If you’re new to Oslo, you may be surprised to hear that Oslo doesn’t end at the water’s edge. In addition to being able to take the ferry to the Bygdøy peninsula and its museums, there are several islands laying just across the fjord yet still easily accessible. A personal favorite of mine is Gressholmen. Just a short ride on ferry 93, Gressholmen is a beautiful destination with a variety of activities.
Much of the island is a nature preserve with paths for short hikes. You get a great view looking back at the city across the fjord, and this view changes with the seasons. During the summer months, the island is a great spot for swimming. After working up an appetite, be sure to head over to Gressholmen Kro, a small restaurant and bar. I like to order a bowl of fresh shrimp and a beer to enjoy the late summer sunshine. The winter months offer a more arctic, but no less beautiful experience.
Gressholmen | Relaxing
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