When you find yourself in Oslo in December and you’re lucky to wake up a Sunday morning with sunshine it’s the best chance to go out and get amazing views over the city and Oslo fjord. I decide to go up to Grefsenkollen, a hill on the northwest side of Oslo.
Grefsenkollens highest point is about 377 meter above sea-level and lends itself for a variety of outdoor activities all year round. From hiking to biking and from sleighing to skiing, this hill next to Oslo is usually quite busy due to it’s proximity to Oslo.
To get there is very easy. A bus line takes you straight to the top and other than that, it’s a small hour hike to get from bottom to top. During winter time, if you fancy to try out some skiing or snowboarding, Oslo skisenter offers you this opportunity. Smaller than the Oslo Vinterpark it’s a more local ski center but still offers all services you might expect as equipment rental and lessons.
Whatever you do, after your activity you can visit Grefsenkollen restaurant or the Over Oslo bar. Due note that on this unique location the prices are steep, though this is a general thing in Norway anyway. On a side note, do not expect a lot of service in the Over Oslo bar (or did I hit it at a bad time?)
The panoramic views from Grefsenkollen
While every season, every type of weather and every time of the day changes the spectacular views, without further ado, the views I’ve seen: