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Walk to the Rose Castle

General good health necessary. Hiking shoes or similar needed.
Reasonable standard of fitness required. Hiking shoes or similar needed.
Some hiking experince required. Backpack with food and water, hiking shoes or similar required.
General hiking experince required. Backpack with food, water, and hiking shoes required.
Above average hiking experince required. Backpack with food, water, and hiking shoes required.
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This tour combines a visit to Rose Castle with walk in the lush forest and stunning views of Oslo fjord.

The tour starts from the Jernbanetorget, train station in the city center. Our guide will be waiting for you near the Tiger statue. Together we will take a train to Lillevann, and here our adventure begins! This train ride provides the best panoramic views of the Oslo fjord.

From Lillevann, we will wander through the lush forest, enjoying the smell of pine trees and fresh air. In the summer, the forest is all green and wild, with ferns and blueberry bushes.

Next stop of our tour is Voksenkollen. The hiking trail will lead us to the small, but picturesque lake called Øvresetertjern. Here, on the lake shore, we will take a rest and have a hearty break, enjoying snacks and drinks.

After the break, we will hike to the Rose Castle, an art installation and an educational project, which aims to tell the story of the occupation of Norway and of the principles of humanism. The tickets are included in price and we will spend about 30 minutes in the Rose Castle learning about the history.

Situated north to the city, this area is located 400 m above the sea level, so we will have some spectacular views of the Oslo fjord. The train station Frognerseteren is located nearby. We will then take a train back to the Jernbanetorget, where we started our tour earlier.

What is included in the tour price?

  • An English-speaking guide
  • Public transportation
  • Snacks and drinks
  • The entrance ticket to Rose Castle

Travelling is all about sharing experiences, so why not go on a 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:

  • Small groups of 5-10 can save 5% per person
  • Groups of 10+ can save 10% per person
  • Group discounts will be applied against the base price of the tour

Have a group request? It is possible to arrange a special lunch menu and get a  lecture from Rose Castle guide. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Additional information

Hiking schedule

Please check the Calendar above. We recommend all participants to arrive 10 minutes before the tour starts.

Trip length and distance

This tour takes about 3 hours including public transportation.

Payment options
You can pay with VISA/credit card in advance or with PayPal.
Children information
Required experience
Reasonable standard of fitness required. Hiking shoes or similar needed.
Accessibility
Stroller and wheelchair friendly

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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.