An adventure for those interested in early Norwegian history, in particular the Stone Age and the Iron Age.
Ski is a great base to experience Norwegian nature at its best and to enjoy a relaxing holiday in a quiet, small town. Don’t forget to visit the Stunner settlement, which is the oldest known settlement in Akershus. Did you know that the first meteorite discovered in Norway was found in Ski in 1848?
Ski is the largest village and the administrative centre of the Follo district in Akershus. The main occupation in Ski is trade and industry, and many residents commute to Oslo. The name Ski comes from the old word skeidi, which means a place where races are held. This is also reflected in the municipal coat of arms, depicting three horse heads.
Once in the area, you should visit the Oscarsborg Fortress, situated on the Kaholmen islands in Drøbak Sound, and experience what might be Norway’s most important fortress. Don’t forget to visit Ski Church, a stone church dating back to 1150. If you are travelling with children, the Tusenfryd theme park, situated only a stone’s throw away, is guaranteed to be a hit. Or how about ice skating in the Ski Ice Hall?
A weekend trip to Ski takes you to central Follo. Ski Station is on the Østfold Railway Line, so getting to Norway’s capital, Oslo, is very easy. It is also only a short distance to the other villages in the municipality of Ski. However, you may still enjoy renting a car to avoid waiting for public transport.
If you are travelling from the UK, it might be easiest to arrive at the airports in Gardermoen or Rygge, then hiring a car for the final stretch. Rygge Airport is situated about 40 miles from Ski and is its closest airport, but it may not have as many departures as Gardermoen Airport.
If you want a relaxing holiday with cultural history, Ski is a great option. Don't forget to end your holiday in Ski with a relaxing spa treatment at Son Spa, the perfect place to unwind and recharge your batteries.
Reviewed on 17 Oct 2019
The home of the Norwegian National Ballet and Opera is a large marble and glass edifice that resembles a glacier rising out of the water.
This large hall is the permanent dock of three great Viking ships that may have once brought terror to northern Europe.
This former shipyard is now a popular entertainment, shopping and restaurant district on the shores of the Oslo Fjord.
Carve tracks on perfectly groomed runs and watch daredevils on Norway’s Olympic superpipe at this stunning resort area a short distance from central Oslo.
This vast open-air museum contains original buildings from more than six centuries of Norwegian history, including a medieval cathedral and farmhouses.
You can spend time browsing the exhibits at Munch Museum in Oslo. Experience the acclaimed theatre scene and fascinating museums in this culturally rich area.
Oslo is a capital city in continuous development. You can discover the history of the city at the Akershus medieval fortress and at the same time see great development projects in the “Barcode” are in Bjørvika.
If you are short on time, this tour of Oslo is the ideal solution to seeing the best the city has to offer! See the most significant landmarks in the city centre, snap a picture of the stunning Holmenkollen Ski Jump, and admire the striking artworks of Gustav Vigeland.
The magical city of Oslo is Norway’s capital and most populated city. On this audio tour you will learn about its ancient history of Norse Kings, the Great Fire, the Millennial Jubilee and see the famous Nobel Peace Prize Centre.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet, Kirsten Flagstads Pl. 1, Oslo 0150 Norway Oslo's Opera House is located right at the harbour, with an angled, white exterior that appears to rise from the water.
Set off for a premium tour of Oslo including the top attractions of the Norwegian capital, an expert local guide and modern coach transportation.
On this relaxed and personalized walking tour, you will learn about Norwegian culture from the Vikings to the modern day as you follow a route past some of the town’s most important landmarks and sites.