15 Best Things To Do In Drammen, Norway

things to do in drammen norway

Situated in Buskerud, Norway, Drammen is known as the port and river city. It used to be a gray industrial town, but Drammen is now a modern city that has become one of the most attractive cities in Norway. More and more visitors from around the world are lured into visiting this charming city. If you haven’t visited Drammen, you should put the city on the list of your future travel destinations. Check out our list of the best things to do in Drammen, Norway.

1. Purchase fresh produce at Bragernes Square

Bragernes Square
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Bragernes Torg, also known as Bragernes Square, is the centre of action in Drammen, Norway. The largest square in the city is filled with lively markets, especially in the summer. From fruits and vegetables to beautiful flowers and succulent plants, you will find it all at the market stalls in this square. This square also has various pubs, restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, and bars, making it a rather popular hub among tourists and locals alike. Also, the beautiful St. Hallvard’s Fountain in the centre of the square is a great place for pictures.

Bragernes Square

Address: 3017 Drammen, Norway

2. Walk around the gorgeous Strømsø Torg

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Strømsø Torg is a multi-functional square that is in the centre of the city. Just adjacent to the Drammen train station, this square is very accessible and often frequented by locals and tourists. A huge, open, and airy square, this place is great to walk around during a nice sunny day and just take in the vibe of the city. One of the main highlights of this square is an exquisite water sculpture that was designed by the famous English artist William Pye.

Strømsø Torg

Address: 3044 Drammen, Norway

Opening hours: 24 hours (daily)

3. Take in the beauty of Obelisk Cannon

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Obelisk Cannon is a very popular tourist attraction. As the name suggests, Obelisk Cannon is a beautiful cannon that is placed in a rather picturesque spot. It is best to go here when the sun is about to set because the view from here is amazing. This is also a great spot for pictures, so don’t forget to take your camera along with you!

Obelisk Cannon

Address: Eivind Olsens vei 3016, 3016 Drammen, Norway

4. Take some pictures of the sunset at Panorama Bench

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Panorama Bench is probably one of the most-visited attractions in Norway. Why? Because the view from here is absolutely breathtaking. Since this bench is placed at a height, you get to enjoy a panoramic view of the city and its gorgeous landscapes. This is a great location to watch the sunset with your loved one.

Panorama Bench

Address: Eivind Olsens vei, 3016 Drammen, Norway

5. Try out rock climbing at Klatreverket Drammen

Klatreverket Drammen
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Klatreverket Drammen is a rock-climbing gym in Norway. From beginner to advanced levels, Klatreverket Drammen is a great place for some family-friendly fun! With various rock-climbing walls in vibrant colours, expect nothing but fun at Klatreverket Drammen. So if you want to burn off some calories while having fun, then you should check out Klatreverket Drammen.

Klatreverket Drammen

Address: Tollbugata 115, 3041 Drammen, Norway

Website: Klatreverket Drammen

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 10am - 10pm; Fri: 10am - 6pm; Sat: 10am - 4pm; Sun: 10am - 6pm

6. Check out the iconic Fontanna Ball

Fontanna Ball
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Fontanna Ball is basically a spherical fountain that is located in the city. A gorgeous masterpiece indeed, this fountain makes a great backdrop for pictures. With a panoramic view of Drammen River and the bridge, this is a great spot for pictures too. Take a walk along the water bank, spend some time among nature, watch the boats sail by, and just take in the beauty of the magnificent river.

Fontanna Ball

Address: Grønland, 3045 Drammen, Norway

7. Refresh at the Drammen water park, Drammensbadet

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Serving as the biggest water park in Norway, the Drammensbadet is best enjoyed with a group of people. Travel with the whole family or bring some friends with you to Drammen so that you can have fun in the Drammensbadet. There are several indoor and outdoor pools that you can enjoy, perfect for both summer and winter. In addition to the pools, there are climbing walls, water slides and more. There is also a big garden where you can relax after swimming.


Address: Danvikgata 40, 3045 Drammen, Norway

Website: Drammensbadet

8. Visit the Drammen Museum of Art and Cultural History, one of the best museums in Norway

Drammens museum
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Situated at the historic Marienlyst estate, there are many interesting collections that you can see in the Drammen Museum of Art and Cultural History. Regarded as one of the best museums in Norway, permanent collections in this museum include Baroque silver, ceramics from the 1700s, Nøstetangenglass glass, religious art, and folk art.

Drammen Museum of Art and Cultural History

Address: Konnerudgata 7, 3045 Drammen, Norway

Website: Drammen Museum of Art and Cultural History

9. Have a relaxed walk in the Kjosterudjuvet

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You will have a great experience by taking a relaxed walk in the beautiful nature offered by the Kjosterudjuvet. The place is located within walking distance from the Drammen center. The Kjosterudjuvet boasts its 10,000-year-old ravine with stone walls that are more than 60 meters (200 feet) high. Whether you want to walk or hike, it’s up to you. Hiking, however, is not always possible to do as it depends on the weather and flow of water.


Address: 3029 Drammen, Norway

10. Ski and snowboard or bike and climb at the Drammen Ski Center

Skisprinten i Drammen
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If you are into outdoor activities, such as skiing, snowboarding, biking, and climbing, then the Dammen Ski Center sounds just perfect for you. Both adults and young children love to go to this place during winter. Slopes are available for both beginners and experienced skiers.

What about in the summer? You can go downhill bicycling and you can also hike. There are spots for hiking.

Drammen Ski Center

Address: Kristian Brenners vei 140, 3029 Drammen, Norway

Website: Drammen Ski Center

11. Chill at the Gulskogen Manor

Gulskogen Manor
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Forming part of the Drammen Museum, the Gulskogen Manor is set in a manor house that was erected in 1804 in the Louis XVI style. Entering the house, you will be able to find original furnishings that belonged to some generations of the Arbo family. In the Gulskogen Manor, you will also enjoy a beautiful park called the Gulskogen Park.

If you stroll around the park, you will see a maze, which is the only one of its kind in Norway. Moreover, you will also meet peacocks and some other animals that are allowed to wander freely in the park. A really great place to chill.

Gulskogen Manor

Address: Nedre Eikervei 72; 3045 Drammen, Norway

12. Have fun at the Papirbredden Drammen Kunnskapspark

Papirbredden Drammen
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The Papirbredden Drammen Kunnskapspark is a center for knowledge in Norway that offers university college education, library, R&D activities and more. It’s not just students and library users that are welcome to the Papirbredden. The knowledge center has been welcoming everyone who is enthusiastic about visiting since January 2007. You can spend some fun time here wandering around and read some interesting books.

Papirbredden Drammen Kunnskapspark

Address: Grønland 58, 3045 Drammen, Norway

Website: Papirbredden Drammen Kunnskapspark

13. Marvel at the Ypsilon Bridge

Ypsilon bru november 2016
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A cable-stayed bridge over Drammenselva named the Ypsilon Bridge has been an iconic symbol of Drammen since 2008. Spend some time marveling at the beautiful bridge from a close range before going onto the bridge. The Ypsilon Bridge is well-used by the pedestrians in Drammen. Many stay on the bridge to enjoy the view of the river or just for a morning or evening walk. This is what you should do too.

Ypsilon Bridge

Address: Ovre Strandgate 14, 3018 Drammen, Norway

14. Visit the Tangen Church

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The Tangen Church is an old church with the history that dated back to 1854, the year when it was consecrated on the site of a former church. The church that stands elegantly has become a must-see attraction for travelers who come to Drammen. When you enter the church, you will find the altar table ‘Jesus in Gethsemane,’ which was created by Johan Fredrik Eckersberg in 1852.

Tangen Church

Address: Kirkebakken 1, 3040 Drammen, Norway

Website: Tangen Church

15. Play games at the Megazone Drammen

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It’s time for laser games! Doesn’t matter how old you are, laser games will always be fun! Megazone Drammen offers laser games with high adrenaline factor in a really huge maze of 400 square meters (4,000 square feet). You can play the game solo or with teams, but we suggest you bring some friends. The more people involved, the more fun the game is.

Megazone Drammen

Address: Hotvetalleen 6, 3018 Drammen, Norway

Website: Megazone Drammen

Carry Drammen with you wherever you go

Your vacation in Drammen will eventually end. But it does not mean that you will forget Drammen right away. Beautiful places will always be in your heart. And, since Drammen is a beautiful city, you will leave Drammen by carrying it with you wherever you go.

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