the sorceress Gygri (some people think she is still there, in the mountainside). Krokskogen is a part of the cultural heritage and is often mentioned in the Norwegian sagas.
What you need to bring: hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, special equipment if needed.
❗️ Please notice: We accept deposit payments for this tour. No need to pay the full price right now 🙂 Check payment options under the Calender.
The tour starts at Jernbanetorget in the center of Oslo, where we take our own transport up to Mørkgonga natural preserve. Mørkgonga has a very special geography and plant life. Millions of years ago, a huge but narrow gorge was formed in the landscape right here! It's a steep and hectic start to the trip, but when we're up, you will understand why it is really worth it! It is a very dramatic and instagram-friendly place, and it is located so close to Oslo. At the top of the ravine you see far, far beyond the Steinsfjord and Ringerike. The world's only intact Viking helmet is found at Ringerike. You will know more about Viking history in this area.
We then move into area of Krokskogen with all its peaks and quiet waters. The beginning of this hiking tour is full of the beautiful highlights: next we will reach a beautiful pond called Migartjern. And then to Gyrihaugen with its impressive views. Here we will have a long lunch, enjoying the magnificent Norwegian landscapes and fresh air. Then we hike down to Løvlia where we pick up our bags, food and tent equipment. The walk to the shores of lake Nibbitjern takes approximately twenty minutes. Here, in the heart of nature, we camp for the first night. Imagine a small island in the Norwegian forest, far away from the city. There are no cars and city lights here, only forest birds voices and fresh air. The dinner will be prepared from fresh local food. As we fall asleep, we may hear the sound of owls, wild birds, foxes, deer and moose.
We start day two with a morning bath in the lake (optional), fresh coffee and a nutritious breakfast. We walk down to Nordre Heggelivann, and then further towards Oppkuvvann and Oppkuven. At Oppkuven stands one of Norway's oldest trees, "Gamla på Oppkuven", which is 474 years old! Sadly dead, but still standing.
We continue down to Midtre Lysedammen and camp for the night. For those who wish, we offer an evening trip to the remains of the aircraft wreck and memorial for the plane crash during World War II on May 10, 1945.
This day will again start with the opportunity for a morning bath, fresh coffee and a delicious breakfast before hiking down to scenic Sørkedalen valley and taking public transporation back to Jernbanetorget in downtown Oslo.
Check the Camping Adventure Calendar above
This tour takes around 52 hours including transportation. The walking distance is 24 kilometers.