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.more
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"...more
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.more
Scandic Hotel is probably a decent hotel, I have not stayed there myself, but I've been there a few...more
Konglungveien 201 1392 Vettre, Asker, 1392, Norwa
Good for: Families
Konglungveien 201, Vettre, Asker, Akershus 1392
Good for: Families
I am not a fast food fan. But there is fastfood and fast food. And some food you reserve for fasting, and some places you go after a fast. What's behind a menu? Good food entrepreneurs who come out of a family cooking tradition and who love satsified customers. and no chain restaurants....For the average fast kebab eaters there are kebabs, and...more
Peppes Pizza is a nationwide chain of pizza restaurants with generally ok prices and average or above pizzas. this particular one is located within the shopping centre Sandvika Storsenter and has tired and hungry shoppers as their captive market. When we arrived we were ignored completely, and removed the food waste, plates and glasses left by past...more
The price difference of beer ranges up to NOK 30 for half a litre. If you are a beer dog, beware of Baracoa outside Asker Kulturhus (centre) that have some kind of happy hour until 5 pm, NOK 46 per 0,5 L. Not exactly a bargain, but... The same place charges NOK 53 for the same after 5 pm. Pavarotti at Vollen, a very nice and maritime eatery charges...more
Asker Blues Club has a good program, see their web page below.They normally have fixed club nights at Baracoa and the odd additional concerts and event participation.Do not ever underestimate the quality of Norwegian blues, even if this place is far from the origin of blues.... Informal, if not otherwise indicated in program and ads.more
A few times in spring and into late summer jazz nights at sea are organised by Asker Jazzklubb in collaboration with a couple of boat owners and the municipality of Asker.Using the boat MS Linan the jazz route is between the islands in Vestfjorden and onto open water as the night falls. There is a food buffet, live music with the food and a proper...more
Asker shares a taxi service with the neighbouring community Bærum, thus Asker & Bærum Taxi.Their service is excellent and they beat Oslo taxi both on service and price. If taking a taxi from the airport to Asker (or even Oslo), Asker & Bærum taxi is cheaper by about 20%. A taxi from the airport to Asker nevertheless comes to about NOK 900; about...more
Getting to Asker by aeroplane isn't really an option, but close:At Oslo Gardermoen Airport (OSL), take the Airport Exress train to Asker. Every second departure goes to Asker, the end of the line for the Airport Express. It takes 50 minutes from the airport. The cost: Oslo-Asker by Airport Express train is 190 NOK if you use a card machine, NOK 200...more
Interesting place; a combination of a Persian Carpet gallery and a Silk Road travel agency.They'll show you carpets while you negotiate your travel to Turkmenistan. Carpets, old and new.Tickets and package deals to the travel destinations along the old Silk Road. Ooouchhhh....!more
Every year Lions Club in Asker organises an autumn used book market to rise money for humanitarian causes. It runs over 5 days in late October every year and is located at Holmen Shopping centre. Here you can both get rid of your old books and get your hands on more books to read. Information giving details is published in Budstikka newspaper and...more
A small, but excellent sea food shop near Sandvika Railway station. A super place to sample fish cakes/burgers, otherwise, I do not expect this to be an intensely interesting place for tourists... The daily supply of fish varies; but I noticed the quality is excellent. These guys know how to handle sea food.Crayfish, lobster, crabs, shellfish,...more
Every summer in late August the festival Children's Island ("Barneøya") is organised at Kalvøya Island in neighbouring Baerum municipality. If you have children it's well worth checking out. See their web site for info on tisyear's festival.Ticketing: www.billettservice.noPhone for tickets 81533133.Info and tickets also at Baerum Cultural Center...more
The forests around Asker abound of mushrooms in season. The local mushroom club announces good spots, finds and mushroom controls (checking your catch for poisonsous mushrooms). there is so mych that the club shares its knowledge very willingly. The language may be a problem, but if you ask for info in English you will be well received. Check the...more
The pigeons in Asker are a real nightmare, sh*tting down every nook and cranny of human habitat if thay gain access. No better place for them than Asker's railway station, according to the pigeon spokesbird.Now this is such an odd community and population that considering killing off the pigeons is out of question, sensitive softies. The numbers of...more
Some people hope Asker will get submerged, however, they will be deisappointed.The landmass around Asker rises about 40 cm per century (you can calculate when we will bypass Everest!), so given the oceans are rising, you should be able to find the same shoreline as of today in year 2107! Wish you long life!Info is from www.forskning.no a main...more
Once in a while the entire Oslo Fjord freezes over, more commonly bays and bights along the West Fjord/Asker and Bærum coast are frozen. It is tempting to go out there, skating, fishing from the ice and generally making merry on the ice.However, the sea ice is not as freshwater ice; it is vulnerable to fast thinning and break-up by currents, tides,...more
If you are connecting from Asker or any other suburb to a train out of Oslo Central Station, do not take for granted that the connection times are sufficient. If you check time tables on the internet sits www.nsb.no and ask for an Asker-Gjøvik or whatever connection and even buy the ticket online, you may be left stranded in Oslo. Note that this is...more
Luckily, Asker doesn't have many tourist traps. At least not in the sense that you are set up/ lured into something that makes your cash depart and locals laugh.
Asker is not a destination for international visitors, but nevertheless houses a sizeable population of foreigners married in here, working or for other reasons have migrated here. So you will have diversity, but nothing set up for tourism as such beyond hotels - whatever there is is geared toward locals.
The closest thing to tourist traps here are the info/advertisements for local bathing places along the seacoast, really made rosy. Be aware that with the exception of Hvalstrand Bad there are no facilities and no services at these places, but that is really how locals like it. Just try to understand it. And the water is cold, at least in a global perspective!
Other than that, the main local deception in my mind are the four major shopping malls in the vicinity of Asker: Slemmestad, Liertoppen, Holmen-Senteret and Trekanten. They promise paradise and deliver mediocrity. Very few genuine shopping gems in these centres, but on a rainy day in November I can tolerate going to these places...
Fun Alternatives: Looking for tourist traps??? You must be mad. Try Oslo.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Bring whatever you need for the beach. It may not mean much, but... Just prepare yourself, as people in Asker will use any excuse to get to the beach.
This is a long route, about 150 km, so I recommend an overnight stay in Rødtangen/Holmsbu or thereabouts. You can also bring a tent of easy convenience.From Asker to Drammen you take the old Drammensveien road or via Heggedal and Røyken (not E18), check the relevant Cappelen road map. At Drammen - provided you arrive early enough - you can catch...more
Just outside Sandvika, very close to the E18 highway, is the tiny island called Denmark. It has a grassy plain and the rest is overgrown with lilacs. It has a flagpole with a Danish flag fluttering in the wind, and that's about it. Stricktly speaking it is located in Baerum municipality, but I hereby aquire/annex Denmark on behalf of Asker. There...more
I am trying to rate the islands for various activities on a scale 1-4: Islands with 0 points are not discussed here!Borøya: 4 bathing4 sandy beaches4 baby stroller beach access1 baby stroller trail access4 hiking opportunities1 biking opportunities2 fishing4 tent camping2 mushroom picking (in season)Brønnøya:2 bathing2 sandy beaches3 baby stroller...more
There is a dedicated riding school at Blakstad hovedgård (farm) 3 km south of Asker town centre. It has run for more than a decade on the grounds of the historic farm of Blakstad and trains novices as well as more advanced riders. Own parties for adults. Good tribune seating for onlookers/parents of their hopefuls...First-timer riders...more
During winters until 11 March a ski bus travels from Asker Railway/bus station every Sunday at 10, 11, 12 and 13 hrs.Returns from Solli 10.40, 11.40, 12.40 and 13.40.This bus drops you in the middle of a cross-country ski paradise. Ski back to Asker or wherever, og catch the bus. Bring your own skis and other gear.more
He, he, probably not. But I have, therefore I have noted the address of the farmer Christian Aaby who cuts and removes trees, and/or sells you firewood, too. So if you are moving here, consider this tip of value, because other similar companies/services have been less than successful...Cristian Aaby, Østenstad, Asker, phone 66905976 cell 90963764.more
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