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Asker

Travel Guide
Asker showing snow and a small town or village

This ancient settlement in the woods along the Oslofjørd is now one of Oslo’s wealthiest suburbs. Swim in summer, ski in winter and shop year-round.

Visit the peaceful Oslo suburb of Asker to see why several members of Norway’s royal family live here. As one of Norway’s wealthiest areas, Asker has gorgeous buildings, high-end shopping and several popular museums. Also, due to its location along the Oslofjørd, Asker features a picturesque waterfront with some of the country’s best beaches.

Start out at Asker Church, one of the town’s oldest landmarks. Explore the church grounds to see Iron Age burial mounds. If you attend a service, you may get a glimpse of Norway’s Crown Prince and Princess, who live in the area and often come to Asker Church.

Asker is considered to be one of Norway’s wealthiest areas; its shopping and museums are accordingly first rate. Browse the Gallery Trafo, which exhibits Norwegian contemporary art in an antique factory building. Explore Billingstad, the shopping area to the north of town where the first IKEA store outside of Sweden was established. There you will find high-end boutiques and a shopping mall.

During summer, head east of town to access Asker’s beaches on the Oslofjørd. Hvalstrand is the most popular; it features a diving tower, slides and boat rentals. Join the thousands of Asker residents who come out on hot summer days to sit on the grass along the beach. Sjøstrand, a beach southeast of town, has beach volleyball facilities.

Visit in winter to enjoy the Norwegian countryside at its most beautiful. Go ice skating on the Oslofjørd, ski on one the many slopes around Asker or cross-country ski through the woods north of town to find Semsvannet, Asker’s largest lake.

Asker is a 20-minute drive southwest of Oslo. Both an international airport and train station are located in Oslo. You can also reach Asker by ferry from Denmark, Sweden and Germany. From the coast, drive a rental car or take a taxi to Asker. While Oslo is Norway’s bustling international city, Asker is a gateway to the country’s quiet wooded fjords.

Scandic Asker
Scandic Asker
3.5 out of 5
Askerveien 61, Asker
The price is NZ$130 per night from 19 Aug. to 19 Aug.
Located in the heart of Asker, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Whale Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Kalvoya Island and Sandvika Center. Kon Tiki Museum ...
4/5Very Good! (391 reviews)
"Very good"

Reviewed on 27 May 2020

Scandic Asker
Thon Hotel Vettre
Thon Hotel Vettre
3.5 out of 5
Konglungveien 201, Vettre, Asker
The price is NZ$219 per night from 14 Aug. to 14 Aug.
Situated in Asker, this beach hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Whale Beach, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Sandvika Center and Telenor Arena. Viking Ship Museum and ...
4.1/5Very Good! (261 reviews)
"Nice rooms"

Reviewed on 27 May 2020

Thon Hotel Vettre
Quality Hotel Leangkollen
Quality Hotel Leangkollen
3.5 out of 5
Bleikeråsen 215, Asker
The price is NZ$196 per night from 6 Aug. to 6 Aug.
Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Whale Beach and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Oslofjord. Sandvika Center and Lower Hajum Farm ...
4.2/5Excellent! (123 reviews)
"Minus med oppholdet var at mitt reisefølge på tre par ikke fikk rom i nærheten av hverandre selv om det ble spurt om"

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2019

Quality Hotel Leangkollen
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Anker Apartment – Sentrum
Anker Apartment – Sentrum
3 out of 5
Storgata 53H, Oslo
The price is NZ$133 per night from 15 Aug. to 15 Aug.
Located in Central Oslo, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Rockefeller Music Hall and Oslo Spektrum. Oslo Opera House and Munch Museum are also within ...
3.5/5Good! (985 reviews)
Lovely staff
"Staff were great and very helpful, room facilities were basic but all needed and it was a good price for Oslo. Only issue was that I had to switch rooms as I was put in one that my roommates informed me had someone who was stealing things and using drugs. They’d reported it to reception and so I ..."

Reviewed on 22 Feb. 2020

Anker Apartment – Sentrum
Bjørvika Apartments - Frognerveien 1
Bjørvika Apartments - Frognerveien 1
3.5 out of 5
1 Frognerveien, Oslo, Oslo
The price is NZ$332 per night from 1 Sep. to 1 Sep.
Located in Frogner, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of National Library and Royal Palace. Aker Brygge and Nobel Peace Center are also within ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Frognerveien 1
"Flott leilighet, gid plass, bra beliggenhet og godt renhold. Mye bråk fra en boks rett på yttersiden av soveromsvinduet."

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

Bjørvika Apartments - Frognerveien 1
Forenom Aparthotel Oslo
Forenom Aparthotel Oslo
3.5 out of 5
Lakkegata 3, Oslo
The price is NZ$172 per night from 1 Sep. to 1 Sep.
Located in Oslo City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Intercultural Museum and Oslo Spektrum. Oslo Opera House and Munch Museum are ...
4.1/5Very Good! (435 reviews)
Dust and fire alarms went on
"The room was very dusty, and on our last day the fire alarm went on at 6 am. It lasted for about 15 minutes before it turned off and it no one was reachable to contact in the hotel. No apology, no clarification, nothing."

Reviewed on 1 Sep. 2020

Forenom Aparthotel Oslo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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