38 attractions you should visit in Viken - With photos & details

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Top 38 attractions to explore in Viken

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

Besøkssenter nasjonalpark Ytre HvalerTorvet 7, 1680 Skjærhalden, Norway
Boating Spots
National Parks

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
Viewpoints
1 Day Treks
Mountain Peaks
Short Hikes

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

Borgarsyssel MuseumGamlebygata 8, 1721 Sarpsborg, Norway
Museums

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
Churches
Notable Architectures

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
Museums

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
Mountain Peaks
Forests
Tunnels

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
Lake/ River/ Ponds
Boating Spots
Music Festivals

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
Monuments
Museums
Art Galleries

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
Forts
Museums
Old Towns

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
Other
Geological Formations

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
Museums

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
Other
Art Galleries

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
Museums
Notable Architectures

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
National Parks

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

HalnefjordenHalnefjorden, Norway
Lake/ River/ Ponds

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

HåøyaHåøya, Frogn Municipality, Norway
Islands

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

National Parks

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
Art Centres
Museums

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
Islands

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
Skiing Spots
Rock Climbing Spots
Short Hikes

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

Map of attractions in Viken