Drammen

Travel Guide

This laidback riverside city in southern Norway offers art, architecture and beer as well as outdoor year-round adventures.

Relaxed riverside walks, outdoor adventures, art and a historic brewery make Drammen an interesting stop on vacations in Norway. Traditionally an industrial center, today Drammen is an attractive city that straddles the gently-flowing river, Drammenselva. It’s the capital of Buskerud County, located in southeastern Norway.

Drammen’s flat streets and compact city center make it a good destination to explore on foot. Start your visit at Bragernes Torg, the city’s central square on the north side of the river. Watch city life unfold from a café terrace or enjoy open-air concerts during summer festivals such as Drammen Elvefestival. Check out the castle-like architecture of the town hall and admire the 19th-century neo-Gothic architecture of Bragernes Church.

Stroll along the riverfront, where locals sunbathe on grassy banks and cool off in the water during warm summers. Enjoy the views from a waterfront café or sample the beers at Aass Brewery, Norway’s oldest surviving brewery. Relax in the manicured gardens of Gamle Kirkeplass surrounded by colorful townhouses and the Drammen Theatre. Visit the theater to watch orchestral concerts, ballets and musicals.

Cross the river via the Y-shaped Ypsilon Bridge to Union Brygge, a cultural area with concert hall, restaurants and boutique shops. Visit the wooden Stromsgodset Church, built in 1843, to see interesting architecture. Spot displays of ceramics, textiles, glasswork and folk art from the Buskerud region at the Drammen Museum.

Enjoy panoramic views over the city from Sprialtoppen, a lookout reachable by pathways leading through the city’s surrounding hills. Alternatively, drive to the lookout via the zigzagging tunnel that cuts through the hillside. Go to the 10,000-year-old Kjosterudjuvet canyon for more outdoor activities. Hike along a wilderness trail to lakes and waterfalls, try gorge-jumping or abseil down the canyon’s vertical walls. When the snow falls, ski and snowboard at Drammen Skisenter.

Drammen’s varied attractions make it a popular side trip from Oslo. The city is also on the route of the train journey between Bergen and Oslo, which passes through Norway’s breathtaking scenery.

Comfort Hotel Union Brygge - Drammen
Comfort Hotel Union Brygge - Drammen
4 out of 5
Grønland 64, Drammen
The price is Rs6,502 per night from 18 Feb to 19 Feb
Located in the heart of Drammen, this hotel is steps away from Union Scene and Papirbredden. Stromsgodset Church and Drammens Theatre are also within 10 minutes. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (930 reviews)
"Pent og sentralt hotell. Hyggelig betjening. God frokost."

Reviewed on 17 Dec 2020

Comfort Hotel Union Brygge - Drammen
Scandic Ambassadeur Drammen
Scandic Ambassadeur Drammen
4 out of 5
Stromso Torg 7, Drammen
The price is Rs8,421 per night from 11 Feb to 12 Feb
Located in the heart of Drammen, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Drammens Museum, Drammen Water Park and Papirbredden. Union Scene and Kunst & Antikk-Senteret ...
3.9/5 Good! (976 reviews)
Got my money's worth
"Centrally placed hotel for a stay in Drammen city centre. Good breakfast and very nice and clean room."

Reviewed on 3 Sep 2021

Scandic Ambassadeur Drammen
Clarion Collection Hotel Tollboden
Clarion Collection Hotel Tollboden
3.5 out of 5
Tollbugaten 43, Drammen
The price is Rs9,064 per night from 18 Feb to 19 Feb
Located in the heart of Drammen, this beach hotel is steps away from Stromso Church and Port of Drammen. Marienlyst Stadium and Drammen Water Park are also within ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (440 reviews)
Highly recommend
"My experience from start to finish was fantastic. I was able to check in early and every staff member I spoke to was very helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend a stay at this hotel. The room was very spacious."

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2021

Clarion Collection Hotel Tollboden
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
New Cottage for 12, Panorama View Over Oslo Fjord
New Cottage for 12, Panorama View Over Oslo Fjord
3 out of 5
Godthullia 9, Frogn, Viken
The price is Rs25,794 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
Situated in Frogn, this cottage is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Inner Oslofjord and within 9 miles (15 km) of AMFI Drøbak City and Follo Museum. Tregaarden Christmas ...
New Cottage for 12, Panorama View Over Oslo Fjord
Drammen Apartment
Drammen Apartment
2.5 out of 5
7 Peter Høegs gate, Drammen
Situated in Drammen, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Port of Drammen and Stromso Church. Drammen Water Park and Drammens Museum are also within ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (7 reviews)
"It was ideal for access into Drammen. 5 minute bus ride or 30 minutes walk. We visited Drammen for the World Cup Sprint Ski race. The landlord was on hand for any issues. The instructions for entry into the apartment were very precise and easy to follow. It was clean and comfortable."

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2019

Drammen Apartment
Apartment on Bragernes Strand
Apartment on Bragernes Strand
3.5 out of 5
10 Tomtegata, Drammen, Buskerud
Situated in Drammen, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Port of Drammen and Galleri Prolog. Bragernes Church and Kunst & Antikk-Senteret are ...
3.3/5 (4 reviews)
"Fin lejlighed til et familieophold I Drammen. Lettere mangelfuldt køkken, men fungerede dog nogenlunde. Absolut ikke rent ved ankomst og virkede ikke klargjort. Svær kontakt ved indcheckning og ingen information omkring parkering, wi-fi og udcheckning."

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2019

Apartment on Bragernes Strand
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.