"...Ås..." Akershus by ginte

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40 kilometres from Oslo
...Ås or Aas...

My trip to Ås was on 23-27 of June in 2003 to the courses at MATFORSK Food Research Institute. Ås is a very small city and without studying in the Norges Landbrukshogskole - NLH - (Norwegian Agricultural University) and students activities there is nothing so much to do. Although if it's happen that you're is Ås someday, you can always visit the capital of Norway - Oslo, which is just 40 km from Ås. Although some small towns around Ås are also worth a visit.

The university park

The university park is probably the oldest arboretum in Norway. Some of the trees date back to the founding years of the NLH. The park covers about 60 hectares (150 acres) and contains some 1400 different varieties of plants. These include 330 varieties of roses concentrated in a rosarium and some 250 perennials in their own garden. A second arboretum, Norskogarboretet, was established in 1920 and covers roughly 50 hectares. This contains some 70 species of forest trees planted in stands.

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  • Pros:Small, cosy city for students
  • Cons:Weather can change several times per day...
  • Last visit to Akershus: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • cbeaujean's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2004 at 10:09 AM

    always interesting ,discovering really "unknown" off the beaten path places!


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