Wild nature, safe adventures
Oslo Outdoor was founded by Mr. Bjorn Svenungsen as a small and flexible company whose main mission is to provide travelers who visit Oslo genuin wilderness and outdoor adventures close to the Norwegian capital. We started as a one-man company that offered canoe-tours only but has since expanded and today we are a good mix of professionals who offer a range of adventure activities.
We still have a soft spot for canoeing so we’ve kept the canoe in our logo. And we do canoe expeditions, hiking and sea-kayaking not only in the Oslo area but all over the country.
Still, our basic idea is that you can experience sublime Norwegian nature and outdoor adventures even if you only travel to Oslo while you visit Norway. Close to our capital you’ll find remote wilderness areas largely undiscovered by foreign visitors. Vast nature areas away from the crowds where you can lower your shoulders and enjoy the beauty of the nature, whether you hike, run, bike, paddle, hide while watching for wildlife or simply relax around the fire at night.
We are passionate about what we do, a passion that is rooted in our love for wild nature.
The Oslo Outdoor adventure started a beautiful September morning when Bjorn paddled his canoe alone through the wilderness in the deep forests North of Oslo. Some years earlier he had survived a terrorist attack but had been severely injured, an incident that made him reconsider his job as a career diplomat. Bjorn is a former arctic guide at the archipelago of Svalbard, he studied outdoor life at university level (in addition to a Master in history and studies of philosophy and international human rights law), he spent a few years in the army, has been an outdoor guide and ski-instructor and has worked and travelled as a career diplomat and as a backpacker in a number of countries all over the world.
There in the canoe on that September morning he made a decision. To go back to the basics and not only to make a living of the outdoors but to make the outdoors a way of life.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Sustainability is one of our core values. We never leave traces in nature. But hopefully we can leave traces in your mind if you decide to come along.
See you out there!