It’s the first weekend of February and snow is finally falling! Quite a lot of it actually, so me and Tøsen set out for some winter fun near Sognsvann. And we are not alone. Sognsvann is a popular leisure destination for locals. Let’s find out why!
Sognsvann is a relatively small lake in Oslomarka, north of Oslo. It’s located between Maridalen lake and Holmenkollen and is very easy to reach using the subway. The area is a popular destination for the locals as it offers a wide variety of outdoor options. Besides walking, the area is very well suited for cross country skiing, biking and many other leisure activities.
Due to the recent snowfall, I figured now is the time to check it out and have a long walk with my dog Tøsen. At arrival, I find out I am not the only one. The car park is big but packed with cars and people. It seems like we all have the same idea and have some fun in the snow.
Nevertheless, the area is big enough for all of us. You can go north almost as long as you like and you’ll get deeper and deeper into Nordmarka. The further you go, to more quite it gets. So when you find yourself in Oslo, and are longing for a nice walk, bike ride or cross country skiing trip then there is no better place to start then at Sognsvann!
How to go to Sognsvann?
Sognsvann is very easy to reach by foot, car and public transport. As it’s a popular leisure area for locals, there is enough free parking space. This is most likely also caused by Norges Idrettshøgskole (Norwegian School of Sport Sciences). So even though there is enough space, it can be quite busy.
If you are considering public transport, then you are in luck. There is a subway station called Sognsvann and it’s actually the end station of the line. Line 5 goes all around the city center and will take you to Sognsvann. For more details, check out ruter.no