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Inside the shopping center, Kuben

Hønefoss is a small city in the municipality of Ringerike. It is located in Buskerud, in Viken county, Norway.[1] It has a small city center with the shopping mall named Kuben.

The small city is a connecting point between several cities, with the local train station going to other cities like Bergen, Drammen, Oslo and Gjøvik.[2]

The waterfalls in Hønefoss

The city is also known for its waterfalls, with the Oppgangssaga in the middle of the falls.

Industry and history[change | change source]

Hønefoss used to be a industry town, transferring wood with the river. The trees were sent down the river.

Follum Factory was also one of the biggest industries in Hønefoss, being a paper producing factory. Many of the Follum buildings have now been torn down, or are used for other purposes. One of the buildings is currently holding the studio of local artist Mads Veslelia.

Notable people[change | change source]

Mads Veslelia[change | change source]

Mads Veslelia (on the left)

Mads Veslelia (born May 10th, 1991) is a local rapper from Hønefoss. He debuted with his album The Dark Light in 2011.[3] "People think this Norwegian rapper sounds just like Eminem" was said on MTV in 2015 about Veslelia [4]

Since his debut album in 2011, he has since published many different albums and singles such as Paranormal (album in 2013), My Bedroom (album in 2016), Legend in the Making (single in 2018), Hønefoss (single in 2020) and Wannabe (single in 2015), which is the song he is most known for.

Sports[change | change source]

Ringerike Panthers playing in the GET league.

Hønefoss has several sports teams.

Football[change | change source]

One of the most known sports teams is HBK, Hønefoss Ballklubb, which is the football team.[5] HBK has been in the first division many times, but has also dropped down several times.

Hockey[change | change source]

Another sports team is Ringerike Panthers, the hockey team. Panthers was in the GET league[6] for a short period of time, before they dropped out of the leauge and down to the first division.

Basketball[change | change source]

HBBK, Hønefoss Basketballklubb was founded by Svein Roger Eriksen and Ola Gravem Knutsen in November 1986.[7] The team has been hosting a school cup every year since 2014, collaborating with Hønefoss Sparebank, one of the major banks in the city. The women's team have been in the elite series for four seasons.

Their biggest win (by points) was when they won against Drammen, 216 to 3.

References[change | change source]

  1. Thorsnæs, Geir; Askheim, Svein (2020-09-13). "Hønefoss". Store Norske Leksikon (in Norwegian Bokmål).
  2. "Hønefoss". Wikipedia (in Norwegian Bokmål). 2020-10-25.
  3. "Mads Veslelia". Wikipedia (in Norwegian Bokmål). 2020-10-22.
  4. "Mads (28) ble hyllet som Norges svar på Eminem – så brøt han med Sony og gikk under jorden". www.vg.no (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2020-11-04.
  5. "Hønefoss BK". Hønefoss BK. Retrieved 2020-11-04.
  6. "Ishockey: Fjordkraft-ligaen 2020/2021 live - resultater, kampoppsett, tabeller - Scoreboard.com". www.scoreboard.com (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2020-11-04.
  7. "Ting du kanskje ikke visste om HBBK… – Hønefoss Basketballklubb – Offisiell hjemmeside" (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2020-11-04.