Norwegian flag and ship’s figurehead looking out onto Drøbak harbour.
The Google Earth snap below shows the location – Oslo is to the north at the top of the Oslofjord and the North sea & Denmark are south. The yellow line is the ferry route and the green arrow is the direction of the view up Oslofjord, also below with the bathing cabin.
Drøbak is the Norwegian equivalent of Matlock Bath in the UK in so far as it is cute, not too far from big populations and is visited by bikers on sunny weekends and holidays!
The biggest claim to fame of this area is the sinking of a German heavy cruiser warship, the Blücher, on April 9th 1940. This is known as the “Battle of Drøbak Sound” and I’ll leave you to read all about it in the Wikipedia articles.
Rather than sinking warships, we used one as a ferry to get from Drøbak across to Oscarsborg.
On the way over you get a good view of the fort (and passing yachts)
We trekked around to the far side of the smaller island and set up our picnic on a scenic rock. Our hosts are shown confirming the GPS location of the cool box!
We had a good rummage around the gun emplacements……