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Experience Follo

Follo is a region full of diversity. The landscape is beautiful and varied, offering plenty of recreational oppurtunities for both residents and visitors. An extensive road and public transport system minimises the distances between the coastal, agricultural and village areas. This is the region for those who want to enjoy what life has to offer, play golf, go out on the fjord, enjoy the landscape from the seat of a bicycle, try full-speed adventures at TusenFryd or dive out into the sea from the invitingly smooth rocks. And it’s not far between the good places to visit. Here you will find a spectrum of activities all year round – you’re sure to find something to interest you.

Tourist information in Follo


Drøbak Tourist Information Information on Drøbak and district. Information/booking of charters and bookings for jazz cruises on MV Jacobine.


Open all year. Mon-Fri 8-16. 1 June –31 August: Mon-Fre 8.00-18.00, Sat-Sun 10.00-16.00 Sjøtorget, Havnegt 4, 1440 Drøbak. Tel +47 64 93 50 87. Fax +47 64 93 34 63. E-mail: Ski Shopping Centre (Storsenter) Open all year. Jernbanesvingen 6, 1400 Ski. Tel +47 64 85 90 00. Fax +47 64 85 90 20.

Tourist Information Centres in Oslo Tourist Information at Trafikanten Service Center next to the Central Station (extended opening hours). Tourist Information Office by the City Hall (open all year). Tourist Information at the cruise ship terminal (opened when cruise ships call).

Pictures front page: Drøbak, TusenFryd.

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Experience Follo


A region with tradition


Shopping Guide Service Regional Food

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Follo for Children What to see & do








Activities Tour Organizer


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Hiking & biking


Winter & Christmas in Follo


Summer & beaches




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FOLLO – THE OSLOFJORD REGION A REGION WITH TRADITIONS Follo' is thought to derive from 'Foldin', the old name for the wider reaches of the Oslo Fjord. Follo and Oslo have always had a close relationship with each other. Husvik near Drøbak was the natural market-place up until the twelfth century, when Oslo took its place. Drøbak later became the winter and transshipment harbour for Oslo. Hølen, Son, Hvitsten and Drøbak are all small coastal towns whose history as important trading ports is still very evident. The many discoveries of prehistoric hill forts, burial mounds and rock carvings in the areas cultivated during the Stone and Bronze Ages indicate that the Follo region has always been an attractive place to live in. Norway's largest collection of Stone Age dwellings and implements was discovered next to the Bunnefjord. These finds led to the identification of the Nøstvet culture, one of the three prehistoric cultures in Norway.


Facts about Follo Follo comprises 7 municipalities and represents the region just to the south of Oslo. With its proximity to the capital, it is a relatively well populated region with over 120,000 inhabitants, great variations of nature with the coast towards the Oslo fjord, lakes and large forest areas, in addition to towns and villages. The region has a well developed infrastructure with both the railway and the European highways E6 and E18 running through the heart of Follo. Land area: 771 km2.

Enebakk municipality Follo’s largest municipality, the forest municipality of Enebakk, stretches over 232 km2 and, with just over 10,000 inhabitants, is a municipality with room to spare. Enebakk is rich in both nature and culture. The splendid Enebakk church is from the Middle Ages. There are permanent exhibitions in the old town hall in Enebakk and several galleries that display works of art by local

artists. With its many large lakes, the municipality offers great opportunities for nature experiences and outdoor life.

Oppegård municipality With the newly opened Kolbotn Torg shopping centre and the Kolben cultural centre, Oppegård’s 24,000 inhabitants have received a new impetus to the cultural life of the municipality. In Oppegård municipality you will find architectural pearls such as the Ingierstrand outdoor baths or historical places like Uranienborg, Roald Amundsen’s home. During the winter, you can enjoy alpine and slalom skiing at Ingierkollen ski centre or maybe take the children for a visit to HurlumHeiHuset, the indoor play centre. The municipality covers an area of 37 km2.

Ski municipality Ski is Follo’s regional and commercial centre, offering Ski Storsenter (shopping centre) and various shops in the town centre. The municipality stretches over 166 km2 and has around 27,500 inhabitants, which makes Ski the most populated municipality. The municipality can offer a rich cultural life that ranges from local amateurs and a multiplex cinema in Ski, to nationally renowned artists who perform at the Rådhusteateret (town hall theatre). Ski is a municipality with its own cultural monitoring body.

Ås municipality The university town of Ås offers its visitors great cultural diversity. The municipality has more than 15,500 inhabitants who, in the main, can be found in the communities of Ås, Vinterbro and Nordby. UMB (Norwegian University of Life Sciences) plays a central role in Ås with its beautiful buildings, the neoclassical park facility and the Nordskogen botanical gardens. In Ås municipality you will also find the amusement park Tusenfryd, the Vinterbro shopping centre and Nøstvedtkulturen, which is one of Norway’s most important collections of Stone Age dwellings.


Nesodden municipality Nesodden, with its 17,000 inhabitants and an area of 61 km2, is situated on a peninsula with water on three sides. About 7,000 years ago, the first people settled at Nesodden. Nesodden church is from the Middle Ages, the oldest part being constructed in the 10th and 11th centuries. For several hundred years it was the only church in the diocese, which, at the time, also included Oppegård. There is a very active cultural life in Nesodden and there are many established, professional artists in the municipality. Many of these will be found in the future at the Sandvold centre of art and culture.

Frogn municipality With the old timber buildings in Drøbak, Oscarsborg and Santa’s post office, the town receives visitors from far and wide. You will also find Oslo fjord’s only saltwater aquarium. The municipality has nearly 15,000 inhabitants and covers an area of 85 km2. Drøbak is the place in Follo where you can browse among pleasant galleries and shops close to the fjord, or maybe take a round of golf. Regarding museums, Frogn can offer the Follo regional museum, AvisTegnernes Hus (Illustrator’s House), the Finsrud Gallery and its own, small lutefisk (dried codfish) museum.

Vestby municipality With the coastal towns of Son, Hølen and Hvitsten, Vestby, with its 14,000 inhabitants, has proud seafaring traditions in addition to extensive agriculture. Around the turn of the last century, Vestby’s coastline was popular among artists such as Edvard Munch, Theodor Kittelsen and the Christiania Bohemians

Hans Jæger and Oda Krogh. One of Norway’s largest shopping centres is planned to be built on the approach to Vestby, in addition to Scandinavia’s largest spa centre, which has opened in Son. Vestby is currently in a phase of expansive industrial and business development.

Artistic activity along the Oslofjord Riviera Son, Drøbak and Hvitsten first became known as artists' colonies in the mid-nineteenth century. Wellknown Norwegian painters and writers were attracted to the Follo coast by the beautiful scenery, the fjord and the light. Edward Munch found inspiration for several of his paintings in this coastal landscape. Sigrid Undset spent many of her summers in Vestby. Well-known artists still give Follo its distinctive character, but its towns are now more familiar as popular seaside resorts.



FOLLO – THE OSLOFJORD REGION SHOPPING IN FOLLO The Vinterbro and Ski shopping centres are situated just 5 minutes from each other and are visited annually by over 10 million shoppers. Together, the centres can offer 230 shops with many different types of products, so you will be bound to find something to suit every taste. Or how about a shopping trip to the tourist town of Drøbak? Here you will find galleries, small shops and, not least, Tregaardens Julehus (Tregaarden’s Christmas house). As a tourist town, Drøbak’s shops are permitted to open on Sundays, something that more and more shops are taking advantage of.

GUIDE SERVICE Do you wish to get to know the history and the cultural attractions in the region? Autorised guides, able to speak several different languages can be hired through We can customize a programme to suite your wishes.

A TASTE OF FOLLO Follo’s landscape consists of miles of sandy beaches and smooth rocks, open agricultural panoramas, deep forests and lakes teeming with fish. A mild, stable climate and good soilmake this region one of the country’s biggest kitchen gardens, producing first class ingredients. Regional Food Culture in the counties of Østfold and Akershus have launched a food initiative in collaboration with local restaurants, farm shops and producers. Read more at Beyond this, Follo offers many high class restaurants with their own distinctive character so that both families with children and gourmets can find something that appeals to them.

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Follo for children Follo provides children withexcitement, games and adventure. However, it also offers walks in theforest and countryside, and swimming or fishing along the fjord or in a forest lake. The museums in Follo also offer entertaining and educational activities relating to Norwegianculture, including separate activities for children. With its attractive, childfriendly location, Follo Museum is perfect for a family outing. The children can romp about as they like or feed the museum rabbits. At Ramme Gaard the young ones can try out their balance on rope bridges and climbing poles over the water.

Follo Museum

TusenFryd is an eldorado for the little ones. KIDS’FRYD is a separate area with attractions like Balloon Ride, Grandad’s Car and Frog Hopper. It’s fun on the MC-hopp (motorcycle merry go round) and Små radiobiler (small dodgems) or a ride on the smallest roller coaster in the world! TUSENFRYD WATERPARK is open in June with a children’s pool, triple slide, bathing river and beautiful sunbathing area – and water at 25 degrees! HurlumHeiHuset is the place for those who take their fun seriously. About 2,000 sq metres of fun, where kids and youngsters can climb, jump, slide, roller-skate and lots more. There is a private room for children’s birthday parties, whilst the adults can enjoy a good dinner in the cafe.


At the aquarium in Drøbak there is a separate pool where children can handle the fish. Oscarsborg Fortress offers canons, bathing beaches, candle making and good opportunities for crab fishing. Under the fortress is a maze of passages and secret rooms, dating from the time Oscarsborg was part of the country’s defences. Here is tunnel safari arranged during summer. HurlumHeiHuset



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Follo Museum Regional museum of Follo

Open-air museum at Seiersten The open air museum has an attractive and childfriendly location at Seiersten near Drøbak and contains both buildings and artefacts from Follo, as well as a bookshop with reading matter of local interest, a museum shop and café.

Follo Museum offers guided tours, a changing programme of exhibitions, lectures and activity days. Opening times: Business hours all year 9-16 hrs. Open all year by arrangement.

Belsjøveien 17, N-1440 Drøbak. Tel +47 64 93 99 90.

Roald Amundsen’s home “Uranienborg” The polarexplorer lived here from 1908 to 1928. The house stands exactly as Amundsen left it when

he departed on his last expedition and so gives us a good insight into his life.

Roald Amundsensvei 192, N-1420 Svartskog. Tel +47 66 80 01 05.

Son Coastal Centre The Coastal Centre is beautifully located beside the sea in the middle of Son. The centre consists of typical buildings, including a bookshop and goldsmith, and its own harbour

with an exhibition of old working and leisure boats from the Oslo Fjord. Guided tours, varied activities and exhibitions are available.

Storgata, N-1555 Son. Tel 64 95 82 13.

There is always something happening at Follo Museum. E-mail:

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Norwegian Agricultural Museum This museum is dedicated to contemporary agricultural history. Children’s department, museum shop, café. The museum serves as a documentation centre for old Norwegian breeds of domestic animals. The Norwegian Agricultural Museum’s diversity as a venue makes it a natural choice for meetings. The 150 acre University Park and the many cultural opportunities provide endless opportunities for relaxation, activities and breathing space. Our modern auditorium has

space for 48 persons and all technical facilities. The same applies to our light and airy meeting room, which seats 20. Opening times: 25 May – 10 Aug: 10. – 16. every day. The rest of the year: Mon – Fri 10. – 15. Sun10.– 16. Closed on Sat. Tickets: Adults NOK 55, children/ students NOK 30, reduced-rate NOK 45. The gardens can be visited free of charge all year round. Guided tours must be booked.

The Norwegian Agricultural Museum, pb. 5104, N-1432 Ås. Tel +47 64 92 62 80. Fax +47 64 96 62 81. E-mail:

Norwegian university of life sciences

Surrounding the magnificent old buildings are some of the largest and most impressive neoclassical gardens in Norway. Guided tour of this cultural gem, exploring important periods in the history of Norwegian

horticulture. The college has its own rose garden, rhododendron gardens and perennial borders.The Nordskog arboretum features approximately 50 foreign evergreens. There are also guided tours

of the Meierimuseet dairy museum – the only one of its kind in the country. Opening times: The gardens can be visited free of charge all year round.

Norwegian university of life sciences, postbox 5003, N-1432 Ås. For bookings: Tel +47 64 96 50 00. Fax +47 64 96 50 01. E-mail:



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TusenFryd We wish all of our guests a hearty welcome to a new, joyful season and an unforgettable day for both young and old at Tusenfryd Amusement Park. Try out our exciting attractions like SuperSplash, SpaceShot, ThunderCoaster and SpeedMonster – our wild roller coaster that will take you from 0 – 90 km/h in 2 seconds. Take the whole family on the Kanofarten (swinging boat) that rocks you backwards and forwards. On this year’s new attraction you can really swing! We won’t say any more just yet but keep an eye on our website. BadeFryd (outdoor bathing facility), 25 degrees water temperature every day! There is nothing like a nice

swim between all the attractions. BadeFryd is waiting with pools, slides, bathing river and the Fanta Beach Volley pitch. You can also enjoy the splendid flowers or a candy floss or two… The season commences on 26th April from 10.30am – 7pm. BadeFryd is open from early June until mid August. Visit our website at: or call us on +47 64 97 66 99 for further information about opening hours, prices and transport. Transport: 20 mins south of Oslo on the E6 / E18 highways. Bus service: 541 from Drøbak.

TusenFryd AS, N-1407 Vinterbro. Information: + 47 64 97 66 99

Tregaardens Julehus The only Christmas shop in the Nordic region to open all year. Wide selection of Christmas decorations and other items. Greetings to friends are stamped with Father Christmas’ own postmark at Father Christmas’s Post Office. Opening times:

1 March-31 Oct: Mon-Fri 10-17, Sat 1015 1 Nov-30 Nov: Mon-Fri 1019, Sat 10-151 Dec-23 Dec: Mon-Fri 10-20, Sat 10-16 Christmas Eve: 9-12. 27-31 Dec: 10-15. Sunday: 1 June-23 Dec: 12-16. (not Father Christmas’ Post Office)

Tregaardens julehus, Havnebakken 6, 1440 Drøbak. Tel 64 93 41 78. Faks 64 93 44 16.

Ås Station You’ll find us in the station building at Ås – a cultural meeting place with gallery, shop, café and various events. The shop offers jewellery, glass and textiles, whilst in the gallery you will find pictures, sculpture, arts & crafts and home crafts. The café offers a selection

of light refreshments, beer, wine and good coffee. During summer You can rent a bike at Opening hours Man/Thurs: 06.00-18.00 hrs, Fri 06.00 -00.30 hrs, Sat 12.00 -00.30 hrs, Sun 12.00 -16.00 hrs.

Ås stasjon, Brekkeveien 4, N-1430 Ås. Tel +47 64 94 00 01.

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Oscarsborg Fortress The Oscarsborg Fortress sits in the fjord like a natural pearl, with a daily ferry connection to Drøbak throughout the year. In the summer season there is also a ferry connection to Sætre and Oslo, or there are berths for your own boat at the Oscarsborg Guest Harbour. See the ferry timetable and programme at: During the summer months, Oscarsborg is adapted for families with children and for those interested in nature, culture and history. There are plenty of activities for children. A safari through the subterranean tunnels below the for-

tress,obstacle courses, candle making, bathing beaches and crab fishing. The unique surroundings of the fortress provide a fantastic arena for the theatre, opera and concerts which are organised during the summer season. At Oscarsborg you will find an art gallery, exhibitions, Spa and a good selection of places to eat. The Oscarsborg Fortress museum promotes the history of Oscarsborg and offers guided tours. Central to this are the days of April, 1940, when Germany invaded Norway, and the dramatic events surrounding the sinking of the German cruiser Blücher.

Information +47 815 51 900, Nasjonale Festningsverk, N-1443 Oscarsborg, E-mail:

Oscarsborg Museum The Oscarsborg Museum arranges the narration of history at Oscarsborg and comprises the coast artillery museum, the torpedo battery and the fortress museum. During the summer season, the guided tour on the thrilling sinking of the Blücher and the

attack in 1940, along with the historical tunnel safari for younger people, are extremely popular activities. For further information, call +47 64 90 41 61 or e-mail to:

Oscarsborg Fortress Museum, N-1443 Oscarsborg. E-mail: Information:

Drøbak Akvarium The only saltwater aquarium on the Oslo fjord. Discover most of the 100 different creatures which make their home in the fjord, the richest in the country in terms of variety and number of species. 25 pools/aquariums. Shallow rock pool where children

can touch the fish and other sea creatures. Opening hours: June-Aug: 11-19 every day. Sept-May: 11-16 every day. Groups may visit outsideopening hours by arrangement. Tickets: Adults NOK 40, children NOK 15.

Stiftelsen Drøbak Akvarium, Havnegt 4, postboks 193, 1441 Drøbak. Tel/faks 64 98 87 80.



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båtOpplevelse AS Combine your boat tripon the fjord with an experience of good food, art and the beautiful landscape. båtOpplevelse AS has a fleet of boats offering comfort and daily sightseeing departures from Oslo – all year. Special arrangements

for children and facilities for the handicapped. See our website for more information. Our boats are also an excellent choice for weddings or celebrations.

båtOpplevelse AS, Svestadveien 27, 1458 Fjellstrand. Tel 66 91 30 00/ 99 28 66 60. E-mail:

Naturlig Lederskap Based at Oscarsborg Fortress, we offer the wildest rigid inflatable rides on the Oslo Fjord and team building events which integrate history, nature, activities and tailored events. Something to whet your appetite: RIB on water (extreme adven-

tures, lobster and crabfishing, pub crawl, and more) Zapcat racing / Jet ski / Class 1 offshore racing Boot-camp Tactical Paintball scenario / Shooting Kayaking Climbing / Rapelling

Naturlig Lederskap as, simulatorhall B, 1443 Oscarsborg Tel 41 45 46 46

Oscarsborg Fjordservice A well established contractor at Oscarsborg Fortress which provides the marina facilities, offers activities for children and operates the charter boat ”MS Kaholmen”.

A vessel for corporate days, events, fishing trips and Oslo Fjord cruises.

Oscarsborg Fjordservice AS , N-1443 Oscarsborg. Tel +47 99 300 200. E-mail: Refreshing adventures throughout the year Try a RIB tour on the Oslo fjord. Experience the most beautiful locations and let us create a great combination of speed and excitement, culture and history as a part of your company event. We collaborate with the fjord’s hotels and restaurants to

offer the best experiences. The perfect activity if you are staying at one of the hotels on the fjord. Launches, summer parties, stag nights, hen parties, etc. Our base is in Drøbak and we are very familiar with the Oslo fjord area. You can find more information on our website at:

RIB.NO. Tel.: 900 94 503. E-post:

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Ramme Gaard Farm an eco-cultural meeting place

Exciting cultural programme, with concerts, festivals and exhibitions. Garden days, market days and Christmas market. Diversen Café, with home cooked food and the chance to buy the farm’s organic produce.

Gildehallen for functions up to 100 persons. July open Tue/Sun 12-17. Rest of the Year only weekends. Groups and events all year on request.

Ramme Gaard, Rammeveien 1, N-1545 Hvitsten. Tel +47 64 98 32 00. Fax +47 64 98 32 01. E-mail

AvisTegnernes Hus (Illustrators’ House) The place to enjoy the satire and humorous observations of this irreverent group of illustrators. There is a lot of activity and an ambitious exhibition programme at AvisTegnernes Hus. In the summer of 2009, we celebrate our 10th anniversary with many new surprises in our galleries: AvisTegnernes Hus in Drøbak

and Galleri Kommandanten at the Oscarsborg Fortress. Opening hours: Drøbak Tue – Sun 12 – 4pm. Oscarsborg Mon – Sun 12.30 – 4.30pm. Groups are accepted outside normal opening hours, upon application. Tickets: Adults NOK 30, Children NOK 10, Family ticket NOK 60

Avistegnernes Hus, Lindtruppbakken 1, 1440 Drøbak. Tel +47 64 93 67 85/ +47 90184966 E-post: For aktuelle utstillinger se

Karl Johan - Hølen Bokcafé (Book café) ’Holterhuset’, from 1850, is situated in the middle of idyllic Hølen. Norway’s first and only café open on Sundays with piano and loan of books to all age groups. Friday pub and concerts. Antique and secondhand sale. At home with Karsten and Petra Here you can meet the

popular children’s TV characters Karsten and Petra in person. During the course of 3 hours, you can experience a theatre / puppet show, a workshop where you will make something that you can take home with you, activity race, music, theatre play and storytelling in Petra’s room.

Opening hours: Friday/Saturday/ Sunday 12 – 4pm from February – October. Visit for the culture programme

Store Strandgate 9, 1550 Hølen. Tlf: +47 93 43 55 27

Reidar Finsrud - Multi talent! Sculptor, painter, graphic artist, inventor, philosopher, lecturer and father of Perpetum Mobile and the Phenisaurs. A Discovery Channel favourite. He owns one of Norway’s biggest privately run art galleries, has run a painting and drawing school since 1975 and works with innovation, technical invention and

industrial design. This multifaceted personality can now be booked as a lecturer. A wander through his occult world in Reidar Finsrud´s very special way is an unforgettable experience. Or you can meet him on home ground at one of his galleries: Bilit or Torkildstranda.

Ring event organiser Astrid M. Urbye for lecture details Tel: +47 64 93 48 30.


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HurlumHeiHuset We offer about 2,000 sq metres of pure fun!

Free entry for maternity get-together on Wednesdays.

Children and youngsters can unwind in one of Norway’s biggest climbing frames, bouncy castles, a giant slide and cycle track. Children can celebrate their birthday with friends in a private themed room. Young and old can have fun in the roller disco. Our cafe can seat 120.

Opening hours Wed/Fri: 11.00 – 12.00 hours, Sat/sun:10.00 – 19.00 hrs. Summer opening: 11.00 – 18.00 Entrance: Family Ticket: NOK 350,(2 Adults, 4 Children).

HurlumHeiHuset, Fløisbonnveien 5, på Sofiemyr. Tel +47 66 80 11 60. Fax +47 66 80 11 60. E-mail:

Drøbak Golfklubb We have been one of Norway’s most visited golf courses for over 10 years. Drøbak Golf Club is very central and easily reached, just 30 minutes drive from Oslo, Drammen, Moss or Askim. The high quality, 18 hole parkland course is beautiful, open and challenging and we offer all facilities including: Well stocked Pro Shop, skilled instructors and locker rooms with showers. Driving range, with and without roofing. Two practice areas with putting greens, bunkers, chip and pitch area and a little 3 hole short course. Paula’s Bistro, a top class

cafe and restaurant with pleasant indoor or outdoor seating and an exciting menu. All gathered around the course and the beautiful club house – easily accessible and good parking. Our staff are all professional, friendly and skilled and always try to offer that little bit extra to our guests. We want your visit to us to be truly memorable. Drøbak Golf Club – the club with high quality and a friendly face. Open: Early May to early October

Drøbak Golf Club, Belsjøveien 50, 1440 Drøbak, Norway. Bookings Tel. +47 64 98 96 50. ProShop +47 64 90 59 10. Adm +47 64 98 96 40. E-mail:


Det Gamle Bageri (the Old Bakery) Det Gamle Bageri is located in a building which used to be a bakery during the 18th century. The baker's oven still dominates this small, intimate premises. This popular venue on the market square in Drøbak

is mainly known as a wine and cheese restaurant. Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday 10000100 hrs, Friday and Saturday 1000-0200 hrs

Det gamle Bageri, Havnebakken, N-1440 Drøbak. Tel +47 64 93 21 05.

Drøbak Fjordhotell - Skiphelle The Drøbak Fjord Hotel is right next to the beach in beautiful scenic surroundings, only 30 min from Oslo. Our restaurant has a superb view over the Oslofjord. Banquet room. Lounge

with open fireplace and fully-licensed bar. Our kitchen will treat you with a menu mostly based on local ingredients and good quality wines. Free parking.

Drøbak Fjordhotell, N-1444 Skiphelle. Tel +47 64 90 73 00. Fax +47 64 93 47 48. E-mail:

Son Kro Son Kro is a traditional inn with a view over the boat harbour and fjord. It is a popular meeting place in Son and offers a wide choice of seasonal dishes. Function rooms for large and small events. Course

and conference facilities. We can arrange special evenings around a theme, as well as food courses etc. Opening times: every day throughout the year from 10.00 to 24.00.

Son Kro, Storgt 31. Tel +47 64 95 70 08. Fax +47 64 98 36 61. E-mail:


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Folkvang Rich in tradition, Folkvang is located about 4 kilometres from Drøbak. The newly redecorated, light and pleasant premises are a popular choice for large and small events.

The kitchen offers a rich variety of home made dishes, based on first class ingredients. Capacity 250 persons. Good car parking.

Folkvang Herregeård, Folkvangveien 15, N-1440 Drøbak. Tel +47 907 56 115. E-mail:

The antique barn The cowshed and barn at Fagerli Gård have been restored and transformed into a treasure chest for everyone interested in farming antiquities. And keep an eye out for Grete’s gnomes.

For groups (pre-booked) good, home made food can be served in a very special and evocative atmosphere. Capacity 20 + 32 persons. Fully licensed.

Grete Andressen, Fagerli Gård, Dylterudvn. 14, N-1430 Ås. Tel +47 64 94 18 70. Mob +47 412 95 097. E-mail:

Skipperstuen Our restaurant lies right at the marina in idyllic Drøbak. You can enjoy a good meal whilst watching life out on the fjord and in the marina. Our quality restaurant complex can offer à la carte service, cafe, food courses,

catering, party and meeting venues throughout the year. In summer you can enjoy your meal in beautiful surroundings outdoors. Opening hours: Monday - Saturday: from 11 hrs., Sunday: from 12 hrs.

Skipperstuen, Havnebakken 11, N-1440 Drøbak. Tel +47 64 93 07 03. E-mail:

Cafe Oscar You will find Kafé Oscar AS at Oscarsborg. We are located in the fortress’ old gymnastic building. Here we serve lunch dishes, bakery products and cakes. We have our own ice-cream bar! In the same building there is a candle factory and a gift and furnishings shop. Popular activities are colouring candles, and glass painting. We

can accommodate groups! The café can seat 36 – 50 persons. You can also visit our website at lysstuen for further information about the café, activities and the shop, along with the webshop where you can purchase our quality handmade candles.

Kafé Oscar AS, 1443 Oscarsborg Tel.: +47 944 30 857/+47 473 50 523.


Galleri Café Teskje Here you can enjoy a delicious meal while you inspect the art displayed on the walls and the handmade items that are on sale. The listed log building, which oozes charm, dates back to 1800. The café serves homemade cakes,

hot meals and baguettes. It also has a coffee bar serving cappuccino, espresso and café au lait. Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10– 17 hrs., Sunday 12–17 hrs. Monday closed.

Galleri Café Teskje, Niels Carlsensgt 7, N-1440 Drøbak. Tel +47 64 93 09 91. E-mail:

Oscarsborg Hotel & Spa Welcome to Oscarsborg, Oslo fjord’s most beautiful pearl. On our restaurant terrace we serve tasty meals and accompanying drinks for both young and old. Enjoy the splendid view in historical surroundings. The hotel has 6 restaurants

with seating for a total of over 400 guests. We serve everything from delicious banquet menus and exciting à la Carte to hot snacks and sandwiches. Just a 5 minute ferry ride from Drøbak, every hour.

Oscarsborg Hotel & SPA, 1443 Oscarsborg, Norway. Tel.:+47 64 90 40 00. Fax: +47 64 90 40 11. E-mail:


Sørmarka Beautiful, rural Sørmarka Conference Centre is located just 20 minutes from Oslo city centre, one hour from Gardermoen and Rygge airports and a 20 minute bus connection to the Tusenfryd Amusement Park. The hotel is situated in surroundings that create the perfect background for a successful arrangement. We have our own bathing lake, rental of boats and canoes, nature trails, ball games, fitness room with new equipment, solarium, sauna and activity room. We tailor all arrangements such as conferences, Christmas buffets, weddings and anniversaries.

Newly renovated restaurant that can seat 200 persons in addition to modern conference facilities for up to 250 persons. Free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel.

Sørmarka kurs- og konferansesenter, Enebakkveien 625, N-1404 Siggerud. Tel +47 64 85 81 00 - Booking +47 64 85 82 00. Fax adm. +47 64 87 52 50. E-mail:




Vestby Hyttepark

Vestby Hyttepark is centrally located in Vestby. We have large, top standard cabins for hire, as well as smaller, more simple cabins and apartments, rooms and caravan spaces all year. Inside the cottage you have a living room with kitchen corner with all you need for cooking. You also have two bedrooms, one bedroom with two beds, and one with four beds.

There are also flagged bathrooms with toilet and shower. All the cottages have also an outward booth. In summer we offer a children’s farm and a large area for play and barbecues. We are only a short distance from Son, Drøbak, Oscarsborg Fortress and "TusenFryd" amusement park.

Sørli gård Farmen, N-1540 Vestby. Tel +47 64 95 98 00. Fax +47 64 95 98 01 E-mail:

Son Marina Son Marina is knowned as a well-run marina for those arriving in Son by boat. Facilities include toilets, showers, washing machines, tumble dryers, mains electricity and water. 80100 boats. Excellent range of services in the immediate vicinity.

Shop open on Sundays during the high season. Opening hours: 15 May-15 September Extended opening hours in the high season 15 June-15 August. Saturdays and Sundays.

Son Havnekontor, Havneområde nord, N-1550 Son. Tel +47 64 95 87 38.


Oscarsborg Hotel & SPA The exceptional location of Oscarsborg Fortress – just a five minute boat ride from Drøbak – offers you a unique possibility to combine historical surroundings, exquisite restaurants, an inviting spa, plus a rich variety of outdoor activities, with a refreshing sea breeze! Oscarsborg Hotel & Spa offers an equally perfect background for conferences as it would for a romantic weekend with your beloved. Also, the hotel is just 15 minutes from the Tusenfryd Amusement Park, which is a paradise for families with children. In addition to the fortress’ thrilling tunnels and canons, Oscarsborg can offer idyllic bathing creeks and an exciting playground. The island is effectively car-free. The hotel can accommodate 170 guests in bright, cosy

rooms – many of them with a sea view. Both simple meals and exciting menus can be enjoyed in charming surroundings. You will find something for every taste – for our younger guests too. During the summer months we also serve meals on our terrace. The hotel has a friendly, fully licensed bar in the Hovedfortet. In our comfortable spa you can choose between over 30 different spa treatments. Everything from a 25 minute shoulder and back massage to a 160 minute Dream Cure offered by our professional therapists. Our meeting facilities have a capacity of up to 153 persons. We can offer groups a rich and exciting activity menu.

Oscarsborg Hotel & SPA, 1443 Oscarsborg. Tel og booking: +47 64 90 40 00. Faks: +47 64 90 40 11 E-post:

Oscarsborg Marina Welcome to Oscarsborg Marina. In the Havnekroa café you can enjoy excellent food and drink, along with the beautiful view across the Oslo fjord. On our terrace we can cater for 150 persons. Fully

licensed for closed parties. The marina is ice free and is open all year. The marina has electricity and water hook-ups, showers, toilets and wireless internet.

Oscarsborg Gjestehavn, 1443 Oscarsborg Tel +47 99 300 200. Info tel +47 90 800 335.




Drøbak FjordHotell - Skiphelle Drøbak FjordHotell lies right by the seashore amidst beautiful surroundings, just 30 minutes from Oslo and a short distance from Tusenfryd amusement park. We offer 46 rooms, many with a fine view of the fjord. All rooms have shower, toilet and TV. We have a solarium, sauna, table tennis and billiards. 12 comfortable chalets, 4 hostel rooms and 1 large apartment.

We have bright and attractive banqueting venues for large and small events and course and conference rooms for up to 90 persons. In summer we offer bathing and boat hire and fishing, diving and windsurfing are all possible. Free parking.

Fully licensed restaurant and bar with a beautiful view of the Oslo Fjord. Drøbak Fjordhotell, N-1444 Skiphelle. Tel +47 64 90 73 00. Fax +47 64 93 47 48. E-mail:

Quality Hotel Mastemyr You will find us at Oslo’s border, in between Oslo (ca. 10 mins) and Tusenfryd Amusement Park (ca. 8 mins). The Quality Hotel Mastemyr is situated in green surroundings, ringed by a park and free guest parking, about a 10 min walk from the beach at Hvervenbukta. Every summer the hotel is filled with guests from Tusenfryd. We can offer economy packages with accommodation and entrance tickets. During the winter months we can offer exciting conference packages with accommodation and conference taking place at the hotel and ’events’ – as well as dinner – at Tusenfryd.

The hotel was renovated in 2008 and now has 155 modern guest rooms, conference facilities for over 600 persons, bar, restaurant and the possibility of dining outdoors. During the summer we are the ‘Children’s Hotel’ with activities, playroom and special meals for children. The Quality Hotel Mastemyr is ideally located for those who wish to visit Oslo or Follo – but do not wish to live in the city centre. The car park is free and children can play safely in the park. The local bus takes about 15 minutes to the Opera House, for example… You are most welcome to the Quality Hotel Mastemyr!

Quality Hotel Mastemyr, Oslo Syd, Lienga 11, N-1410 Kolbotn. Tel +47 66 99 78 00. Faks +47 66 99 78 01. E-post:


Thon Hotel Ski The nearest hotel to Tusenfryd and voted “best Tusenfryd hotel of the year” for the fourth year running. It’s just 6 minutes drive from the the park. The hotel is located right opposite Ski station and bus terminal, linked to the town “multi centre”. Ski Storsenter has 130 shops, bowling, cinema, library,cafes and restaurants. If you are coming by air we are just 30 minutes drive from Moss Airport Rygge. The express bus to Gardermoen stops right outside the hotel and the journey is just over an hour. Staying with us, you will be just a short distance from all of Follo’s many attractions and just 20 minutes by train from Oslo. In other words, a great holiday base on the sunny side of the Oslofjord.The hotel offers 109 well-equipped rooms,

Course and conference Course and conference Our conference department has 16 meeting rooms and can seat up to 386 persons in the auditorium. We can offer a range of activities for our conference guests, several of these in collaboration

with other participants of Visit Follo.In addition to the occupational content, social interaction and activities are an important part of any successful course or conference. We can offer a range of exciting activities that are suited to both small and large groups. What about an Oriental evening with bellydancing, or perhaps a boat trip on the fjord? Maybe an unforgettable train ride on a vintage steam train? Here you can recreate ‘Murder on the Orient Express’, while villages flash by.

many of which are suitable for families Thon Junior During summer, it is children who are our most distinguished guests and with ‘Thon Junior’ we have prepared different activities for families with children.

Thon Hotel Ski, Jernbaneveien. 8, N-1400 Ski. Tel +47 64 85 35 00. Fax +47 64 85 35 01. E-mai:




Quality Spa & Resort Son The Quality Spa & Resort in Son opened its doors on 1st November last year and represents one of Northern Europe’s finest Spa facilities. The hotel is uniquely situated at the lake side and is just a 5 minute walk from Son town centre. The hotel is designed for enjoyment and well-being, and you will gain a huge boost of energy to take home with you. The hotel’s profile and design is inspired by the sailing metropolis of Son and the history of the old boat builders who were here in earlier times. The conference rooms, with a beautiful harbour view,

have been named after the sailing boats of Jac M Iversen, who built boats in Son. The restaurant Dock & Dine is worthy of a visit in itself as the kitchen is of the finest quality. The hotel also has a unique outdoor restaurant with seating for several guests. Most of the hotel’s guest rooms have a sea view and half of the 148 rooms are suites with balconies. The hotel has its own culinary studio where culinary courses for both conference and private groups have become a very popular activity. There is a Spa department with an area of 2,000 m2.

For further information: Tel: +47 64 98 48 00 E-mail:


Schau´s Buss We take care of all your coach travel needs and organise travel according to customers’ requirements. Qualified drivers, high quality vehicles, 1070 seats and ISO accreditation mean that we can offer quality, safety and flexibility at a competitive price. We are also situated at Gardermoen.

Schau´s Buss AS, N-1540 Vestby. Tel +47 64 95 61 61. Fax +47 64 95 19 56.E-mail:



As a course and conference destination, Follo is much closer than you think. Centrally situated in the region of Østlandet, just 20 minutes from Oslo city centre, you will find a broad range of hotels that can accommodate over 200 persons, along with conference facilities for groups between 10 and 250 persons. At under ’Conferences’ you will find an overview of places/capacity that the region has to offer, along with a selection of activities suitable for the group, meeting and incentive markets. Please contact Visit Follo if you require help or advice regarding your arrangement.

Fishing experiences

Follo is rich in fishing grounds, both in the Oslo fjord and in freswater such as Årungen, Nærevann, Midtsjøvann, where there is a variety of fishing opportunities and a broad range of freshwater fish. The most popular species are pike, grayling and perch, while smaller tributaries and numerous tarns are wellstocked with trout. For an overview of backwoods, activities, accommodation, fishing guides, boat hire, maps please contact: Utmarksavdelingen for Akershus og Østfold. Tel +47 69 81 27 00. Fax +47 69 81 27 27. E-post:


HIKING & BIKING Cycle trips The best way of discovering the countryside and cultural monuments of Follo is from the seat of a bicycle. There are approx. 150 km of prepared and marked cycle routes, which means that there are many great opportunities for cycling along forest and village roads. Route 7 Cycle Route

Suggested walks The Coastal Heritage Path in Drøbak This trip comprises part of the old defensive works in the inner reaches of Oslo Fjord, and it commences at the Follo Museum near Seiersten Skanse (Seiersten Redoubt). The Coastal Heritage Path then continues past Veisving Battery down to the beach zone at Husvik in the northern part of Drøbak. A comprehensive guide showing walks in the centre of Drøbak can be obtained from the Drøbak Tourist Information Office. Nordskogen Arboretum Nordskogen at the Norwegian university of life sciences is one of the oldest arboreta in the country. The paths also lead to Syverud, another scenic attraction.

The Route 7 Cycle Route runs through Follo and for most of the way it follows the old King's Road to Halden. During the 18th century the King’s European Road followed ancient riding tracks, and the entire route is steeped in history and has a multitude of cultural monuments and other attractions The Cultural Route Several of the routes linked to the

Route 7 Cycle Route are signposted. One of these is a footpath and cycle path running alongside the Rv.152 road between Ås and Drøbak. The route is interspersed with attractions of local historical interest dating from Viking times and up until the present day, and it is equipped with drinking fountains and benches.

Syverud A path with information boards about both the natural and cultural history has been made, which takes you through a varied and interesting landscape.

WINTER & CHRISTMAS IN FOLLO A unanimous executive committee resolution, passed by the Frogn municipality in 1989, determined that the Norwegian 'Julenisse' was born in Drøbak - until proved otherwise! Every year the 'Julenisse' answers about 25,000 letters that pour in from around the world.

The Christmas decorations go up in Follo on the first day of Advent. A good way to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere is to go round the museums which arrange Christmas fairs. Every year on the second Sunday in December, there are preChristmas activities for children of all ages at Follo Museum. This is the time for making Christmas presents on the carpenter's bench, decorating gingerbread biscuits, dipping candles and much more. Drøbak is the only all-year Christmas town in Norway, with Tregaarden's Christmas House and the Christmas Nisse's post office.

Drøbak's generosity is also reflected in the gift of a Christmas tree to Berlin, which has been an annual event since 1990 and the reunification of Germany. Christmas tree is also sent to Osaka in Japan every year.



SUMMER & BEACHES Follo's long coastline and varied landscape invite you to a lively summer visit. There are countless opportunities for swimming, both along the fjord and in idyllic forest lakes, and you will also find relatively untouched areas with attractive swimming spots and open countryside. Ramblers can enjoy a varied and extensive network of paths.

Places for swimming A summary of some of Follo's swimming spots is given below. Nordre Sauholmen An island ideal for excursions opposite Son centre. Anchorage, but no public jetty. Sandy beaches. Son beach South of Son centre. Sandy beach and smooth rock. Diving board, bathing ladders, kiosk, parking places, bus connection.

Krokstrand/Skjellvika Between Son and Hvitsten.Sandy beach and smooth rock. Ideal for families with children.

Brevikbukta South of Son centre. Smooth rock. Pitch, parking places.

Emmerstadbukta South of Hvitsten. Sandy beach.Open-air area, shoreline. Quay, flat grassy areas, parking places, nearby paths for walks.

Kjøvangen/Hulvik Between Son and Krokstrand. Sandy beaches and smooth rock. Popular for families.

Hvitstenstranda Hvitsten centre. Sandy beach and grass. Kiosk, small jetty, benches, parking, bus to the centre.

SUMMER & BEACHES Skiphellebukta South of Drøbak centre. Sandy beach and smooth rock. Kiosk, drinking water, freshwater shower, information board, grassy areas, excellent for families with children. Parking, two kilometres to the bus connection. Elleskjær South of Torkilstranda. Smooth rock. Kiosk, parking, two kilometres to the bus connection. Torkilstranda South of Drøbak centre. Sandy beach. Ramp for windsurfers, drinking water, large parking area, bus connection. Badeparken and Parrstranda Drøbak centre. Sandy beach and grassy areas. Drinking water, kiosk, swimming ramp for the disabled, sandy beach safe for children, fishing. Car park, bus connection. Norstranda Drøbak Sandy beach. Sandy beach safe for children, fishing area on the jetty, parking, bus.

Bathing from beach and rocks, beach hut. A little further south: Bathing from sandy beach and rocks near the visitor quay. Access: Ferry to Oscarsborg or moor your own boat in the marina. Håøya island Northern part In the Drøbak Small coves with sand and pebbles. Drinking water, diving, sites for tents, fishing, rambling. Breivoll At the far end of the Bunnefjord. Sandy beaches. Many small sandy beaches, large grassy areas with room for ball games etc. Ideal for families with children. Kiosk, diving board, fishing place, information board. Parking, 250 metres to the bus connection. Suitable for wheelchair users. Fresh water Follo: For those who would prefer to bathe in fresh water, you will find plenty of unspoilt small lakes as well as developed bathing places around Follo. Langen, Vågvannet, Lyseren and Øyeren are some of the larger lakes that offer the opportunity to bathe.

Oscarsborg Fortress Northern tip of Nordre Kaholmen:


– visit Follo can offer a rich cultural life with something for every taste. From this year’s arrangements, we would mention the Ramme Shakespeare Festival in June, the Oscarsborg Opera, which stages La Boheme in August, Ramme Rokke Festival, which takes place on 22nd August, and the children’s TV characters Karsten & Petra, who perform throughout a great part of the summer at the Hølen Bokcafé.Jazz cruises are arranged with ‘Jacobine’ from Drøbak every Wednesday and Thursday between 4th June and 27th August. See our website for further information. Other popular venues are: Follo Museum, Ås railway station, Det gamle Bageri (The old bakery), AvisTegnernes Hus (Illustrators’ House) and Landbruksmuseet (The Agricultural Museum). You will find an updated overview and more arrangements at:



USEFUL ADDRESSES Local newspapers in Follo Østlandets Blad Tel +47 64 85 50 00. Akershus Amtstidende Tel +47 64 90 54 00. Vestby Avis Tel +47 64 98 38 88. Vestby Nytt / Ås Nytt Tel +47 64 98 52 80. Follo Avis Tel +47 64 00 73 00. Lokalavisen Oppegård Tel +47 66 81 34 40.

Lokal TV TVFollo AS Idrettsvn. 11, 1400 Ski. Tel 98 28 90 10.

Public transport Trafikanten Servicesenter Jernbanetorget 1, 0154 Oslo. Tel 177.

Ferries There are ferry connections throughout the year from the Aker Brygge pier to Nesodden, and to Håøya via Drøbak on summer weekends. Nesodden Bunnefjord, Dampskibsselskap, Stranden 1, Aker Brygge, N-0250 Oslo. Tel +47 23 11 52 20. The Prinsessen Express boat, operated by Stor-Oslo Lokaltrafikk, sails between the Aker Brygge pier, Drøbak and the islands off Nesoddlandet. For time table information, telephone +47 177.

Open air activities: The Oslomark Fishing (OFA) Administration: Oslomarkas Fiskeadministrasjon, Sørkedalen 914, 0759 Oslo. Tel +47 400 06 768. The Oslofjord Council for Open-air Recreation: Oslofjordens Friluftsråd, Gamle Drammensvei 203, 1300 Sandvika. Tel +47 67 55 49 90. The Norwegian Skiing Association (Skiforeningen). Kongeveien 5, 0787 Oslo.

Tel +47 22 92 32 00. E-mail: DNT Oslo og omegn Boks 7 Sentrum, 0101 Oslo. Tel +47 22 82 28 00. DNT Oslo og omegn Boks 7 Sentrum, 0101 Oslo. Tel 22 82 28 00.

Municipalities Frogn municipality Rådhusveien 6, 1441 Drøbak Tel 64 90 60 00 E-post: Vestby municipality Rådhusgt. 1, 1540 Vestby Tel 64 98 01 00 E-post: Ås municipality Skoleveien 1, 1430 Ås Tel 64 96 20 00 E-post: Nesodden municipality Tangen Sentrum, 1450 Nesodden Tel 66 96 43 00 E-post: Oppegård municipality Kolbotnvn. 30, 1410 Kolbotn Tel 66 81 90 90 E-post : Enebakk municipality Prestegårdsv. 4, 1912 Enebakk Tel 64 99 20 00. Faks 64 96 20 09 E-post: Ski kommune Idrettsveien 8, 1400 Ski Tel 64 87 87 00 E-post:

Ski Næringsråd Local business organisation founded in 1991. Deals with members’ interests in public authorities. Provides advice and guidance on marketing/communication. Coordinates group activitiesand the Ski festival in august. Ski Næringsråd, Idrettsvegen 7. Postbox 440, N-1401 Ski. Tel +47 64 87 10 70. Fax +47 64 87 10 15. Mobile: +47 93 09 65 53. E-mail:


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145 stores and restaurants - The most natural place in the world VISIT THE TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE ON THE GROUND FLOOR AUTHORIZED TOURIST OFFICE FOR SKI MUNICIPALITY OPENING HOURS: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) PHONE: (+47) 64 85 90 00 • ADDRESS: Ski Storsenter, Jernbanesvingen 6, N-1400 Ski, Norway

Touristguide for Follo, Akershus - NORWAY  

Follo Touristguide for 2009. Come to Norway and visit our region. We are situated by the Oslo Fjord only 20 min south of the City centre.

Touristguide for Follo, Akershus - NORWAY  

Follo Touristguide for 2009. Come to Norway and visit our region. We are situated by the Oslo Fjord only 20 min south of the City centre.