26 Islands in Norway that you should visit - With photos & details

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26 Islands to explore in Norway

The country has the fourth-highest per capita income in the world. It has the world's largest sovereign wealth fund, with a value of US$1 trillion. Norway has had the highest Human Development Index ranking in the world since 2009, a position also held previously between 2001 and 2006.

BleikøyaBleikøya, Oslo, Norway

A beautiful island that was located in the heart of Oslo.  From the late 19th century a sanatorium for children suffering from scrofula was located on the island. A beautiful place to spend some leisure time.

BragdøyaBragdøya, Kristiansand Municipality, Norway

Bragdøya is an island in Kristiansand municipality in Agder county, Norway. The 0.7-square-kilometer island is in the archipelago in the Kristiansandsfjorden, just south of the city of Kristiansand. The island is surrounded by the smaller islands of Svensholmen and Langøya to the north and the island of Hestehaue to the southeast. The heavily populated island of Andøya lies to the southwest.

BrattøraBrattøra, Trondheim Municipality, Norway

A beautiful island in the heart of  Trondheim. The island is connected to the western parts of Trondheim by the Skansen Tunnel which was completed in 2010.  most of the island is used by Trondheim Central Station and Trondheim Port.

GiskeGiske, Norway

Giske is an island in Giske Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It covers an area of 2.67 square kilometers. It is flat, with the highest point 23 meters above the mean sea level. The island is connected by the Giske Bridge to the neighboring island of Valderøya to the east and by the Godøy Tunnel to the island of Godøya to the southwest. Giske Church, dating back to the 12th century, sits on the southern coast of the island.

GodøyGodøy, Norway

A beautiful island which was located in the  Giske Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway, which is famous for its natural beauty and there is a lot of cultivated farmland along the shores. Fishing and fish processing are the main industries for the island. It also has a variety of wildlife.

GressholmenGressholmen, Oslo, Norway

An islet located south of central Oslo. A place where you can have picnics, kayak and swim.

HamresandenHamresanden, Kristiansand, Norway

A very good camp sute which was located near to Kristianland and it is famous for the sandy beach and There have been archaeological excavations on Hamresanden, where ancient discoveries have been made. Hamresanden Camping is a family camp and waterpark located at Hamresanden.

HåøyaHåøya, Frogn Municipality, Norway

Håøya is an island in Oslofjorden in Frogn municipality, Norway.

HovedøyaHovedøya, Oslo Municipality, Norway

Hovedøya is one of several small islands off the coast of Oslo, Norway in the Oslofjord. The island is quite small, no more than 800 meters across in any direction, the total area is 0,4 square kilometres. It is well known for its lush and green nature, with a wide variety of trees, bushes, and flowers. For many, many years there was a military base on the island.

JustøyJustøy, Lillesand Municipality, Norway

A vast and beautiful island located in the Lillesand municipality in Agder county, Norway. There are about 360 residents on the island located in scattered settlements across the island. The old outport, Brekkestø, lies on the south side of the island. The outport is one of the remains from the time of sailing ships in the Skagerrak coast. The island is largely characterized by summer tourism.

KalvøyaKalvøya, Bærum, Norway

Kalvøya is an extremely popular destination for both locals and visitors, with boating, swimming, barbeques, sports, etc. The island has several bays with sand beaches with swimming facilities including rafts with diving boards, buoys, climbing frames, toilets, and showers. plays host to an annual soccer tournament for kids and a children's festival and so more interesting things happen here.

LangøyeneLangøyene, Nesodden, Norway

Langøyene is an island in Bunnefjorden in the inner part of Oslofjord, in the municipality of Nesodden in Akershus, Norway. It is owned by the municipality of Oslo. Langøyene was originally two islands, Nordre Langøy and Søndre Langøy. The islands were bought by the municipality of Kristiania in 1902, and the strait between the two islands has been filled with garbage deposits.

LindøyaLindøya, Oslo Municipality, Norway

Lindøya is a small island located in the Oslofjord, just south of central Oslo. Administratively it belongs to the borough of Gamle Oslo. The island is connected to Oslo by means of two boat routes: line 92 which dock on the western side of the island, and line 93 which dock on the eastern side. Service is year-round although very limited during the winter season.

LysøenLysøen, Bjørnafjorden, Norway

Lysøen is an island in the municipality of Os in Hordaland county, Norway. The island was originally the site of a farm established around 1670. The island was bought by Ole Bull in 1872 who constructed the villa with a mixture of amazing architecture techniques.

MerdøMerdø, Arendal Municipality, Norway

Merdø is an island in Arendal municipality in Agder county, Norway. The 0.3-square-kilometre island lies along the Skagerrak coast, near the entrance to the Galtesundet, the main shipping channel leading to the town of Arendal on the mainland. The islands of Tromøy and Hisøya lie to the north and northwest. The small islands of Ærøya and Havsøya lie to the southwest. A part of the island is included in Raet National Park.

MoskenMosken, Værøy Municipality, Norway

Mosken is a small uninhabited rocky island in Værøy Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The 1.5-square-kilometer island is located in the Lofoten archipelago about halfway between the islands of Værøya to the south and Moskenesøya to the north. The Moskenstraumen maelstrom—one of the most powerful in the world—is located on the north side of the island of Mosken. Historically, the island was used for grazing sheep in both the summer and the winter.

MunkholmenMunkholmen, Trondheim Municipality, Norway

Munkholmen is an island in the Trondheim Harbour area, approximately 2 kilometres from the town centre. The island was originally named Nidarholm. During the Viking Age, this was a place where public executions were held. Munkholmen is also where Olav Tryggvason put Kark's and Håkon Earl's heads on poles, after battling for kingdom and Christianity in the year of 995.

NakholmenNakholmen, Oslo Municipality, Norway

Nakholmen is an uninhabited island in the inner part of Oslofjord, in the municipality of Oslo. It is located west of Lindøya and southeast of Bygdøy. The island has more than 180-weekend cottages. The first element is nakke - the last element is the finite form of holme. The name is referring to a rock formation on the islet.

OdderøyaOdderøya, Kristiansand Municipality, Norway

Odderøya is an island and neighbourhood in Kristiansand municipality in Agder county, Norway. The 170-acre island lies immediately to the south of the city centre of Kristiansand and it is connected to the mainland by four bridges. The island creates a natural division between the eastern and western parts of the port of Kristiansand.

RøværRøvær, Norway

The island of Røvær is a 25 Min boat trip from Haugesund where Røvær Kulturhotell provides excellent accommodation and cuisine. Røvær can provide you with peace and quiet and the possibility of participating in all the exciting activities the island and the sea have to offer.