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“In summer, spring or fall take a trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hovedoya

Hovedoya
Hovedoya, Oslo 102, Norway
+47 98 40 56 50
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Ranked #21 of 212 attractions in Oslo
Type: Islands
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Owner description: Island with medieval ruins, cafe, hiking trails.
Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“In summer, spring or fall take a trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It is very easy to visit beautifull Hovedøya. Just tke the small ferry from Vippetangen ( Centrally located south of the Opera. It is a five min ferrytrip and the island is very beautifull with beaches a vast number of flowers and plants and ruins of a old monastery. Be sure to have time to spend some hours here. And enjoy a small meal at the Klosterkroa Cafe.

Visited August 2012
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Oslo, Norway
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96 reviews 96 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Romantic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Going for a walk on Hovedøya is simply romantic. Stop at the cafe and have some snack, explore the ruins of the monastery, have a swim at the beach, really nice. The west island is a brilliant place for a picnic with a view.

Visited June 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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“Beautiful Island for a walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

A great island to take a relaxing walk, sit by the shores, stroll around the ruins of the monastery, or even do some fishing!

Visited September 2012
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Lillehammer, Oppland, Norway
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“My Oslo Favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Hovedøya has to be my absolute Oslo favourite! Going there on an early boat to spend the day swimming and sunbathing and with the picnic basket filled with nice food and drink is about the best way of spending a hot summer day in the Norwegian capital. Go early to find a nice spot to stay! The best places fill up quickly. And when you are tired of sunbathing and swimming there are many places to explore around the little island.

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Oslo, Norway
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12 attraction reviews
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“Peaceful Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Oslo`s closest real skjaergaards island, easy accessed by communal boat ticket. In summer great beach and different theatrical plays in the old ruins of the monestary on the island.

Visited August 2012
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