Hovedøya Point of Interest
Oslo's largest island full of adventure
- Destination: Oslo
- Season: January–December
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Hovedøya, the closest island to downtown Oslo, boasts a fantastic beach, large activity field, hiking trails, and cafe. In the middle of the island, there are ruins of a Cistercian monastery from 1147. Just jump on a ferry from the Aker Brygge pier and start exploring.
The main paths throughout the island are wide and made of gravel, while the smaller trails in the forest are predominantly dirt. The island has a diverse landscape and geography, which is why sections of it are nature reserves. There are many great places to picnic or grill. Make sure you catch the last ferry back to the city because camping is not allowed.
- Toilets (free)