Short trips

From a couple of hours to half a day

Not a threat – just some information about traffic fines in Norway

It costs a lot to forget traffic rules in Norway.  Here are some examples of fines:
Driving while talking on a mobile phone without using handsfree: NOK 1 700;  Sitting in a car without using a seat belt: NOK 1 500
Driving against a red traffic light, or too close to the vehicle in front: NOK 6 800
Driving against one way traffic, or in the bus/taxi lane: NOK 5 500
Not using lights or not using the signal lights: NOK 2 600
Speeding fines: these are REALLY high!  Don’t speed!   Driving after drinking alcohol: DON’T – this can give a prison sentence!
REMEMBERING ALL THAT – HAVE A GREAT TIME IN NORWAY.

Roald Amundsen’s home – Uranienborg

Many people are fascinated by all aspects of Roald Amundsen's life.  Norway's great polar explorer is celebrated at several places around Oslo - for example at the amazing Fram museum on the Oslo Bygdøy peninsula.  However for a less well known...

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Drammen Spiral tunnel (Spiralen Drammen)

The spiral tunnel in the city of Drammen is a unique experience and in fact has been ranged by CNN Travel as one of the world's most special tunnels.  You enter from the town and drive up 1650 meters in six and a half spirals , to emerge at Skansen. Here,...

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Oscarshall – The Royal Summer Palace

Oscarshall, the Royal "summer palace" in Oslo, is a magical place, not very much visited by tourists. This is a small, beautifully maintained palace on the peninsula of Bygdøy in Oslo.  During opening hours you are welcome to wander in the grounds, from...

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Visit a Lighthouse

A pleasant drive of about three quarters of an hour takes you to Filtvet lighthouse (Filtvet fyr). It is also possible to take the 250 bus going south from Vollen and change to the 85 bus.  This bus trip takes about an hour but check on the bus planner. ...

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Henie Onstad Kunstsenter / Art Exhibition Centre

The Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (HOK) is located in the beautiful park and recreation area of Høvikodden on the Oslo fjord peninsula, surrounded by public trails, wharfs and shorelines.  The statues outdoors in the park are well worth looking at.  The exhibitions change...

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Mini cruise round the Oslo fjord islands

Drive from Vollen to Sandvika and walk down to the river landing stage at Kadettangen.  There the boats “M/S Rigmor” and “M/S Rigfar” leave for a 90 minute ferry boat trip with great views of the coastlines, lighthouses and islands.  The ferry leaves at weekends from...

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Tanum Middle Ages Church / Tanum kirke i Bærum

Tanum church which is a 23 minute drive from Vollen, dates from the 12th century and has sculptures from the Medieval Age.  Around the church are several burial mounds from the Iron Age.  The oldest graves are from the 17th century.  Inside the church you can see...

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Sculpture Park – Magne Furuholmen

Magne Furuholmen became famous as a member of the Norwegian world famous group, Aha.  He still performs occasionally with the group, but in the last years has become one of Norway's best artists and sculptors.  In 2016, the Sculpture Park at Fornebuporten with all the...

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IKEA – just ten minutes drive by bus or car

    IKEA at Slependen is one of the largest stores in Norway.  It can be fun to wander around for inspiration or to buy some items for the home.  This is also where you can enjoy the cheapest meal in the district – and also one inspired by Scandinavian...

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Asker Museum

Asker Museum is a fifteen minute drive from Vollen.  The house was home to some of Norway's important artists, Tilla and Otto Valstad, and Hulda and Arne Garborg.  The garden is my favourite part of the museum - it is Baroque inspired and beside the many little paths...

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Sandvika town

Sandvika town is about half way between Vollen and Oslo. It is here you will find one of Scandinavia's largest malls - Sandvika storsenter.  The mall is open Monday to Friday from 10:00 - 21:00 and Saturday 09:00 - 19:00.  There is a large parking house under the mall...

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Asker town

Asker town is the administrative centre of our municipality and has a wide range of shops, cafés, restaurants and activities such as theatre, cinema, library, swimming pool and training centres.  From Asker railway station you can take the train to Oslo, the south of...

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Vollen Ferry

  The upper deck is the place for sightseeing and sea breezes.  Indoors there is a warm beverages machine, comfortable seats and salt-sprayed windows. Vollen Ferry Boat  runs Monday to Friday (depending on fjord ice conditions, the boat runs all year except from...

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