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Riksanlegget For Tennis is an important tennis center in Oslo which coaches aspiring tennis players of all ages. Some of these players have gone on to play at national levels, as the center has a direct connection with Norway's Tennis Association. There are indoor and outdoor courts. It's possible to hire the space, minus the tennis courts, for business conferences and private events. Additionally, there is a cafeteria and tennis shop where you can purchase authentic equipment.
Primarily an ice-rink during winters, summers see Valle Hovin transform into a open-air concert venue which can hold an audience of upto 40,000. The ice rink is utilized for bandy and speed skating tournaments and championships, and is also open to the public. Past gigs include Bruce Springsteen, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Madonna, Bon Jovi and many other artists/bands of international fame.
This is a farm run by volunteers. It differs from other farms in that it focuses more on cultural activities than on farming as such. The activities include theater, painting, belly dancing, literature, crafts, sewing, gardening and much more. The café is open from 11a-2p between Tuesday and Thursday and from 12p-3p on Sunday. The farm dates back to 1350, and the main buildings are from 1850. The venue is also available for private party rentals. Naturally, being a farm there are also plenty of animals to see! A lot of activities are arranged outside of opening hours, but not all of them are open to the public, so call for more information. Facilities include handicapped access to most parts of the farm, including the toilets. Buses 25, 31 and 32 go past.
Located at Tyen, east of Oslo, these public baths offer both indoor and outdoor pools, as well as sauna, waterslide and indoor climbing wall. The outdoor swimming pool is open even in winter, unless the temperature crawls to below -10C (14F). During summers, families can enjoy a swim in one of the outdoor pools, try the water slide or simply sunbathe on the lawn. There is a separate pool for small children. Facilities include changing rooms, showers and a café.
A horse, a goat, rabbits, ducks, chickens and pigs are among the numerous animals that live here. An ecological farm for children, Kampen Økologiske Barnebondegård is a place where city kids learn to take care of animals and grow food. After a visit here your children will definitely know where the milk comes from (not the carton). There is also an ecological herbal garden and a vegetable garden. The main attraction for many Norwegian children is Hulda the pig, known from children's television.
Hvervenbukta is a place to visit for many reasons, one being the workshops, where pottery, textiles, jewelry, hand-woven products, gilding, paintings, glassware and furniture are made. This is not a gallery, but you can make appointments with the artists to see their work. Another reason is the scenery. You can walk by the beach or go for a swim in the Oslo fjord if you want to. You can still see the ruins of the old Stubljan farm built in 1765 which burned down in 1913. The old houses give a classic charm to this place and are used nowadays by the artists who work here. Hvervenbukta is a beautiful amalgamation of the workshops, nature and the old houses.
Located in the scenic Østmarka recreational area, Lutvann is a quaint lake covering an area of 0.39 square kilometers (0.15 square miles). Nestled on the city's outskirts, Lutvann remains a much frequented place for various leisure activities like fishing and swimming. During winters, the area surrounding the lake is popular for ski trails. During winters, the lake's waters are rich in brook trout.
Skatehallen gives all of the sports lovers in Oslo a reason to rejoice. The place offers indoor skating facilities for kids and amateurs. This is the only rink in all of Oslo which is open through the day, making it very comfortable for the kids enrolled in skating lessons. The supplies and the facilities in the Skatehallen (Skate hall) are well looked after by the management, and there are ready provisions in case of a medical emergency. So, if you plan to begin taking skating lessons, there cannot be a better place than here.
Nestled 237 meters (777.55 feet) above the sea level, Alnsjøen is a tranquil lake in Oslo's Lillomarka region. The lake has supplied potable water to Oslo ever since the year 1930. During the 18th Century, Alnsjøen's neighboring area was a thriving copper mine. Today, the lake and its surroundings offers ample recreational activities. During winters, the freezing waters of the lake are an ideal spot for ski trails.
Presently a scenic wildlife preserve, Østensjøvannet is a beautiful lake known for its extensive species of birds. More than 200 bird species have been spotted close to the lake. Østensjøvannet also enjoys a lot of historical importance as various excavations here have revealed that the region was occupied since the stone age. Burial tombs from Viking Age have also been unearthed here. Though fishing is not allowed during summers, Østensjøvannet remains a popular spot for ice-fishing.
Located in the heart of Oslo, Oslo Reptilpark is a peculiar place. You can see more than 80 reptiles of all shapes and sizes. Snakes, tarantulas, fish and iguanas are are all there! Established in 2002, this park has been delighting children with their creatures for over a decade. Every Tuesday is feeding day for the reptiles, which is a great event for kids and adults alike.
A sprawling open area in Oslo's Ekeberg region, Ekebergsletta is popular as the venue which hosted the first Norway Cup tournament in the year 1972. Ever since, Ekebergsletta is one of the most popular places where the games are held. Roald Amundsen, a noted Norwegian explorer, docked his airship at Ekebergsletta in the year 1926 as he took a small halt on his north pole expedition. One can still see the mast's foundation in the field.