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The great makeover

A few decades ago Drammen had a reputation for being a somewhat grey industrial town. Today, however, you are greeted by fashionable surroundings and a modern city beach. 

Drammen might be an excellent and easily accessible choice for everyone who wants to experience what a relatively «large» Norwegian town has to offer, only 30 minutes drive from Oslo.

Here you can combine relaxing urban life with golfing, a wilderness expedition, skiing or a ravine expedition a mere 10 minutes drive from the center.

In the last few decades a lot has been done to visually improve the city center. The new Ypsilon bridge which is for pedestrians and cyclists only has opened, the traffic was redirected, a new city beach was constructed, and the river was cleaned. The facelift has been a success, and today Drammen is one of Norway’s fastest growing cities. 

The Drammenselva river separates the two parts of the city, and is a good place to try salmon fishing. Extremely active fish preservation measures ensure that there are plenty of fish to catch, even in easily accessible waters.

For those who enjoy the nightlife, Drammen has a living music scene with Union Scene as a location for major Norwegian and international acts. The city is also home to one of Norway's oldest theaters, Drammen Theatre.

Spiraltoppen, Drammen
Spiraltoppen
Geir Dahl / Visit Drammen
Bragernes Torg, Drammen
Bragernes
Geir Dahl / Visit Drammen
Golfing in Røyken, Drammen
Røyken
Geir Dahl / Visit Drammen
Drammen
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Geir Dahl / Visit Drammen

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Getting here and around

By plane:
  • There are several international airports within an hour's drive of Drammen, including Oslo Airport, Moss Airport Rygge, and Sandefjord Airport Torp.
  • Oslo Airport is the major nexus for air travel in Norway, and has excellent connections both fireign and domestic.
  • Moss Airport Rygge and Sandefjord Airport Torp are smaller, but still offer many international connections to various cities in Europe.
By road:
  • Drammen is an important nexus for regional travel, and has many and frequent connections by bus to elsewhere in Norway.
  • Many of the major roads in Southern Norway meet in Drammen, such as the E18, Rv23 and E134.
By train:
  • Several busy train lines stop in Drammen, including the trains from Oslo to Bergen, Kristiansand and Stavanger, making it one of the busiest stations in Norway.
  • Flytoget, The Airport Express Train, has a direct connection to Oslo Airport, but you can also take the local train there. It is cheaper, but takes a bit longer.
By boat:
  • Drammen is not far from Oslo, from here there are ferry connections to Fredrikshavn and Copenhagen in Denmark, as well as Kiel in Germany.
  • Sandefjord is also within an hour's drive from Drammen, and offers a daily ferry service to and from Strömstad in Sweden.
  • From Larvik, near Sandefjord, there is a ferry service to and from Hirtshals in Denmark.

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