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With the Oslo Passes handy we jumped on board of one of the ferries passing by this gem of an island. We felt like locals with our picnic and throughly enjoyed the greenery, the water and the fantastic views on Oslo itself from this beautiful...More
We had a lovely walk around this island. Lots of lovely places to explore. We had a beach to ourselves when we fancied a sit down. Great views onto neighbouring island. It ate up the visitors with most based around the far beach and the...More
The place is a gem in Oslo. Here you can enjoy the sea breeze, watch boats on the fjord and have a view of the sea entrance to Oslo. It has a rich cultural and military history, as well as beautiful spots for picnics. Love...More
After a ten miinute boat trip you arrive at this lovely, protected island. Just up from the ferry is the Lavetthuset, with an interesting art exhibition in the summer (open from Thursday till Sunday). This year there is also an exhibiton of black and white...More
This island is a great place to spend a half day hiking and looking at the ruins of a medieval monastery. It is a nature preserve as well. There is a restaurant on the island, but it was not open the day i visited. I...More
Perfect gateaway from Oslo on a day off. Especially when it is sunny. We took ferry ( 105 KRN per day unlimited travel on bus tram, tban n ferry) to get there and its just a short 10 mins ride from Aker Brygge.
My husband and I love the outdoors so this was our favorite part of Oslo. It was easy to get from the Toyen neighborhood (City Center Apartments) to the Ferries. The people are incredibly helpful and kind. Hovedoya is really easy to navigate. If you...More
This place is beautiful, and the ruins are fascinating. A nice place for a walk or taking a swim. However, on hot summer days the ferry queues are massive despite the extra departures. So make sure to bring water bottles (which can be filled up...More
Hovedøya is a great escape from the streets and hustle of Oslo. After a short ferry ride from Aker Brygge, you arrive at Hovedøya. The Island is partly a nature reserve and partly leftover of its military and religious past. You can pretty much explore...More