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Hovedoya, Oslo 102, Norway
+47 984 05 650
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Island with medieval ruins, cafe, hiking trails.
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  • Average8%
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Hovedoya, Oslo 102, Norway
+47 984 05 650
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Take the boat that runs every 30minutes during summer and the stop is 5minutes away. Perfect for a stroll around the island and stop for food and drink at one of the two restaurants. And don't forget to enjoy the sun on the cliffs.

Thank natalie e
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a wonderful hidden pearl in the Oslo Fjord. You need to get yourself on a ruter-boat and go here asap. There are plenty of things to see, such as: medieval ruins, canons, amazing woodland and a lovely view. And sheep. Don't forget the...More

Thank ThJS12
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just five minutes with boat from Aker Brygge and you can board an island with lots of possibilities. You can enjoy a bath from one of the sand strands or just have a picnic in one of the green grass areas. There are old ruins...More

Thank Norwegian_visit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had not been to Hovedøya since the raskt schooldays 50 years ago AS my wife suggested to drive to Oslo from Hønefoss to visit Hoveøya. Bringing picnic bag and towels we entrered the ferry at Aker Brygge and 5 minutes later we sat foot...More

Thank Johnny O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small island in the Oslo fjord. Ruins of an old church are the only thing of any interest on the island.

Thank Kevin J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hovedøya is my favorite park inn oslo. Just a 5 min boatride away from center (free on the bus pass), has lots of old history and a fabulous view of Oslo. Heavy lines for boat on sunny days, lots of families barbequeuing and using the...More

Thank Nepse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the ferry across the harbour (included in your Oslo transit ticket) to this island for a lovely walk and view of the city. An interesting art gallery near the ferry dock, a small cafe further on; very interesting ruins of an early monastery; and...More

Thank Roddy_Halifax
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, we loved this little Island. It truly is a hidden gem and a great escape from the Oslo city life. We had lunch at a reasonable price at the little restaurant in the middle of the island, we enjoyed seeing the ruins, and it...More

Thank Alena K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jump on a ferry and get away from citylife for an hour or more. Top tip - the fare is included if you have an Oslo card

Thank Farehamvoyager
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

This island is basically acres of unspoilt parkland. Great for family picnics, quiet bathing, bird-watching A five minute ferry crossing from Acker Brugge The tavern on the island is clean, peaceful and offers good quality fare. We only had drinks, sandwiches and cake but it...More

Thank Mike B
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Tanya R
23 May 2015|
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Response from Magnus U |
It should stop on Hovedøya on the way back also! :) roundtrip is worth it!
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