You can choose freely between almost 50 different beaches in and around Moss – from rocky to grassy or fine sandy, everything is there. In the town centre of Moss you will find the Sjøbadet and Fiske beaches on the Jeløya side. If you prefer a more rural environment, the beaches on the Jeløy Peninsula, in the charming village of Son or near Larkollen are recommended.
From Moss you can make day trips through the lush countryside along the Oslofjord, hike through forests and beautiful cultural landscapes, visit viewpoints and cafés serving delicious homemade products. On the way, you can stop at galleries and craft shops.
The Galleri F15 on Jeløy is one of the oldest and most established institutions for contemporary art in Norway. Get a cool souvenir from the gallery store and enjoy the famous Alby pastries in the café. Nearby, you can experience the vibrant cultural atmosphere at the almost 300-year-old Røed Gård mansion, where several artists have their own workshops and shops. Here you will find galleries for handicrafts and painting art.
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About 60 km south of Oslo, on the eastern shore of the Oslofjord lies the city and the municipality of Moss of the same name. A vibrant city with many shopping opportunities, restaurants, bars and pubs, a very active cultural life, art galleries and museums. Moss is the regional centre for the neighbouring municipalities. But the place also scores with a great landscape right on the fjord with beautiful beaches, lots of greenery and romantic inland lakes…
The location is at the same time the basis for the emergence of the city. A natural harbor, which is not exposed to the southern and western winds, as well as the river called Mossa with a waterfall 25 m high, which favored the settlement of mills and sawmills, contributed to this. Thus, the place, which had its origin at the mouth of the river, has been growing continuously since the Middle Ages. From 1704 an ironworks was operated. In 1720, Moss received city status. In the second half of the 19th century. At the beginning of the twentieth century, new industries such as shipbuilding, wood processing, the production of clothing, paper and glass were booming.
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