Wildlife

Season: March - October

In the nature surrounding Oslo you can experience wildlife to an extent that few other capitals can match. In the deep forests you’ll find animals such as beaver, moose, deer, hare, wolf and fox, as well as capercaillie, black grouse, eagle and other big birds. Within two hours drive you’ll reach high mountain areas with wild reindeer herds. We invite you to explore Oslo’s wildlife and the habitat in which they live, and learn more about the animals and the nature they depend upon.

On our wildlife tours we show the utmost respect for the animals and we expect our guests to do the same.

Moose in the forest. Photo: CH - VisitNorway.com

Moose in the forest. Photo: CH - VisitNorway.com

Explore the mighty moose

5 hours evening tour just outside Oslo where you learn to appreciate the living forest and its inhabitants, including the “King of the forest”, the moose. We know the best places to see these impressive animals in their natural environment. We provide binoculars.

Reindeers at Norefjell. Photo: Asgeir Helgestad/Arctic Light AS

Reindeers at Norefjell. Photo: Asgeir Helgestad/Arctic Light AS

Hiking in Reindeer-land

Southern Norway is home to the largest herd of wild reindeers in Europe. On this 2-days hike on Mt. Norefjell/Reinsjøfjell, where a herd of about 500 wild reindeers reside, you will learn a lot about these magnificent animals in their natural environment. And hopefully get a glimpse of them as well.

Black grouse performing mating ritual. Photo: Oslo Outdoor

Black grouse performing mating ritual. Photo: Oslo Outdoor

Spring’s most beautiful adventure

From late March until mid-May capercaillie and black grouse perform their spectacular mating ritual early in the morning hours, in the forests close to Oslo. Join us for a night in the wilderness and watch the big birds play as the sun rises. A genuin wilderness experience to remember.