Høvik

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Høvik, Bærum, Akershus
Village
Country Norway
Region Østlandet
County Akershus
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)

Høvik is a suburban area in the municipality of Bærum, Akershus, Norway, in the Oslo metropolitan area. Mainly a residential area, its population (2005) is 4,311.

It is normal to divide Høvik into two parts; Nedre (lower) and Øvre (higher). Nedre Høvik is thought to be more posh due to the fact it's closer to the sea and some houses consequently have a sea view. Øvre Høvik is closer to Blommenholm, which is not considered as nice as Høvik.

Høvik has a church, a small shopping area and a railway station, Høvik Station, served by Drammensbanen. Flytoget (Airport Express Train) does not stop at Høvik. Nearby is the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter. There are three schools in Høvik: Ramstad Skole, Høvik Verk Skole and Høvik Skole. There are also some important businesses with offices in Høvik, e.g. Det Norske Veritas.

Høvik has beaches which can be crowded during the summer. This is a well-known recreation area all year round, attracting people from the whole of Bærum.[citation needed]

Høvik IF[1] has sections for alpine skiing, bandy, association football and jogging. They play in Norwegian Bandy Premier League. In 2016 the men's team reached the quarter-final and the women's team the final.[2]

Coordinates: 59°54′N 10°35′E / 59.900°N 10.583°E / 59.900; 10.583

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