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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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  • Average9%
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Hovedoya, Oslo 102, Norway
+47 984 05 650
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Reviewed 4 days 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the transport system in Oslo and had a travel card so you can just hop on and off the boats across to the islands. When we went it was great weather so enjoyed a drink and an ice cream. You could spend a...More

Thank AdamMunson
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

The weather this day was unbelievably beautiful so it made the island even nicer. This island has a beach, football field, monastery ruins, BBQ areas and a little cafe. Toilets were free and clean. Beautiful views of the other islands and the rest of the...More

Thank Aysha C
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The islands outside Oslo are picturesque and idyllic. On Hovedøya, there's both a lush foeest, an ok beach, strolling paths and old convent ruins. The monks brought exotic plants to the island (don't pick anything), and the history of the island is fascinating. You'll enjoy...More

Thank Morten F
Reviewed 8 April 2017

It's fun to take the ferry, it's quite popular with locals and tourists alike, but you can quickly find space for yourself (in April anyway). Bring some lunch, spend a few hours here going for walks around the island or just kicking a ball around.

Thank Radek R
Reviewed 29 March 2017

On a warm and sunny day this beautiful little island is a excellent choice for picnic, swimming or just a walk to see the remains of the old monastry. Just a short trip with the ferry and spend the day there, you would not regret.

Thank TerjeHoegberg
Reviewed 10 February 2017

This place makes a lovely day trip. There is an old ruined monastry, an interesting history and some great places for picnics and swimming (if you like swimming in a fjord that is)... We have been several times and would go again. Take a picnic,...More

Thank Lifeinsingaporeis
Reviewed 8 January 2017

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

Thank paulmark24fang
Reviewed 1 January 2017

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

Thank Susan N
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Tanya R
After reading through the reviews here, I've decided to take the ferry from Vippetangen to have a longer trip and get a bit of a tour of the fjord islands. I plan on getting off at Hovedoya only though, so no island-hopping. How much would a return ticket be, and what are the running intervals (I plan on doing this on June 11th)? Are there ticket machines or a box office at the port, or does one buy it on the ferry? Can't seem to find any info through Google. Thank you!
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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