Let’s Travel To The Oslofjord Today

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The Oslofjord (Norwegian: Oslofjorden) is an inlet in the south-east of Norway, stretching from an imaginary line between the Torbjørnskjær and Færder lighthouses and down to Langesund in the south to Oslo in the north.


Each of the islands in the innermost part of the fjord has its own identity and distinguishing history. Among them are Hovedøya, Lindøya, Nakholmen, Bleikøya, Gressholmen, and Langøyene. These islands can easily be reached with the Oslo-boats from Vippetangen. Hovedøya is most famous for its monastery ruins, Gressholmen for its rabbits, Nakholmen, Bleikøya, Lindøya for their cosy cabins at the water’s edge, and finally Langøyene for its camping possibilities and pleasant beach.

We are at the Oslo Central Station and will be travelling to Hovedøya, one of the islands in the Oslofjord. But how do we get there? Luckily there is a Tourist Information Center just outside the station. Let’s go to the counter and ask the helpful person there.

Norwegian English
Du: Hei.

Mann: Hei. Kan jeg hjelpe deg?
You: Hi.

Man: Hi. Can I help you?

Du: Jeg skal til Hovedøya. Hvilken buss kan jeg ta?

Mann: Du kan ta buss nummer 60 til Vippetangen.
You: I will go to Hovedøya. Which bus can I take?

Man: You can take bus number 60 till Vippetangen.

Mann: Derfra må du ta fergen til Hovedøya.
Man: From there you must take the ferry till Hovedøya.
Du: Hvor lang tid tar det til Hovedøya?

Mann: Det tar en halv time.
You: How much time does it take to Hovedøya?

Man: It takes half an hour.

Du: Hva kan jeg se på Hovedøya?

Mann: Du kan se ruinene av klosteret.
You: What can I see on Hovedøya?

Man: You can see the ruins of the monastery.

Du: Hvor mye koster billetten?

Mann: Den koster 30 kroner.
You: How must does the ticket cost?

Man: It costs 30 krones.

Du: Takk for hjelpen!

Mann: Ingen årsak.
You: Thanks for the help!

Man: No problem.

Du: Ha det!

Mann: Ha det!
You: Bye!

Man: Bye!

We take the bus number 60 to Vippetangen. From there we take the ferry to Hovedøya island and walk around the ruins of the monastery. Hope it’s been fun to travel to the Oslofjord today.

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