Hønefoss

Travel Guide
Honefoss
There are many ways to enjoy being on and near the water in this pleasant city that offers a gateway to the rolling hills and tranquil lakes of the wider Ringerike region.

The Begna, Randselva and Storelva rivers snake through and around the city of Hønefoss. This waterside location makes the city very photogenic, and also provides opportunities for various watersports. Head further out of the city to discover the many natural wonders of the wider Ringerike region. In the town center you can tour an interesting collection of museums.

In the west of the city, you will find the acclaimed Veien Kulturminnepark (Veien Cultural Heritage Park). This is a wonderful place to start getting to know the area, as the park covers centuries of culture and history. See fascinating exhibits including four well-preserved ancient longhouses.

Closer to the town center is a totally different kind of museum, the Norsk Samferdselshistorisk Senter, or Norwegian Transport History Center. Find a wide range of vehicles and forms of transportation on display here, from classic cars to airplanes.

Head out into the countryside to discover the beautiful landscapes that have made this part of the country so popular. Roughly a 15-minute drive to the south is the northern edge of the lovely Tyrifjorden lake, the fifth-largest lake in the country. This is a well-loved recreation spot for locals and tourists, offering opportunities for swimming, kayaking, fishing, boating, and simply relaxing on the shore. If you prefer hiking to swimming, you can explore some of the woodland trails that lead through Ringerike’s dense forests.

Drive northeast from Hønefoss and you will get to the famous Hadeland Glassverk. At these rustic glassworks, which are set in a pretty village, you can learn all about the traditional art of glassblowing and pick up unique souvenirs. Less than a 10-minute drive away is the Kistefos-Museet, a wonderfully comprehensive and varied museum complex taking in a sculpture park, an industrial museum and an art hall.

Hønefoss is easily accessible, being only an hour’s drive from Oslo. Expect a spectacularly beautiful journey, with a road that follows the northern banks of the Oslofjord and Tyrifjorden lakes.

Grand Hotel Hønefoss
Grand Hotel Hønefoss
3 out of 5
Stabellsgate 8, Honefoss, Ringerike, 3510
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $106 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Ringerike. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Fengselet and Sondre Park are located nearby. ...
3.4/5 (401 reviews)
"Excellent stay! Excellent breakfast… made to order! You do not get breakfasts like this any more! Room was nice.. beautiful facility! Staff was wonderful! Would definitely stay here again!"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Scandic Hønefoss
Scandic Hønefoss
3.5 out of 5
Kongens Gate 3, Honefoss, Ringerike, Buskerud, 3510
The price is $107 per night from Oct 13 to Oct 14
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Ringerike. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the spacious rooms in our ...
3.7/5 Good! (517 reviews)
"Breakfast was good. Hotel is a bit old standard but still nice. Staff were super friendly."

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Comfort Hotel Ringerike
Comfort Hotel Ringerike
3.5 out of 5
Kongensgate 3, 4495, Ringerike, Viken, 3510
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Ringerike. Enjoy free WiFi, a fitness center, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Honefoss Stadium and Kistefos-Museet are ...
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
O'Lin Lake Resort
O'Lin Lake Resort
3 out of 5
Onsakervika 49, Ringerike, Buskerud, 3530
Stay at this 3-star cabin in Ringerike. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an airport shuttle. Popular attraction Honefoss Stadium is located nearby. Discover ...
House in Oslo near Holmenkollen SkiJump and Tryvann Winter Park
House in Oslo near Holmenkollen SkiJump and Tryvann Winter Park
OSLO, Oslo
Stay at this ski vacation home in Oslo. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and ski-in/ski-out access. Popular attractions Oslo Winter Park and Holmenkollen Ski Jump ...
4 bedroom accommodation in Vikersund
4 bedroom accommodation in Vikersund
Vikersund, Viken
Stay at this vacation home in Modum. Enjoy a sauna, onsite parking, and onsite car rentals. Popular attractions Hole Art Center and Kings View are located nearby. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Tolle Lage
"Sehr schöne Lage direkt am See mit einmaligem Ausblick und direktem Zugang zum Fjord. Inneneinrichtung etwas in die Jahre gekommen, könnte Modernisierung und mehr Besteck bzw.bessere Innenbeleuchtung vertragen."

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit

Things to do

Cities near Hønefoss