A nice day trip to pleasant Hønefoss
Hønefoss is a charming small town located just one hour north from Oslo. You can get here if you take the E16 road via Sandvika. Hønefoss city center has a variety of shops and restaurants for all tastes. Here you will find unique niche shops, famous chain stores, a fun playground, and cozy eateries. The Kuben shopping center is located right in the center and has 62 shops and 380 parking spaces. In addition, here you will find the historical and beautiful Fengselet building, located in a green oasis, in the middle of the city.
Right outside the city center you can visit the Veien Cultural Heritage Park where you can get to know the ancestors of the Vikings better. The museum is located in a rural setting and is one of Eastern Norway's largest burial grounds from the Early Iron Age! With over 100 burial mounds, and a rebuilt longhouse from Roman times, you can learn a lot about how the Vikings' ancestors lived! In beautiful interplay with the past, you will also find an archaeological museum with changing exhibitions.
11 kilometers from Hønefoss is Kistefos, an impressive cultural destination where architecture, art and history merge.
13 kilometers from Hønefoss is Hadeland Glassverk, an experience center for the whole family with shops, activities, art galleries and a glass cabin where you can see the glassblowers in action.
Here are some suggestions for spending the day in and around Hønefoss:
Kulturstiftelsen Prison - art and culture in the middle of the city
Brasserie Fengselet - good food in historical surroundings
Veien Cultural Heritage Park
Gledeshuset and Glederiet - shows, concerts, and good food
Kistefos - world-class art where The Twist is the highlight
Hadeland Glassverk - an experience center for the whole family