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Top 38 attractions to explore in Viken

Viken county takes its name from the historic region of Viken.

Attractions in Viken

Besøkssenter nasjonalpark Ytre HvalerTorvet 7, 1680 Skjærhalden, Norway

Ytre Hvaler National Park is a national park located in Viken, Norway. The park is dominated by the coastal culture which has used the area for centuries, resulting in it including boathouses for fishing.

BlefjellBlefjell, Flesberg Municipality, Norway

Blefjell is a mountain area that is a popular tourist destination for trekking and hiking in Norway.

Borgarsyssel MuseumGamlebygata 8, 1721 Sarpsborg, Norway

The museum was named after Borgarsysla, the Old Norse name of Østfold county. Borgarsyssel Museum holds an extensive collection of artifacts and old objects from different periods of time. In addition, there are about 20 old buildings showing Østfold's history from medieval to the present time.

Bragernes ChurchCappelens gate 9, 3016 Drammen, Norway

Bragernes Church is a parish church located at the end of Church Street north of Bragernes square in the center of Drammen. The church organ has 38 voices and was built in the romantic style of organ builder Carsten Lund Organ Builders of Copenhagen.

Drammen MuseumKonnerudgata 7, 3045 Drammen, Norway

Drammen Museum is located in the center of Drammen, on the southern side of the Drammen River. The museum has a large library, photographic collection, and archives covering the history of both Drammen and Buskerud. The Fine Art Collection consists primarily of Norwegian art and contains masterpieces from the 1800s.

Drammen SpiralEivind Olsens vei, 3016 Drammen, Norway

Drammen Spiral is a 1,650 meters long helix-shaped tunnel located near Drammen, Norway. The tunnel emerges at a summit 180 meters above the town on Skansen Ridge. From the summit, tourists can walk in the Drammensmarka, the forest area surrounding Drammen.

DrammenselvaDrammenselva, Norway

Drammenselva is one of the largest rivers in Norway. It is the site of the annual Drammen River Festival. The festival features music concerts, dragon boats, raft racing and bathtub rowing.

Fetsund BoomsLundveien 3, 1900 Fetsund, Norway

The Fetsund Booms are a Norwegian national cultural heritage monument, and they are preserved as an outstanding cultural heritage and a living museum with workshops for traditional crafts, cafes, and museum shops.

Fredriksten fortressGeneralveien 27, 1769 Halden, Norway

This Fortress was constructed by Denmark-Norway in the 17th century. The fortress is home to several museums and art exhibitions.

Gardnos craterGardnos crater, Nes Municipality, Norway

Gardnos crater is 5 kilometers in diameter and was created when a meteorite with an estimated diameter of 200 to 300 meters struck 500 million years ago.

Gulskogen ManorNedre Eikervei 74, 3048 Drammen, Norway

Gulskogen Manor is a manor house that forms part of the Drammen Museum in Viken county. It houses historic furnishings and reproduction works of art.

Hadeland GlassverkGlassverkvegen 9, 3520 Jevnaker, Norway

Hadeland Glassverk is one of the oldest industrial companies in Norway founded in 1762. The glass production company offers a unique glass exhibition hall and a chance to watch the skills of artists on the glass.

Hallingdal MuseumMøllevegen 18, 3540 Nesbyen, Norway

It is one of the oldest open-air museums in Norway. The museum has 30 historic buildings and some 30,000 artifacts from the region of Hallingdal.

Hallingskarvet National ParkRallarvegen 2660, 5719 Finse, Norway

The national park covers 450 square kilometers of the Hallingskarvet mountain range and conserves large stocks of wild reindeer.

HalnefjordenHalnefjorden, Norway

Halnefjorden is a lake on the border of Vestland and Viken counties in Norway.

HåøyaHåøya, Frogn Municipality, Norway

Håøya is an island in Oslofjorden in Frogn municipality, Norway.

Hardangervidda National Park is the largest national park in Norway. Hardangervidda is the home of one of the largest reindeer herds in the whole world.

Henie Onstad Art CenterSonja Henies vei 31, 1311 Høvikodden, Norway

The art center was founded in 1968 by World and Olympic champion figure skater Sonja Henie and her husband. The art center is visited by around 100,000 people each year.

KalvøyaKalvøya, Bærum, Norway

Kalvøya is an extremely popular destination for both locals and visitors, with boating, swimming, barbeques, sports, etc. The island has several bays with sand beaches with swimming facilities including rafts with diving boards, buoys, climbing frames, toilets, and showers. plays host to an annual soccer tournament for kids and a children's festival and so more interesting things happen here.

KolsåsKolsås, Norway

Kolsås is a wooded mountain ridge in the municipality of Bærum, Norway. It is one of the largest rock climbing areas in Viken County.

KrøderenKrøderen, Norway

Krøderen is a beautiful lake located in Buskerud, Norway. It is 41 kilometers long and he primary river flowing into it is Hallingdalselva to the north.

Langedrag Nature Park3544 Tunhovd, Norway

The nature park is known for its collection of various old livestock breeds and wild animals from the Norwegian fauna. Visitors experience exciting predator mammals like wolves and European lynxes, in addition to reindeer, moose, muskox, etc.

LangøyeneLangøyene, Nesodden, Norway

Langøyene is an island in Bunnefjorden in the inner part of Oslofjord, in the municipality of Nesodden in Akershus, Norway. It is owned by the municipality of Oslo. Langøyene was originally two islands, Nordre Langøy and Søndre Langøy. The islands were bought by the municipality of Kristiania in 1902, and the strait between the two islands has been filled with garbage deposits.

NordmarkaNordmarka, Asker Municipality, Norway

Nordmarka is mostly a forested region with many short hiking trails, lakes for swimming, and an ideal place to take a break.

Norefjell3536 Noresund, Norway

Norefjell Ski Resort is the largest ski resort in Norway located on the mountainside of Norefjell. Plenty of ski rentals and shops are there to fulfill your skiing adventure.

Norwegian Mining MuseumHyttegata 3, 3616 Kongsberg, Norway

Norwegian Mining Museum documents the history of the former Kongsberg Silver Mines. It represents the largest collection of native silver anywhere in the world.

Oscarsborg FortressHusvikveien, 1443 Oscarsborg, Norway

Oscarsborg Fortress is a coastal fortress in the Oslofjord. The fortress is best known for sinking the German heavy cruiser "Blücher" on 9 April 1940.

ØstmarkaRælingen Municipality, 2009, Norway

Østmarka is a forested area to the east of Oslo. Østmarka is different from the other forests, because of bedrock formations created 200-1,500 million years ago.

ØyerenØyeren, Norway

Lake Øyeren is the ninth largest lake by area in Norway with a surface area of 84.7 square kilometers.

RallarvegenRallarvegen, 3595 Haugastøl, Norway

Rallarvegen is a construction/access road in central Norway that is now popular as a recreation trail for bicyclists. It is unpaved and maintained by the railroad with period materials.

Ramme GaardRammeveien 90, 1545 Hvitsten, Norway

Ramme Gaard is an organic farm and country estate, located in Viken, Norway. It is developed as a working farm on organic principles from its inception, the Baroque garden which is open to the public features sculptures, ponds, fountains, and cascades.

SemsvannetSemsvannet, Asker Municipality, Norway

Semsvannet is a beautiful lake in Asker municipality in Norway. Lake Semsvannet is 190 acres and is situated at a height of 145 meters above sea level

SkogshornSkogshorn, Hemsdal Municipality, Norway

The summit of Skogshorn is a popular destination for day-trips both summer and winter.

Svinesund BridgeE6 5, 1789 Berg i Østfold, Norway

The Svinesund Bridge is a through arch bridge crossing Iddefjord at Svinesund and joining Sweden and Norway. It was completed in 2006. The bridge is 704 m long and has a clearance high of 55 m above the water.

Thunder Coaster1407 As, Norway

Thundercoaster is Norway's only wooden roller coaster Manufactured by Dutch manufacturer Vekoma. Thundercoaster's track is 950 meters in length and features a maximum drop of 32 meters at an angle of 57.4 degrees.

Trillemarka-Rollagsfjell Nature ReserveSigdal Municipality, Norway

Trillemarka is a Nature Reserve consists of one of the largest natural forest areas in central Østlandet and includes virgin forest and 93 red list species.

TusenfrydFryds Vei 25, 1407 Vinterbro, Norway

Tusenfryd is an amusement park at Vinterbro, Norway. The park is located 20 kilometers south of Oslo.

Ypsilon BridgeØvre Strandgate 14, 3018 Drammen, Norway

The pedestrian bridge connects Kunnskapsparken, the science park of Grønland in Drammen with the city park on Bragernes. The bridge was designed by the firm of Arne Eggen Architects.

Map of attractions in Viken