Viken Travel Guide

Geilo featuring snow skiing and snow

Popular cities in Viken

Oslo Opera House which includes modern architecture, a city and theatre scenes
Known for Shopping, Business and Museums
It may not be the cheapest city in Europe, but this Scandinavian metropolis pulls its weight when it comes to culture, natural beauty and quality of life.

Reasons to visit

  • Aker Brygge
  • Karl Johan Gate
  • Royal Palace
Kongsberg featuring heritage architecture
Known for Business, Cross-country skiing and Mountains
The mining town of Kongsberg is idyllically located beside Numedalslågen in Buskerud. With its rich cultural life and fascinating history, this is a Norwegian city that is out of the ordinary.

Reasons to visit

  • Norwegian Mining Museum
Known for Adventure, Culture and Historical
Fredrikstad is the biggest and possibly the nicest city in the county of Østfold, and is often called “Plankebyen” (the Plank Town). Fredrikstad is, among other things, known for its lovely Old Town.
Drammen which includes a bay or harbour
Known for Biking, Hills and Cross-country skiing
This laidback riverside city in southern Norway offers art, architecture and beer as well as outdoor year-round adventures.
Known for Adventure, Theme parks and Cross-country skiing
Gol is best known by many people as a winter sports destination, but it also has many exciting activities to offer in the summer months in addition to world class cultural events.
Moss featuring outdoor eating and heritage elements as well as a small group of people
Known for Canoeing, Hiking and Art
The former industrial town of Moss is idyllically situated on the shores of Oslofjord in northern Østfold. The town previously played an important role in Norway’s history, but today is best known for its rich cultural life.