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It is an island, can go by boat from Oslo it takes 20 minutes. Very nice place for picnic.there is a restaurant n washrooms both are nice n clean. One can swim have sunbath or play games.very seneric place
If you have extensive time I can see checking it out. I also see why Norwegians enjoy picnicking the day here. It is picturesque. But the "beach" isn't really inviting and the water cloudy. And some sections of the island look to be quarantined off...More
We lucked out with 70 degree weather so went island hopping on the ferries. The one to the closest islands is included in a tram and bus pass so it's a good deal. We went round twice on the ferry and visited 4 islands. You...More
Hovedoya is an Island approximately 8mins boat ride from Oslo Aker Brygge. Just purchase a Boat ticket near the Hovedoya station wharf. One way ticket person cost about 35kroner. The Island is great for relaxation at the beach side, with some summer coffee shops. There...More
We had the Oslo Pass which meant free public transport. Superb!
Ferries leave from Aker Brygge near City Hall. The staff are helpful, if you are unsure.
The ferries take you swiftly to the main little islands. It was hot and sunny when we visited....More
If you dont mind queing up for the boat and lots of people then Hovedoya is definitely worth a visit. A well kept nature reserve with lots of picnic and BBQ areas and different areas for bathing. Pluss it possible to get away from the...More
The island is a combination of historic military activity, word war 2 settlement by germans and a botanic treasure. The island is well kept with combination of preservation and modern usage: outings and beaches. The island restaurant is the former german officer messA nice break...More
Big island accessible by ferry going from Aker Brygge. It takes just 10 minutes to get there and zone 1 ticket is enough. During weekends it is a popular beach, picnic spot. On weekdays it is way calmer. It has beautiful nature and pretty impressive...More
Our trip was short, but we really enjoyed our time on the island.
We had a lovely walk around the island, taking in the scenery, the old monastery and views.
We were fortunate enough to visit on a beautiful sunny day, so we had a...More