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Buskerud is the city of mines and one of Norway’s top silver sources - Located on the Norwegian coastline, with immediate access to the Skagerrak Strait, Buskerud is bordered by Akershus county and Oslo. Its unique geographical placement brings you The North Sea as well as deep forest valleys, mountains and many lakes. It the perfect place to explore the local landscapes and their variety.
Packed full of attractions, it is a popular destination for tourists from all around the globe. Buskerud is the place where you can enjoy Norway’s oldest brewery - Aass Brewery or delight yourself in the Drammen Theater. In 1997, this venue was completely reconstructed and is now a place of culture in the area.
The county is brought together by twenty-one municipalities, the ones with the most importance being Drammen, Lier, and Hurum. These three combined bring you special meaning to the words culture and nature. With places to experience Norway’s cultural background and places to hike, mountain bike or explore, these municipalities can be called Buskerud’s crown jewels.
Drammen is the most history rooted in the area, being a place of discovery of six to seven thousand years old rock carvings that are considered the first proof of human life in the region. The Drammen museum is a place that you shouldn’t miss. With year round updates of the collections inside, the museum also features tours of Marienlyst manor that dates back to 1770. Lier offers the opportunity to explore its bearings and makes you travel from the left to the right of the municipality in order to check all of the attractions on your list. St. Hallvard's minne is considered one of the most important, and is a place that commemorates St. Hallvard, the guardian of Oslo. A perfect place to enjoy nature is the natural park Gilhusodden. Take a walk through the dense forests and admire the glacial lakes or get in touch with the local fauna such as deer and elks.
Hurum is the area with the easiest access to the coastline and most beautiful views and landscapes that you have ever seen, the sunsets in this area being called a place where Heaven meets the earth. The most popular Landmark in the vicinity is Filtvet Lighthouse, which is still active. The lighthouse was built in 1840 and still stands tall against the northern sea storms.
If all of the above made you decide to visit, then know that Buskerud is the home of Norway’s finest accommodation facilities. The list features names like Clarion Collection Hotel Tollboden in Drammen, Vestlia Resort in Geilo, Tyrifjord Hotell in Vikersund or Scandic Park also in Drammen.
This region is also a foodie’s paradise, the restaurants providing traditional quality cuisine as well as more modern, sophisticated dishes. The top rated establishments in the area are Hallingstuene in Geilo, Skjenkestua AS in Drammen and Brdr. Jensen in Hurum. With a variety of things to do and places to see that only a few other parts of Norway have, Buskerud is waiting for you and is willing to provide that plus which makes an ordinary holiday become extraordinary.
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