Sledding, sleding or tobogganing is a common activity for novice ski enthusiasts in Norway, similar to sliding, but in a prone or seated position requiring a device or vehicle generically known in the US and Canada as a sled or in other countries as a sledge or toboggan.
This fun activity is based on sled principles and provides a real for mainly tourists and children.
Korketrekkeren (direct translation: “The Corkscrew”) is Oslo’s most popular toboggan track and former bobsleigh and luge track. The tobogganing track runs between Frognerseteren and Midtstuen and is operated as a public venue by the municipality.
Korktrekkeren starts at Frognerseteren and ends at Midtstuen metro station. At the end of a run, you can catch the metro back up to Frognerseteren for another run.
The track is 2000 metres long, and the elevation drop is 255 metres.
One non-stop ride at full speed takes 8-10 minutes. The metro from Midtstuen to Frognerseteren takes 13 minutes.
Sleds for rent (Akeforeningen) next to Frognerseteren Restaurant, at the bottom of the hill from the Frognerseteren subway stop. Helmet rental is free.