Ask Tourism

Ask is a small village in the eastern part of Askøy municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The village lies along the Byfjorden on the eastern shore of the island of Askøy. The village of Ask is well known for the farming of strawberries which are sold in the marketplace in the nearby city of Bergen during the summer season. Due to its pleasant climate and its location on an island near Bergen, Ask was the location of a kongsgård (i.e., royal farm – the Norwegian equivalent of a palace estate). Ask gård (literally Ask farm), with the farm number 1, was the basis for the name of Askøy. This was also the site of the extremely old church and churchyard which was in use from around the year 1200 until 1741. Today the old church site is marked by a stone cross. A newer Ask Church was built in the centre of Ask in 1741. Ask village is the saga location for a famous dispute over inheritance between Egill Skallagrímsson and Berg-Önundr. When Berg-Önundr refused to allow Egill to claim his wife Ásgerðr's share of her father's inheritance, Egill challenged Önundr to a holmgang. The local dialect of the village also reflects the continuing close tie to Bergen, with the dialect being more similar to that of Bergen than that of the rest of Askøy; the connection was reinforced into modern times as the wealthy merchants and other residents of Bergen summered there. Ask has had famous residents up to recent times. Fridtjof Nansen lived in a house near Kongshaugen in a short period. Amalie Skram lived at Lien at Ask, near Ask Dambruk, from 1876 to 1878, in the same house where the headmaster, Nils Peder Åland, lived for 40 years.


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  • Know the pollution level of Ask before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 20.37 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 15.79 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 34.52 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 23.81 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 9.78 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 20 (Low)
  • How safe is Ask for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Ask.

    • Burglary and Theft 25.42 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 23.31 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 23.31 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 23.71 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 14.41 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 24.58 (Low)
    • Attacks 29.24 (Low)
    • Drug offense 48.28 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.71 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 69.07 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25.42 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 18.22 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 38.56 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Ask is 187.74 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 72.28 (High)
    • Climate Index 78.83 (High)
    • Pollution Index 21.64 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 23.94 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 98.63 (High)
    • Health Care Index 74.41 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 7.89 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 99.27 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Ask

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.09 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14.24 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 38.32 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 105.62 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 94.82 USD

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