Drøbak, Oslo, Norway 

Drøbak is also famous for its spectacular sunsets. Here you can relax beside the blue waters of the Oslo Fjord in an outdoor restaurant or in a boat in the harbour, and lift a glass towards the sun as it sets behind the forest clad hills in the west. Experience the white sails, the smell of the salt water and the gentle evening breeze. And maybe the chug of a fishing boat arriving with the day’s catch of mackerel. Dream a little – as this is a typical Drøbak summer atmosphere.

But, winter can also offer a special atmosphere with the frost smoke over the icy fjord waters, this time framed by the snow covered landscape. Illuminated passenger ferries and cargo ships slide by, so close you feel you can reach out and touch them. Beyond, the lighthouses and the floodlit Oscarsborg Fortress give a special atmosphere in the crisp winter darkness. This is the home of Santa Claus and his spirit hangs over the water, the forests and the little town. Let us dream of days gone by, fun and adventure!

Epic Norway Culture & Adventure Route © Monika Newbound

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