Visit the Korketrekkeren or the ‘corkscrew’ in Oslo and experience the ultimate adrenaline rush. Korketrekkeren is a publicly owned toboggan slide and is free of charge, so all visitors need to do is rent a sledge and throw caution to the wind.
Korketrekkeren is a short 30 minute ride from the Midstuen, the metro station at the end of the course, which runs to Oslo city centre. Guests of the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel can relax in contemporary styled rooms inspired by the beautiful blue Norwegian sky after a day of sliding down Korketrekkeren’s snowy hills.
Extreme sledging at Korketrekkeren
Starting at Frognerseteren metro station, Oslo’s most popular toboggan run, Korketrekkeren, is 2000 meters long with a drop of 255 metres over the course of the track. Once you have wound your way round Korketrekkeren’s snow lined twists and turns all the way to the bottom, you can take the metro back up the hill and do it all over again. It takes 8-10 minutes to reach the bottom of Korketrekkeren so the 13 minute ride back up to the beginning is worth the trip.
Korketrekkeren was built for the 1952 Olympic Games as Norway’s first bob sleigh track. Surprisingly this wintery sport was never popular in this country before the Winter Olympics were awarded to Norway. Nowadays the tracks are packed with people re-living the achievements of those athletes, with a spirit of fun and adventure.
Winter sports from a centrally located Oslo hotel
Visitors to Oslo can enjoy the excitement of winter spots from a comfortable centrally located hotel. The Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel is located near public transport that will bring guests to all the cross-country ski trails, ice-skating and downhill skiing and sledging tracks on offer, including Tryvann Winter Park.