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Address: Hovedoya, Oslo 102, Norway
Phone Number: +47 98 40 56 50
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Island with medieval ruins, cafe, hiking trails.

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a great get away.

While you are on the Island to swim or walk ,you can also see a very old monestry. I quote"The Cistercian monastery, Hovedøya Abbey, was built on the island, and opened in 1147... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While you are on the Island to swim or walk ,you can also see a very old monestry. I quote"The Cistercian monastery, Hovedøya Abbey, was built on the island, and opened in 1147. During the Medieval period, the monastery was a leading economical force in the Oslo region. " something different to do.

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Billericay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oslo isn't a very big city but if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle Hovedoya is only a 15 minute ferry (B3) away. With quiet beach, open spaces and a nature reserve it is definitely somewhere for an escape.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As soon as you get onto the island you appreciate how spectacular it is, as you walk up the hill you come across the ruins of an old monastery, with a little tower you can still walk up into the top of. As you walk past this there is the coast, with numerous little pebble beaches with high rock walls... More 

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Moscow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We got there by the ferry near the city hall. There is ancient castle and fabulous view on the other end island. We spend there about 1,5.

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Thank Geza83
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

Awesome place, if you want to enjoy the nature. Just being in Oslo means a lot, urban, trendy and natural.

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Melbourne Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Our visit to the island was on a warm sunny day. Many people visit the island to enjoy a walk, picnic and a swim. The ferry ride is no more than 10 minutes but if they run to a schedule it is a well kept secret. There is a cafe on the island and a range of sandwiches and drinks... More 

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Thank Radar16
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Litte Island who is easy to reach with a ferry. You are able to walk around and explore the island , make a picnic or chill at the beach. Nice half day trip

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

The island of Hovedoya is less than 10 minutes from Oslo by ferry and is a lovely escape from the city. There are a couple of beaches on the western side of the island and a few walking options around the island.

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Grand Cayman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Small island just a 7 minute ferry ride from Olso's Aker Brygge, waterfront area. Get a 24 hour ticket at any Seven 11 to take the bus or tram then get in the ferry. Up to 4 kids travel free with paying adult on the weekends. My 7 and 11 year old sons enjoyed exploring, climbing the trails and rocks,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

It's e very short (but still nice) boat trip away from the absolute centrum of Oslo. The boat is included in the standard public transit ticket (and thus very inexpensive). The island has a football field, a kiosk/bistro that serves simple food, cold drinks and ice cream. There is several small beaches, but also lots of spaces where you can... More 

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