Konnerud is situated about 10 km from central Drammen on the Strømsø side of the river. Konnerud is known for its snowy winters, and used as a recreational area for the people living in Drammen. Konnerud Idrettslag is one of the largest sports clubs in Norway and arranged World Cup Sprint in cross-country skiing in the center of Drammen.
Around the small mountain Konnerudkollen, there where found many expensive quality metals and minerals like silver, copper and lead. Mining holes are still found all over Konnerud, however tightly guarded by high fences.