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“Access to Nordmarka”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Sognsvann Lake

Sognsvann Lake
Ranked #13 of 387 things to do in Oslo
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Owner description: Sognsvann lake is a recreation area popular for swimming and sunbathing. Walking/running path around the lake also suitable for wheelchairs.
oslo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Access to Nordmarka”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Songsvann is a great point of departure for walking in Nordmarka. It is easy to walk into Ullevålsæter and dozens of other great places in the forest. In the winter it is a great place to start ski trips.

Visited October 2013
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“Great cheap day for picnic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Right at the end of the Sognvann train line. A short walk through the car park and you are in a gorgeous forrest around a beautiful lake - and all only 20 min from the centre of Oslo. Take a picnic - especially water, sunscreen and a hat. And your swimming costume - if you're brave enough - it's rather chilly.

Visited July 2013
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Oslo, Norway
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“Nice starting point for getting out, but too crowded”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Maybe the most visited place in the Oslo forest areas, a nice walkway about 3 km around the water. Very nice starting point for going for longer hikes though.

Visited August 2012
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United States
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“Very Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

The lake is very easily accessible by metro--it has its own stop--and is very beautiful. If you're looking for total nature immersion, this isn't it, but it's a lovely place to have a picnic and enjoy the surrounding large lake and forest. Local joggers and dogwalkers frequent the paved path here, especially since the metro stop before Sognsvann, Kringsjå, is home to a large number of apartments. There might also be some hiking trails in the area, but I didn't have the time to explore.

Visited May 2013
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Oslo
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“Sognsvann is one of my favourite places in Oslo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

I go there whenever I can. With my dog, or to take a walk round the lake. In the summer to lie in the sun and to swim. I and many others like it very much.

Visited February 2013
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