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Drammen is the largest city in the region of the same name, which consists of eight municipalities - Photo: Ingar Holm
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Drammen is the largest city in the region of the same name, which consists of eight municipalities Photo: Ingar Holm

Key Facts about the Drammen Region

The Drammen region is located centrally in Eastern Norway, about 25 miles from the capital city of Oslo.

Geography

The region lies approximately 25 miles southwest of Oslo, and has approximately 160,000 inhabitants living in an area of 930 square miles.

There are eight municipalities in the region:

  • Hurum
  • Røyken
  • Drammen
  • Øvre Eiker
  • Sande i Vestfold
  • Svelvik
  • Nedre Eiker
  • Lier

Drammen is the largest city in this region, with approximately 60,000 inhabitants.

There are vast areas of wilderness, and well developed trails for hiking and cross-country skiing in the area, and the region has a long coastline and many lakes and rivers.

Climate

The temperature in the summer is pleasant, normally ranging from 62.6 to 75.2 degrees Fahrenheit. The winter climate is typical Nordic, with temperatures from 24.8 to 17.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

History

The traditional harbour and shipping industries in the region are based on the close proximity to the Drammenselva river and the nearby fjord. The region had a large pulp and paper industry up until the early 1970s.

Today most people in the area are employed in typical trade and service industries, all located around the modern city of Drammen.

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Last updated:  2014-11-04
Nedre Eiker is a lush and pleasant part of the Drammen valley - Photo: Nedre Eiker kommune
Nedre Eiker is a lush and pleasant part of the Drammen valley
Svelvik is a quaint little village at the edge of Drammensfjorden - Photo: Svelvik kommune
Svelvik is a quaint little village at the edge of Drammensfjorden
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Drammen is the largest city in the region of the same name, which consists of eight municipalities - Photo: Ingar Holm

Key Facts about the Drammen Region

The Drammen region is located centrally in Eastern Norway, about 25 miles from the capital city of Oslo.

Key Facts about the Drammen Region

Source: Visitnorway

About Drammen

The Drammen Region

Combine urban life in the city of Drammen with a wilderness expedition, or an art trip in Vestfossen with a round of golf in picturesque surroundings.

Tourist Information in the Drammen Region

The tourist information in the city of Drammen is open all year and can help you with advice and information on how to explore the Drammen region.

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