Around the Hurumlandet Peninsula
Drammen – Svelvik – Klokkarstua – Holmsbu
(approximately 24 miles, a 45-minute drive)
Take Fv319 from Drammen along the Drammenfjord to the small town of Svelvik. From there, take the ferry a short hop across the fjord to Verket in Hurum.
At Verket, follow Fv289 to Klokkarstua and turn south on Fv281 to Holmsbu. Holmsbu is a typical Norwegian seaside village with classical white wooden houses. Here, you will also find a marina, and lots of people out to enjoy the sea, sun and cosy restaurants - especially during the summer. You can also visit Holmsbu Art Gallery, play golf at Myhrene Gård or enjoy a meal at Holmsbu Bad & Fjordhotell.
From Holmsbu you can either drive Fv281 to Klokkarstua and then follow the coastal road north through Hyggen and from there take the E23 back to Drammen.
Alternatively, take Fv281 to Klokkarstua and then continue eastwards along Fv289 to Sætre, a cosy village by the Oslofjord. Follow the E23 from there back to Drammen.
Holmsbu – Rødtangen – Tofte – Filtvet – Sætre
(approximately 27 miles, a 45-minute drive)
Drive southwards from Holmsbu to Rødtangen with its view of the Drammenfjord. Then drive back to Holmsbu and follow Fv281 to Klokkarstua. Turn southwards on Fv281 to Tofte and Filtvet.
At Filtvet you can visit the old lighthouse, walk along the beach or enjoy a delicious meal at Villa Malla (website in Norwegian only). Then drive north along Fv281 to Sætre, which has a lively marina.
From Sætre you can either go directly to Drammen along E23, or take the coastal road further north:
Sætre – Nærsnes – Slemmestad – Drammen
(approximately 26 miles, a 50-minute drive)
Drive northwards from Sætre along the coastal road to Åros, Båtstø, Nærsnes and Slemmestad. Along this road you get a great view of the Oslofjord.
In Slemmestad you can visit the Museum of Geology which has a large collection of Røyken granite. From there, take Fv165 and then Fv23 back to Drammen.
The Lierdalen valley
In the Lierdalen valley, fruit and vegetables are abundant, which makes the trip through the valley a unique experience. In the spring the fruit trees blossom and in the autumn it is time for the harvest. There are three large moraines in the valley, so if you look closely, you can see signs of how the ice from the last ice-age has sculptured the landscape.
You get to Lier by driving the E18 northwards from Drammen to Kjellstad, and then following the signs to Lierbyen. Continue along Fv285 on the east side of the valley until you get to Sylling. There you can get a look at Holsfjorden, part of a larger lake called Tyrifjorden. Drive on the west side of the valley on your way back.
The rural district of Eiker
Drammen – Hokksund – Vestfossen
(approximately 15 miles, a 25-minute drive)
Take Fv283 from Drammen along the Drammenselva river and then Fv35 to Hokksund. Visit Nøstetangen Museum which exhibits the cultural heritage of Nøstetangen Glasværk. This was Norway's first glassworks and was established in 1741, producing table glasses and chandeliers in the German and English style.
From Hokksund you can follow Fv35 and E134 to Vestfossen. Here you will find Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium (Art Center), an internationally known arena for contemporary art.
From Vestfossen you can either drive to Mjøndalen and back to Drammen, or you can follow the route described below, to Sande via Vestfossen and Eikeren.
Vestfossen – Eikeren – Sande
(approximately 25 miles, a 35-minute drive)
Follow Fv35 from Vestfossen along the idyllic Eikeren lake. Eikeren is a large lake that is similar to the fjords on the west coast of Norway in that it is long, narrow and deep. Here, you can take a trip with the tourist ferry "M/S Eikern" (pages only in Norwegian). The lake is also suitable for canoeing, and the surrounding area is nice for biking.
After passing Eikeren lake, take Fv319 to Sande, from where you can take the direct route E18 to Drammen or drive Fv319 to Berger and then continue along the Drammenfjord to Drammen via Svelvik.
Sande – Berger – Drammen
(approximately 30 miles, a 50-minute drive)
Drive Fv319 from Sande to Berger. Here you will find Fossekleiva Brukssenter with Berger Museum and small shops where they make various arts and crafts. Continue from Berger on Fv319 through Svelvik, and along the Drammenfjord to Drammen.
The trips above can also be made by bicycle. However, it is recommended you avoid the main roads such as E23, E18 and E134. Choose the smaller roads instead; they are more interesting and you are likely to meet other cyclists along the road, who can give you useful tips about what to see and do on the way.
If you want more tour suggestions for biking, hiking, cross-country skiing, canoeing or boating, please contact the local tourist information offices, who will be happy to assist.
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