Drammen, one of the largest cities in Norway, is a city of great natural and cultural beauty. Situated at the end of a valley where the river meets the fjord, its busy harbor makes this port city a bustling hub of the region. For tourists, Drammen offers some fine museums and galleries, excellent winter sports, and in summer, the chance to enjoy its bucolic surroundings.
In summer, you can kayak or take a boat cruise on the fjord, or hike along trails that lead you away from the city and into the unspoiled countryside around it. In winter, the trails are open for cross-country skiing, and Drammen's ski center offers 2.5 miles of slopes for downhill skiing and snowboarding.
For the best views, find Drammen hotels near the city's long coastline on Drammensfjord, a spectacular inland waterway. Drammen vacation packages give you the chance to see some interesting museums. See contemporary art by such renowned artists as Roy Lichtenstein at the Vestfossen Kunstlabratorium, open from May through October; and the works of top Norwegian painters at the Holmsbu Art Gallery. Fine local glass work is on display, along with silver, textiles and church art at the Drammen Museum for Art and Cultural History, set on a historic estate that includes a late 1700s manor house. Also stop by one of the oldest buildings in Drammen, the circa-1200 Skoger Old Church.
Concierges at top hotels in Drammen can recommend the best restaurants in the city in suit your tastes, among them Italian, Mediterranean and Indian options. You'll also find pizza, steaks, and sushi, but don't miss the chance to dine on Norwegian cuisine. Traditional menus heavily feature fish and game, including reindeer, often served with juniper berry or lingonberry relish, simply boiled potatoes and fresh vegetables. Take a day trip into the countryside and you can sample local cheese, apple products, and beers, at some of the region's farms.
Reach Drammen on flights to Oslo, 25 miles away, and let your Norwegian adventure begin. Search for hotel deals in Drammen on the go with the Travelocity app.