Crisscrossed by hiking trails and cross-country ski routes, the forested hills and lakes that comprise the Nordmarka occupy a tract of land that extends deep inland from central Oslo, but is still within the city limits for some 30km. A network of byroads, as well as two T-bane lines (#1 and #3), provides dozens of access points to this wilderness, which is extremely popular with the capital’s outdoor-minded citizens. Den Norske Turistforening (DNT), the Norwegian hiking organization, maintains a handful of staffed and unstaffed huts here – and its Oslo branch has detailed maps and sells DNT membership.

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