The citizens of Oslo are a nature-loving bunch and can be found outdoors all throughout the year. In the warmer months, the parks, islands and hiking trails are filled with locals soaking up the sun. Once winter sets in and the snow arrives, they strap on their cross-country skis and head into the forest.
It's not hard to see why venturing into the woods is so popular. Fjord and city views, hidden lakes, and secluded cabins are just some of the highlights waiting to be discovered, whether you're on foot or skis.
Many of the main entry points and attractions can be quickly and easily reached on public transport. From there, well-marked and maintained trails guide you towards your destination. Often, there's a cabin along the way serving refreshments and many offer overnight stays.
The city itself is also filled with outdoor activities. There's island hopping, kayaking, and biking in the summer as well as picnics and sports in the park, or swimming at one of the many small beaches. In the winter you can stay warm with ice-skating and sledding.
For a change from city life, or a quick taste of Norway, a day-trip down the coast or to the mountains is an easy option. Within just two to four hours travel from Oslo awaits an endless array of adventures.