Preparing lunch (Photo: Petter Thorsen/Wild Norway)

Preparing lunch (Photo: Petter Thorsen/Wild Norway)

Happy paddlers in Østmarka (Photo: Oslo Outdoor)

Happy paddlers in Østmarka (Photo: Oslo Outdoor)

Paddling one of the many lakes in Østmarka (Photo: Oslo Outdoor)

Paddling one of the many lakes in Østmarka (Photo: Oslo Outdoor)

Paddling with wolves - day tour

You will be surprised of the level of wilderness - and wildlife - you can find in the forests of Østmarka. A large part of the area is a protected nature reserve.

Østmarka is easy accesible from Oslo. In the afternoon and during weekends in summertime (June - August) there are often quite a few other people (hikers) in the area, especially in the first part of the tour. It is nevertheless a beatiful tour and a wonderful, slow adventure. If you go in May, September or October, you will most likely meet few or no other people during the tour, in particular if you avoid the weekends.



  • At 08.00 (later if agreed) the guide(s) will pick you up at your hotel or another agreed pick-up point. Transport time to the starting point at Losby is approximately 25 minutes (pending traffic).

  • From Losby we roll the canoes on canoe-trolleys about one kilometer on a gravel road to the lake where the paddling will start.

  • A basic introduction to canoe-paddling and a security brief will be given here before we start paddling.

  • We paddle southwards through narrow straits and over small lakes surrounded by dense woods. After an hour or so we cross into the nature reserve and a short portage will take us to another lake where we find a nice spot to have lunch.

  • We prepare a proper lunch, often around the fire, and enjoy the tranquility, the scenery and the feeling of being out in the wilderness.

  • After lunch we paddle North again and eventually end up where we started and roll the canoes back to Losby for transport back to the civilization in Oslo.

  • Normally we arrive back in the centre of Oslo around 16.30h.


  • Transport from Oslo and back again.

  • All necessary paddling equipment (canoe, paddles, life west).

  • Lunch prepared in the outdoors.

  • Skillfull guide(s) who will be with you all the way from pick-up to delivery.

Maximum number of participants: 6

Price:  NOK 1800/person. 50% discount for children under 13 years.