Go to content Go to navigation
Oslo

Østmarka wilderness area

Contact information

Description

The forest region Østmarka in eastern Oslo covers 256 km2.

Østmarka is different from the other forest around Oslo, mainly because of bedrock formations created for 200-1500 million years ago. The vegetation here is more open, with mostly pine forest.

In Østmarka you will find recreation opportunities all year round. During the winter there are prepared, red-marked ski trails and some of them are illuminated in evenings. In the summer you can find nice, blue-marked tracks for hiking, biking routes and idyllic lakes for swimming.

It is also possible to stay for a night or have a break at one of the many charming huts. The associations DNT Oslo og Omegn, Skiforeningen and Bymiljøetaten (The Municipality of Oslo) have several staffed and unstaffed huts in Østmarka.

The routes in Østmarka are usually well-marked, but a map is recommended for longer distances.

Categories

  • Nature attractions Nature attractions

Transportation


Metro No.3 > Skullerud Metro No.2 > Ellingsrudåsen

Facilities

  • General facilities

    • menu
  • Activities

    • bicycle tours
  • Nature and terrain

    • cross-country skiing area
    • forest area
    • hiking area
    • ridge
    • hilly
    • water
    • angling
    • river
    • bog
    • meadow land
Close
Embed this article

Copy and paste this code into your blog/website

Preview

Østmarka wilderness area

The forest region Østmarka in eastern Oslo covers 256 km2. Østmarka is different from the other forest around Oslo, mainly because of bedrock...

Østmarka wilderness area

Source: Visitnorway

Disclaimer

This site includes information about products and services provided by third parties. Whilst Innovation Norway endeavours to ensure that all information on the site is accurate, we cannot be held responsible or liable for any claims caused by information supplied on this website. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. You should always check the accuracy of the information provided with the relevant supplier. Innovation Norway is under no circumstances responsible for the contents of external web pages linking to its website. Legal disclaimer.

Ad
Ad

More about this area

Top 10 attractions in Oslo

Top attractions in Oslo include Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park, the Opera House, Holmenkollen Ski Jump and the Viking Ship Museum.

Michelin-starred Restaurants in Norway

The Michelin Guide 2014 includes a total of six stars divided among five Norwegian restaurants, all situated in the capital city of Oslo.

Nightlife in Oslo

Oslo's nightlife has something special for everyone, whether you prefer beers at the pub, listening to live music or clubbing into the wee hours.

The Øya Festival

Øya is one of the most popular music festivals in Norway. Queens of the Stone Age, Röyksopp and Robyn will be headlining in 2014.

Shopping in Oslo

The shopping capital of Norway offers everything from the latest international trends to modern Norwegian designs and local handicrafts.

Key facts about Oslo

The capital of Norway is also its largest city. Oslo has over 600,000 inhabitants and covers 454 square kilometers, 242 of which are forests.
TEXT ADS
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
Ad
Ad

Subscribe to newsletter