Nesodden is a municipality in Akershus in Viken county, Norway. It is part of the traditional region of Follo. The administrative centre of the municipality is Nesoddtangen. The parish of Næsodden was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt). The new municipality of Oppegård was separated from Nesodden on 1 July 1915.

Nesodden kommune
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Coat of arms of Nesodden kommune
Official logo of Nesodden kommune
Nesodden within Viken
Nesodden within Viken
Coordinates: 59°48′31″N 10°39′20″E / 59.80861°N 10.65556°E / 59.80861; 10.65556Coordinates: 59°48′31″N 10°39′20″E / 59.80861°N 10.65556°E / 59.80861; 10.65556
Administrative centreNesoddtangen
 • Mayor (2015)Truls Wickholm (AP)
 • Total61 km2 (24 sq mi)
 • Land61 km2 (24 sq mi)
 • Rank#416 in Norway
 • Total16,541
 • Rank#61 in Norway
 • Density265/km2 (690/sq mi)
 • Change (10 years)
Increase +16.1%
Official language
 • Norwegian formBokmål
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeNO-3023
WebsiteOfficial website
Data from Statistics Norway

General informationEdit


The name (Old Norse: Nesoddi) is an old district name. The first element is nes which means "headland" and the last element is (the definite form of) odde which means "point".[3]

The very tip of the peninsula is called Nesoddtangen, where the last element is (the definite form of) tange which means "spit". In fact, all three elements in this name have (nearly) the same meaning, so it can be translated roughly as peninsula-peninsula-peninsula.

Nesodden ChurchEdit

Nesodden Church steeple

Nesodden Church (Nesodden kirke) is located in Nesodden parish in Follo rural deanery. The Medieval, Romanesque church is situated southeast of the village of Nesodden. The building material is stone and brick. It was built in 1175. It has a rectangular nave and lower, narrower choir. The church is of long plan and has 130 seats. In the church, there is a Renaissance pulpit from about 1600 decorated with paintings of Jesus and the four Evangelists. The altarpiece from 1715 was carved by Johan Jørgen Schram with a motif showing Jesus in Gethsemane. Domenico Erdmann conducted restoration during 1920. The baptismal font made in clay stone and dates from the Middle Ages.[4]

The church was renovated several times between the 17th and the 20th centuries. The chancel was extended in 1714. The church was most recently restored between 1956 and 1960, both times under the direction of architect Ragnar Nilsen (1896–1986). The church celebrated its 800th anniversary during 1975.[5][6]

Sunnaas HospitalEdit

Sunnaas Hospital, founded in 1954 as a nursing home, was authorized as a hospital in 1960, primarily to treat polio patients from Oslo in cooperation with Oslo City Hospital. The hospital is a university hospital today.


Number of minorities (1st and 2nd generation) in Nesodden by country of origin in 2017[7]
Ancestry Number
  Sweden 304
  Poland 300
  Denmark 173
  Germany 171
  United Kingdom 121
  Lithuania 87
  Somalia 84
  Thailand 83
  Romania 73
  USA 70


Nesodden is located on the tip of the peninsula between main Oslofjord and its arm Bunnefjorden. It includes the villages Hellvik, Fjellstrand, Bjørnemyr, Nesoddtangen, and Fagerstrand, which is also the name of a reality show that was filmed on Fagerstrand and aired on TV 2 during the first half of 2005. Nesoddtangen has passenger ferry connections to Lysaker in Bærum (8 min) and Aker Brygge in Oslo (23 min).

Coat of armsEdit

The coat of arms is designed by the architect Christian Doxrud (1917–2002) and authorized 12 December 1986. The coat of arms shows a silver triangle on a blue background as a canting of the geographical position of the municipality, which is situated on a peninsula in the Oslofjord.[8]

Notable residentsEdit

Several notable Norwegians live in Nesodden.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Navn på steder og personer: Innbyggjarnamn" (in Norwegian). Språkrådet.
  2. ^ "Forskrift om målvedtak i kommunar og fylkeskommunar" (in Norwegian).
  3. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1905). Norske gaardnavne: Akershus amt (in Norwegian) (2 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 86.
  4. ^ "Nesodden kirke". Den Norske Kirke. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  5. ^ Sigrid Marie Christie, Håkon Christie. "Nesodden kirke". Norges Kirker. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  6. ^ Jens Christian Eldal. "Ragnar Nilsen". Norsk kunstnerleksikon. Retrieved 1 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents, by immigration category, country background and percentages of the population". Retrieved 25 June 2017.
  8. ^ Norske Kommunevåpen (1990). "Nye kommunevåbener i Norden". Retrieved 20 December 2008.
  9. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 07 March 2021
  10. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 07 March 2021
  11. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 07 March 2021
  12. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 07 March 2021
  13. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 07 March 2021
  14. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 07 March 2021
  15. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 07 March 2021
  16. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 07 March 2021
  17. ^ IMDb Database retrieved 07 March 2021

Related readingEdit

  • Kristensen, Tom (1975) Nesodden kirke, et gammelt hus (Nesodden kommune / Aschehoug forlag)

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Nesodden at Wikimedia Commons
  •   The dictionary definition of Nesodden at Wiktionary
  • Municipal fact sheet from Statistics Norway
  •   Akershus travel guide from Wikivoyage