Climb aboard a wooden sailing ship for a 3-hour cruise of the Oslo fjords. Pass a maze of green islands, and sit back to enjoy the cinematic scenery.…
What people are saying about Hovedøya Island
Nice and relaxing on a sailing boat around the waters and islands around Oslo. Very little interaction with the crew who could have been a little more engaged with the people on the boat. Nobody tells you anything about what you're looking at. Overall though, the cruise was fun. The food on the other hand is advertised as prawn buffet. What they don't tell you is that besides prawns, there's a bit of bread and lettuce. So much of your time is spent peeling the prawns which were maybe the smallest I've seen. There's nothing provided for you to clean your hands while you're peeling them. Big let down. Norwegian traditional food would have been a much better experience and there shouldn't be anything served that requires the passengers to put so much work into just to get something to eat.
I enjoyed this trip a lot. It was a beautiful summer's evening and taking the cruise was a relaxing way to spend pass the time. The boat is very nice and the staff are welcoming and helpful. The food is plentiful and whilst not exactly haute cuisine is quite acceptable (so long as you like prawns!). For the price, it's good value for money considering the cost of most things in Oslo. I have only two complaints really - the muzak was inappropriate and the presence of people smoking was hugely annoying. The fjord is enough for the senses without pop music and given the packing density on the boat it should be non-smoking - esp over dinner.
Great excursion on a beautiful boat! The boat tour was not too long and not too short. Shrimp buffet was good, even though it was wasted on my wife and kids who don't like shrimp. Norwegians are always prepared for cold weather. The boat is stocked with blankets for the guests, and after an hour we needed them because we didn't bring jackets. They also served hot chocolate, along with beer and wine. Opportunity to talk to other people or keep to yourself. Highly recommended.
This trip is a beatiful trip for both tourists and locals. I've participated to this trip many times (normally at least a few times per season) but this time we were served very wet and clearly water defrosted shrimps. Shrimps are best fresh. Always :) However, the crew was very polite and did a great job. They were helpful, informative and did a good job getting us safely from start til end. Views are so beautiful. Of course.. This activity is best when sunny.
Great evening, buffet was limited and I’m not the biggest shrimp fan but the ones I tried were nice! The boat was lovely, stairs s little tricky from the buffet but the views of the Fjords were stunning! 3 hours flew by! Onboard bar was well stocked! Booked it the day before online using the app and super quick and easy! It was a solo trip but lovely people onboard! Very worthwhile l!