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Jeni's Guidebook: Asker and surrounding area.

Jeni

Jeni's Guidebook: Asker and surrounding area.

Sightseeing
See traditional Norwegian houses and cabins from all over the country. Cafe and children’s climbing/obstacle course, horses, free roaming hens, a beautiful garden and sculpture garden with many cozy places to sit and enjoy the peace and beauty. A 5 minute walk from the apartment.
Asker Museum
19 Otto Valstads vei
See traditional Norwegian houses and cabins from all over the country. Cafe and children’s climbing/obstacle course, horses, free roaming hens, a beautiful garden and sculpture garden with many cozy places to sit and enjoy the peace and beauty. A 5 minute walk from the apartment.
A beautiful 1 hour hike to the top for the best view in Asker overlooking the fjord and all of Asker and Oslo. We have done this with a 5 year old. From your doorstep it is 1.5 hours to the top. Go to Nakuhel and take the marked trail from there.
Skaugumsåsen
A beautiful 1 hour hike to the top for the best view in Asker overlooking the fjord and all of Asker and Oslo. We have done this with a 5 year old. From your doorstep it is 1.5 hours to the top. Go to Nakuhel and take the marked trail from there.
There is a beautiful 5k walk around the lake. You can start from Nakuhel. There is a sandy bathing beach and many spots around the lake for swimming, fishing, kayaking. In the winter you can ice skate and ski over the frozen lake. There are many signed hiking and skiing paths from here.
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Semsvannet
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There is a beautiful 5k walk around the lake. You can start from Nakuhel. There is a sandy bathing beach and many spots around the lake for swimming, fishing, kayaking. In the winter you can ice skate and ski over the frozen lake. There are many signed hiking and skiing paths from here.
3k and a 12 minute bike ride lies beautiful Hvalstrand bathing beach with a sandy beach, jumping platforms, and grassy area. Also serves as a great starting point for exploring the coastal foot and bike trail (kyststien). Free parking at turn off from the main road, and paid parking all the way in. During bathing season a small kiosk is open, as well as an upscale restaurant.
Hvalstrand bad
3k and a 12 minute bike ride lies beautiful Hvalstrand bathing beach with a sandy beach, jumping platforms, and grassy area. Also serves as a great starting point for exploring the coastal foot and bike trail (kyststien). Free parking at turn off from the main road, and paid parking all the way in. During bathing season a small kiosk is open, as well as an upscale restaurant.
Beautiful sandy beach and swimming platform just an 8 minute bike ride. Just next to it is a brand new swimming hall for indoor swimming. In the summer there is sometimes a food truck open.
Holmenskjæret badestrand
4 Devikveien
Beautiful sandy beach and swimming platform just an 8 minute bike ride. Just next to it is a brand new swimming hall for indoor swimming. In the summer there is sometimes a food truck open.
Just a 10 minute drive is our local downhill ski slope with the best view around. No ski rental available. In the summer there are lovely trails from the parking at the ski center. One trail leads to the peak of Vardåsen offering stunning views.
Vardåsen skisenter
39 Trettestykket
Just a 10 minute drive is our local downhill ski slope with the best view around. No ski rental available. In the summer there are lovely trails from the parking at the ski center. One trail leads to the peak of Vardåsen offering stunning views.
A 25 minute drive away is a bigger ski slope with ski equipment rentals, chair lift, jump park, lodge with restaurant. Easy to black diamond difficulty available.
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Drammen Skisenter
140 Kristian Brenners vei
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A 25 minute drive away is a bigger ski slope with ski equipment rentals, chair lift, jump park, lodge with restaurant. Easy to black diamond difficulty available.
Nice outdoor climbing park with adjoining bike park and downhill bike park. Just a 25 minute drive.
Drammen climbing park
140 Kristian Brenners vei
Nice outdoor climbing park with adjoining bike park and downhill bike park. Just a 25 minute drive.
Visit historical idyllic Vollen for a taste of Norwegian costal village life. Check out boutique shopping, restaurants, ice cream, sandy beaches, the Oslo Fjord museum, and stroll along the coastal path. It is even possible to take a ferry from Vollen into the port in central Oslo (Aker Brygge). After a stroll around, you can most easily take the train (L1) back to Vakås.
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Vollen
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Visit historical idyllic Vollen for a taste of Norwegian costal village life. Check out boutique shopping, restaurants, ice cream, sandy beaches, the Oslo Fjord museum, and stroll along the coastal path. It is even possible to take a ferry from Vollen into the port in central Oslo (Aker Brygge). After a stroll around, you can most easily take the train (L1) back to Vakås.
Oslo Fjord cruises lasting about 1.5 hours offer sight-seeing around the islands in the Asker/Bærum area. In late summer, Saturday and Sunday, mini-cruises leave at 12pm from Kadettangen 18b (Rigmorbryggen). On Fridays, a ferry stopping at the islands leaves Rigmorbryggen at 13:45.
Sandvika Fjordturer AS, M/S Rigmor og M/S Rigfar
18 Kadettangen
Oslo Fjord cruises lasting about 1.5 hours offer sight-seeing around the islands in the Asker/Bærum area. In late summer, Saturday and Sunday, mini-cruises leave at 12pm from Kadettangen 18b (Rigmorbryggen). On Fridays, a ferry stopping at the islands leaves Rigmorbryggen at 13:45.
Beautiful park with Vegeland's stunning sculptures of humans of all ages and stages of life. A large playground is also in this park.
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Vigelandsanlegget
32 Nobels gate
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Beautiful park with Vegeland's stunning sculptures of humans of all ages and stages of life. A large playground is also in this park.
Waterfront area in central Oslo with loads of restaurants, cafes and people watching.
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Aker Brygge
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Waterfront area in central Oslo with loads of restaurants, cafes and people watching.
Oslo's castle fortress just next to Aker Brygge is a lovely place for a stroll as you explore the ruins of the castle.
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Akershus slot
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Oslo's castle fortress just next to Aker Brygge is a lovely place for a stroll as you explore the ruins of the castle.
Quaint area in nearby Bærum with boutique shopping, workshops, galleries, and restaurants.
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Bærums Verk
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Quaint area in nearby Bærum with boutique shopping, workshops, galleries, and restaurants.
Food scene
A lovely community cafe and great place to meet the locals. It has a breathtaking view of the lake, forest and hills, and is a great departure point for hiking, biking and skiing. 5 minute drive, 12 minutes by bike, and 30 minutes by foot.
NaKuHel National Center for Nature culture and health
168 Semsveien
A lovely community cafe and great place to meet the locals. It has a breathtaking view of the lake, forest and hills, and is a great departure point for hiking, biking and skiing. 5 minute drive, 12 minutes by bike, and 30 minutes by foot.
Delicious Italian pizza, Italian gelato, and outdoor seating in the summer. Right in the middle of the village center.
Restaurant Glorioso
Delicious Italian pizza, Italian gelato, and outdoor seating in the summer. Right in the middle of the village center.
Good food if not a little pricey. Pizza and vegetarian options are very good. Right next to the Asker train station and on the town square. Outdoor seating in the summer with play area outside in the town square.
Egon
1 Torvveien
Good food if not a little pricey. Pizza and vegetarian options are very good. Right next to the Asker train station and on the town square. Outdoor seating in the summer with play area outside in the town square.
While in Vollen, visit popular Vito's for authentic Italian pizza!
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Vito's Vollen
416 Slemmestadveien
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While in Vollen, visit popular Vito's for authentic Italian pizza!
While in Vollen visit the popular Bakeri Kafe Oscar for a quaint cafe experience.
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Vollen Bakery
436 Slemmestadveien
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While in Vollen visit the popular Bakeri Kafe Oscar for a quaint cafe experience.