Forest hike meetup in Østmarka, Oslo Sunday August 11th, 2024 at 11am

:world_map: CITY/REGION: Oslo, Norway
:round_pushpin: MEETUP PLACE: Haugerud subway station
:calendar: DATE: August 11th, 2024
:alarm_clock: TIME: 11am
:page_facing_up: MEETUP PLAN: Hiking in the forest, having a snack, signing postcards

A special weekend meetup in honor of @metalgoddess who is visiting from Canada. Unless the weather is completely atrocious, in which case we will think of something else, we will walk to Mariholtet in Østmarka, a charming place with delicious cinnamon buns :smiley:

You can check out their website here: https://mariholtet.no/

They serve sandwiches and various baked goods. There is both indoor and outdoor seating available. We can also have a picnic in the woods if we like :slight_smile: and there are opportunities for a swim if the weather allows. The hike is pretty easy, it’s about 7km each way and we can walk all the way on gravelled roads or take forest paths part of the way. We will meet at Haugerud subway station and walk from there. Alternatively @KAS can meet whoever is starting from downtown at Nationaltheatret station and you can take the subway up together. I will meet everyone at Haugerud.

Bring postcards to write, sign or show off. Or just come and hang out with other Postcrossers in Oslo’s beautiful forest. Welcome!

If you’re planning to attend, it’s great if you can let us know in this thread.

@KAS: It’s your job to promote this on Facebook as usual. :smile:

Hope to see many of you there! :smile:

We are planning a special meetup card for this meetup, so watch this space!

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@LeishaCamden Thanks for organizing! The one thing I wonder about is if there is a possibility to take a shorter version of the walk. Hopefully, I would be OK; but I’ll be less than 24 hours into a 8 hour time change and after a 20 hour travel day so a 14km walk might be rather ambitious for me that day and I don’t want to ruin things. Everything else about it sounds dreamy!

I am staying about a block from Sentralstasjon, so if I could meet up with @KAS at Nationaltheatret, that would be great.

See you there! Will promote away :slight_smile:

This is absolutely possible. We can for instance bring a picnic and walk some forest paths closer to “civilization” instead of going to Mariholtet. It’s been 14 years since I lived there, but I seem to remember a very nice path around the lake Lutvannet, for example. Should be around 5 km total from the subway and back. So many options :smile:

Absolutely, I will be arriving by train from Drammen that morning, so suggest meeting at 10.30am by the fountain outside Nationaltheatret station :steam_locomotive:

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Also, watch this space for a meetup card!

That would be great. I would be less hesitant on another day but I might just be a bit discombobulated with the time change and I’d rather state that upfront than get to the middle of the forest and crash:P

It’ll be great to be able to take the subway with you as that’ll ensure I don’t get lost.

I am travelling with a backpack so I don’t have a lot of extra room, but if anyone has postcard or candy or small things requests from Canada, let me know.

We can also walk to a place called Sarabråten which is a little over halfway to Mariholtet, it’s perfect for a picnic. Then we can see how you’re feeling after a rest there maybe :blush:

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Sarabråten! I’d forgot all about that :wink: Also lovely :grinning:

That sounds great! Thanks for being so accommodating:)

I think I’m able to join. It’s noted.

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