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Ringerike in Norway has a rich network of foot, bicycle and skiing paths - Photo: Kari-Anne Bråthen
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Ringerike in Norway has a rich network of foot, bicycle and skiing paths Photo: Kari-Anne Bråthen

What to do in Ringerike

Ringerike is a popular recreation area all year round. It is an eldorado for those who enjoy fishing, especially for trout and whitefish.

Fishing

In May/June the annual Gjeddefestival (Pike Festival) takes place. And in August you can catch crayfish in Lake Tyrifjorden. 

The lakes of Tyrifjorden and Sperillen are plentiful with trout and perch. You will also find some char here. The beaches along Tyrifjorden and Sperillen are also popular places for the whole family during summer.

Between the culture landscape in Ringerike, there are many small lakes with good fishing. Here you can catch pike and several types of freshwater fish.

Fishing requirements are easy - you just pay the set local fee. For more information about the fee for the place you want to fish, we recommend you contact the local tourist information, the local sports shop or the nearest hotel/camp site/cabin.

If you intend to fish for salmon, sea trout and sea char in rivers and lakes, and you have reached the age of 16, you must pay (in addition to the local fee) a government fee online at Inatur.

Bicycling

Ringerike has a large network of bicycle paths.

In the woods of Krokskogen and Nordmarka you find unique bicycle terrain along winding small roads, and not the least along Kongevegen and the  Pilgrim's Path.

Along the lakes there are also bicycling paths, or roads with little traffic. You can cycle through a nationally valuable culture landscape with beautiful fields, grazing cattle and culture monuments such as burial grounds. Many of the culture monuments have information boards.

Hiking

The woods of Krokskogen
Krokkleiva is a famous preserved road along which artists, kings and other people have travelled for ages. It is part of the old King's Road to Bergen, which runs through Krokskogen to Bærums verk.

Signs lead you to the King's View, one of Eastern Norway's finest views. In the woods of Krokskogen you find numerous waymarked paths for hiking.

The Pilgrim's Path
This path stretches through the entire municipality and most parts follow medieval roads. Some parts of the path follow the same route as the old King’s Road to Bergen. The path was finished and opened in 1995 during the 1000-year celebration of St. Olav, who was born in 995.

A sculpture guide through Hønefoss
This sculpture guide takes you through Hønefoss, the regional capital in Ringerike. Follow the map and you will explore the town through its beautiful monuments and sculptures.

Swimming

The beaches along Lake Tyrifjorden and Sperillen are also popular places for the whole family during summer. At Onsakervika Camping they invite day-visitors to their beach for a small fee. Here you find waterslides, divingboards, a playground for the kids and mini golf. You can hire canoes and paddle boats here.

Cruise on Lake Tyrifjorden and the Storelva River

The MS Dronning Tyra has an overall length of 20 meters, a beam of 5 meters and is certified for 70 passengers and a crew of 4.

From 1 May to 30 September, you can charter the boat with skipper and crew for your arrangement. Food and beverages must be ordered ahead of time.

Bjørke Farm

Bjørke Farm is situated on a hill with a great view over Steinsfjorden and the woods of Krokskogen. The farm is one of the oldest farms in Ringerike. There is a shop at the farm selling local food, and between August and September you can pick your own sweet corn, vegetables and flowers here.

Culture and entertainment

Located centrally in Hønefoss, Ringerike kultursenter is the new culture center for the Ringerike region. Both national and international artists visit Ringerike kultursenter with their shows.

In Hønefoss you can also enjoy the popular summer musical in June, and throughout the region there are numerous local cultural events through the year.

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Last updated:  2014-05-27
Ringerike in Norway is perfect for bicycling - Photo: seringerike.no
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Ringerike in Norway has a rich network of foot, bicycle and skiing paths - Photo: Kari-Anne Bråthen

What to do in Ringerike

Ringerike is a popular recreation area all year round. It is an eldorado for those who enjoy fishing, especially for trout and whitefish.

What to do in Ringerike

Source: Visitnorway

About Ringerike

Tourist information in Ringerike

Ringerike Reiseliv is your local assistant, and the office is open all year, every day.

Key facts about Ringerike

Ringerike and its main town Hønefoss are nice goals for a day trip from Oslo. Hadeland Glassworks is the biggest attraction in the area.

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