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  • Kystleden logo on their boats
    Kystleden logo on their boats
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  • Hebbe Lilles Galleri at Vollen
    Hebbe Lilles Galleri at Vollen
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    Strandsitterhuset, Konglungen

    by Saagar Updated Apr 4, 2011

    This is the oldest house on Konglungen island and was moved here from Ostøya ("Cheese island" - sic) in 1820. Not so impressive. But the place is a museum run by Asker Museum and has an exibit over life and things from the old days. Open May-September. On every Sunday there is a lecture on local coastal cultural history.

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    Berry picking!

    by Saagar Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    In the right season of wild berries you should absolutely get off the main road(s) and into the woods to pick berries.
    The earliest will be the wild strawberries, then blueberries, after that cowberries and raspberries into the autumn. In certain warm spots you may also find blackberries in the Oslofjord area.
    The lazy ones can find a "selvplukk" farm ("pick the berries yourself") and not bother with the big search for the berry spots.Normally signposted for strawberries. Local inquisitiveness may be required for black and red currants, raspberries, plums, apples etc. But you will find such places between Vettre and Slemmestad along the 165 coastal road. Look out for Åby Gård, and Østenstad and places around Vollen.

    Blueberry Heaven
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    Bærums Verk

    by Saagar Updated Mar 21, 2007

    Handlesstedet Bærums Verk is an old industrial and trading community that has adjusted to become a mordern trading post. If going for a family shopping tour, this place is OK. Pre-Christmas program that are dream-like and very nice, very good for children. Some good restaurants here as well, but no shopping complex feeling.

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    Cut your own hristmas trees at Skui farm

    by Saagar Updated Mar 21, 2007

    Skui Gård (farm) offers a pre-Christmas tree felling celebration geared especially at children. You can buy a freshly cut one or cut yourself. Bonfire hot dog BBQ, gingerbread cookies, hot drinks etc. Horse riding mid day hours.
    This is a yearly event and for upcoming December's details check their web site.

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    Hebbe Lilles Galleri

    by Saagar Updated Mar 21, 2007

    Hebbe Lille, or Øyvind Jordfald, has a small visual arts gallery at Vollen Handelssted. It's located in a small, attractive building , and boast its own cuckoo clock on the outer north wall. Lunch guests at Kafe Oscar will be greeted at noon every day by Øyvind's gigantic cuckoo. Unless he has a soar throat...

    Hebbe Lilles Galleri at Vollen
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    The Culture School in Vollen

    by Saagar Written Jan 9, 2007

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    In particular, if you are looking forward to a prolonged visit to Asker, perhaps moving here, check out the activities of "Kulturskolen" - the culture School - of Vollen to the south of Asker centre. It is run by the volunteer organisation Vollen Ungdomslag (Vollen Youth Club).
    Their main program is geared toward cultural activities and festivals and maintaining the roots of culture and the variations of arts; the school does this in the form of evening courses and classes. In the old days such youth clubs used to be the main carrier of community life apart from governmental and religious institutions. Nowadays it is reduced to maintaining living arts creativity and folklore. Very nice indeed - and V.U.L. does a good job.

    Vollen community, site of VUL
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    Strawberry picking in Asker

    by Saagar Written Jul 30, 2006

    Only one farm offers pick-yourself strawberries in Asker, and that is Aaby Gård near Blakstad. The season is fairly short (early-mid July), so keep an eye on roadside advertisements at Aaby or the press for notices.
    Other farms offer fresh strawberries sold at the farm, such as Butterud Gård, Butterudveien 80, 1339 Vøyenenga. Phone 67130749.

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    Raspberry picking in Asker

    by Saagar Updated Jul 30, 2006

    The main season for raspberry picking is later July - early August at farms, further into August for wild raspberries.

    The following farms offer pick-yourself-raspberries:
    1) Linlandet Hagebruk Hans Østenstadvei 14, Vollen, tel 90091685.
    2) Østenstad Hagebruk, Østenstadveien 22, 1392 Vettre, tel 66782559/ 90208066.
    3) Felskum Gård (Bærum), Dæliveien 127. Tel 67553180/ 91792413

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    Boat tours on the Asker coast - Rigmor and Rigfar

    by Saagar Written Jul 30, 2006

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    Just for quick reference, the old ferry boats Rigmor and Rigfar (sic) runs scheduled trips as wellas charters in the Asker waters. Info on the scheduled trips in another tip here (transportation).
    Check the web site for detailed info on charters, special trips, events, rental costs etc.

    Asker coast from the air
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    Boat tours on the Asker coast - Rigmor and Rigfar

    by Saagar Written Jul 30, 2006

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    Just for quick reference, the old ferry boats Rigmor and Rigfar (sic) runs scheduled trips as wellas charters in the Asker waters. Info on the scheduled trips in another tip here (transportation).
    Check the web site for detailed info on charters, special trips, events, rental costs etc.

    Asker coast from the air
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    Kystleden

    by Saagar Updated Apr 22, 2006

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    "Kystleden" is a "trail at sea", a system set up for travellers by canoes, kayaks, rowing boats (any non-motorised sea faring craft with shallow draft) to facilitate multi-day journeys. The main deal is that you book the accommodation consisting of a number of non-serviced cabins (about 20) around the shores and islands of the Oslo Fjord, and it may include boat rental as well. Some of the most exciting lodgings are very near Oslo in fact, but very interesting and beautiful places. The accommodations are sometimes historical buildings, lighthouses, old dwellings, odd cabins etc. They are hired out for short term stays on a non-service, self-catering basis, mostly en bloc i.e. you hire the entire cabin or house. There are tiny 2-bed cabins as well as bigger accommodations available at a very reasonable price. Rowing/boating along the coast, the system is much like the hiking cabin system in the mountains.

    You have to sign up for the most popular accommodation via Oslofjordens Friluftsråd. Check out the web site for locations, facilities and availability at www.oslofjordnes.friluftsrad.no and also info at www.kystled.no Unfortunately there is no English language text on these web pages.

    The cabins for rent are located at Kjeholmen, Langårasundet, Ytre vassholmen, Fyrsteilene, Vestli and 5 more cabins.

    Kystleden logo on their boats
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    Museums in Asker

    by Saagar Updated Apr 22, 2006

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    As it's too early in my stay here to have "seen it all" I have only so far identified the following museums here - and it's a mouthfull for a small community:
    The Asker Museum - Valstads Collections,
    Blakstad Hospital Musum,
    Dikemark Hospital Museum,
    Jansløkka School Museum
    Labråten - author Garborg's home at Hvalstad
    Sem Sawmill museum
    Strandsitterhuset at Konglungen,
    Vollen Coastal Cultural Centre.

    Selvikvillaen, Vollen
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    Huset i Vollen

    by Saagar Updated Apr 22, 2006

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    Huset i Vollen ("The House" at Vollen) is a cultural heritage-protected building and remains an active commercial trading house. It used to be the main trading post in Vollen. Nicely preserved wooden architecture. You can go in and chack out the art and crafts shops, a little gallery etc here.

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    Maize party

    by Saagar Written Aug 28, 2005

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    Maize (corn) is a novelty in Norway in the sense that the northernmost maize fields in the world are located here around the Oslo Fjord and that it hasn't been a crop of commercial interest until lately.

    Ringi Farm just up from Tanum Asylum /refugee centre makes a roaring business out of growing maize, having people come and pick the maize for themselves (at NOK 25 per kg, about a third or fourth of the rate of old, vaccum packed ones in a grocery), and selling BBQ'ed corn on the cob right in the field. The maize variety is Ruuthsbo. They provide bags for picking, fresh maize recipies and other info. I noticed that immigrant families had great fun picking loads here - a slight touch of home?

    Opening hours during picking season: workdays 14-18, Sat-Sun 10-18

    Cornfields of Norway?
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    Øverland Arboret

    by Saagar Updated Aug 3, 2005

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    If you are from the south you may not be very impressed by the trees and bushes and general plant life at Øverland Arboret. However, the place has a significant number of species, some exotic (more than a 100 foreign trees), and it is very well designed. Best of all - it is always open.
    Good place for a walk, with children, a pram or even good for wheelchairs.

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