Best forests in Oslo

Check out the top forests in Oslo, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals

1. Grefsenåsen

1. Grefsenåsen

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24 local reviews
100 Grefsenkollveien, Oslo
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22 79 70 60
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Håvard
8,2 km walkf back and forth from the appartment. Nice walk through the forest. There is a restaurant at the en…
Simen
Take a beautiful hike in the mountains and forest. BTW it recommended to end the trip at the restaurant and en…
Linnea
Beautiful restaurant in the forest, with amazing view of the whole of Oslo. You can walk there if you like wal…
1. Grefsenåsen

1. Grefsenåsen

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24 local reviews
100 Grefsenkollveien, Oslo
Closed now
22 79 70 60
Håvard
Håvard
8,2 km walkf back and forth from the appartment. Nice walk through the forest. There is a restaurant at the end destinaton with spectacular …
Simen
Simen
Take a beautiful hike in the mountains and forest. BTW it recommended to end the trip at the restaurant and enjoy the view over Oslo.
Linnea
Linnea
Beautiful restaurant in the forest, with amazing view of the whole of Oslo. You can walk there if you like walking, and do not mind going up…
2. Hovedøya

2. Hovedøya

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45 local reviews
Hovedøya, Oslo
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Zita
Hovedøya is the island closest to the city centre, with beautiful forests, beaches and cultural heritage. Ferr…
Trond
The island closest to the city centre, with beautiful forests, beaches and cultural heritage. Beaches and acti…
Kristina
Take a boat ride to the Oslo islands. See Ruter.no for more info.
2. Hovedøya

2. Hovedøya

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45 local reviews
Hovedøya, Oslo
Zita
Zita
Hovedøya is the island closest to the city centre, with beautiful forests, beaches and cultural heritage. Ferries to Hovedøya from Aker Bryg…
Trond
Trond
The island closest to the city centre, with beautiful forests, beaches and cultural heritage. Beaches and activities: The best places for s…
Kristina
Kristina
Take a boat ride to the Oslo islands. See Ruter.no for more info.
3. Trollvannstua

3. Trollvannstua

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4 local reviews
3 Trollvannsveien, Oslo
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994 67 356
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Maria
Great place as a destination of itself or to explore the forest around the city
Mersiha
Cosy cafe in the forest nearby, also ski center there
Turid og Erling
Nice and cozy cottage in the forest that serves traditional norwegian bakery, soup etc. You can also bring you…
3. Trollvannstua

3. Trollvannstua

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4 local reviews
3 Trollvannsveien, Oslo
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994 67 356
Maria
Maria
Great place as a destination of itself or to explore the forest around the city
Mersiha
Mersiha
Cosy cafe in the forest nearby, also ski center there
Turid og Erling
Turid og Erling
Nice and cozy cottage in the forest that serves traditional norwegian bakery, soup etc. You can also bring your own food . Bus nr 56/56B fro…
4. Sognsvann

4. Sognsvann

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42 local reviews
Sognsvann
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Lena
A very nice little lake which is perfect for a quiet walk (about 3 km long) in the forest. You can have a smal…
Yngvild
Excellent way to get quickly into the forest and experience why Norwegians have a special bond to nature. Take…
Brigitte
If you have time, take a stroll around Sognsvann, it's just a lake, but is at the edge of the enormous Oslo fo…
4. Sognsvann

4. Sognsvann

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42 local reviews
Sognsvann
Lena
Lena
A very nice little lake which is perfect for a quiet walk (about 3 km long) in the forest. You can have a small bonfire (at designated place…
Yngvild
Yngvild
Excellent way to get quickly into the forest and experience why Norwegians have a special bond to nature. Take the path on the west side of …
Brigitte
Brigitte
If you have time, take a stroll around Sognsvann, it's just a lake, but is at the edge of the enormous Oslo forest. The geographical centre …
5. Frognerseteren Restaurant

5. Frognerseteren Restaurant

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34 local reviews
200 Holmenkollveien, Oslo
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22 92 40 40
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Yngvild
Excellent place to get a nice view of Oslo. Take the Frognerseteren metro all the way up (30 min). If you mana…
Anne Kristine
Excellent starting point for walks in the forest sorrounding Oslo. Great view over the city and the fjord. Met…
Ingunn
Located at Frognerseteren where you have an amazing view of Oslo. Take metro line 1 Frognerseteren to the fina…
5. Frognerseteren Restaurant

5. Frognerseteren Restaurant

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34 local reviews
200 Holmenkollveien, Oslo
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22 92 40 40
Yngvild
Yngvild
Excellent place to get a nice view of Oslo. Take the Frognerseteren metro all the way up (30 min). If you manage to rent a downhill bike the…
Anne Kristine
Anne Kristine
Excellent starting point for walks in the forest sorrounding Oslo. Great view over the city and the fjord. Metro all the way from Løren, cha…
Ingunn
Ingunn
Located at Frognerseteren where you have an amazing view of Oslo. Take metro line 1 Frognerseteren to the final station, named Frognersetere…
6. Svartdalsparken

6. Svartdalsparken

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9 local reviews
Svartdalsparken, Oslo
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Ingvild
Take a walk, following the river upwards. The forest is so beautiful.
Ståle
This park is the starting point for a pleasant walk into a primeval forest in the middle of an urban area! Bes…
Øyvind
Take a charming and moodful walk alongside the Lo river.
6. Svartdalsparken

6. Svartdalsparken

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9 local reviews
Svartdalsparken, Oslo
Ingvild
Ingvild
Take a walk, following the river upwards. The forest is so beautiful.
Ståle
Ståle
This park is the starting point for a pleasant walk into a primeval forest in the middle of an urban area! Best during summertime, but also …
Øyvind
Øyvind
Take a charming and moodful walk alongside the Lo river.
7. Frognerseteren

7. Frognerseteren

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13 local reviews
Frognerseteren
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Tore & Tone
For hiking: Take the metro number 1 to the end stop Frognerseteren, and you are in the middle of the forest. F…
inga marie
Take the subway until its very last stop. Up in the hills of Oslo you have an amazing view of Oslo, and you ca…
Jesper
Magnificent view of Oslo, good place to start a trip in the forests (either by skiing, hiking or cycling) and …
7. Frognerseteren

7. Frognerseteren

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13 local reviews
Frognerseteren
Tore & Tone
Tore & Tone
For hiking: Take the metro number 1 to the end stop Frognerseteren, and you are in the middle of the forest. Follow signs to Ullvålseter/Sog…
inga marie
inga marie
Take the subway until its very last stop. Up in the hills of Oslo you have an amazing view of Oslo, and you can do a Sunday hike in the fore…
Jesper
Jesper
Magnificent view of Oslo, good place to start a trip in the forests (either by skiing, hiking or cycling) and also - go tobogganing in the w…
8. Sjømannsskolen

8. Sjømannsskolen

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96 local reviews
Sjømannsskolen
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Salve J.
Very nice sculpture park within a forested area. Fantastic views can also be found, and it's a really nice are…
Hilde and Phil
A lovely park with modern statues placed around in the forest. I personally think this park is far more intere…
Jorunn
Ekeberg Park is a large park with several touches of art . The park has many beautiful sculptures created by d…
8. Sjømannsskolen

8. Sjømannsskolen

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96 local reviews
Sjømannsskolen
Salve J.
Salve J.
Very nice sculpture park within a forested area. Fantastic views can also be found, and it's a really nice area to walk when it's sunny!
Hilde and Phil
Hilde and Phil
A lovely park with modern statues placed around in the forest. I personally think this park is far more interesting than the Vigeland Park. …
Jorunn
Jorunn
Ekeberg Park is a large park with several touches of art . The park has many beautiful sculptures created by different artists . In addition…
9. Ullevålseter

9. Ullevålseter

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9 local reviews
Ullevålseter, Oslo
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22 14 35 58
CafeFoodEstablishment
Beate
Best cinnamon rolls in the Oslo forest
Jorunn
A specialty of Oslo is that the city is so close to the forest . Here at Ullevålseter you can relax after a de…
Grete
This is a nice hike from Sognsvann. Either follow a road on take the forest trail which I recommend. Follow th…
9. Ullevålseter

9. Ullevålseter

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9 local reviews
Ullevålseter, Oslo
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22 14 35 58
Beate
Beate
Best cinnamon rolls in the Oslo forest
Jorunn
Jorunn
A specialty of Oslo is that the city is so close to the forest . Here at Ullevålseter you can relax after a delicious hiking or cross countr…
Grete
Grete
This is a nice hike from Sognsvann. Either follow a road on take the forest trail which I recommend. Follow the blue paint marks on the tree…
10. Akerselva

10. Akerselva

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78 local reviews
Akerselva, Oslo
Natural featureEstablishment
Hilde-Gunn
Follow the Akerselva (river) from Maridalsvannet (lake) to Vaterland Park in the centre of Oslo. The riverwal…
Kathinka
The Akerselva river is 8 km long and takes you either to the Oslo Fjord or out to the forests that surround th…
Marie & Erlend
A walk through the history of Oslo.
10. Akerselva

10. Akerselva

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78 local reviews
Akerselva, Oslo
Hilde-Gunn
Hilde-Gunn
Follow the Akerselva (river) from Maridalsvannet (lake) to Vaterland Park in the centre of Oslo. The riverwalk is eight kilometres long, an…
Kathinka
Kathinka
The Akerselva river is 8 km long and takes you either to the Oslo Fjord or out to the forests that surround the city. Along the river you fi…
Marie & Erlend
Marie & Erlend
A walk through the history of Oslo.
11. Vesletjern

11. Vesletjern

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2 local reviews
Vesletjern
Natural featureEstablishment
BRITT CRISTINE
There are hiking paths around here and an endless forest.
Marthe
Why spend hot summer days in the city centre or an overcrowded beach, when you can go to the fresh air and wat…
Marthe
Why spend hot summer days in the city centre or an overcrowded beach, when you can go to the fresh air and wat…
11. Vesletjern

11. Vesletjern

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2 local reviews
Vesletjern
BRITT CRISTINE
BRITT CRISTINE
There are hiking paths around here and an endless forest.
Marthe
Marthe
Why spend hot summer days in the city centre or an overcrowded beach, when you can go to the fresh air and water of a forest pond? Our local…
Marthe
Marthe
Why spend hot summer days in the city centre or an overcrowded beach, when you can go to the fresh air and water of a forest pond? Our local…
12. Krokskogen

12. Krokskogen

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2 local reviews
Krokskogen
Natural featureEstablishment
Øystein
The little place Kroksund is located at the bottom of a large forest called Krokskogen, which is a popular hik…
Eirik & Marianne
Krokskogen is "our" forest, you reach the first trails about 200 meters from the house, and can walk for days …
Øystein
The little place Kroksund is located at the bottom of a large forest called Krokskogen, which is a popular hik…
12. Krokskogen

12. Krokskogen

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Krokskogen
Øystein
Øystein
The little place Kroksund is located at the bottom of a large forest called Krokskogen, which is a popular hiking-destination both summer an…
Eirik & Marianne
Eirik & Marianne
Krokskogen is "our" forest, you reach the first trails about 200 meters from the house, and can walk for days in beautfil surroundings.
Øystein
Øystein
The little place Kroksund is located at the bottom of a large forest called Krokskogen, which is a popular hiking-destination both summer an…