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Top Things to Do in Drammen During Your Exciting Norway Vacation

By Shriniketh - August 4, 2020
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A Norway vacation is in the bucket list for many for several reasons. Few people want to experience the glory of Mother Nature. Certain travellers want to experience cruising over the deep fjord canals. And there are people who would trade anything to experience the Northern Lights. Therefore, Norway as a country provides enormous compelling reasons on why it should be visited. And no wonder, Norway is one of the frequently visited tourist destinations. Norway isn’t famous only within Scandinavia, but also across Europe. A Norway vacation, when well planned, can be a memorable one. Right from the most popular spots, to the offbeat locations, you can fit it all in an itinerary. There are few places like Oslo, Tromso, Bergen which are quite famous and considered must-visit. At the same time, a Norway vacation enhances when you visit the offbeat locations. And one such location is Drammen.

Situated against the bank of the Drammen river, Drammen is a slightly offbeat location situated in Buskerud County. Despite being an offbeat location, this place is well-connected with the capital city of Oslo and there are so many things to do in Drammen. Drammen is barely a 30-minute drive from Oslo. This makes it convenient for tourists to visit this place. Sensing the tourist inflow, this place has been recently rejuvenated. You can now find cafes, restaurants, shops, and most importantly, a river promenade. Not to forget the stylish glass block housing. All in all, there is a charm to Drammen that you can’t afford to miss during your Norway vacation.

 Drammen Norway
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Top things to do in Drammen

  1. Kjøsterudjuvet
  2. Bragernes Torg
  3. Bragernes Kirke
  4. Spiralen
  5. Ypsilon Bridge

1. Kjøsterudjuvet

When you visit a rough and rugged countryside like Drammen, it deems justice only when you visit thundering waterfalls and gorges. One such famous things to do in Drammen is Kjøsterudjuvet. Kjøsterudjuvet is 1,300 metres high, with sheer walls scaling up to 60 metres in height. There is a width of just about 4 metres at the narrow point, which makes it glorious. During summer, when the water is at its lowest, you can walk through the gorge. But ensure you have gripping footwear to tread through these slippery gorges. About a 90-minute rock to rock hike will ensure you get to view and experience amazing scenery at every turn! Therefore, ensure Kjøsterudjuvet is a part of your Norway vacation!

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2. Bragernes Torg

The city square in Drammen is the biggest in Norway and is one of the biggest in Scandinavia. But do you know the painful past behind this? During 1866, there was a great fire which engulfed around Drammen. This fire led to widespread destruction of the buildings within the city. This is because the buildings were jam-packed. Hence, the locals learnt their lessons and didn’t want to repeat the same mistake.

Therefore, the buildings in the city centre are built with a large amount of space between them. Subsequently, this led to the city square being the biggest in Norway. You get to experience an unbroken view of the Drammen river on either side. During winter, there is a massive ice rink in Bragernes Torg. And during summer, this houses a theatre and concerts. All in all, Bragernes Torg is well and truly an entertainment hub. Consider visiting this as a mandatory in the list of things to do in Drammen!

Norges Bank from Bragernes torg
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3. Bragernes Kirke

While discussing the about the things to do in Drammen, how can one not talk about Bragernes Kirke? At the intersecting point of the city square and city bridge, lies an architectural marvel – Bragernes Kirke. Bragernes Kirke, a brick-built structure, was consecrated in 1871. This is not yet another cathedral you would find across your Norway vacation. The church was built in neo-Gothic style, which is quite a fashion statement at the time when the church was built. And one more unique point is that the choir is oriented to the North as compared to the traditional practice of East. The tower of this church is about 64 metres high, and you get to see amazing paintings inside this church. This will leave you with a tinge of ancient flavour that will leave you asking for more and more!

Bragernes kirke, Norway
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4. Spiralen

Want to see something extraordinary during your Norway vacation? Then visiting Spiralen should be one of the top things to do in Drammen. Located to the north of Drammen lies this stunning architectural marvel. Spiralen is a corkscrew tunnel that twists to an altitude of 1,650 metres. The scenic view on the Skansen Ridge above the city is truly a wonderful sight. With a rise of about 22 metres with every turn, you will be 200 metres above the sea level in no time. The walking trails and cafes in and around this place add to the existing charm. This tunnel was constructed by King Olav V and was opened way back in 1961. This is quite a significant point of attraction in Drammen. A piece of excitement and adventure you can’t afford to miss!

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5. Ypsilon Bridge

The city of Drammen is really beautiful. And that is probably why you have so many marvels from where you can admire the beauty of the city. Ypsilon Bridge is the most significant addition to the things to do in Drammen. This is a cycle crossing and cable-stayed pedestrian which was opened in 2008. This designed by the Arne Eggen architecture firm. One of the reasons why this bridge is called Ypsilon is because the bridge looks similar to ‘Y’. The significance of this structure is so high that the opening ceremony of this was broadcasted live in Norwegian televisions. Such a significant and stunning place is something that you should never miss while visiting Drammen.

Ypsilon bridge, Norway
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With so many places to visit in Norway, it leads to a problem. A problem of too many. While this is a good problem to have for a tourist, you should also ensure you don’t get to miss out any significant attractions. Planning thus becomes quite instrumental in such cases. Travel experts of Pickyourtrail are here to help you plan your dream Norway vacation through their Norway tour packages. You can drop a Whatsapp enquiry to know more about Norway vacation or other destinations you’d like to explore. Not to mention, check out our domestic and international tour packages to see what interests you. Pack your bags to the enchanting country of Norway to experience travel at its finest!

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