About Oslo Modellbilklubb:



One of the biggest RC-car clubs in Norway with 170 active members. The club was founded in 1977 and has one of europes finest fascilites. There's a trial (motorcycles) club, ATV track and a Motor Centre run by the municipality on the same area. As to placement we do believe we are second to none. It lies in Oslo which is the capitol of Norway. There are only 5 million inhabitants only in this large country.

There are three RC car tracks at Hvervenbukta:
250m long asphalt track
200m long 1:8 OR clay track
150m long 1:10 OR astro turf track


About the 1:10 Off-road track:



95% high grip astro turf with rubber filling. 5% carpet with good traction. The track surface drains water very well so running in the rain is problem free, normally no puddles occur. The driving direction is clockwise. The jumps are not too hard on the cars, so they are fine also for vintage cars. The layout may be changed from year to year.


Other fascilities:

Good flooded lights making it possible to drive after sundown.

The pit area has 230 V AC outlets, and is shielded against sun and rain. There is room for 120 drivers in the pit area.

Designated area with air compressor for cleaning of the model racing cars. Also a designated area for washing bodyshells.

The timekeeping and technical control is done in a two storeys high building beside the track.

Kiosk and Cafeteria with hot food and snacks. The kiosk is placed close to the track whilst the cafeteria is placed in the Motor Centre a few steps uphill from the track.

Several toilets with sinks. Showers are also available.

Benches, chairs and tables for recreation.

Plenty of parking spaces by the track.


Timekeeping:

We use RCM software and AMB dekoders. You'll need your own personal ABM transponder (or clone). We also have 15 handout transponders in case you don't own one.





Camping:


Camping at the track: We have space for many caravans. The fee for camping is NOK 100 per night. Water and electricity available. Maximum number of caravans is 15, so be sure to book early! We do not always offer this, specific info is to be found in the invitation for each race.

FjordCamp is situated less than 2 minutes from the track. This camping is inexpensive, has big capacity and is situated right by the fjord. Ideal for swimming, jogging and (dog)walking. They have 5 caravans for rent. More information and booking here.

Ekeberg Camping, located further north/east from FjordCamp. 10 minutes drive. More information and booking here.

Bogstad Camp & Turistsenter, located north of Oslo center. 35 minutes drive. More information and booking here.


Hotels:

Quality Hotel Mastemyr is a good hotel situated very close to the track. We recommend this hotel because it is of high standard yet inexpensive and you can walk to the track in 5 minutes. By car it also takes 5 minutes. They have a big capacity. Breakfast is included and parking is free. More information and booking here. The reservation is individual and so is payment.

There's no real need to rent a car! If you fly to Oslo you can get to the hotel by first taking the airport express bus number "F4" towards "Ski". Get off at "Kolbotnkrysset". Then take bus number 83 towards "Nationaltheatret" and get off at "Mastemyr Hotell". It is in total a 1 hr 15 min ride. After than you can walk to the track from the hotel in 5 minutes. There's asphalt mostly all the way on the walkpath.

Thon Hotel Ski, located 10 min. further south from the track by car. More information and booking here.

Radisson Blu Plaza, located in the center of Oslo. Very exclusive and expensive. More information and booking here.

More hotels can be found in the center of Oslo, both expensive and inexpensive ones.

Accomodation at the motor centre (track): From time to time we do offer this. There are some basic beds available. Be sure to clean up after yourselves when you leave! TBA


How to get there:

First of all: It may seem far when you look at the map, but if you drive to Kiel and take the ferry from there, you are only 15 minutes(!) drive away from the track when it arrives in Oslo!

The address is Ljansbrukveien 33, 1250 Oslo, Norway

How to get to Oslo
By air: Gardermoen Airport is situated approx. 60 km north of the track. Approx. 45 minutes drive. Follow E6 to Oslo, then "Gøteborg" (Gothenburg), then "Stockholm". Take off at sign to "Fjordcamp". Take right in the roundabout. You will then pass the camping on your left side and the beach on your right side. A few hundered meters further you take left uphill at a sign that says "Motorsenteret". Do not take right in the T-crossing right before the sign.
By car: You can bring your car by boat from Kiel, Copenhagen or Hirtshals. Here are some links to ferry companies: DFDS Seaways and Color Line. There are probably other alternatives too.

Road map:


On the above illustration you can see how you can take the ferry from Kiel and all the way to Oslo.


On the above illustration you can see where you should drive by car all the way to Oslo. You take the ferry from Puttgarten to Rødby. Then you pass through Denmark, and then take another ferry from Helsingborg to Helsingør in Sweden.


On the above illustration you can see a closeup of the route through Denmark. Tip: buy a tour/retour ticket in Puttgarten for both Puttgarten-Rødby and Helsingborg-Helsingør. It saves you some money.

How to find the track / Local Directions:
The track is situated approx. 11 km south from the center of Oslo, on the east side of the Oslo fjord. Approx. 15 minutes drive.
From the north: Follow E18 southbound. Follow signs to "Gøteborg" (Gothenburg). Take to the right at sign that says "Fjordcamp". Take right in the roundabout. You will then pass the camping on your left side and the beach on your right side. A few hundered meters further you take left uphill at a sign that says "Motorsenteret". Do not take right in the T-crossing right before the sign.
From the south: Follow E18 northbound. Follow signs to "Oslo". Take off to the right at sign that says "Fjordcamp". Take left in the first roundabout and drive straight through the second one. You will then pass the camping on your left side and the beach on your right side. A few hundered meters further you take left uphill at a sign that says "Motorsenteret". Do not take right in the T-crossing right before the sign.

Above is a local roadmap to the track. The Track is marked with red on the map. The track is situated south of Oslo city (approx 10 kilometres). And is situated north of Gothenburg (approx. 350 kilometres)


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Other Activities (yes there is a life besides R/C :-)

Check out Visit Oslo (tourist information)

Tusenfryd
This is the biggest amusement park in Norway. Situated only 10 minutes from the track, at Vinterbro. More info here.



Vikingland
A reconstuction of how it was when the Norwegians ruled the world. Situated only 10 minutes from the track, beside the amusement park.

Beaches/bathing places
Hvervenbukta, 10 minutes walk from the track, 30 seconds walk from the camping. They serve food, snacks, beer and wine at the beach.

Fiskevollbukta, 4 minutes from the track by car

Ingierstrand, 5 minutes from the track by car

Kattøyodden, 2 minutes from the track by car

Restaurants
Restaurant "Villa Sandviken": 5 minutes from the track by car. Serves excellent food.

Museums
There are several interesting museums to visit in Oslo.

Guided tours
There is a lot of sights to see in Oslo.

Shopping in Oslo
While you are battling it out at the racetrack, give your credit card to your wife and let her go shopping.

Oslo City Map
This is an overview of the center of Oslo


For more information:

Please visit Oslo Modellbilklubb's homepage:
www.oslomodellbilklubb.no (in norwegian only)

Contact persons:
Svein Harald Ytternes, tel +47 97021169 (daytime), shy@oslomodellbilklubb.no


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