Fjord hiking from Hurum to Slemmestad
Along the partly inhabited Hurum Coast, you can walk along the coastal path or the historic path with cultural treasures along the way. The latter stretches from historic Holmsbu, with restaurants, shops and galleries, via Holtnesdalen nature reservation with finds from the Stone Age and the Bronze Age, to the popular bathing place Rødtangen. The coastal path stretches from Røyken to Slemmestad. There is yet another road to walk along through Røyken, dating back to the Cambrian Period. This road connects the Drammensfjord in the west with the Oslofjord in the east. Hurum is a 50-minute drive south of Oslo.
Medieval church and museums in Røyken
In Røyken you can visit the Geology Centre or the Cement Museum to learn how industry has influenced the development of the area through the last 100 years. Centrally located in the village, you will find a church dating back to 1229. You can order a guided walk with Røyken Guide Service. Røyken is about 30 minutes driving from both Oslo and Drammen.
Fishing, hiking and skiing in Asker
Asker is situated along the Oslofjord, and offers fishing, fjord hiking and boat rides. There is a 15-kilometre-long coastal path with info signs. In the hinterland you will find a network of marked trails and roads for forest hiking and cross-country skiing. There is an alpine ski resort at Vardåsen. Skating on the Oslofjord is another popular winter activity. Asker is a 20-minute drive south of Oslo.
Marina and beach life in Vollen
You can dock your boat in the marina, or reach Vollen with the express boat from Oslo. Visit cafes, restaurants and shops, or spend time at the beach. There is a five-kilometre marked walking trail. Elnestangen is known as one of the very best spots in the Oslofjord for sea trout fishing.
Arts and culture in Drammen centre
Experience cultural events at Union Scene or Drammen Theatre, or visit Drammen Museum for arts and cultural history. The modern town centre, which has won international recognition for its urban development, features bridges, parks and sculptures. Drammen is a 30-minute drive from Oslo.
Herman Wildenvey’s childhood home
Herman Wildenvey (1885-1959) was one of Norway’s most famous and important poets. You can visit his childhood home at Portåsen, outside of Mjøndalen. Portåsen is a centre presenting Wildenvey’s life and poetry. It is also a meeting place for Norwegian and foreign artists and cultural workers. There is a cafe and a library in the farmhouse. The barn includes the Wildenvey Room, with changing exhibitions. There is a herb garden here, and the area is famous for its rich flora, including many different kinds of orchids.
Pilgrim's Route and fairytales in Hole
Four Norwegian kings lived in Hole in medieval times. The Kings Road, also called the fairytale road through the Krokskogen Forest, also part of the Pilgrim’s Route, tells the story with info signs.
Famous Norwegian fairytale collector Jørgen Moe grew up on Mo farm in Hole. In 2013, it will be 200 years since he was born. Fairytale-like events will put Hole’s history in focus through a whole year celebrating Jørgen Moe.
Getting here and around
The region is located about 40 kilometres south and west of Oslo, and can be reached by car, bus, train, boat or plane. Travelling around is easiest by car, boat or bicycle. The airports Gardermoen, Torp (Sandefjord) and Rygge (Moss) are all within a one hour drive from Drammen centre. The airport train leaves Gardermoen every 20 minutes. There are good bus connections with the two other airports.