An unavoidable tourist attraction, the Oslo Fjord Islands are characterized by its natural beauty, its beaches, mountain trails, breathtaking villages, but also by its cultural heritage. Every single island has its own charm, with the most notable ones being Hovedøia, Lindøia, Nakholmen, Bleikøia, Gressholmen and Langøiene. The islands can be reached by ferry and by boat and their exploration is an adventure for children and adults alike. Meteorologists say that, among the islands, Oslofjord has the highest average annual temperature, with the coldest month being February, when the temperatures drop to around one degree Celsius.
With the wide variety of colors that dominate the island, Lindøya Island is definitely worth a visit. Although it is small, with around 300 cottages painted red, yellow and green, the vivid colors make this picture perfect location seem like a fairy tale come true, standing out from all the other islands in close proximity to it. This island provides you with many locations for swimming and recreation.
Even though it is the closest island to the city center, this island is characteristic for its perfectly green forests, its beaches and its cultural heritage. A very popular tourist site, it is particularly recognizable for its monastery ruins, flora and fauna. Ferries travel to this island all year round, embarking from the Aker Brygge pier. A great place for mountaineering, Høvedia also provides its visitors with excellent beaches perfect for swimming, and there is even a volleyball court in the middle of the island. The island is also famous for the ruins of a monastery opened on 18th May 1147, and burnt down in 1532, as well as two cannons dating back to the year 1808.
Langøiene island is yet another island nestled in Oslofjord with a great beach. Here you will enjoj nature ideal for resting and numerous possibilities for recreation. Apart from swimming, the island offers a beach volleyball court, a football pitch and places suitable for mountaineering. If you wish to buy food or drinks, there is a shop available. Concerts and similar events are sometimes held at the island; The only island that allows camping at designated spots and with following rules; The island is closed for the public in 2020 due to restoration work.