Up close and personal on the fjords...

Drobak Travel Blog

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We were a bit disappointed with the sights (or lack of sights) of Oslo, so we decided to get out of the city the next day.  The tourist information office (next to the Central train station) recommended going to a seaside town about an hour south of Oslo, called Drobak. The bus was quite slow as it stopped in what seemed like every village along the way (in hindsight, I'd say get the #542 bus rather than #541 as it's more direct).

Drobak itself has a lovely location on the fjord.  We walked down to the waterside and the views were stunning.  The snow-capped fjords stood out beautifully in the winter sunshine which made for some great photos.  As it was winter, there wasn't much going on and not many people about.

Harbour at Drobak
..I think the Norwegians are sensible when it's cold and just stay indoors in the warm!  We stopped for a coffee to get back in the warm and there was the highlight of the trip for Al - we went into the local bakery/cafe and we were greeted with a friendly smile from the young blond girl who worked there - it was love at first sight for Al, and he didn't stop wittering on about her for the rest of the trip!! So if anyone reading this knows who she is, please let us know!! I think Al would like to make a marriage proposal! After our coffee and cakes (which lasted a little longer than usual because of Al's staring), we finished strolling the town (it's not a big place) before heading back into Oslo on the bus....which turned to be an unofficial school bus, such were the numbers of kids that got on and off!!

So I would recommend Drobak for a day trip from Oslo if want to get out of the city for a few hours and see some of the impressive scenery in the area around it.

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Harbour at Drobak
Harbour at Drobak
Nice view down the fjord
Nice view down the fjord
Drobak
photo by: Sads79