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Hovedoya

Hovedoya, Oslo 102, Norway
+47 984 05 650
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Oslo Nature Walks: Island hopping
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“nice island”(8 reviews)
“oslo fjord”(14 reviews)
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Island with medieval ruins, cafe, hiking trails.
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Hovedoya, Oslo 102, Norway
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+47 984 05 650
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"monastery ruins"
in 11 reviews
"nice island"
in 8 reviews
"oslo fjord"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful natural surroundings"
in 2 reviews
"bus tram metro"
in 2 reviews
"summer evenings"
in 2 reviews
"regular ferries"
in 2 reviews
"big trees"
in 2 reviews
"minute ferry"
in 2 reviews
"travel pass"
in 3 reviews
"public transport"
in 7 reviews
"boat trip"
in 5 reviews
"aker brygge"
in 6 reviews
"sunny day"
in 7 reviews
"day pass"
in 2 reviews
"few hours"
in 4 reviews
"picnic"
in 23 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the direct boat from Aker Brygge in May (there was also a boat that went to a few of the other islands as well) which was quick and easy and covered by the Ruter zone 1 travelcard. The island itself is pretty and...More

Thank jp8898
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is a great trip from the stop in the centre. A popular summer destination to visit with a few restaurants and a gallery. It is magical if you do not have a lot of time to explore the fjords.

Thank Karen W
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Reviewed 24 March 2018

Oslo is a great city but sometimes it can be nice to get away from the busy centre, so take a boat trip to peaceful Hovedoya Island where you can explore and see some beautiful natural surroundings and the monastery ruins. Just make sure you...More

Thank steve_vstheworld
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

My wife and I took the boat trip to Hovedoya on our day trip to the islands in the Oslo fjord. We first explored the monastery ruins and then walked one of the trails through the woods to the small beach on the other side...More

2  Thank Razorfish
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Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Taking the boat out to see Hovedøya is definitely worth it in the summer. There’s a small beach, some ruins and nice views of both the Oslo fjord and part of Oslo’s skyline.

1  Thank Nikelin
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

Nice place to relax on the beach in Oslo. Take the boat ( 10 min ) and enjoy a day at beach or find your own place somewhere on the island

Thank Geir L
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

This Island is very scenic with wonderful walks through the woods and along the shore. We went during "off" season so there were not many people there.

Thank Yuko-Stu
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Such an interesting place to explore, historic, unspoilt, not crowded, and a great cafe! The main pathways are well signposted, but it is fun to get off the beaten track and explore the minor tracks. They are not so well marked, but the island is...More

Thank 2aussies177
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Took the ferry and wandered around, nice break from the city with interesting buildings and trees, great views of the city and surrounding islands. Small cafe for coffee and snacks.

1  Thank SuandChris
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

free access by boat from pier if you have a day pass which covers the public transport, a few small islands that can be visited using the day travel pass.

Thank 72hema
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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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