Drammen Fjord and Drammen River provide plenty of activities. Both the fjord and the river offer great fishing, salmon and trout being the most attractive catches in the river, notably at stretch up to Hokksund and Hellefossen.
Hellefossen has again become one of the best Salmon Rivers in Norway where the fishermen take out over 10,000 kilos salmon and sea trout each year and as many as 42 species of fish have been registered. There are ample opportunities to catch various species of fish in the fjord up to the mouth of the river.
The river itself is also a fine place to fish. Hellefossen is one of the best places and the most popular area, with a large sale of angling cards during the season. The catch in the river was 11.000 kg in 1992, and salmon weighing between 10 and 20 kg are no unusual phenomenon!
The season for salmon fishing stretches from May to September / October.
We have followed the Drammen river from Filtvet, Holmestrand, Rødtangen, Svelvik, Lahell, Engersand, Gyldeløve Brygge up to Hellefossen
After a huge effort performed by several parties, the river has been cleaned and it is now again possible to swim here or to fish the river abounds in fish. Footpaths and green areas have been established along the banks, to be enjoyed by cyclists and walkers.
Drammen River flows into Drammen Fjord, which is 25 km long. Its shores are one large recreational area with cottages and opportunities for bathing and angling, all the way to the narrow rapid Svelvikstrømmen.
Excellent conducted tours by boat are also available on the river and the fjord. It is recommended to take a boat tour on the river and the fjord. A fjord safari and charter tours by M/S Drammen include a visit to splendid Nøstetangen Glassworks. Groups can book tours on the fjord on board a wonderful 117-year-old galeas, the Christiane owned by the sea scouts.
THE RIVER FESTIVAL
The River Festival takes place every year in Drammen. The festival features concerts, fun fair, dragon boats, raft racing and bathtub rowing. More than 100 different events take place during the River Festival.