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Ås


Ås in Norway Ås municipality coat of arms

Population:
18,503

Areal:
103,1 km2


Ås Local Directory


Accommodation, Businesses and more pictures from Ås

Ås muncipality has approximately 17.400 inhabitants and covers a area of 103,1 km2. Farming and forestry have always been important for settling and employment in Ås. The main attractions are the Agricultural University of Norway, burial mounds along the Drøbak road, Tusenfryd amusement park and Viking Land, the Årungen recreation area and a rowing stadium. Kroer Church, Nordby Church and Ås Church.

The most important motorways and main roads to and from the whole of Norway go through Akershus. Travelers by train, coach, car and boat to and from the area around Oslo have to pass through Akershus. There is a very good public transport system carrying large numbers of passengers between Akershus and the surrounding area daily, facilitating travel around the county. This provides an alternative to the big city, whether it's for just an afternoon trip or a longer stay. You can get to all parts of Akershus within one hour from the centre of Oslo. The most modern airport in Europe lies in Akershus Oslo Airport.

TUSENFRYD

This is the largest amusement park in Norway, conceived as a smaller version of Copenhagen's Tivoli. TusenFryd is the only classical amusement park in Norway, with many different attractions appealing to all ages, such as the roller coaster sensation the "Sky Coaster" for the bravest, and the "Nissetun" for our youngest visitors There are also roundabouts, remote-controlled cars, a roller coaster with a loop and corkscrew, an amphitheater with all-day entertainment by performers such as musicians and clowns, and many games of skill or chance. There are lots of other attractions, as well as shops and many places to eat.

VIKINGLANDET

VikingLandet is Norway's only theme park from the Viking Age. Here you can experience a real Viking society complete with boat building, fields and farm animals. You will meet earls and slaves, farmers and warriors. Craftsmen show their trades, e.g. blacksmithing. You can be onboard a "danger filled" Viking raid with Leif Eriksson himself at the helm.

LEONARDO DA VINCI

482 years after da Vinci´s death his drawing of a bridge came to life. The bridge is now build. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). Leonardo da Vinci was a renaissance painter, architect, engineer, mathematician and philosopher. He was the greatest genius the world has ever seen. He had a keen eye and quick mind that led him to make important scientific discoveries, yet he never published his ideas. He was a gentle vegetarian who loved animals and despised war, yet he worked as a military engineer to invent advanced and deadly weapons.

Mona Lisa del Gioconda. The portrait full of mystery and secrets is painted on a 77x53 cm large poplar-wood. It is the most famous work of Leonardo da Vinci. Originally the painting was larger than today, because two columns, one on the left the other one on the right side of Mona Lisa, have been cut. That is the reason why it is not easy to recognize that Mona Lisa is sitting on a terrace.

Vebjørn Sand a norwegian painter born in Bærum. He is behind "Ice-castle", a winterhappenig at Holmenkollen, the "Peace-star" at Gardermoen and two expeditions to Southpole and Queen Maud´s Land and now the da Vinci bridge.

THE NORWEGIAN MUSEUM OF AGRICULTURE

An agricultural museum with an interactive exhibit "encounters with the milk ramp", picture games, and a children's section as well as temporary exhibitions. Café and museum shop. Your visit can be combined with a trip to the beautiful park at the Agricultural University of Norway.

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF NORWAY

Guidee tours of the park and buildings, the arbour, rosarium, geological collection, the agricultural museum and the dairy museum. The park can be visited free of charge without a guide.

ANTIQUE BARN

If you like rural antiques then a visit to Antikklåven in Ås is a must. The farm´s barn and cowshed are full of anitiques and bric-a-brac with many bargains to be had. Sale of dried flower arrangements and traditional elves and lessons in how to make them.

KRUKKEFARM

Krukkegården is one of the country`s best range of frost-proof gareden pots. The cowshed has been converted into a gallery with jewellery, handicrafts, paintings. Gift shop with home-made sweets, pottery, flowers, candles, various jellies herbs and other items.

GOLF

Ås & Vestby Golfclub is under construction.