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South Oslo is east of the Oslo Fjord and southeast of downtown. Here are many of Oslo's beaches, suburbs and urban centers.

Get in[edit]

  • Coming in by car from the southeast or along E18 from Sweden, this is where in Oslo you'll arrive. A car is more useful for getting in and around than in more central parts of the city but by no means indispensable.
  • Places along the coast are accessible by different bus lines, tram lines 18 or 19 as far as Ljabru or local trains heading south.
  • Further inland, subway lines 1 and 4 bring you as far as Bergkrystallen, and line 3 still further inland as far as Mortensrud.
  • Local train line L2 between Stabekk, Oslo S and Ski serves the stations of Nordstrand, Ljan, Hauketo and Holmlia, while the local train line L2x stops at Hauketo and Holmlia only.
  • Many bus lines serve Oslo's southern (or rather southeastern) suburbs.
  • All major islands in the Oslo fjord are connected by ferry from downtown.



  • Oslo-fjord (boat 91-92-93-94 from Vippetangen, bus 60 runs to the quay). There is also a bathing bus (number 87) running from mid-June to mid-August from Jernbanetorvet to the brilliant 1 beaches southeast of downtown; Katten, Hvervenbukta, Bestemorstranda and Ingierstrand, Map - English translation not available). Additionally, for Hvervenbukta you may take the train to Hauketo, then bus 76. Outdoor swimming pools can be found at Frognerparken and Tøyenbadet. Ingierstrand is a 1930s bathing resort with very special functionalist architecture (along with Ekebergrestauranten and Hvalstrand Bad). The buildings are protected by the Directorate for Cultural Heritage (Riksantikvaren), and after a 50 million kroner refurbishing the restaurant reopened in summer 2013. Buy a day return travel pass.
  • 2 Ekebergsletta (bus 34 or 74 to Ekeberghallen). is a field and a park system, neighbor to Ekebergparken Sculpture Park.The forest area fits to go hiking in. Don't forget a picnic basket. The field is used primarily for sporting events and is the location for Norway Cup, the world’s largest annually football tournament for children and young people aged 10 to 19 years old. At the northern edge of the hill there are spectacular views of the city. Ekebergsletta (Q5350379) on Wikidata Ekebergsletta on Wikipedia
  • 3 Østmarka (Nature reserve) (Metro line 3 to Skullerud). is a large forest area with idyllic trails and small lakes that the locals use for recreation, hiking (summer) and cross-country skiing (winter). See map. (Q6516983) on Wikidata Østmarka on Wikipedia
  • 4 Lambertseter Swimming Pool (Lambertseter bad), Langbølgen 24 (T-bane to Lambertseter), +47 22 74 94 00. Saturdays 11AM- 4PM, Sundays 10AM - 3:30PM all year.. Indoors swimming pool open to the public on weekends. Swimwear for sale.


Shopping malls

  • 1 Holmlia Senter, Holmlia senter vei 9 (Commuter rail to Holmlia Station). Shopping centre close to the railway station.
  • 2 Lambertseter Senter, Cecilie Thoresens vei 17 (T-bane to Lambertseter). Shopping centre close to Lambertseter subway station, line 1 or 4.
  • 3 Senter Syd Mortensrud, Lofsrudveien 6 (T-bane to Mortensrud), +47 815 49 400. Shopping centre close to the terminal station for subway line 3.
  • 4 Sæter, Ekebergveien 230 (tram 18 or 19 to Sæter). Shopping centre close to Sæter tram stop.



  • Burger King (Sæter), Ekebergveien 235 (Sæter crossroads). Mon-Thu 10AM-10PM, Fri, Sat: 10AM-11PM, Sun: 12AM-11PM. Chain. Hamburgers & other fast food Hamburgers from 30kr.
  • 1 Lambertseter Kro, Langbølgen 3 (Lambertseter Shopping Centre), +47 22 28 03 22. Serves Chinese food. Take-away-service.


  • 2 Egon Nordstrand, Ekebergveien 228b (Bus 75A, 119, N18, Tram 18, 19 to Sæter), +47 22295588. Mon - Sat 10AM-11PM, Sun 11AM-11PM. The first restaurant in this chain. Serves nice food for a much better price/quality ratio. All kinds of dishes available, you do need to go to the bar to order. Egon (Q1298438) on Wikidata Egon (restaurants) on Wikipedia




  • 1 Langøyene Island (take ferry 94 from Vippetangen). Not an official campsite; however, Langøyene Island is the only island in the inner part of the Oslo fjord that allows free camping (tents only). You may only stay 2 days unless you have special permission. You must keep the island clean. Police have their own boats and enforce these laws via hefty fines. Free!.
  • 2 Oslo Fjordcamp, Ljansbruksveien 1 (8km south of Oslo central station, Train to Hauketo, then corresponding bus 76 to Hvervenbukta, or bus 87 (both options summer only)), +47 455 04 765, . Open 20 Jun–20 Aug. Near the beautiful swimming spot of Hvervenbukta. 2-person tent: kr 165, 4-person tent with car: kr 245.


  • 3 Quality Hotel™ Entry, Lienga 11, 1414 Trollåsen (This hotel is located just few meters outside the city limits, bus line 83 to Mastemyr hotell, bus lines 18, 79, 80 to Åsbråten), +47 66 99 78 00. is situated at Kolbotn in stunning natural surroundings. Hiking trails and cycling routes that easily enable you to reach nearby locations such as the wonderful beach at Hvervenbukta (Oslo).



As for the whole of Oslo

Go next[edit]

Routes through South
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This district travel guide to South is a usable article. It has information for getting in as well as some complete entries for restaurants and hotels. An adventurous person could use this article, but please feel free to improve it by editing the page.