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



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, which was created after Aker municipality was transferred to Oslo in 1948.




Despite only being about an hour from the Capital Oslo, the eastern part of Akershus and the capital Oslo has a noticeable dialectal difference. People from Oslo often say "Jeg"(meaning "i"). In Eastern Akershus a lot of the locals use "Je" instead of the typical "Jeg". Most of the youth still uses the typical "jeg" though. The "je" is used more by the older local generation in addition to many people working within the agricultural field. This is not something the locals are picky about but just a difference in language. This way of speaking is commonly used in the eastern and south eastern part of the county. People from south, west and north may have a different way of speaking

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Rental cars and taxis are often available, but are rather expensive in Norway in general. The public transportation system is relatively good with buses going between the major cities and stopping at bus stops marked with a sign (blue with a white bus on it, rectangular) and/or an open air booth with the place name written above with white lettering. Public transport is reasonably inexpensive 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. At the central bus station in any town, cashiers will speak English.

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Climb "Kolsåstoppen", a hill in Bærum. Nice view over the Oslo Fjord fram the top. There's also an even better hill in Asker with an even more excellent view.

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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.

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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. Signs and maps are usually 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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