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'''Akershus''' is a county in southeastern [[Norway]]. It surrounds the capital [[Oslo]]
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'''Akershus''' is a county in southeastern [[Norway]], west and east of the capital, [[Oslo]].
  
 
==Regions==
 
==Regions==
The county is conventionally divided into the traditional regions of [[Follo]] and Romerike, which fill the vast part of the county, as well as the small enclave west of Oslo that consists of Asker and Bærum. This became the result after the transferring of the great municipality of Aker (surrounding Oslo) from Akershus county to Oslo in 1948.
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Akershus is historically divided into the traditional districts of [[Follo]] and [[Romerike]], which make up most of the county, with the exception of the enclave west of Oslo, consisting of Asker and Bærum, that was created after Aker municipality was transferred to Oslo in 1948.  
  
==Cities==
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==Towns==
 
* [[Lillestrøm]]
 
* [[Lillestrøm]]
 
* [[Sandvika]]
 
* [[Sandvika]]
 
* [[Ski]]
 
* [[Ski]]
 
* [[Asker]]
 
* [[Asker]]
 
==Other destinations==
 
 
* [[Drøbak]]
 
* [[Drøbak]]
 
* [[Eidsvoll]]
 
* [[Eidsvoll]]
* [[TusenFryd]]
 
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
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==Drink==
 
==Drink==
Norway has high water quality and tap water is completely safe. If you still want bottled water, the brand "Imsdal" is tapped from glacier water frozen for many thousands of years, and is not artificially treated.
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Norway has high water quality and tap water is completely safe. If you still want bottled water, most stores carry several brands of non-artifically treated water.
  
 
==Stay safe==
 
==Stay safe==
Most areas in Akershus are more or less crime free, and you should not be afraid to walk around alone day or night, though you should always take precationary messures and follow your common sense when in a new country.
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Most areas in Akershus are more or less crime free, and you should not be afraid to walk around alone day or night, though you should always take precationary messures and follow your common sense when in a new country. Signs and maps are all in Norwegian, but do not be afraid to ask for directions; the vast majority of Norwegians speak enough English to help out a lost tourist.
Signs and maps are all in Norwegian, but do not be afraid to ask for directions, I would be surprised if you found anyone who does not speak English.
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==Get out==
 
==Get out==
 
  
 
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Revision as of 11:57, 5 October 2008

Akershus is a county in southeastern Norway, west and east of the capital, Oslo.

Contents

Regions

Akershus is historically divided into the traditional districts of Follo and Romerike, which make up most of the county, with the exception of the enclave west of Oslo, consisting of Asker and Bærum, that was created after Aker municipality was transferred to Oslo in 1948.

Towns

Understand

Talk

Get in

Get around

Rental cars and taxis are often available, but are rather expensive in Norway in general. The public transportation system is relatively good with busses going between the major cities and stopping at buss-stops marked with a sign (blue with a white buss on it, rektangle) and/or an open air booth with the place name written above with white lettering. Public transport is reasonable though costs can build up if you buy tickets every time you get on, day/week/month/season passes can be purchased at the major stops and in any city at the central buss station, all the cashiers will speak english.

See

Itineraries

Do

Eat

Drink

Norway has high water quality and tap water is completely safe. If you still want bottled water, most stores carry several brands of non-artifically treated water.

Stay safe

Most areas in Akershus are more or less crime free, and you should not be afraid to walk around alone day or night, though you should always take precationary messures and follow your common sense when in a new country. Signs and maps are all in Norwegian, but do not be afraid to ask for directions; the vast majority of Norwegians speak enough English to help out a lost tourist.

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