Oslofjord, one of the most beautiful places in the Oslo area, is the perfect destination for anyone planning a relaxing break in Norway. This 100km long inlet stretches from Langesund to Oslo and its innermost section includes a number of islands. The fjord and its archipelago is a highly popular outdoor and recreational area with visitors as well as locals, and is full of activities and places to see.
Activities and island hoppingThe fjord is full of beautiful islands, each with its own history and charm. Take a swim or relax on one of the many beaches, enjoy the scenery when walking on the hiking trails and explore fascinating sites of cultural history. Those who like their days to be full of activity, can rent a kayak to discover the fjord up close, enjoy fishing for their own dinner, taking a refreshing swim in the sea, cycling and diving to experience life under the sea.
The islands of Ulvøya, Ormøya and Malmøya are accessible from Oslo by bridge, so exploring them is simple, whilst many other Oslofjord islands are just a short ferry ride away. For example, you can take a ferry to Hovedøya, which is the island closest to the city. Here you can visit the nature reserve, have a picnic on one of the two beaches or explore the ruins of a twelfth century Cistercian Monastery. Several of the islands are also a fantastic place for bird watching.
Whether you are interested in history and culture, being active, or relaxing and enjoying scenic views, island hopping in the Oslofjord is a good idea for children and adults alike. The Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel, Oslo is the ideal option if you want to combine elegant accommodation and central location. After a long day of sightseeing, you can have a delicious meal at one of the stylish restaurants before wrapping your night up with a drink accompanied by a remarkable view of the city.