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Oslo Nature Walks: Island Hopping

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Trip at a Glance

  • Company

    Viking Biking

  • Locations

    Oslo, Norway

  • Activities

    Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    $35 USD per person
  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    June 17-September 3 (Mon, Wed, Fri @ 12 noon)

  • Starting Location

    Viking Biking shop, Nedre Slottsgate 4, 0157 Oslo.

  • Price Includes

    Guided tour

  • Notes

    What's Not Included: Public transportation ticket (for sale at the shop if needed) Rain gear Food or drinks (water for sale at the shop)

Highlights

  • Hop from island to island on the fjords of Oslo
  • Take a swim in the warm waters on the island of Gressholmen
  • Wind your way along village paths full of flowers on the summer island of Lindøya
  • Discover a 1,000-year-old abbey on the island of Hovedøya
  • Discover Oslo's world-class coastal scenery, small summer seaside villages, and hidden beaches and sea cliffs.

Guide

Trip Info

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 head to the island of Gressholmen, where the nature preserve is home to thick forest, sea cliffs and hidden beaches. Enjoy some free time to swim in the surprisingly warm waters of the fjord, heated to temperatures of between 18 and 24 degrees Celsius (66 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit) by the Gulf Stream.

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.

Your adventure awaits!

Viking Biking

After hiking and biking dozens of countries, the founders of Viking Biking had a vision of a more dynamic way to visit Oslo, one of the most active cities in the world. We think an active and green city deserves an active and green way to discover it!

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