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Tranquil and beautiful

Only 15 minutes on metro line 5 from central Oslo, Sognsvann is a lovely place for a picnic and/or... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eccles, United Kingdom
A lovely lake, only a few metro stations away from the city center in Oslo.

I go here quite often. There are green lawns, trees and a small beach on the sourthern side. and in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Sognsvann lake is a recreation area popular for swimming and sunbathing. Walking/running path around the lake also suitable for wheelchairs.
Sognsveien 235, Oslo 0863, Norway
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only 15 minutes on metro line 5 from central Oslo, Sognsvann is a lovely place for a picnic and/or walk, or even a swim in the summer. Popular but doesn't feel crowded. A relaxing antedote to city living and the perfect place to recharge your...More

1  Thank apars0n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I go here quite often. There are green lawns, trees and a small beach on the sourthern side. and in the summer, people are barbecuing/picnicing, sun.bathing and swimming. A wheelchair-friendly path all around it, and paths/timber roads that will take you farther into the forest....More

2  Thank Karen V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little walk around the beautiful lake. Easy getting there via metro from central station. Not too busy but definitely a few folks around. Only takes an hour even when just relaxing your way around. Probably a great place to run.

1  Thank mjenks8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being close to the city this lake is worth visiting! It has beautiful forests and has walks that aren’t too far 3km and others that are longer. You can bath here and there is a huge amount of runners, hikers, cyclists and people training for...More

Thank Pete M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time visit this year (2018). Easy Access With metro or bus/metro. Easy Access for all. Family friendly. The lake is very much used by joggers (one lap is 3,7 km). Good for svimming.

Thank catosan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful lake, we took a picnic and spent the day here relaxing and enjoying the view. Great place to relax and chill.

Thank richardscott821
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Oslo is surrounded by a vast forest dotted with idyllic lakes. One of the best lakeside scenes is guaranteed by a walk around Sognsvann Lake. Thanks to metro route, two families of us (adults and teenager, eight-year-olds) were whisked to Sognsvann station with the snap...More

2  Thank Kai Ming C
Reviewed 8 August 2018

To walk all around this little lake was so much fun and relaxing. If you want you can swim and bathe, with kids or no kids. You can sit down and have a small lunch or just walk or run all the way around the...More

Thank Elena19326
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Sognsvatn is a place which will give you recreation both summer (bathing in the sea which is called Sognsvatn). Or in the winter. Then you can go skiing right from the station. In the automn you can pick berries or mushrums or just look at...More

Thank Tone_Bergli_Joner
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Take the subway from Oslo city senter to the last stop. A short walk from the station and you are the lake Sognsvann with its beautiful surroundings. You can bike around the lake or run or just walk. In the summer it is popular to...More

Thank Jørgen L
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lala l
10 September 2018|
Response from Clingh | Reviewed this property |
Depending on what time at night you are talking about. Probably the metro will be going till approximately 0100 am. Otherwise it is very safe as the tracks are very well marked with signs. The app is also excellent. It is... More
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20 April 2018|
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Response from Carlos T | Reviewed this property |
By metro on a line with the same name "Songsvann" Cheers
28 May 2017|
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Response from Julie D | Reviewed this property |
There are actually a lot to see in Oslo. I'd suggest taking the boat from Aker Brygge to the nearest islands (hovedøya etc), visit Vigelandsparken, Sognsvann lake, walk along Akerselva (the river) starting from... More
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