Honefoss

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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
The price is $103 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Located in the heart of Honefoss, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Fengselet and Sondre Park. Honefoss Stadium and Veien Kulturminnepark are also within ...
3.3/5 (323 reviews)
Old classic hotel
"Travelled with kid for fotball cup. Hotel is a bit old, the bathroom is very "retro". But, Nice and clean (big) room and bathroom, short walking distance to shops and food. Breakfast was good too."

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

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Scandic Hønefoss
Scandic Hønefoss
3.5 out of 5
Kongens Gate 3, Honefoss, Ringerike, Buskerud
The price is $120 per night from Oct 16 to Oct 16
Located in the heart of Honefoss, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Kistefos-Museet, Ringkollen Alpin, and Hadeland Glassworks. Vikersundbakken Ski Flying ...
3.5/5Good! (379 reviews)
Could be better
"Had to move a bedside shelf to put bed against the wall, so my kids wont fall of the bed, found some make up and some dirt, the plates from breakfast was dirty."

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Scandic Hønefoss
Comfort Hotel Ringerike
Comfort Hotel Ringerike
3.5 out of 5
Kongensgate 3, 4495, Ringerike, Viken
Situated in Honefoss, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Kistefos-Museet, Ringkollen Alpin, and Hadeland Glassworks. Vikersundbakken Ski Flying Hill and Gran ...
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