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Ullevålseter Summer Hike

From Frognerseteren's front porch, you can see adorable sod-roofed cabins and the fjord spread out below.
From Frognerseteren’s front stoop, you can see adorable sod-roofed cabins and the fjord spread out below.

August 14, 2016.  Since I’ve written about Ullevålseter in winter and spring, I thought I’d take some time to praise its summer splendors — because every season brings surprises.  The trek to this old-farmstead-now-hiker’s-haven is one of our favorite jaunts.  Not only because of the gorgeous forests, wetlands, and pastures we pass through along the way, but also because we always start our jaunt from the front porch of the picturesque Frognerseteren Restaurant, which offers a heart-stopping view of the Oslo fjord (and some yummy trail food if you haven’t stocked up beforehand).   Continue reading Ullevålseter Summer Hike

Tryvann Trek

September 7, 2015.  The days are getting a bit nippy, and some of the nights are downright frigid.  Clearly, autumn is just around the corner, much to my dismay.  To enjoy the last dregs of summer, Matthew and I decided to hike through Tryvann — known as “Oslo’s Winter Park, where skiers can enjoy dozens of downhill runs and cross-country trails.”  But even when there’s no snow, it’s still nice to amble along Tryvann’s pathways for postcard views of shimmering lakes and vast swathes of forest. Continue reading Tryvann Trek