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Sognsvann

Sognsvann, Oslo Municipality, Norway

Lake/ River/ Ponds

About Sognsvann

A beautiful lake located in the heart of Oslo. It is famous for its recreation area with great places for picnics, swimming, fishing, walking, running, and cross-country skiing.  The two-mile walking/running path around the lake is lit and wheelchair-friendly.



Attractions near Sognsvann

Maridalsvannet2.53km from Sognsvann

The eastern side of Maridalsvannet, Oslo’s largest lake, is a beautiful area with great views overlooking the thick forest and the water, and a vast amount of trails to explore. Taking the tram from downtown will provide easy access to the trail and to the rest of the Nordmarka forest.

Maridalen3.34km from Sognsvann

Ruins after the Margareta Church in the Maridalen valley, one of few remains in Oslo from the Middle Ages. It was built around the year 1250, was a small, single-nave church with choir, dedicated to St. Margareta. The medieval church was partly excavated and restored in 1934, and is beautifully situated at Kirkeby in the north end of the lake Maridalsvannet.

Holmenkollbakken3.56km from Sognsvann

The ski museum in Holmenkollen, located underneath the famous ski jump, is the oldest of its kind in the world. The museum presents more than 4,000 years of skiing history, Norwegian polar exploration artifacts, and an exhibition on snowboarding and modern skiing.  The observation deck on top of the jump tower offers panoramic views of Oslo. It has also hosted the 1952 Winter Olympics and the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 1930, 1966, 1982 and 2011.

Holmenkollen Ski Museum3.58km from Sognsvann

The ski museum in Holmenkollen, located underneath the famous ski jump, is the oldest of its kind in the world. The museum presents more than 4,000 years of skiing history, Norwegian polar exploration artifacts, and an exhibition on snowboarding and modern skiing.  The observation deck on top of the jump tower offers panoramic views of Oslo.

Bogstad lake5.35km from Sognsvann

Bogstadvannet is a lake on the border between Oslo and Bærum with beach areas on both sides. The lake has perch, whitefish and trout and is a popular fishing spot all year round. The lake and surroundings is a popular area for all types of outdoor recreation, and there are ski trails on the west side.

Akerselva5.54km from Sognsvann

A popular recreation area with a vibrant history. The river is eight kilometers long and passes waterfalls, swimming spots, fishing grounds, forested areas, and wildlife. This spectacular waterfall is located by the Beier Bridge. Other famous attractions linked to the river are Bjølsen Rolling Mill, Lilleborg Factories, Aamot Bridge, Hønse-Lovisa's House, and Nedre Foss.

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Capital and most populous city of Norway. Oslo is the economic and governmental centre of Norway. The city is also a hub of Norwegian trade, banking, industry and shipping.