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Travel tip Oslo, Tryvann og Frognerseteren

This is my first Oslo travel tip in a series of, perhaps up to 20-30 different tips and advice on what you can see, do and experience in Oslo! In this article you can read about Tryvann, Frognerseteren, Midtstubakken and Holmenkollen Chapel.

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Little history of Oslo! You can click > for and open and close the history section!

Tryvann, Frognerseteren og Holmenkollen!

Oslo's roof can offer beautiful nature and great views. A unique hiking area in both summer and winter for anyone who likes hiking, cycling, or skiing, whether it's cross-country skiing, slaloming or jumping. Remember to send a thank you to the municipal council from 1885, for all this, only 20 minutes from the city center,! What other capital in the world can offer this.

East of Oslo by night (c) Ingar Næss

To get up here, you have several choices in addition to a car and taxi. You can take the subway, rent a bicycle, with or without electricity, or walk. Well, my recommendation is, if you don't cycle, to take the subway up and down to Besserud, then you will be able to have the following experiences. Try water. At the very top, you will find Tryvann, with the Tryvann tower. This tower was built in connection with the first TV broadcasts in Norway in 1962. It was actually later than I thought because I had a look on a TV, with a classmate as early as 1956.

The tower had done its job and was decommissioned in 2017. Who will take over has not yet been decided, but several interested parties want to build e.g. a restaurant at the top of the tower. (Closed - report when this opens again?) If or when you come up here, in winter, you will find a bustling life, both from people who use the Tryvannskleiva slalom center and everyone who goes cross-country skiing into Oslomarka. A few hundred meters down there is a hiking area and here you will be able to pass OlavV's ski slope. Our old king was a real "people's king" and very much loved by the Norwegian people. When King Olav V died, candles were lit in front of the castle for the first time in Norway's history. Thousands of lights and flowers and people flocked to the castle square to honor his memory. I'll pick up this thread a bit later.

The Norwegian King in 1973. FOTO: SCANPIX Foto: Martinsen, Jan A.

But we must include one thing here. When the king went skiing up here, on his own ski slope, he used the car, but once he took the Holmenkollbanen. It was in 1973 when we had petrol rationing. This cheerfulness shows that the king will also pay for his own ticket. That was how he was, and this image became a symbol of the royal house at the time. Slalom and alpine skiing facilities in the area around Tryvannshøgda above Holmenkollen. The facility's longest trail is the Wyller trail at 1,400 meters and a drop of 381 meters.

Great slopes - Skimore Oslo with alpine skiing in winter - info can be found here:

Stand on the slalom "in the middle of Oslo municipality!

Visit a super toboggan run for both children and adults!

  • Skimore sled rental at Frognerseteren - info and text can be found here: link her

Voksenkollen Hotell - the update will come

Lysebu Hotell and restaurant - the update will come

Historic Frognerseteren, a restaurant with soul!

First a bit of history: Remember you can click on > to open and close the storytelling.

Historic Frognerseteren, a restaurant with soul!

Frognerseteren Restaurant, with its history and location, is still a very popular place to eat. They still serve the tired and skiers who treat themselves to Frognerseteren's famous hot chocolate and apple cake in Kafeen, but Frognerseteren also has one of Oslo's best restaurants.

On our way further down, we pass the WC cross-country trails and one of the jumps Midtstubakken. This is mostly used as a training facility for ski jumpers.

Midtstubakken (c) Ingar Næss

Previously, there was a smaller jumping hill with the size of a K-point of 85m in Midtstuen, close to where the new hill has been built. The first Midtstubakken was built in 1927. The hill has been demolished and rebuilt in the past, including a major rebuilding of the hill in 1956. The new Midtstubakken is located in Midtstulia, and has a hill size of 106 metres. The ground is covered with plastic so that it can also be used in the summer. It is Økaw Arkitekter in collaboration with Grindaker landscape architects who have designed the hill. They have adapted it to the terrain in Midtstulia, and the access is at ground level meters

If you want to read more about the background and history, click on > to open

Holmenkollen Chapel is on the other side of the road and is used by, among others, the Norwegian royal family at Christmas.

Holmenkollen Kapellet (c) Ingar Næss

Holmenkollen chapel, Holmenkollveien 142, is located high and free on the hill on the north side of the Holmenkollen ski resort, a location that has meant that the chapel has featured in countless photos of ski jumpers in the Holmenkollen hill. Holmenkollen Chapel and is one of the city's most popular wedding churches, and it is also the royal family's church when they are at the Christmas celebrations at Kongsseteren.

Her er det tips om steder å besøke i Oslo. Jeg skal presentere dem etter tur. Meld deg på vårt nyhetsoppdatering. Logg inn på toppen av siden.

1. Tryvann, Frognersetreren med Midstubakken og Holmenkollen Kapell.

2. Roseslottet til Vebjørn Sand. Dette er viktigere enn noen gang, siden det handler om vår frihet og hva vi mister om eller når det bklir krig. Vi må aldri, aldri glemme!

3. Holmenkollen, med Historiske Holmenkollen Park Hotell og Holmenkollen Restaurant.

4. Frognerparken og Vigelandsparken Et fantastisk park og skulpturanlegg med en spennende historie som du også kan lese mere om på Vigerladsmuseet under. I parken kan du også hygge deg med venner og eller ta en tur innom parkens restauranter og kisosker.

5. Vigelandsmuseet, Mannen, Kunsten, Parken og Museet! Mannen Gustav Vigeland har i tillegg til sin kunst, også en sterk erotisk historie.


· Det Kongelige Norske Slott

· Oslo Rådhus

· Nasjonalmuseet

· Aker Brygge

· Akershus Festning

· Operaen

· Deichmanske Bibliotek

· Munchmuseet

· Ekeberg Skulpturpark

· Fredete hus og områder i Oslo

- Fram, Kontiki, Vikingeskip

og ca 50 andre steder å se, oppleve, smake og nyte, lytte til her i Oslo!



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