Norway is famous for its love of winter sports and the country boasts a wealth of exceptional locations where tourists can enjoy traditional activities like skiing. However, for a taste of one of winter’s most exciting sports visitors needn’t even leave the Norwegian
The Korketrekkeren is Norway’s favourite toboggan run; a place which reflects some of the country’s celebrated sporting history and also its love of speed. Fans of winter sports enjoying a stay at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo will find that the Korketrekkeren is within easy reach.
Enjoying Oslo’s sporting legacy
The Korketrekkeren toboggan run follows the course of the bobsleigh route which was built when Oslo held the Winter Olympics in 1952. The name means ‘corkscrew’ in English, which gives an idea of what the run holds in store for those wishing to enjoy the thrilling attraction.
As the Korketrekkeren is a public run it is free to use and sleds are available to hire at the bottom of the Frognesteren Hill, down which the course twists and turns. The two kilometre ride down the course takes around ten pulse-racing minutes, each packed full of excitement.
Making the most out of Oslo
Oslo’s first-rate public transport system makes enjoying the Korketrekkeren a convenient process. The toboggan run connects two metro stations so when sliders reach the bottom they can get on the metro and ride back to the top for another go. The Korketrekkeren is also located close to the Holmenkollen ski jump and museum allowing visitors to take advantage of both exciting locations.
The best way to complement the thrills of a trip to the Korketrekkeren is to relax in some of the finest accommodation in Oslo. The Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo is the perfect place to unwind after a day on the slopes.