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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.

Top hotels in Ski

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Thon Hotel Ski
Thon Hotel Ski
3.5 out of 5
Jernbaneveien 8, Ski
£100
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31

Situated in Ski, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Oslofjord and 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Leonardo Bridge. Ski Golf Course and Oppegard Golf Club are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (233 reviews)

"I was surprised that the hotel does not have it's own dining room but has an agreement with a neighbouring restaurant. I would have preferred a table service dining room"…"

Reviewed on 17 Oct 2019

Thon Hotel Ski
Gjedsjo Gaard
Gjedsjo Gaard
4 out of 5
30 Kollerøysveien, Ski
£91
per night
Feb 1 - Feb 2

Situated in Ski, this bed & breakfast is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Ski Golf Course and within 9 miles (15 km) of Oslofjord and Leonardo Bridge. Inner Oslofjord and ...

4/5Very Good! (1 review)
Gjedsjo Gaard
Sørmarka Konferansehotell
Sørmarka Konferansehotell
3.5 out of 5
Enebakkveien 625 A, Ski
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
£121
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31

Situated in Ski, this hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Mortensrud Church, Hvervenbukta Beach and Ostensjovannet Nature Reserve. Boler Church and Ingierstrand ...

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Sørmarka Konferansehotell

Popular things to do in Ski

Oslo Opera House
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Oslo Opera House

4.5/5(123 reviews)

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.

Viking Ship Museum
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Viking Ship Museum

4.5/5(101 reviews)

This large hall is the permanent dock of three great Viking ships that may have once brought terror to northern Europe.

Aker Brygge
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Aker Brygge

4.5/5(131 reviews)

This former shipyard is now a popular entertainment, shopping and restaurant district on the shores of the Oslo Fjord.

Oslo Winter Park
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Oslo Winter Park

4.5/5(12 reviews)

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.

Norwegian Museum of Cultural History
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Norwegian Museum of Cultural History

4.5/5(28 reviews)

This vast open-air museum contains original buildings from more than six centuries of Norwegian history, including a medieval cathedral and farmhouses.

Munch Museum
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Munch Museum

4/5(61 reviews)

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.

Top activities in Ski

Oslo Pass
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Oslo Pass

£38

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.

Oslo Panorama Tour - Holmenkollen & Vigeland Sculpture Park
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Oslo Panorama Tour - Holmenkollen & Vigeland Sculpture Park

£30

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.

Marvelous Oslo Self-Guided Audio Tour
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Marvelous Oslo Self-Guided Audio Tour

£11

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.

City Excursion (museums free). Tour of Oslo City’s Hidden Gems
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City Excursion (museums free). Tour of Oslo City’s Hidden Gems

£42

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.

Oslo Discovery Tour with certified guides and modern coaches
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Oslo Discovery Tour with certified guides and modern coaches

£47

Set off for a premium tour of Oslo including the top attractions of the Norwegian capital, an expert local guide and modern coach transportation.

Oslo Small Group Walking Tour
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Oslo Small Group Walking Tour

£38

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.