Oslo: running in summertime
May 8, 2016 6:54 AM   Subscribe

We're visiting Oslo for a week next month and I would love some good running routes. Any suggestions or resources?

We are staying in Grünerløkka. I'm a woman in my mid-thirties, running alone, and I'd like to fit in a few runs between 5km and 12km while I'm there. In general I'd ideally not fuss too much getting to a route, and landmarks or straight lines are good to avoid adding a map to my pockets, but I'll try it if it's worth it. We will walk a lot in daytime but I love seeing more while running when I'm visiting a city.

I'm considering the Akerselva river from source. Can you suggest any other routes, and is there anywhere best avoided for either safety or congestion reasons?

Is there anything I should know about running etiquette in Norway, either?

posted by carbide to Travel & Transportation around Oslo, Norway (3 answers total)
The Strava global heatmap of Oslo gives you a good idea of where people like to run. The waterfront and Bygdøy would be good places to run and sightsee without getting lost. Unfortunately I wasn't a runner when I was in Oslo, but I found the city easy to orient myself in.
posted by brianogilvie at 8:57 AM on May 8, 2016

if you want a nice leisurely run through challenging terrain, I suggest checking out the Folk museum grounds. Very large, terrain is all over the place, not crowded at all, dirt ground, and awesome sites to see while you run.
posted by Smibbo at 10:15 AM on May 8, 2016

Well, you will need this song:

Oslo in the Summertime (Of Montreal)
posted by Dressed to Kill at 5:52 AM on May 9, 2016

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