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Oslo Nature Walks: Island Hopping Tour

1. Oslo Nature Walks: Island Hopping Tour

Climb aboard a local ferry to your first destination at the start of this fun island-hopping adventure. Sail to Hovedøya ("Main Island") where some of Oslo's best history and coastal scenery will be revealed. Learn how English monks came to Christianize post-Viking Oslo and set up a powerful abbey on the island nearly 1,000 years ago. Admire the well-preserved ruins as you walk among the chambers and rooms. Hear stories of Norway's transition from the Viking era to become part of a Christian Europe. Continue through sheep pastures and birch forests to arrive at the old ramparts and cannons from the 19th-century Napoleonic Wars. Explore the rugged coastline and stop at some beaches and lookout points before returning to the pier to catch another ferry to the island of Lindøya. Arrive at Lindøya and experience the charm of a summer retreat. See traditional wooden homes and gardens of flowers that contrast beautifully with the surrounding fjord. Get fantastic views from the summit of the island and work up an appetite for a picnic lunch. Stop at a local food store, if needed, to pick up something to eat. Enjoy your picnic on a southwest-facing beach and soak up the immense views of the water and hills. Then, jump on another ferry and sail past the island of Gressholmen, where the nature preserve is home to thick forest, sea cliffs and hidden beaches. Catch the ferry back to the city center and get an amazing entry into the port. Marvel at some of Oslo's most iconic sites, such as the old fortress of Akershus Festning, City Hall and the revitalized port of Aker Brygge.

Oslo: Family Cruise on Oslofjord

2. Oslo: Family Cruise on Oslofjord

Depart from Aker Brygge and cruise out onto the fjord on a silent hybrid-electric boat. Admire the views through the large panoramic windows on the sides of vessel. Pass a few iconic sights of the Oslofjord like Dyna Fyr, Heggholmen fyrstasjon, the Opera House, Akershus Fortress and the Oslo Fjord Sauna. During the tour, a marine biologist will share interesting facts about nature and wildlife that lives in and around the city of Oslo. Approach the green islands in the fjord and watch as the underwater drone is launched. Take a peek at the underwater world and see if you can spot any animal or fish species.

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What people are saying about Oslo

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 104 reviews

We received a lot of information about the islands and Norway in general. Our questions were answered in detail and we received tips on special sights and restaurants in Oslo.

Had a really nice experience hopping the islands around Oslo! Martin was a really funny guide and knew a lot about the islands and their history!

The tour guide was great, did her best and was very informative and entertaining. We also had a good weather so there was a lot to see.

Good organization and very good guide (Christian). He was very informative and entertaining to listen to.

Friendly funny guide giving a good tour at a reasonable pace with ferry included