Make a visit to Kobberhaughytta in the heart of Nordmarka
- Destination Oslo
- Season April–November
- Difficulty Medium
- Distance 16.4 kilometers
- Elevation 290 meters
- Duration 4–6 hours
Kobberhaughytta is a lodge and cafe in the heart of Nordmarka just north of Oslo. The hike from Frognerseteren to Kobberhaughytta takes you through the most popular areas for outdoor activities for the population of Oslo. But don’t worry, the area is large so even though you can expect to see other hikers you will most definitely get a good feeling of being alone in this beautiful forest.
You can choose to follow the marked trail all the way or you can also walk along the forest roads that bring you most of the way to Kobberhaughytta.
Kobberhaughytta offers a great cafe on the weekends and if you have the time you should most definitely spend a night there which includes a delightful three course meal. Be sure to book in advance to ensure availability.
Getting to the trailhead is quite easy. Take the westbound metro towards 1-Frognerseteren from downtown Oslo all the way to the end of the line. It takes about 40 minutes from downtown to the start of the hike -- it does not get much easier than that!
After exiting the metro at Frognerseteren look for some blue colored signs. You will see a sign to Kobberhaughytta, but don’t go in that direction. There are a lot of trails in this area and many different routes to Kobberhaughytta. Look for the sign towards Øvreseter and head in that direction. You will quickly get to the lake of Øvreseter on your righthand side and then immediately after you will cross the road to Tryvann Vinterpark. Then follow the road a bit before the walking trail continues across the parking lot on your left hand side. From here the trail continues down through the Tryvann alpine slopes and downwards to Tryvannstua.
From Tryvannstua follow the road for some hundred meters before the trail continues on the left hand side of the road. Follow this trail, later crossing the road again and finally you reach Nordmarkakapellet - a small chapel in the forest. You will see the chapel on your left hand side when you reach the trail junction nearby.
If you want to you can also follow the road all the way from Tryvannstua to Nordmarkakapellet. This is an easier hike, but definitely not as exciting as following the trail.
From the trail junction due east of Nordmarkakapellet, you will see signs to Kobberhaughytta in two different directions. We recommend that you go east towards Blankvannsbråten. Blankvannsbråten is a small farm with some open fields around it. From Blankvannsbråten there is only 1.5 km to go before reaching Kobberhaughytta.
Note: The entire trail is well marked and you will find blue signs in every trail junction so it is easy to find the way. Make sure you only follow the blue signs and not the red signs. The red signs are for cross country skiing trails in the wintertime.
For all enquires to Kobberhaughytta you can call +47 977 08 048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kobberhaughytta is usually open on weekends for day hikers. You can book an overnight stay all days throughout the week.
While staying at Kobberhaughytta you should definitely hike up to Kobberhaugen which is right nearby. Kobberhaugen gives you great views of the area and also beautiful views of the city of Oslo.
Although Kobberhaughytta is closed for day hikers on normal weekdays you can use the small cabin right next to it. It offers a heated room with chairs and tables and some vending machines for drinks and chocolate. And if you are lucky you might find leftover baked goods from the cafe.
The outhouse toilets can be found right next to the main cabin.
By the lake you can find a shelter with where you can make up a fire and if you would like to you can also use it for overnight stays. Make sure you book with Kobberhaughytta. You can buy firewood there as well.
In the summertime you can rent canoes, kayaks, boats, fishing rods, bicycles and other outdoor equipment.