Marka (Oslo) – into the wild whilst staying close to the capital

Marka is the name of the forested and hilly regions surrounding Oslo. Whilst the higher areas are still covered in snow and require skis to move around, it’s already possible to enjoy some nice hikes along the coastline. Last Saturday we went to Nærsnes and fought our way back towards Oslo through forests and lakes. Since the weather was gorgeous we took our time so in the end we hitch hiked to Bygdøy to make it before dusk. Next day after a slow start in the harbour we took a stroll around Bygdøy and spotted the first serious signs of spring!