Hønefoss Tourism

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Hønefoss is a town in Buskerud county, Norway, and the center of the municipality of Ringerike. It is located 63 kilometres northwest by road from the Norwegian capital of Oslo. In 1852, Hønefoss received town status and was separated from Norderhov. Hønefoss celebrated its 150th year of township in 2002. In 1964, Hønefoss ceased being a separate municipality and became part of Ringerike. Hønefoss is located north of lake Tyrifjorden, where the river Begna forms the waterfall of Hønefossen, giving the town its name. Hønefoss is an industrial center of inner Østlandet, containing several factories and other industry. As of 1 January 2008, Hønefoss has 14,177 inhabitants.


Planning a vacation to Hønefoss in Norway? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Oslo, Norway. Attractions in Oslo include Vigeland Museum And Park, The Viking Ship Museum, Oslo Opera House. Also, to reach Hønefoss, you'll have to take a flight to Oslo; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Hønefoss.

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Facts and Stats for Hønefoss*

  • Pollution Statistics in Hønefoss

    Know the pollution level of Hønefoss before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 29.79 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 9.62 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 28.85 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 29.38 (Low)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 6.41 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 21.05 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 13.37 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 16.67 (Very Low)
  • Hønefoss: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Hønefoss for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Hønefoss.

    • Burglary and Theft 39.39 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 46.01 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 41.77 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 35.49 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 32.68 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 42.96 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 44.02 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 64.14 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 67.79 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 50.29 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.56 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 37.58 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 48.93 (Moderate)
  • Living in Hønefoss - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Hønefoss is 140.65 (High)

    • Safety Index 54.8 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 59.99 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 25.05 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.41 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 110.43 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 72.22 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 11.88 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 84.33 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Hønefoss

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Hønefoss

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 15.32 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 48.52 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 115.11 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 112.05 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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