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“Korketrekkeren Frogneseteren, Oslo, Free Tobogganing, Great track”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Korketrekkeren

Korketrekkeren
Ranked #42 of 387 things to do in Oslo
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Owner description: Oslo's most popular toboggan run starts at Frognerseteren and ends at Midtstuen metro station. At the end of a run, you can catch the metro back up to Frognerseteren for another run. Korktrekkeren is 2000 metres long, and the elevation drop is 255 metres. One non-stop ride at full speed takes 8-10 minutes. The metro from Midtstuen to Frognerseteren takes 13 minutes. Sled rentals Sleds for rent (Akeforeningen) next to Frognerseteren Restaurant, at the bottom of the hill from the Frognerseteren subway stop. Helmet rental is free.
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“Korketrekkeren Frogneseteren, Oslo, Free Tobogganing, Great track”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2012

It has been used for generations,
FAMILY and Business fun, bring your bobsledge, or toboggan, or rent one at Frognerseteren (besides the restaurant) The track starts 100m below the Frognerseteren Restaurant and runs down abt 2km's to Midtstuen Station where you can catch the subway up again to Frognerseteren station (13min tramride). The trick is either to take the subway (line 1) from the city, or if you have a car, drive to Midtstuen station and park free, and take the subway from there. Using the track is free and very very popular.
Start EARLY 0600-0800hrs on a day with new snow, and get 6 runs before 1100hrs. Be early..beat the crowds, and avoid the middle bumps in the tracks.
You can use your Stiga Snowracer, it works fine. After 1200 noon the track gets crowded, and I dont recommend it, teenagers drive fast and without due attention. At night the older crowds 18-30 enters the stage with parties etc... and by now the track is usually well used with new bumps.
My recommendation: Go there on days with new snow or the day after , and start early. You will then have a ball with business associates and kids of all ages.
Bring hot chocolate or buy it at the Cafeteria in Frognerseteren Restaurant,
but beware it is expensive there, BUT again worth it..when you need a break from
tobogganing. http://www.akeforeningen.no/ http://www.akeforeningen.no/index.php?id=webcam

Visited January 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“snow, speed, skill-not-needed ..what more could you want from an activity?!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2010

Lets face it, there arent so many attractions in Oslo during the cold winter months that dont require skis, but if you find yourself there on a city break and want to experience some winter activity then Korketrekkeren (the corkscrew) is great! The best part to this sledging experience is that you dont need to have any skill to enjoy it..
Its best to take the metro to the top of the course, Frognerseteren, where you can rent a sledge (single or 2 man) and a helmet. The views over Oslo are an added bonus! The ride down takes about 10 minutes, and goes at different speeds - some parts are really fast, and others you may need to walk a few steps to get going again. The track ends right by another metro station. The system is great, (when it is functioning), as you can have as many goes as you like, using the metro to take you back up. (There is usually a bus service when the metro is not in service - this obviously takes longer, but still works!)
It is not too expensive for Oslo, and can be great value if you sledge several times. This activity is most fun with a group of friends. Anyone can and should try it, you soon work out how to control the sledge and avoid crashing into anything or anyone..

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