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Son

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Traditional wooden houses and a lively harbor make this charming coastal town a very popular spot among tourists and locals alike.

Son is a picturesque town with a great harbor area, beautiful white wooden houses, twisting narrow streets and an interesting Coastal Culture Center. The town is located along the sunny side of the Oslofjorden (Oslo fjord) inlet in Norway.

The river has always played a major role in Son. The name of the town is believed to come from the name of the river Hølenselva in Old Norse, an ancient language once spoken in Scandinavia.

Discover a traditional coastal town with a harbor that’s been active since the Renaissance era. The people of Son used to focus on logging, transporting timber from nearby areas down the river, and then working in building and repairing ships. See this beautiful place where many writers and painters decided to settle. The one-time spot for maritime craftsmen became known as the town of artists.

If you want to learn more about the story of this Norwegian town, stop at Kystkultursenteret, the Coastal Culture Center. Find the center in the heart of the city scattered across several different buildings. See an old fishermen’s house, a museum pier with old wooden ships, a seaside cottage and a museum shop.

To see boats and ships of many different types and sizes, visit the beautiful harbor of Son Marina. The lively spot has good restaurants, cafés and shops. Along the harbor area you can also see Thornegården, one of the most famous historic houses of Son, built centuries ago. Other beautiful historic houses near here are Wollegården, Stoltenberggården and Birkelandsgården, which houses the Son library.

Son is a town in the municipality of Vestby, in Akershus County, Norway. Look for several nice sandy stretches in Son. Find Son Beach just a short walk from the town square and enjoy Brevik Bay, which is a great spot for sunbathing and playing volleyball.

Thon Hotel Horten
Thon Hotel Horten
3.5 out of 5
Jernbanegata 1, Horten
The price is NZ$213 per night from 13 Aug. to 13 Aug.
Located in the heart of Horten, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Oslofjord, Tivolistranda and Vollane. Rorestrand and Borre Golf Course are also within ...
3.7/5Good! (445 reviews)
"Stayed overnight. Our room was okay.But when i shower and used a towel from the bathroom , i found some hair on it and that’s actually not pleasing."

Reviewed on 27 Sep. 2020

Thon Hotel Horten
Son Spa
Son Spa
4 out of 5
Hollandveien 60, Son, Vestby
The price is NZ$428 per night from 22 Aug. to 22 Aug.
Located in the heart of Vestby, this spa hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Son Marina and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Oslofjord. Galleri F15 is 12.1 mi (19.5 km) away.
4.3/5Excellent! (292 reviews)
"Its such a beautiful place Spa however is very small for the crowd on a weekend"

Reviewed on 17 Sep. 2019

Son Spa
Oscarsborg Castle Hotel & Resort
Oscarsborg Castle Hotel & Resort
3.5 out of 5
Oscarsborg Festning, Drobak, Frogn
The price is NZ$218 per night from 2 Aug. to 2 Aug.
Located in Drobak, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, just steps away from Oslofjord and Oscarsborg Fortress Museum. Drobak Aquarium and Ski Shopping ...
4.2/5Very Good! (113 reviews)
Below our expectations
"This is not a resort. There is a former soldiers barracks that has been made into rooms. The rooms where not particularily nice, bathroom basic but clean. Service was slow and confusing, but they tried their best. Maybe if youre particularily interested in military historie you will like it, but ..."

Reviewed on 15 Sep. 2019

Oscarsborg Castle Hotel & Resort
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New Cottage for 12, Panorama View Over Oslo Fjord
New Cottage for 12, Panorama View Over Oslo Fjord
3 out of 5
Godthullia 9, Frogn, Viken
The price is NZ$755 per night from 25 Aug. to 25 Aug.
Situated in Frogn, this cottage is within a 5-minute walk of Inner Oslofjord and Oslofjord. AMFI Drøbak City and Follo Museum are also within 9 miles (15 ...
New Cottage for 12, Panorama View Over Oslo Fjord
5 Bedroom Accommodation in Filtvet
5 Bedroom Accommodation in Filtvet
Solbergbekken, Hurum, Viken
Situated in Hurum, this holiday home is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Oslofjord and 1.9 mi (3.1 km) from Filtvet Lighthouse. Inner Oslofjord and Preisserstranda are also ...
5 Bedroom Accommodation in Filtvet
6 Bedroom Accommodation in Sætre
6 Bedroom Accommodation in Sætre
Øvre Wærpen, Hurum, Viken
Situated in Hurum, this holiday home is steps away from Inner Oslofjord and Oslofjord. AMFI Drøbak City and Follo Museum are also within 9 miles (15 km).
6 Bedroom Accommodation in Sætre
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