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Hovedøya Island (Hovedøya), Oslo

Hovedøya Island (Hovedøya) - Oslo, Norway
Hovedøya Island (Hovedøya)
Hovedøya, Hovedøya, Norway 0150Map
+47 8153 0555(Tourist Information)
Neighborhood: Centre/Karl Johans gate

This small island is a magnet for sunbathers and swimmers on hot summer days. Hovedya can be seen from the harbor and is easily reached by ferry number 94 from Vippetangen quay. Expect queues for the boat on the hottest days. The island also contains the ruins of a 12th-century Cistercian monastery. The monks lived on the island until 1532 when the monastery was burnt down by religious enemies during the Reformation. In the summer, medieval concerts take place next to the ruins. Puppet shows are put on for children. There is a conservation area, which contains rare species of plants and flowers.

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  • Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Beaches/Bodies of Water, Sports and the Outdoors
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