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Ås is a small but fast-growing town in Viken, in the Oslo region, Norway.


The parish was named after the old Ås (Norse Áss) farm, since the first church was built there. The name is identical with the word áss meaning "hill", "ridge" or "esker". As of 2023, the city centre is under development, with more housing projects and a lively nightlife.

Get in[edit]

By rail[edit]

From January 2023 the new Follobanen opened with a faster and more precise train connection from Oslo and hourly services from Moss, Viken.

By bus[edit]

European Route 6 (E6) and 18 (E18) are nearby. There are local buses from Drøbak and Ski operated by Ruter[dead link].

By plane[edit]

Get around[edit]

The city centre is quite small so you can easily walk around, but an electric bicycle would be more convenient if you would like to see more. It is also possible to rent a bike, which gives you the opportunity to experience more of the beautiful nature that surrounds the downtown of Ås.

Ås city centre and in and around the University is perfect for bicycling and the centre is under future development by urban planning.


  • 1 Norsk Landbruksmuseum (Norwegian Agriculture Museum). A cozy museum with a café where you may enjoy a traditional Norwegian bakery with a souvenir shop with gifts, books and agricultural products.
  • 2 The Leonardo da Vinci bridge (by Nygårdskrysset). The drawings of the bridge by Leonardo da Vinci made into real life by the Norwegian painter and artist Vebjørn Sand.
  • 3 Ås Church (Ås kirke), Kirkeveien 35, +47 64 96 23 30. A beautiful little church made in 1867.


  • 1 Samfunnet, Drøbakveien 26. Samfunnet is the students' own organization in Ås, where most social events happen.
  • The Park around the Norwegian University of Life Sciences
  • 4 Tusenfryd Amusement park, Fryds vei 25, Vinterbro, +47 64 97 64 97. It is the largest amusement park in Norway, with carousels, roller coasters, and a ghost castle. Tusenfryd (Q2581206) on Wikidata Tusenfryd on Wikipedia
  • Nordby svømmehall
  • Vinterbro senter
  • Ås Kinoteater


  • Azur - Sells clothes, shoes, bags and accessories.
  • Norli Bokhandel - Sells books, toys and puzzle games.
  • Ås Skotøymagasin - Sells shoes, bags and umbrellas.
  • Ås Vinmonopol - Sells wine, spirits and beer.
  • Asian Deli - Sells cheap Asian food, mostly noodles, seafood, vegetables, coffee and sweets.


  • 1 Ås stasjonscafe, Brekkeveien 4.
  • 2 Charlie's Diner, Rådhusplassen 35. Opened in 2019, serves cheap meals for students and concentrates mainly on hamburgers, kebab, pizza and pasta. The diner also has a bar open until closing hours.
  • 3 Aas Bistro, Brekkeveien 5. The menu consists of meat, fish, shellfish, vegetables, cheese, fruits. For drinks you can choose from different beer types and a wine map.
  • 4 Babylon Pizza, Brekkeveien 3H.


  • 1 Jojos Restaurant & Bar. A charming restaurant serving pizza and pasta. It plans to open in February 2023.
  • 2 Wayne's Coffee Ås, Rådhusplassen 21. International coffee shop with cakes and ice cream.
  • Kulturbrakka, Brekkeveien. Small musical venue in the centre that hosts small and medium sized bands.


  • 1 Ås Guesthouse (in the city centre). A small but very homely accommodation


Go next[edit]

  • Drøbak
  • Ski
  • Vestby
Routes through Ås
Central OsloSouth Oslo  N  S  MossGothenburg

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