View of Olso, Bærum and Olso fjord from Søndre Kolsåstoppen.
Hiking in Oslo
The Most Beautiful hiking routes in Oslo
Peaks at the edge of the city provide panoramic views. The islands in the Oslofjord offer relaxing walks and beaches. Forest to the north, east, and west have an extensive network of trails past secluded lakes. Volunteers help to maintain the trails and the iconic blue painted markers keep hikers on the right track.
In low-lying exposed areas where the snow melts faster, hiking is possible from April. Deep in the forest, especially on north-facing slopes, it can take a long time for the snow to melt and for the trails to dry up. But with solid footwear to handle the soggy ground, good hiking can be had from May. June, July, and August are all great months for hiking and camping, with long warm days. The weather cools significantly through September and October, but the fall colors are worth venturing out for as the first snowfall is not far away.
To get the full Norwegian experience when hiking in the woods, stop in at one of the cabins for a break and a snack. Black coffee and waffles with sour cream and jam is a classic combination. For those with a sweet tooth, try a Kvikk Lunsj and a bottle of Solo.