Quality Hotel Grand, Kongsberg
Christian Augusts gt 2
Phone: (47) 32 772800
Fax: (47) 32 734129
Christian Augusts gt 2, Kongsberg, NO, 3611
- Phone: (47) 32 772800
- Fax: (47) 32 734129
Høyt og Lavt means "high and low" in Norwegian, and the title is fitting for this action-packed climbing park. It's actually the largest outdoor climbing park in all of Scandinavia, featuring zip lines, canyoning, cliff climbing, horseback riding, a clubhouse, theater, and river activities such as canoeing and kayaking. Check the website for information about varying open days and hours.
Huk actually houses two beaches on its site. If you want to shed your worries, stresses, and all of your clothing, the nude beach awaits your arrival. If you want to opt for a more traditional beach experience, there's also a beach that requires clothing at this site. It's only a nice bike ride from central Oslo, or you could even go on skates. You are not allowed to play your radio here (unless you have headphones), or run around with your camera pointing at people to ensure the privacy of other people relaxing at the beach. There is a kiosk that sells ice cream and soft drinks in the summer, and a restaurant just ten minutes away. Nice walking trails and other beaches are nearby.
Bygdy is a peninsula packed with leisure activities for everyone. Many of the city's museums are situated here, and you can easily spend the whole day visiting them. The Vikingskiphuset are a must. There are also great beaches, which are excellent for swimming and sun-bathing. You could see the King's farm, or visit a small castle used as a summer residence by a previous king. Alternatively, take a pleasant stroll among the many magnificent houses of this affluent residential area (home to former prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland). The best way to get there in the summer is by ferry from the pier in front of the Town Hall. Bus number 30 will get you there all year round.
Located some 20 kilometers (12 miles) away from Oslo, TusenFryd has all the ingredients of a classic amusement park: roller coasters, carousels, water slides and over 20 other rides! There are also restaurants and shops for souvenirs like T-shirts, balloons and toys. This is a fun place for the whole family! Check website for varying dates.
Try your hand at 18 holes on this wonderful par 71 course. Established in 1924, this is the oldest golf club in Oslo and has been impressing sports lovers with its championship course since the day it was created. Golf next to the Bogstad Lake and enjoy the beautiful view, including the sight of a waterfall on the 12th hole. Unsurprisingly, this course is known for its water hazards. You can also visit their pro shop to find the best golf equipment to compliment your game.
A good way to admire the beautiful landscape surrounding Oslo is on horseback, at least for families with older children. Remember to dress for the occasion, and borrow a helmet if you have not got one. The horses are friendly, so it is possible to join in even if you are inexperienced. Be prepared for slight pains in your limbs afterwards, though. Prices is depending on how many there are in your group. It is necessary to book in advance.
This small island is a magnet for sunbathers and swimmers on hot summer days. Hovedya can be seen from the harbor and is easily reached by ferry number 94 from Vippetangen quay. Expect queues for the boat on the hottest days. The island also contains the ruins of a 12th-century Cistercian monastery. The monks lived on the island until 1532 when the monastery was burnt down by religious enemies during the Reformation. In the summer, medieval concerts take place next to the ruins. Puppet shows are put on for children. There is a conservation area, which contains rare species of plants and flowers.
Holmenkollen Ski Stadium is a dream come true for all those who love to ski. Tucked away in the scenic hills of Holmenkollen, this stadium lies at the base of the Holmenkollen ski jump hill. The jump and the surrounding arena can easily accommodate a crowd of 50,000 during events. This arena has hosted a wide range of cross country skiing, biathlons, rifle shooting, and ski jumping to crowds of fans from all over the world. While here, visit the popular Ski Museum and walk away amazed by the sheer beauty of the sport. The arena, with its scenic location and stunning range of events, attracts hordes of visitors annually. Hours are seasonal.
Holmenkollen is a quiet neighborhood, to the north of Oslo, that transforms into a vibrant place in winters thanks to the Holmenkollbakken, one of the oldest ski jump hills in the world. Another popular attraction in the area is the Ski Museum, that depicts the sport's glorious history. The neighborhood is also home to the Nordmarka, a lush green forest reserve. During summers, when this region is bereft of snow, Holmenkollen is an ideal place for hikes and bike riding. Get away from the bustle of the city center, and travel up north for a relaxing break.
Holmenkollbakken on the west side of the city is famous for the enormous ski jump that can be seen from just about everywhere in Oslo. The most popular sports arena in Norway, Holmenkollen also contains the world's oldest Ski Museum and an exciting ski-simulator (on which visitors can try out the Holmenkollen ski jump themselves!). Holmenkollen hosts a variety of winter sports events, culminating in the annual ski festival in March. Even those not interested in winter sports should not miss the chance to enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of the city.
Situated in the northeast corner of Frognerparken, these popular public swimming pools and baths offer the possibility of a refreshing dip in the summer. Families go together for a swim in one of the open-air pools, to try the water slide, or to simply sunbathe. This is the ideal venue for families on a hot day, and can become very crowded on sunny days.
Frogner Stadium has an outdoor ice rink only a two-minute walk from Majorstuen, and a tram and bus stop right outside. Follow the music, which you will hear from a distance. At the rink you can either do regular skating or play ice hockey. The middle of the rink is made of artificial ice and is therefore open from early autumn to late winter, regardless of the weather. If you do not have skates, you can rent them for a small fee. Frogner Stadium is located next to the tourist attraction Frognerparken (Vigelandsparken).