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Hovedoya

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Address: Hovedoya, Oslo 102, Norway
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+47 984 05 650
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Island with medieval ruins, cafe, hiking trails.

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Oslo Nature Walks: Island hopping
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Wish we had taken a picnic and spend more time on the island, really interesting, particularly the Cisterian monastery.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Susan N
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New South Wales, Australia
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Crawley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped of on fjord ferry trip, hop on and off different islands on the trip , nice pleasant walk around the island seeing the small cottages the locals live in, not many people about due to time of year

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New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wish we had taken a picnic and spend more time on the island, really interesting, particularly the Cisterian monastery.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The most recommended of the islands near Oslo, we absolutely loved this island. One can easily spend close to 2-3 hours in this island. Walk around, get lost in the fields, go down towards the water or get up there to see the beautiful panoramic view of Oslo, and nearby islands.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The largest island close to Oslo. It can get very busy in the summer evenings. Try getting there during the day. A free boatride if you have a travel ticket for zone 1.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This is a nice place in the summer. You've got old monestary ruins there, and a beach as well as alot of benches and grass-spots where you can have a nice picnic. You need to use a ferry to get there, so be sure to grab the last one home. You don't want to be stranded there over night (it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Hovedoya is a small island sitting nearest to Oslo's harbour. There are regular ferries out to the various islands nearest Oslo and we chose to do a little tour of these islands one day. The ferries prices are very reasonable, with an adult able to get a 24hour ticket for all public transport for 90NOK (£9.00). Our first stop was... More 

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Kottayam, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

With the boat running every 30 minutes and free with the travel card, this is an escape from Oslo, but just a lonely place Good for water related activities

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

The ferry goes here every hour during the day from pier 4 next to the city hall (Radhuset) and it's definitely worth of spending some time here. I recommend to buy 24 hours ticket for public transportation (90 NOK) and go to explore the islands. Hovedoya is the closest one to the city center and you will get there in... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

While you are on the Island to swim or walk ,you can also see a very old monestry. I quote"The Cistercian monastery, Hovedøya Abbey, was built on the island, and opened in 1147. During the Medieval period, the monastery was a leading economical force in the Oslo region. " something different to do.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Oslo isn't a very big city but if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle Hovedoya is only a 15 minute ferry (B3) away. With quiet beach, open spaces and a nature reserve it is definitely somewhere for an escape.

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