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People swimming and diving at Hvalstrand Bad
Hvalstrand Bad.
Photo: Knut Aandal

Fine arts and eco­-beaches along the Oslofjord

You don’t have to travel far to get a more intimate and cozy alternative to Oslo. Asker, Bærum and Røyken give you both exclusive art experiences and cooling swimming opportunities in the Oslofjord.

The town centre of Asker.
Photo: Vibeke Glosli
Henie Onstad Center of Art
Henie Onstad Art Centre.
Photo: Hilma af Kint
Vollen, Oslofjord
Bonfire in Vollen by the Oslofjord.
Photo: Johan Berge/Visitnorway.com
Bærums Verk
The idyllic Bærums Verk.
Photo: Bærums Verk
Vollen, Asker
The Oslofjord museum in Vollen.
Photo: Akershus Reiselivsråd

Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information on Asker & Bærum's official website

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  • Asker train

    By train

    The Norwegian State Railways (NSB) offers several train departures from Asker and Bærum to multiple destinations in Norway. Train stations are situated throughout Asker and Bærum.

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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. For information and timetables, see Ruter’s website.

  • 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.

    Cars can be hired from several places in Asker and Bærum. In addition, all the major car rentals are represented at Oslo Airport Gardermoen.

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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 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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