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The picturesque little town of Son beside the Oslofjord, Norway - Photo: Akershus Reiselivsråd
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The picturesque little town of Son beside the Oslofjord, Norway Photo: Akershus Reiselivsråd

Key facts about Follo

The distances are short between the coastal, agricultural and village areas, and adventures are on offer throughout the year.

Follo is only a 20-minute drive south of Oslo.

Nearly 117,000 inhabitants live in the Follo Region which consists of the municipalities Frogn, Oppegård, Ski, Vestby, Ås, Nesodden and Enebakk. Many of the towns and villages in Follo are situated beside the Oslofjord, for example Nesoddtangen, Drøbak and Son. There are several beaches in the region which are very popular during the summer months.

Artists' colonies

Son, Drøbak and Hvitsten first became known as artists' colonies in the mid-nineteenth century. Well-known Norwegian painters and writers were attracted to the Follo coast because of the beautiful scenery, the Oslofjord and the special light.

The many discoveries of prehistoric hill forts, burial mounds and rock carvings in the areas cultivated during the Stone and Bronze Ages indicate that the Follo region has always been an attractive place to live in.

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Last updated:  2013-10-24
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The picturesque little town of Son beside the Oslofjord, Norway - Photo: Akershus Reiselivsråd

Key facts about Follo

The distances are short between the coastal, agricultural and village areas, and adventures are on offer throughout the year.

Key facts about Follo

Source: Visitnorway

About Follo

Follo

Welcome to the sunny side of the Oslofjord, only 20 minutes south of Oslo.

Tourist information in Follo

Visit the tourist information offices in Drøbak or Ski to plan your holiday.

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