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Huk actually houses two beaches on its site. If you want to shed your worries, stresses, and all of your clothing, the nude beach awaits your arrival. If you want to opt for a more traditional beach experience, there's also a beach that requires clothing at this site. It's only a nice bike ride from central Oslo, or you could even go on skates. You are not allowed to play your radio here (unless you have headphones), or run around with your camera pointing at people to ensure the privacy of other people relaxing at the beach. There is a kiosk that sells ice cream and soft drinks in the summer, and a restaurant just ten minutes away. Nice walking trails and other beaches are nearby.
Bygdy is a peninsula packed with leisure activities for everyone. Many of the city's museums are situated here, and you can easily spend the whole day visiting them. The Vikingskiphuset are a must. There are also great beaches, which are excellent for swimming and sun-bathing. You could see the King's farm, or visit a small castle used as a summer residence by a previous king. Alternatively, take a pleasant stroll among the many magnificent houses of this affluent residential area (home to former prime minister Gro Harlem Brundtland). The best way to get there in the summer is by ferry from the pier in front of the Town Hall. Bus number 30 will get you there all year round.
A picturesque lake nestled between Sandvika and Blommenholm, Engervannet lies in the Bærum municipality. The area surrounding the lake is rich in flora and fauna and the clear waters also make the lake ideal for fishing. During summers, Engervannet lake's waters remain a significant breeding and nestling area for a variety of bird species.
A true gem in Bærum village, Daelivannet is a picturesque lake at the foot of the mighty Kolsås hill. The lake's waters are rich in pike and perch which makes it a popular site for fishing. With abundant bird life, the area surrounding Daelivannet is also frequented by bird watchers. In the 19th Century, Christian Skredsvig painted Seljefløiten which depicts a boy resting on the lake's south-east and playing a flute. A beautiful nature reserve close to the lake is home to a scenic woodland which comprises trees like hazel, spruce, aspen, ash and a lot more.
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.
Situated in the northeast corner of Frognerparken, these popular public swimming pools and baths offer the possibility of a refreshing dip in the summer. Families go together for a swim in one of the open-air pools, to try the water slide, or to simply sunbathe. This is the ideal venue for families on a hot day, and can become very crowded on sunny days.
Frogner Stadium has an outdoor ice rink only a two-minute walk from Majorstuen, and a tram and bus stop right outside. Follow the music, which you will hear from a distance. At the rink you can either do regular skating or play ice hockey. The middle of the rink is made of artificial ice and is therefore open from early autumn to late winter, regardless of the weather. If you do not have skates, you can rent them for a small fee. Frogner Stadium is located next to the tourist attraction Frognerparken (Vigelandsparken).
Båtservice Sightseeing organizes fantastic sightseeing excursions by boat and coach. You can do anything from a mini-cruise on the fjord (50 minutes) to all-day combination tours by boat and coach, covering most of Oslo's attractions and landmarks. There is a tour for everyone! All tours depart from Pier 3 in front of the Town Hall. The season goes from May to September. The price varies depending on the tour. See their website for further details on times and prices, or call for a brochure.
Oslofjord is a narrow inlet that begins from the south of Oslo and Drummen and runs all the way to join the North Sea by Norway's southeast coast. This waterbody is home to various islands: Vippetangen, Hovedoya, Bleikoya, Lindoya, Gressholmen, Langoyen and Nakholmen. Each island has its own specialty and is a popular tourist attraction in itself. Visitors can choose to spend an entire day at an island or if you are in a crunch for time take a ferry and go island hopping. Various activities like kayaking, canoeing, paragliding, boating, swimming and more, are available around this inlet.
Spikersuppa is a temporary, open-air ice rink located right in the heart of the city between the parliament and National Theater. The 25 x 10 meter (82 x 33 foot) rink is open during the winter and makes a great place to spend an energetic hour or two, skating, enjoying the atmosphere, and admiring the city. Skates can be rented from the outdoor restaurant. A loudspeaker system provides the music and entrance is free. In the summer the ice rink is transformed into a pond.
Some like to go skating on the lakes in Nordmarka, the great outdoors; others prefer the city center. For those with urban preferences, Narvisen is a good choice. Here you can go ice-skating right next to the main street Karl Johan. This beautiful, floodlit outdoor rink is open from November to March, and is widely visited on weekends. Mostly families and older schoolchildren come here. If they are not too shy, Mom and Dad can try out a Viennese waltz to the music from the loudspeakers. Skate hire is available, and admission is free. Open daily; go on weekdays if you want to avoid the crowds.
Located in the heart of Oslo, Oslo Reptilpark is a peculiar place. You can see more than 80 reptiles of all shapes and sizes. Snakes, tarantulas, fish and iguanas are are all there! Established in 2002, this park has been delighting children with their creatures for over a decade. Every Tuesday is feeding day for the reptiles, which is a great event for kids and adults alike.