In Vollen village

you will find shops, cafés, restaurant, art studios, museum and the ingredients to make typical Norwegian dishes!

Picnic benches & rest benches around Vollen

In and around Vollen village you will find lots of places for having a picnic or just a rest to enjoy the view.  The people of the village have contributed to setting out the picnic tables and benches - and they are all for locals and visitors' use, on the...

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Art Gallery in Vollen

Right beside the pharmacy, you will find Vollen's Art Gallery where artists from the Asker district show and sell their paintings and sculptures.  There are new exhibitions about every month throughout the year.  Visitors are very welcome to come in and...

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Children’s playgrounds

Every school and kindergarten in Norway has an outdoor playground.  During school hours these are for the use of the children attending that place.  However after 17:00 on weekdays, at weekends and during national or school holidays, most of these may be...

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Ice-cream in Vollen

Especially in the summer season, there are lots of places where you can enjoy some delicious Norwegian ice-cream in Vollen village. Here are some we recommend: In the picture below, Sofie is enjoying a BIG soft ice from Vollen Marina sports shop.  This is the store...

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Shops in Vollen

  It's always fun to wander around the village, discovering the various shops and workshops. You will decide yourself which you enjoy most, but just to mention my own favourites:   RhombIn the building to the right in the picture above, you'll find lots of beautiful...

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Kitesurfing at Vollen

The illustration above was taken on a cold (+3 degrees C) October 15th morning, when according to the kiters, the wind was far from optimal and they could only use the waves fairly close to the shore.  In general of course, the whole fjord would be their playground. ...

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Cafés and restaurants in Vollen

    Kafé Oscar This café is famous throughout the greater Oslo region - for wonderful views of the fjord right into Oslo, delicious cakes, breads & sandwiches in the traditional building from 1870. So if you don't want to sail away for a picnic as our local baker...

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Local supermarket – REMA 1000

Our village supermarket is just a few minutes away -  walk down to the main road, turn right and take the under-road tunnel.  Rema 1000 is right in front of you in the lower floor of the white building. There is a good selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, fish and...

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Right to Roam

In Norway there is a huge possibility to walk, cycle, ski or sail over the whole country.  These rights are set out in detail in the Norwegian Environment Agency's brochure, Right to Roam.  There are also extensive coastal paths and tracks along the sea and fjords. ...

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Oslo fjord boat museum in Vollen (Oslofjordmuseet)

For most Norwegians, boat life means having your own boat - be it a little sailboat for a youngster of 9, an 8 foot rubber dingy with a small outboard, a competition yacht, a day cruiser and many many more.  To learn more about these, visit Vollen's Oslo Fjord Museum....

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