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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

Tourist Information Centres in Oslo

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

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).

Open all year. Mon-Fri 9.00-16.00. Extended opening hours during high season. 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. Akershus Romerike

Front page photos: Mermaids in Drøbak harbor by Reidar Finsrud. TusenFryd Amusement park.

Visit Follo Visit Follo is part of Akershus Tourist Board, a membership organization for the tourism industry and municipalities in the county.

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Experience Follo A region with tradition Shopping Guide Service Regional Food Follo for Children Corporate adventures Tour suggestions What to see & do Maps Restaurants Accommodation Transportation Hiking & biking Winter & Christmas in Follo Summer & beaches Events & Fishing Useful addresses




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 125,000 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: 819 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. Oppegård offers activities ranging from downhill skiing in Ingierkollen, to golf at the Oppegård Golf Club while many families 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 neo-classical 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 NesoddPARKEN 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 worlds only lutefisk (dried codfish) Museum in addition to several gallerias.. 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. Norway’s first and only Outlet Village you will find on the main approach to Vestby. You also find one of Scandinavia’s largest spa centres 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 midnineteenth 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. Munch had from 1910 and until his death a summer residence and studio in the small town of Hvitsten. 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.




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. So why not enjoy a quiet stroll in Drøbak with some shopping and a tasteful lunch at one of the many cafes. In 2010 Norway’s first Outlet Village opened outside Vestby, with over 40 famous brand stores.

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.


Follo for children Follo provides children with excitement, games and adventure. However, it also offers walks in the forest 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 Norwegian culture, 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 Farm, the children can try tightrope walking on a rope bridge and the climbing poles on the water or visit the small animals living on the farm. Jegstad Farm has the Open Farm during the summer. Here the children can meet many different animals that live on a Norwegian farm. Tusenfryd is a paradise for children of all ages. The Balloon Voyage, Grandfather’s Car, the Frog Jump and the playground equipment are sure winners among the youngest while those who are a bit older can try out the Spin Spider, the Thunder Coaster and the Speed Monster. 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, rollerskate and lots more. There is a private room for children’s birthday parties, whilst the adults can enjoy a good dinner in the cafe.In the HurlumHei House (HurlumHeiHuset), you find Follo’s only Megazone for those children who are a little older. Children can play in the playhouse while the grown-ups enjoy a good meal in the café. 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.

Follo Museum





FOLLO – THE OSLOFJORD REGION Company gatherings Courses and Conferences Centrally located in southeast Norway, only 20 minutes from Oslo or Rygge and 1 hour from the Oslo airport at Gardermoen, you find a broad spectrum of hotels with guest capacities of over 200 people, as well as modern conference facilities for groups between 10-400 people. For 1-day meetings, the region can offer a wide spectrum of meeting rooms of every type, from the historic surrounding at Oscarsborg to idyllic farms or top, modern hotels. You will find premises and facilities for any occasion in Follo. Combine meetings, courses and conferences with an activity or adventure. Activities & Adventures Give your customers, colleagues or employees an adventure in Follo. We can assist you with arranging everything from cultural company gatherings at the Oscarsborg Opera or the Ramme Shakespeare festival, for example, to speed-filled adventures on RIB boats on the Oslo Fjord or a corporate day on the golf course for customers and employees. How about a floating board meeting with fishing during the break and to close the meeting, fresh fish soup made from the fish you caught yourself? Or maybe your own company day at Tusenfryd where you have the whole park at your disposal? From cooking courses and belly dancing to relaxing spas – you decide. Anniversaries, summer and Christmas parties Do you have something to commemorate or celebrate? We have the place! From idyllic Hellviktangen at the water’s edge in Nessoden to cured meats and sour cream porridge in a barn in the country. There are many possibilities. Enquire about suggestions and tips for your next event. Visit Follo can arrange contacts for everything from transport, accommodation and meeting locales to meals, activities, adventures and entertainment suited to your event.

FOLLO – THE OSLOFJORD REGION Day trip suggestions: Active Take your own bicycle or rent one at Ås station and set out on a bike trip to Drøbak along approximately 12 kilometres of walking and bicycle paths on Kulturveien RV. 152 where you will bike past historic monuments from the Viking Age and later. When you arrive in Drøbak, head towards the Follo Museum and enjoy the outdoor museum before you continue on. You can go back to Ås with your bicycle or by buss. Romantic Take a trip to idyllic Son and walk along the river to what was once Norway’s smallest town - Hølen. Here you can enjoy a cup of coffee in charming surroundings at the Hølen Book Café until you stroll back. Shopping Trips with the girlfriends, family trips or just a shopaholic? Seize the opportunities that lie in the heart of Follo at the shopping centres at Vinterbro and Ski, or maybe spend the day in the small shops in Drøbak, taking time to visit Tregaarden’s Christmas House (Tregaardens Julehus). Starting in the summer, you can also take a trip to Norway’s only Outlet Village in Vestby. Idyllic Take a trip to the charming, old, small coastal town of Hvitsen, home town of the Fred Olsen family of Fred Olsen Lines. A walk around the centre of town, up to the church and the old school gives you a good chance to admire all of the beautiful, old galleon figureheads. Go up Rammeveien road to Petter Olsen’s eco-cultural farm and enjoy lunch in serene surroundings. The Walking Trip The forest municipalities of Enebakk, Ski, Ås and Vestby have numerous opportunities for short and long trips during both summer and winter. Request our trip planning map or plan your trip at

Enjoy Set aside a day with your loved one or a good friend. Book in to a spa and enjoy relaxation and wellness for a day. Wander around in your bathrobe between whirlpool and treatments or simply enjoy the view over the Oslofjord and read a good book. It's amazing what a relaxing day can do for your body and soul.



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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 hours: Monday - Friday all year at 10 to 15 Summer: Wednesday-Friday kl.10-15, Sunday 12-15. Open all year by arrangement.

Belsjøveien 17, N-1440 Drøbak. Tel +47 40 02 09 30.

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. 2011 is the 100th anniversary of Amundsen and his men’s expedition to the South Pole on skis.

Roald Amundsensvei 192, N-1420 Svartskog. Tel +47 66 80 0105.

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 +47 40 02 09 30.

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. Subject to price adjustment. 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. The gardens can be visited free of charge all year round.

Norwegian university of life sciences, postbox 5003, N-1432 Ås. 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. Dare you try the “Nightmare”? Europe's first 5D-attraction! A hair-raising experience ... If you still haven’t tried the “Spin Spider”, you should definitely take a ride. It takes you 45 metres up in the air before you’re hurled down again at 115 km/hour with 4.5 Gs on your back! This is one of Europe’s coolest attractions! And why not take a plunge on the BadeFryd waterslide

where it’s always 25ºC in the water. There’s nothing like a dip in the water in between rides. Give yourself a break and enjoy the profusion of flowers or a cotton candy or two. Of course, you also find games, shops and places to eat in the park, and in 2010, we can promise you some exciting news! Keep updated at Season opening on April 23rd. 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

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Norwegian Outlet – Norway’s largest outlet village! Imagine a village where all the shops are full of famous brands - sports and recreational wear, shoes, underwear, accessories, domestic design and a long, long series of fashion brands. Imagine that there are always sales. Always! Then you have a good idea of what Norwegian Outlet has to offer. Norway’s onlyoutlet village is the place for bargains on your favorite brands. New products arrive monthly. And you are guaranteed 30-70% discount.

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A whole new shopping experience Your shopping experience in an outlet village is unique. Free parking and walk directly into the shopping street, where shops are lined up and create a calm atmosphere. You can go straight to your favorite store or set aside a few hours to discover all what the brand stores have to offer. Some of them have one brand - others have several.

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The selection is huge, but the shops are so close. The sidewalks are covered so rain is no problem. Want a good cup of coffee or a whole pizza? No problem. Dolly Dimple's and Linnea's Café is ready to serve. We have both a playroom and a "parents parking" with a big screen and entertainment.

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Nowegian Outlet. E-6, avkjøring 18, Vestby NORD, N-1540 Vestby. E-mail:


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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, N-1441 Drøbak. Tel/fax +47 64 98 87 80.

HurlumHei House – Playhouse and Megazone One of Norway’s largest playhouses – 2000 sq. metres just for fun and play. Here the kids can play on one of Norway’s largest jungle-gyms, the Bouncy Castle, the giant slide and the cycle track. Our big, new Megazone is just as exciting for young and old. We have free parking, as well as a spacious café with free WiFi.

Summer opening: 11 – 6 pm Entrance: 95,-. Family Ticket: NOK 390,(2 Adults, 4 Children).

Opening hours: Wed/Thu/Fri: 11 – 8 pm hours, Sat/sun:10 – 7 pm hrs. HurlumHeiHuset, Fløisbonnveien 5, N-1412 Sofiemyr. Tel +47 66 80 11 60. Epost:

AvisTegnernes Hus 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. The Newspaper Illustrators House runs three galleries: Gallery Avistegnernes Hus in Drøbak (MarchDec), Gallery Kommandanten and Gallery Oscarsborg at the

Oscarsborg Fortress (mid-May – Sept).

See for updated exhibition info.

Avistegnernes Hus, Lindtruppbakken 1, N-1440 Drøbak. Tel +47 64 93 67 85 / +47 90 18 49 66 E-mail:

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 10-15 1-30 Nov: Mon-Fri 10-19, Sat 10-15. 1-23 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, N-1440 Drøbak. Tel +47 64 93 41 78. Fax +47 64 93 44 16.

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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 fortress,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. Nasjonale Festningsverk along with the commander of Oscarsborg welcomes new and old guests!

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:

Oscarsborg Fjord Service Oscarsborg Fjord Services is operating the charter boat "MS Kaholmen" out of Oscarborg Fortress. The boat is great for business trips, events and cruise on the fjord throughout the year, or what about a fishing trip with guarantied catch?

Fishing trips on the fjord Oscaraborg Fjord Service offers fishing trips on the fjord for groups. Fishing trip takes place in Drøbaksundet in the Oslo Fjord and in the area around his fortress. After the fishing trip we will prepare and enjoy the catch...

Oscarsborg Fjordservice AS , N-1443 Oscarsborg. Tel +47 99 300 200. E-mail:

See for more info.


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Ramme Gaard Farm an eco-cultural meeting place Ramme Farm (Ramme Gaard) is on the outskirts of idyllic Hvitsen, just 40 minutes from Oslo by car. The farm is founded on wholesome, ecological values and the spirit of adventure, aesthetics and the creativity of the owner. This creates a magical setting for every arrangement, be it a party, conference or other event. The food we serve is prepared with love and care, and starts with the farm’s own produce and local, seasonal, ecological, high-quality foodstuffs. Havlyst park is unrivalled in Norway and is in and of itself worth a visit. You will find the park’s opening times and our cultural menu at

Parties, weddings and anniversaries for up to 200 people. Serving in the Diversen Café, the Henhouse Gallery, the Conservatory, the Banqueting Hall, out in the Havlyst Park or on the terraces of the Palé or Cruciform gardens. The orangery in the Cruciform Garden is suited for receptions or smaller parties. Courses and conferences for up to 60 people. The Havlyst Theatre can accommodate 200 people. Yearly events on Ramme is out own Shakespeare festival and Rock festival. For information and directions see

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

Karl Johan - Hølen Bokcafé Opening hours in 2011: Saturday and Sunday from 12.00 to 16.00. Season starts at Easter Saturday and ends in October. See for our cultural programs.

’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. Child-friendly Cultural Center and mini Museum. Antique and secondhand sales. Adventure Theatre with Karsten and Petra from July 23rd. Only 8 minutes from Vestby and Son.

Karl Johan-Hølen Bokcafé. Store Strandgate 9, N-1550 Hølen. Tel +47 93 43 55 27

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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 Golfklubb, Belsjøveien 50, N-1440 Drøbak. Booking +47 64 98 96 50. ProShop +47 64 98 96 50. Adm +47 64 98 96 50. E-mail:

Oppegård Golf Club Oppegård Golf Club is located in Oppegård Municipality, just 20 minutes from downtown Oslo.

ting green for practice. We are approx. 1200 members and we are proud of our wonderful facility.

The course has been in operation for 20 years and you can experience it on the manicured fairways and good greens. Oppegård has lately been known to have good playing conditions, while it has all of the challenges. "Hole No. 2 is one of the most beautiful par 3 holes, and perhaps one of the best in Norway" (Norwegian Golf Sept. 2005).

If you have not played Oppegård yet, then it's about time!

Oppegård Golf Club has a driving range located at the starting hole 1 and a put-

After a round of golf, relax on our large outdoor terrace with a cool drink and enjoy everything from simple snacks to full dinner in our restaurant. We welcome you to Oppegård Golf course! Opening hours: At the end of April - early October.

Oppegård Golf Club, Kongeveien 198, N-1415 Oppegård. Tel +47 66 81 59 90. E-mail:



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TusenFryd Vinterbro senter Storstua i Frogn – Folkvang Follo Museum Drøbak Golfklubb Oscarsborg Festning Oscarsborg Festningsmuseum Oscarsborg Hotel & Spa Oscarsborg Gjestehavn Oscarsborg Fjordservice Kafe Oscar Tregaardens Julehus Drøbak Akvarium AvisTegnernes Hus Kumlegaarden Restaurant & Selskapslokaler Skipperstuen Det gamle Bageri Galleri Cafe Teskje Drøbak Turistinformasjon Drøbak Gjestehavn Reenskaug Hotell Drøbak Fjordhotell – Skiphelle Universitet for miljø- og biovitenskap Norsk Landbruksmuseum Ås stasjon Antikklåven Karl Johan – Hølen Bokkafe Norwegian Outlet Schau´s Buss Vestby Hyttepark Jegstad Gård Ramme Gaard Quality Spa & Resort Son Son Kystkultursenter Son Kro Son Gjestehavn Quality Hotel Mastemyr HurlumHeiHuset Uranienborg Sørmarka kurs- og konferansesenter Hellviktangen Grønn Gourmet Ski Storsenter Thon Hotel Ski Oppegård Golfklubb


W H AT T O S E E & D O 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 +47 900 94 503. E-mail:

Jegstad Farm Jegstad Farm is beautifully and centrally located in the northern part of Vestby municipality. The old barn has been renovated and has space for pigs, rabbits, hens and other small animals. We also run a modern milk production operation. You will find a cosy café and shop in the old

wash-house. The Jegstad Farm Museum provides you with a glimpse of 19th century farming life. Take the family to the Open Farm from 12-4 pm, Wednes days, Fridays and Sundays during the month of July. See for further information on opening hours.

Jegstad Gård, N-1540 Vestby, E-6 avkjøring ”Vestby nord” Tel +47 917 65 119. E-mail:

Café Oscar You will find Kafé Oscar AS at Oscarsborg. We are located in the fortress’ old gymnastic building. Here we run out chandlery, giftshop in addition to a summer cafe. We produce quality candles by traditional methods where all the candles are dipped or molded by

hand and have a long burning time. The candles can be purchased in the shop or ordered via e-mail. In the café we serve light lunches, hot dogs, cake, ice cream, coffee or cold drinks while you sit down and can let your eyes follow the boats on the water.

Kafé Oscar AS, N-1443 Oscarsborg Tel +47 944 30 857. E-mail:


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


Skipperstuen Good seafood is best enjoyed by the sea! You can enjoy a fine meal here at the same time as you watch what’s happening on the fjord. Since we are centrally located on the Drøbak boat harbour, seafood features prominently on our menus. Our kitchen is based upon classic tastes, but

includes new and exciting flavours. Our restaurant maintains high standards and also offers catering and cooking courses in our own cooking studio. Separate room for closed parties and “tailor-made” events. Open every day during the summer. See our website for further information.

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

Kumlegaarden Restaurant Welcome to our distinctive and cosy premises where art and culture complement magnificent architecture. Our trademark is traditional home-made dishes prepared by our top-class chef. We have function rooms

for large and small events. Opening times: all year. Sunday -Monday 12-20, Tuesday-Saturday 12-22

Kumlegaarden Restaurant og selskapslokaler, Niels Carlsensgt 11, N-1440 Drøbak. Tel +47 64 93 15 04. E-mail:

Drøbak Fjordhotell - Skiphelle Drøbak Fjordhotell ligger rett ved stranden i naturskjønne omgivelser, kun 30 min fra Oslo og med kort vei til TusenFryd. Vår restaurant har flott utstikt over Oslofjorden med spiseplass til 130 personer. Koselig bar

med alle rettigheter. Vårt kjøkken er basert på stor bruk av lokale råvarer. Kombinert med følge av gode kvalitetsviner, lover vi å skjemme deg bort. Gratis parkering.

Drøbak Fjordhotell - Skiphelle, Skiphelleveien 29, N-1440 Drøbak. Tel +47 64 90 73 00. Fax +4764 93 47 48. E-mail:

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:




Reenskaug Hotell The Reenskaug Hotel has so much to offer. The Jacobin Room (Jacobinestuen) has a cosy, homey atmosphere. In our historic section – the Madam Bolette (Fru Bolette) restaurant – you can wander through Drøbak’s history or enjoy our lush garden. We

have an ample menu – the choice is yours! If your throat is dry, we can offer you refreshments in the Madam Bolette restaurant, which boasts Drøbak’s longest bar! We hold concerts and have a night club on the weekends with a DJ. Welcome!

Reenskaug Hotell, Storgata 32, N-1440 Drøbak. Tel +47 64 98 92 00. Fax +47 64 98 92 22. 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 1000-0100 hrs, Friday and Saturday 1000-0200 hrs

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

Oscarsborg Hotel & Spa Welcome to Oscarsborg Fortress; the beautiful pearl of Oslo fjord. During the summer season, we serve delicious food and drink on the terrace of Restaurant Forpleiningen. Enjoy the fantastic view in historic surroundings. In addition to Restaurant Forpleiningen, the hotel has

several banqueting rooms in the old main fortress, each with a unique ambience. The hotel offers everything from delectable party menus and the daily dinner specials to warm appetisers and openfaced sandwiches. Just a 5 minute ferry ride from Drøbak, every hour.

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

Ås stasjon Ås station is a nice cafe located in the centre of Ås. We serve Appetizers and light meals, hot and cold beverages and freshly baked cakes. There are always new exhibitions and concerts with local artists in our cafe. Ås station has a separate meeting room

with all facilities for rent. Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 6:00 - 22:00 Friday: 06:00 - 24:00 Saturday: 11:00 - 24:00 Sunday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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



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:

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. N-1550 Son. Tel +47 64 95 70 08. Fax +47 64 98 36 61. E-mail:

Hellviktangen Green Gourmet The pearl of Nesodden - a magnificent Art Nouveau villa right on the waterfront, with a park, beach and its own pier. Hellviktangen has facilities to accommodate weddings and summer parties, with a large terrace facing the sea. Possible to rent for seminars and conferences. Enjoy beautiful winter Sunday’s by the fireplace with a hot drink and

a nice wiev. SUNDAY CAFÉ from 12:00 to 19:00. Every Sunday from March to Christmas. Here you will find tastefull organic, homemade food. Enjoy. You can take a Sunday walk along the coastal path from the Nesodden ferry to Hellviktangen, or come by bus or car, We have some Docking places for our boat riding guests.

Hellviktangen Grønn Gourmet, Hellvikalèen 60, N-1450 Nesodden Tel +4766 96 01 70 E-mail:


Sørmarka Beautiful, rural Sørmarka Conference Centre is located just 20 minutes from Oslo city centre, one hour from Gardermoen and 45 minutes from Rygge airport.

rences, corporate events, seminars and Christmas parties, in addition to private parties, weddings and confirmations. Bed and breakfast guests are welcome.

We can accommodate all types of events, large or small meetings and confe-

Sørmarka has 127 rooms and 6 family apartments. Free parking.

Sørmarka kurs- og konferanseseter, Enebakkveien 625, N-1404 Siggerud. Telefon +47 64 85 81 00, Booking +47 64 85 82 00, E-mail:



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 180 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 20 different spa treatments. Everything from a 25 minute shoulder and back massage to long dream cures 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, N-1443 Oscarsborg. Booking +47 64 90 40 00. Fax +47 64 90 40 11 E-mail:

Oscarsborg Guest Harbour Welcome to the popular Oscarsborg Guest Harbour on the west side of Northern Kaholmen (Nordre Kaholmen). The Guest Harbour can accommodate approximately 100 boats. All piers are equipped with electricity (up to 650 W are included in the harbour fee) and water.

The harbour is open all year round. Harbour master: Phone +47 974 34 779. For rates and additional information, see our website at

Oscarsborg Gjestehavn AS, Gylteveien 16, N-1440 Drøbak Tel +47 95 44 12 58. E-mail:


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 145 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,

Meeting 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 for our business customers. How about a nice seaside dinner in Drøbak, RIB tours on the Oslofjord, an exhibition at the hotel, bowling or a challenging outdoor activity?

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-mail:




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Drøbak FjordHotell lies right by the seashore amidst beautiful surroundings, just 30 minutes from Oslo and a short distance from Tusenfryd amusement park.

We have bright and attractive banqueting venues for large and small events and course and conference rooms for up to 90 persons.

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.

In summer we offer bathing and boat hire and fishing, diving and windsurfing are all possible.

Fully licensed restaurant and bar with a beautiful view of the Oslo Fjord.

Free parking.

Drøbak Fjordhotell - Skiphelle, Skiphelleveien 29, N-1440 Drøbak. Tel +47 64 90 73 00. Fax +47 64 93 47 48. E-mail:

Quality Spa & Resort Son The Quality Spa & Resort Son is a new spa and conference hotel with a unique location right on the wharf. Only 40 minutes by car from Oslo and 20 minutes from Moss Airport Rygge. • A 2000 sq. metre spa facility • Gym and fitness studio with spinning and a selection of classes

• Guest pier • Sand beach • 148 rooms with a view of the sea • 15 meeting rooms with natural lighting and a view of the sea • Conference capacity of up to 180 people • Free indoor parking

• Restaurant with a select kitchen

• Free wireless internet access

• Cooking studio • Outdoor restaurant

Visit our website at for information on accommodation packages and rates.

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


Quality Hotel Mastemyr You will find us just on the outskirts of Oslo - between Oslo (approx. 10 minutes) and the Tusenfryd amusement park (approx. 8 minutes). The Quality Hotel Mastemyr lies in green surroundings, encircled by a park. It has free parking for guests and is about a 10 minute walk from Hvervenbukta beach. The hotel has been considerably renovated during the last few years, and now has 155 modern guest rooms. Conferences During the winter, the Quality Hotel Mastemyr is a course and conference hotel. We have close to 20 meeting rooms, the largest of which can seat over 400 people. We offer facilities for parties, conferences, exhibitions and events. In addition, we strongly recommend that our guests make use of the park surrounding the hotel for both activities and recreation. Tusenfryd The hotel fills up every summer with expectant Tusenfryd guests. In cooperation with Tysenfryd, we have created favourably priced packages that include entrance ticket, accommodation and of course, a delicious breakfast. The child-friendly hotel Apart from Tusenfryd, we

have many activities at the hotel during the summer for both young and old. Outside in the park, you can play soccer or other games. Indoors, we have ping-pong, PS3, movies on the big screen TV, drawing, painting, Legos, etc. During the school holidays, we have an activity leader that spends a few hours every night with the children. Sometimes there might be a disco night, or maybe a soccer match. The children can play undisturbed here while the adults enjoy a dinner in peace and quiet. The Quality Hotel Mastemyr is the ideal point of departure for visits to both Follo and Oslo. Your car is parked for free and if you don’t want to drive in Oslo, you can take a 15 minute bus ride to the city centre. Purchase an Oslo card at the reception and gain access to both attractions and transportation, either free of charge or at sharply reduced rates. If you would like to go shopping, we strongly recommend the Kolbotn Torg shopping centre, which is just a couple of minutes away or Norwegian Outlet ( in Vestby, which is about 15 minutes away. A heart-felt welcome to the Quality Hotel Mastemyr!

Quality Hotel Mastemyr, Oslo Syd, Lienga 11, N-1410 Kolbotn. Tel +47 66 99 78 00. Fax +47 66 99 78 01. 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 barbe-

cues. You will find Norway’s first Outlet Village, opening this summer, within walking distance from Vestby Hyttepark. The amusement park TusenFryd is only a 10 minute drive away. We are only a short distance from Son, Drøbak, Oscarsborg Fortress and the small beaches of the Oslofjord. We can now offer newly refurbished group and conference facilities in addition to our self catering accommodation.

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. Wireless internet connection available. Capacity over

200 boats. Excellent range of services in the immediate vicinity. Local grocery store open on Sundays during the summer. For opening hours, prices and updated info see

Son Havnekontor, Storgata 29D, N-1550 Son. Tel +47 64 95 87 38. E-mail:



Drøbak Marina Newly built Drøbak marina is centrally located in town, within walking distance to everything from supermarkets to the Christmas house, Drøbak Aquarium and AvistegnernesHus. The marina offers 48 places for boats from "dinghy size"

up to 50 feet. There are available power outlets, in addition to water hoses during season. A new service building with a cafeteria is scheduled to open in the summer of 2011.

Drøbak gjestehavn, N-1440 Drøbak.

Reenskaug Hotell Deep in the heart of Drøbak, you find the Reenskaug Hotel. Centrally located on the Oslo fjord, the hotel has been a popular holiday resort for more than 100 years. Edvard Munch himself is said to have been sent for from Åsgårdstrand to save the

famous Tulla Larsen, who lay sick in her room “pining” for him. Knut Hamsun stayed at the Reenskaug Hotel in 1904. Here, in room 213, with a view of the fjord and Drøbak’s main street – Storgate – he wrote the novel Dreamers.

Reenskaug Hotell, Storgata 32, N-1440 Drøbak. Tel +47 64 98 92 00. Fax +47 64 98 92 22. E-mail:


Schau´s Buss We take care of all your coach travel needs and organize travel according to customers’ requirements. Qualified drivers in thirty modern, high quality vehicles, 16-83 seats. Schaus has an international ISO

accreditation which mean that we offer quality, safety and flexibility at a good standard as well as offer competitive prices. Schas can also offer our services out of Gardermoen.

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


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. See for additional information. 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. Brevikbukta South of Son centre. Smooth rock. Pitch, parking places. Kjøvangen/Hulvik Between Son and Krokstrand. Sandy beaches and smooth rock. Popular for families. Krokstrand/Skjellvika Between Son and Hvitsten.Sandy beach and smooth rock. Ideal for families with children.

Emmerstadbukta South of Hvitsten. Sandy beach.Open-air area, shoreline. Quay, flat grassy areas, parking places, nearby paths for walks. Hvitstenstranda Hvitsten centre. Sandy beach and grass. Kiosk, small jetty, benches, parking, bus to the centre. 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.

SUMMER & BEACHES Elleskjær South of Torkilstranda. Smooth rock. Kiosk, parking, two kilometres to the bus connection.

Håøya island Northern part In the Drøbak Small coves with sand and pebbles. Drinking water, diving, sites for tents, fishing, rambling.

Torkilstranda South of Drøbak centre. Sandy beach. Ramp for windsurfers, drinking water, large parking area, bus connection.

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.

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. Oscarsborg Fortress Northern tip of Nordre Kaholmen: 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.

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. See for additional information.

EVENTS – visit Follo can offer a rich cultural life with something for every taste. From this year’s event calender, we would like to mention the Ramme Shakespeare Festival in June, the Oscarsborg Opera in August and Ramme Rock Festival. Jazz cruises are arranged with ‘Jacobine’ from Drøbak every Wednesday and Thursday during summer. You will find an updated overview and more arrangements at:

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. For information about fishing experiences see:, for other activities, see:

Tel +47 91 39 66 37. E-mail:,



USEFUL ADDRESSES Local newspapers in Follo


Østlandets Blad Tel +47 64 85 50 00.

Frogn municipality Rådhusveien 6, 1441 Drøbak Tel +47 64 90 60 00 E-mail: Vestby municipality Rådhusgt. 1, 1540 Vestby Tel +47 64 98 01 00 E-mail: Ås municipality Skoleveien 1, 1430 Ås Tel +47 64 96 20 00 E-mail: Nesodden municipality Tangen Sentrum, 1450 Nesodden Tel +47 66 96 43 00 E-mail: Oppegård municipality Kolbotnvn. 30, 1410 Kolbotn Tel +47 66 81 90 90 E-mail: Enebakk municipality Prestegårdsv. 4, 1912 Enebakk Tel +47 64 99 20 00. Fax +47 64 96 20 09 E-mail: Ski municipalitye Idrettsveien 8, 1400 Ski Tel +47 64 87 87 00 E-mail:

Akershus Amtstidende Tel +47 64 90 54 00. Vestby Avis Tel +47 64 98 38 88. Ås Avis, Ravn. 2, 1430 Ås. Tel +47 64 95 63 33. Vestby Nytt / Ås Nytt Tel +47 64 98 52 80.

Lokal TV TV8 Follo Verkstedsvn. 29C, 1400 Ski. Tel +47 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 Drøbak and Son on summer weekends. For information see: Tel 177.or

Open air activities: Fishing experiences - lakes Utmarksavdelingen Akershus og Østfold. Storgata 55, 1870 Ørje Tel 69 81 27 00. 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.

SNP – Follo Strategic Business Plan for Follo. Provides advice and guidance to new businesses that wish to establish themselves in the region

Ski Business Council A membership organisation that serves the interests of the members before those of the government authorities. Coordinates and arranges joint activities/events in Ski and the surrounding area. Ski Næringsråd, Idrettsvegen 6. Postbox 440, N-1401 Ski. Tel +47 64 87 10 70. Fax +47 64 87 10 15. Mobile: +47 951 44 166. E-mail:

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Tourist guide for Follo 2011  
Tourist guide for Follo 2011  

Tourist guide for the Follo region in Akershus, Norway. Just 20 minutes south of Oslo on the shores of the Oslofjord.