Island hopping in Oslo Fjord is a great way to spend a day. We boarded a small ferry at Aker brygge (a stone’s throw from Oslo City Hall) and visited three of the larger islands — Hovedøya, Gressholmen and Lindøya. A decision fuelled by the fact that it was -8c and more trails mean’t we would spend more time moving around.
Lindøya is peppered with wooden houses painted in red, yellow and green. It reminded me of a Lego island! There is a small shop which opens during the warmer months and we saw two people sat outside without coats, having a chat. They called out “hej hej” and gave us a small wave.
Scott has been making snowballs all week and they’ve been getting larger and larger. I told him he wouldn’t be able to lift this one but here it is, in the air!
This island is pretty much my perfect place to live. It’s a good job we didn’t stay for too long because I may have claimed a wooden house and moved in for good 🙂 And I only say “pretty much” the perfect place because there is nowhere to get a quick chocolate fix during the Winter. I’d have to get the ferry to the mainland!
I imagine it gets crowded during the Summer so I’m glad we visited out of season. Other than a few locals shovelling snow in their gardens, we had the place to ourselves. Saying that, I do like the idea of visiting Lindøya when the plants and flowers have come back to life. We always visit Scandinavia in the Winter but we really should plan a Summer visit at some point.