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Viken (Buskerud) offers all the ingredients for a fantastic camping holiday. The region to the west of Oslo has an impressive nature with huge mountain tops and numerous valleys such as Numedal, Hallingdal and Ustedal. You can also find beautiful lakes at Tyrifjorden, Sperilen and Krøderen. At the campsites in Viken (Buskerud), direct contact with nature is central. Moreover, the area is very popular with winter sports enthusiasts in view of the excellent snow conditions. Read more
Hardangervidda is located in the northwest of the region Viken (Buskerud). The highland plateau has an area of around 3422 km2 and is therefore the largest plateau in Northern Europe. The park offers a wide variety of plant species and has thousands of lakes. The park is also an important home base for giant wild reindeer herds and various bird species that are relatively rare in southern Norway. This makes this place the ideal destination for hiking, cross-country skiing, climbing or fishing. During a stay at one of the campsites in Viken (Buskerud), a visit to this national park is therefore a must.
The Viken (Buskerud) region is very popular with winter sports enthusiasts. Because of the high location, the snow conditions are very good, from December to April. The region therefore has the largest number of ski resorts in Norway. The most famous ski resorts are in Hemsedal and Geilo. Here are also the massifs of Hardangervidda and Hallingskarvet. In the winter, the Norwegians flock to these winter sports spots in large numbers to go skiing. Other well-known ski areas are Gol, Uvdal, Ål and Dagali. So don't forget to bring the long slats for a lot of skiing pleasure.
In the southern part of Viken (Buskerud) it is pleasant to spend the summer at Drammen. This place is located on the banks of the Drammenselva and has grown enormously in recent decades. Nowadays the place is one of the most beautiful cities in Norway. Stroll along the beautiful shopping streets of the city or relax by the river. Moreover, there is a fantastic Drammensbadet (the pool of Drammen) for hours of water fun.
The entire history of the Norwegian mining industry is exhibited in the Norsk Bergverks Museum, or the Norwegian Mining Museum. The museum itself is already very interesting, but the absolute highlight is a visit to one of the centuries-old silver mines. For those who are claustrophobic, it is a true test, since the tour goes quite far into the mine. It is a fantastic experience for the real daredevils.
The Norwegian area around the campsites in Viken (Buskerud) is ideal for various sporting activities. In addition to winter sports in winter, the mountain regions in spring, summer and fall are ideal for taking walks, fishing in rivers and lakes and practicing extreme sports. The various rivers in the area offer ideal conditions for kayaking and boat trips. It is also possible to climb a mountain with a qualified guide. In short, Viken (Buskerud) offers something for everyone.