In Oslo, island life is just a ferry ride away. Just south of the city centre is an archipelago of small, forested islands – each boasting its own unique appeal. Ferries leave regularly from Rådhusbrygge 4 (City Hall Pier 4) and can be boarded using the Oslo Pass or by paying a fare that costs the same amount as the city’s buses or trams. To escape the crowds, head to Gressholmen island, one of the many nearby islands in the Oslofjord. The northern parts of Gressholmen are nature reserves that share a bay renowned for its nesting seabirds.