Øvre Eiker

Salmon fishing on the Drammen River, Øvre Eiker

In Øvre Eiker you find prosperity and an environment with magnificent scenery on both sides of the Drammenselva river, which runs through this area. Here you find one of Norway's best salmon fishing spots, good hunting grounds, fine bathing places, fantastic possibilities for walking and an exciting industrial history.

Camping site with many offers

In idyllic and peaceful surroundings beside the river, only 500 metres from the centre of Hokksund, there is a 4-star camping site with activities for the whole family. There are bathing places, playing grounds, football pitches, barbeque grills, helipad, fine walking terrain and a licensed cafeteria. The camping site is also a meeting point for salmon fishermen on the Drammenselva river and here you can buy a fishing licence and hire fishing equipment and boats. An 18-hole golf course is under development. Tel.: 32 75 42 42. www.hokksund-camping.no

Haugiani Glass in Vestfossen

Here you have the possibility of seeing how a craftsman makes glass. The shop has a wide selection in all price ranges, and glass can be made to order and engraved by hand for you. Tel.: 32 75 20 01.

The Hotel by the Salmon River

You will be well received at this cosy hotel, which is situated near the town centre. The distinctive interior from the old days creates an atmosphere around mealtimes with traditional and tasty Norwegian food. The terrace is a favourite meeting place for both tourists and local people. The hotel offers fishing licences for house guests. Tel.: 32 25 05 50.

Vestfossen Hydropower Museum - the history of electricity

Imagine life today without electricity! But it was only some 40 years ago that the fridge was a common sight in Norwegian homes! Visit Vestfossen Hydropower Museum to learn of the incredible development in the production and consumption of electric power. Intricate models and exhibitions tell the history of electricity from the start of the hydropower station in 1897 to present day. The new power station is right next door, and you can have a tour round this modern station every Sunday from 12.00 to 16.00.



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