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Not to be confused with downhill snowsports.

Ski is a municipality in Akershus. It is situated just south of the capital Oslo.


The town derives its name not from skiing equipment (which predictably is a Scandinavian invention in its modern form), but rather from skeið, Old Norse for "horse racing track".

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

There are three airports within reasonable distance: Moss Airport, Rygge is 47 km (approx. 43 mins) away. Oslo Airport, Gardermoen is 70 km (approx. 56 mins) away. Sandefjord Airport, Torp (Ryanair branding Oslo Airport, Torp) is 78.5 km (1 hr 41 mins including ferry) away.

By train[edit]

The three daily international trains Oslo - Gothenburg stops here, two of these corresponding during low season with trains to Copenhagen and the European continental railway network. The journey to Gothenburg takes about 4 hrs and to Copenhagen takes about 8 hrs. There are several train connections to Oslo per hour and at least one service per hour southbound towards various cities in Østfold (Mysen, Halden and Moss).

By car[edit]

European Route 6 and 18 are nearby. There are local buses to Drøbak, Ås operated by #Ruter.

Get around[edit]

On foot; there are also bus service(s).


  • Waldemarhøy.
  • The ghettos of Finstad and Hebekk.
  • Gaupesteinmarka forest. with the Gaupestein rock.





Bowlers and Krydder are respectable establishments at Flamenco Bar & Grill you can meet the local people.


  • Thon Hotel Ski (located in walking distance from the train and bus stations).

Go next[edit]

Routes through Ski
Central Oslo (via motorway)South Oslo  N  S  ÅsGothenburg
Central Oslo (via waterfront)South Oslo  W  E  AskimStockholm

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