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Address: Drobak, Oslo, Norway
Phone Number: 45164521
Description: Seaside village and resort in the Oslo Fjord; art galleries, museums.

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Santa's home town

My daughter and I visited this seaside town which is about 1 hours bus ride from Oslo city centre. You can take the 541 Drobak bus from the Bus station behind Oslo S train... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My daughter and I visited this seaside town which is about 1 hours bus ride from Oslo city centre. You can take the 541 Drobak bus from the Bus station behind Oslo S train station. It is a quaint town famous for the Christmas house. Unfortunately, Santa was on vacation when we visited but still we loved the Christmas house... More 

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Palmefossen
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Drøbak is a very peaceful little town near by the Oslofjord, and from there you can take the ferry out to the Oscarsborg forteress. Drøbak also have one of Santas gift outlets. The town is well worth a visit.

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Oslo, Norway
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Beautiful little town sitting on the fjord. Boat rides from hear to Oscarsborg historical fortified island. Also post office is world famous as being the post office handling post to and from father christmas. In fairness father christmas works in the post office. Drobak even has road signs warning of father christmas crossing the road. There is also a little... More 

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Sarpsborg, Norway
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Cozy town shoreline to the Oslo fjord. Easy parking and surprisingly less expensive than you might expect. Most famous for "The Christmas House", where you can buy quality christmas decor all year round.

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Usa, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

It is one of the nicest places around that we been to in Oslo. The whole atmosphere and ambiance to the place is different. There are breathtaking views all around and then shops and restaurants are perfect to meet your immediate food and souvenir requirements. The only thing is that you have to move a bit away from the main... More 

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Poland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The place is picture perfect and is a little quaint neighborhood out of the main town and the fresh air and ambiance of the place will cheer you instantly. The houses and the layout of the place are breathtaking and then there are lots of shops and restaurants around as well. You could take bus to the place or have... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We arrived on a sunny day in the middle of October. Lovely town. Great views and super calm. I am not sure if there are any open attractions in October there but just walking around and sitting by the water was enough for us in the sunny weather. There were also a few open coffee shops and restaurants. Transportation: Bus... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

A small Norwegian town with beautiful wooden shops, restaurants and houses set on the Southern coast of OsloFjord. It is perfect location to keep a sailing yacht and sail around Oslofjord. It is accessible by an express bus from the Oslo Bus Terminal. I reccomend spending at least an afternoon here!

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The bus ride is about an hour , from Oslo town. I really like this quaint little town. Very peaceful. I regretted that I didn't do my research well, didn't know we can have the Christmas card to be sent right before Christmas.... :(

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Drobak is a seaside tourist village. The post office is one of the main attractions. Hundreds of letters sent to Santa end up there and the guy behind the counter has white hair, white beard, and a large stomach. There are some nice cafes and shops in Drobak. Take a nice walk along the ocean. You can spend the whole... More 

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