Sognsvann Lake
Sognsvann Lake
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Sognsvann lake is a recreation area popular for swimming and sunbathing. Walking/running path around the lake also suitable for wheelchairs.
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lucyd
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
A truly spectacular place if you're a nature lover. Beautiful lake, lots of waterfowl, a peaceful place to clear your mind or enjoy a break from the city. Wonderful for running as well.
Written August 17, 2022
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Kjetil S
Oslo, Norway63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There's no reason not to go here. The atmosphere, the air, the sounds, the smell... There's a reason why this is one of Oslo's no. 1 recreational choices, summer and winter!

The metro line 6 Sognsvann go there. You take the metro from the central station (Jernbanetorget) and get off at the last station (Sognsvann). The ride takes about 20 minutes and it's totally worth it. When you get off the metro at the final stop, if you're unsure where to go, imagine the metro continuing in a straight line (through the bushes and parking lot) for another 400 meters and you'll get to the water. If you still feel lost, just follow anyone in a jogging outfit (pretty much every metro train has at least one passenger who's going to Sognsvann to jog) or any elementary school class. There's a 99.99% chance they are heading for the Sognsvann area.

The area has a big lake, a nice dirt road around it to jog or bike on. It's also possible to play beach volley ball there.

If you're taking a hike through the woods, don't be surprised if you run into some harmless yet strange stuff. But I won't go into details on that one. There's always Google ;)

5 out of 5 recommends for this one. If you're in town and want to get away from the urban jungle, this is one of the great offers Oslo has in terms to chill out or work out recreations.
Written May 18, 2014
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Luise H
84 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017
A short ride (15 minutes or so) with the T-bane from Oslo Central Station to the end of the green line #6 and it is hard to see, that you are close to a large city. Sognsvann is a beautifully situated lake. You can walk around it in an hour and a half or so – and the path is also suited for strollers or wheelchairs.
Take your time – and bring a picnic and firewood, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. In the summertime it is perfect for a swim – and in the wintertime it is a great place for ice skating.
If you feel like exploring the surroundings a bit more, there are several hikes into the woods.
However – since it is so close to Oslo - it can become much crowed during the day! But if you go early in the day (9-10 am) you might have it all to yourself
Written January 18, 2017
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Heng How N
Singapore, Singapore7,464 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
This lake is besides the sport university whereby you can see many sport persons doing their training over there. Of course there are many other people who like to walk, run, hike, swim or just love natural will come here for the purpose. You can try the shortest or the longest route depending the time or training you are targeting at.
It is a nice place with cooling temperature for the purpose.
Depending on the season, you enjoy snow, flowers, and many others.
Written July 16, 2018
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Sedqi Bukhamsin
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The lake is not far from down town (15 min max) but you feel you are in the country side. Great place for hiking with many trails surrounding the lake to go through.
Written November 6, 2019
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Finbarr M
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
We walked from the frognersetern restaurant/end of the metro line through the forest to the lake; the weather was sunny and the walk was a leisurely 1.5 hours at most, stopping to take pics of the beautiful views. The lake was gorgeous, calm and reflective, and the walking route around it is almost completely next to the shore. The metro stop at the edge of the lake is only 20mins or so back into the centre of oslo.
Written September 4, 2015
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MariaVVV
Corfu, Greece19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
From Oslo Central Station, you take the metro line 6 to Sognsvann, and 15-20 minutes later you arrive at the end of the line. The quickest and cheapest way to experience a little part of the beautiful Norwegian nature. A lake surrounded with forest, still frozen in early April but with birds and flowers around. Clean paths around the lake, very easy to follow and explore. Amazing!
Written April 15, 2015
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Ramon_Knudsen
Murcia, Spain488 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Solo
Just walking five minutes from the subway station you can enjoy this peaceful place. Walking around the whole lake take less than one hour. It is strongly recommend to go in sunny days, but also in winter, when the lake is frozen. Amazing view.
Written August 30, 2014
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Narminsb
Oslo, Norway425 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2014 • Family
The cons is that you have to drive or take thane to get there, so there is automatically a fee for that. But it would just cost you very little. For drivers there are plenty of parking places, but normally in the middle of summer they are all taken. Toillet facilities are not the best, use the forest!
Swimming, bbq-ing, walking around, beautiful nature, worth trying it. Skiing in vintner.
Written July 24, 2014
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KasunTkasun
London, UK88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
Been there last week and it was nice and sunny. Cannot be better. If you in Oslo and love nature, must visist
Written April 25, 2014
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