Håøya is interesting in many respects:
- largest island in the Oslo fjord
- unique plant life
- White-tailed eagles nested there this year, for the first time in a very long time
- part of the Oscarsborg Fortress until modern times
I was there on a school camp when I was a kid, and coming back brought back memories. As with other parts of the Norwegian countryside Håøya is also suffering from the absence of cows, goats and sheep. They used to keep the landscapes open, but now every nice view is disappearing in shrubbery and forest.
But at Håøya they are trying to do something about it. A goat farmer brought his herd to the island to manage the vegetation, and produce goat cheese. We were too early to enjoy the cheese, but maybe next year!