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Idyllic waterfall at Bærums Verk
Idyllic waterfall at Bærums Verk
Waterfall at Bærums Verk.
Photo: Akershus Reiselivsråd
Waterfall at Bærums Verk.
Photo: Akershus Reiselivsråd

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The space of infinity "Hymn of Life" by Yayoi Kusama at Henie Onstad art museum
The space of infinity "Hymn of Life" at Henie Onstad art museum
"Hymn of Life" by Yayoi Kusama at Henie Onstad art museum.
Photo: Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
"Hymn of life" at Henie Onstad art museum.
Photo: Henie Onstad Kunstsenter
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Girlfriends enjoying the sun and ocean at Holmen Fjordhotel
Girlfriends enjoying the sun and ocean at Holmen Fjordhotel
The Bathhouse at Holmen Fjordhotel.
Photo: Holmen Fjordhotell
The Bathhouse at Holmen Fjordhotel.
Photo: Holmen Fjordhotell
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Among the river in Drammen
Among the river in Drammen
The "rivertown" Drammen.
Photo: Christine Baglo / Visit Norway
The "rivertown" Drammen.
Photo: Christine Baglo / Visit Norway
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West of Oslo you’ll find Asker, Bærum and Drammen; famous for world-class art, white beaches and the city of Drammen is also referred to as a frontrunner in urban development.

Asker and Bærum are about a half an hour drive from Oslo and are also easy to get to by boat or bike. Nice beaches, featuring diving platforms, make it a top summer destination when it gets too hot in the city of Oslo. Explore one of the charming coastal pearls like Vollen, Sætre, Filtvet or Holmsbu.

Drammen is the largest city on the west side of the Oslofjord. The people living there should feel proud, because Drammen won the prestigious prize for the best city development in Europe. The Drammenselva river splits the city in two, making it possible to swim, fish and hike in the city center. You should definitely consider fishing, as the river is one of Norway's top ten rivers for salmon.

If you love shopping, Norway’s largest shopping mall, Sandvika, is only 20 minutes away by car from Drammen or Oslo.

This is a heaven for art lovers, where you’ll find a variety of art, architecture and rich history. Follow the coastal path to the Henie Onstad Art Center where you’ll experience Norwegian and international exhibitions of contemporary art. Visit the impressive sculpture park located in beautiful surroundings at Bærums Verk. The former ironworks, from 1610, has transformed into a cosy market with artwork, galleries, shops and restaurants. The city streets in Sandvika and Asker offer a treat for the eyes as they are painted in colorful street art.

Nearby mountains and never ending coastal walking paths make the region of Asker, Bærum and Drammen popular destinations all year long. During winter, you’ll find great opportunities for alpine and cross country skiing. The little ones can enjoy meeting cute alpacas or, if they are a little more adventurous, they can try out dog sledding at Bergvang visitor farm.

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Cuddle farm animals, go snowboarding or walk along the coastal paths.

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Top attractions in Asker/Bærum/Drammen
Since 1968, Henie Onstad has been committed to Norwegian and international art, with a broad exhibition, music and performance program, and a central… Read more
Henie Onstad Art Center
Bærums Verk has more than 40 shops displaying visual arts, carpentry, smiths and glass blowers to modern interior stores, regular shops and a variety… Read more
Bærums Verk
Our best tip to an excursion and daytrip out of Oslo. Travel by boat, bike or car to the Asker and Hurum peninsula and visit charming villages such as… Read more
Historic bathing towns in Asker
Engineerium is an interactive technology and science center scenic located by the sea at the peninsula Fornebu, just 15 minutes outside Oslo. Discover… Read more
Engineerium interactive visitor centre
The Geology Center in Slemmestad has an exhibition in the Trilobox containging fossils, rocks and minerals. A model shows the bedrock of Slemmestad… Read more
Geologi center
The sculpture parks in Bærum can be found at Henie Onstad, Sjøholmen, Bærums Verk and Fornebu A stroll here is like a walk in an open cultural… Read more
Outdoor art in Bærum
In the Artist Valley at Hvalstad is the Asker museum. Here you can step into the beautiful and unique artist homes of Tilla and Otto Valstad and the… Read more
Asker Museum
Charming Vollen in Asker has a long and rich boatbuilding tradition. At the bottom of the bay you will find the Oslo Fjord Museum and the museum… Read more
The Oslofjord Museum in Vollen
Grinimuseet is managed by MiA, the Museums in Akershus and tells the story of the largest German prison camp in Norway during World War II and the… Read more
Grini Museum
At Bergvang farm we offer various activities throughout the year for meetings and conferances segment as well as the tourist segment, like… Read more
Bergvang visitor farm
Sandvika Storsenter is the biggest shopping centre in Norway and has close to 200 shops, cafes and restaurants situated just outside Oslo. Easy access… Read more
Sandvika Shopping mall
Destinations in Eastern Norway
In the small village of Hemsedal, you are greeted by alpine mountain surroundings, fun outdoor activities, and some of Norway’s best rivers for… Read more
From jumps and turns in Trysil bike arena, to rafting, climbing, and hiking – experience Trysil in summer! Read more
From culture and local goat cheese to downhill biking, ziplining and lots of hiking trails – outdoor adventures await in Geilo during summer. Read more
Step into the kingdom of the mythical musk oxen. Go hiking, biking, and horseback riding or visit the award-winning Viewpoint Snøhetta. Read more
The Dovrefjell mountains
Hiking opportunities all year round, kayaking on silent lakes, and the chance to learn about Norway’s rich industrial heritage. Enjoy… Read more
More and more visitors come for the peace and quietness by more than 900 lakes, just interrupted by folk music and wild animals. Read more
Femund Engerdal
In Akershus you can easily switch between the good life by the coast, urban city life and active holiday in the countryside. Read more
Looking for sun, summer and festivals? But also history and scenic surroundings? Then Larvik and Stavern is the place for you! You are guaranteed to… Read more
Larvik and Stavern
Vestfold’s coastline has an extensive cultural history. The region by the Oslofjord has played a central role in Norwegian history as a hub for… Read more
From the Vikings to the tourists of today, people have always flocked to Tønsberg, Norway's oldest city. Located about an hour's… Read more
Tønsberg and Færder
The mountains at Skeikampen have been a popular recreation area for generations. Cruise down a slope, hike up a mountain, or simply lean back and… Read more
The mountains at Norefjell, just 90 minutes from Oslo, offer peaceful nature with a grand view. In winter, you can go skiing and snowboarding –… Read more
In family-friendly Nesbyen, you get close to nature no matter if you’re skiing, hiking, biking or walking around in your swimwear. Read more
In the village of Gol in Hallingdal, you’ll find both tranquil nature experiences and action-packed adventures for the whole family – all… Read more
Explore nature in a lush mountain valley, enjoy the view from the mountains, and get in close contact with wild animals such as bears, lynx, and moose… Read more
Bring your kids to Hallingdal feriepark, go mountain biking on some of the country’s best tracks, or walk through the mountains in search of… Read more
The Hallingdal valley is shaped like a big smile across south-east Norway, with high mountains, family parks and fun activities for people of all… Read more
Romerike offers unique accommodation and exciting activities. Here, you can visit the historic birthplace of the constitution, ski indoors, or indulge… Read more
According to National Geographic, the Besseggen ridge is one of the top 20 hikes in the world. Not surprisingly, it’s located in Valdres - the… Read more
Vrådal is a small village in the midst of the county of Telemark and can tempt you with royal mountains, lush forests, and quiet lakes, not to… Read more
Rjukan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located close to the Hardangervidda National Park. The area is known for Gaustatoppen mountain peak and the… Read more
Enjoy an active holiday in the charming mountain village of Rauland by the foot of the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. Read more
The charming little coastal town of Kragerø is set in beautiful surroundings with a fabulous cluster of islands just waiting for you… Read more
Home to Norway’s largest outdoor climbing park, the Telemark canal, and a wealth of interesting museums, Grenland offers a blend of cultural and… Read more
From summer adventures in the coastal town of Kragerø to skiing in powder snow from Gaustatoppen. Experience magnificent nature, exciting… Read more
Sarpsborg was founded 1,000 years ago by Saint Olaf II of Norway, and is situated beside the Sarpsfossen waterfall, which has one of the highest flow… Read more
Sandefjord boasts miles of coastline, as well as a rich historical heritage. Vikings have left their mark here, as has the whaling industry. Read more
At once tranquil and sublime, Rondane national park is an ideal place to experience the mountains and highlands of Eastern Norway. Read more
Rondane mountains
Between Oslo and the Swedish border, you’ll find Østfold – a region full of cultural cities and idyllic seaside experiences. Read more
Between the Oslofjord and the forests lies Norway’s capital and largest city, with its vibrant social scene and special combination of nature… Read more
In Numedal the main attractions are the mountain heights, but with stave churches and medieval roots you can also get a unique glimpse of Norwegian… Read more
Choose between 50 different beaches or try the city's new pride: the diving tower! Discover historical Refsnes Gods or Gallery F 15, one of… Read more
Lillehammer is located in the lush Gudbrandsdalen valley in Eastern Norway and offers a mix of culture, family fun, and outdoor activities. Read more
Jotunheimen is a massive mountain area in Eastern Norway, home to Norway’s two highest mountains, Galdhøpiggen and Glittertind. Other… Read more
The area between Oslo and the Swedish border offers unspoilt nature, excellent fishing spots, and the Halden canal, which is the oldest… Read more
Inner Østfold
Horten boasts a rich heritage dating back to our Viking history. In Åsgårdstrand, you can visit legendary artist Edvard Munch's house. Read more
Get to know this charming, medium-sized city on the banks of Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake. Experience a rich cultural life and one of the… Read more
Savalen is a village situated by the lake of the same name - and a sought after holiday destination for people searching recreation and nature-based… Read more
Its extensive forest and a host of walking, hunting and fishing options right on your doorstep makes Elverum well worth a visit… Read more
Stay in a treetop cabin, visit a farm, or enjoy the myriad of opportunities for outdoor activities. Hedmark is an ideal spot, whether you are looking… Read more
Halden is an idyllic small town nestled down by the Iddefjord, just on the border of Sweden. Above the town looms the mighty Fredriksten Fortress. Read more
Being on the list of nationally valuable cultural landscapes, Hadeland and Ringerike can offer some of Norway’s most visited museums and… Read more
Hadeland and Ringerike
Gudbrandsdalen is known for its lush nature, local food and fun family activities. The area boasts three national parks and offers great opportunities… Read more
Gudbrandsdalen valley
Enjoy the good life in the countryside! Toten, Søndre Land, Ringsaker and Gjøvik offer wonderful local food, a rich cultural life, and… Read more
The Gjøvik region and Ringsaker
Fredrikstad is a cosy city with deep historical roots and it’s home to one of the best-preserved fortress towns in Scandinavia. Just west… Read more
A 20-minute drive from Oslo takes you to Follo, a region full of fun and excitement. Here, you can scream on the thrilling rides at TusenFryd, visit a… Read more
Itching to put on those skis? Enjoy long, snowsure winters in Bjorli and Lesja! In the summertime, you can hike, bike, ride, and fish in 250 lakes and… Read more
Bjorli and Lesja
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    • Asker car

      By car

      Asker and Bærum is a region with a well developed infrastructure. The main artery of the road network in the region is the E18, which stretches from the Oslo border in the east, through Asker in the west, and into Buskerud county.

      The E18 is a toll road if you cross Oslo’s borders.

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    • Asker bus

      By bus

      Public transport is in many cases linked to services in the bordering capital, which offers a broad and varied range of bus services.

      Several bus companies operate to and from Oslo Airport with a number of stops in the area around the airport.

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    • Asker boat

      By boat

      From Oslo, there are ferry connections to Fredrikshavn and Copenhagen in Denmark, as well as Kiel in Germany. Find more information about ferry transportation.

      The Nesoddfergene ferries travel between Aker Brygge/Lysaker and Nesoddtangen all year round, whilst M/S Rigmor and M/S Rigfar are ferries that take you to islands in the fjord. For time tables and prices, check out Ruter’s website.

    • Asker train

      By train

      There are several train departures from Asker and Bærum to multiple destinations in Norway. Train stations are situated throughout Asker and Bærum.

    • Asker plane

      By plane

      Oslo Airport is located about 40 minutes away, while Torp Sandefjord Airport can be reached within 1 hour.

      Flytoget, The Airport Express Train, has several departures and is the quickest way to reach Asker and Bærum from Oslo Airport. The journey takes around 45 minutes.

      The Airport Express Bus travels directly to and from Oslo city centre and Bekkestua in Bærum.

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