Harestua is a town in Lunner kommune, Viken county, Norway. It has 2318 inhabitants.[1] Harestua is located 46 kilometeres north of Oslo, and functions as a commuter town to the capital. It is served by Harestua Station on the Gjøvik Line.

Harestua maintains 6 neighbourhoods; Gamlefeltet, Nyfeltet, Vestbygda, Bjørgeseter, Haneknemoen, Haganskogen and Stryken. Harestua has a small town centre with services such as a petrol station, grocery stores and fast food outlets.

Harestua also has a combined elementary- and junior high school. The school has approximately 400 pupils. Coordinates: 60°12′8″N 10°42′51″E / 60.20222°N 10.71417°E / 60.20222; 10.71417

The Harestua Solar Observatory is located nearby.

During the 1940 German invasion of Norway, Harestua was the location of several skirmishes between German and Norwegian forces.[2]


  1. ^ "2020-10-06". ssb.no (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. ^ Eikeset, Kjell Roger (2008). Hadelands historie 1900-1950. Gran: Randsfjordsmuseene. p. 321. ISBN 978-82-91525-17-4.