Hokksund offers something for everyone. In Hokksund you can stroll around the city center and visit the Norwegian glass museum in Nøstetangen, which is located right by Hokksund Camping. The area also offers great nature experiences with opportunities for cycling and hiking, as well as action-packed fun for those seeking adrenaline.
From 1773 to 1893 the Blaafarvværket and the Cobalt mines employed thousands of people who had one task: to supply the world with the most beautiful blue color. Today you can experience the history of the preserved Cobalt mines and buildings through guided tours, cultural trails, art exhibitions, exciting shops and cozy eateries in green surroundings at our 8 km long museum.
2. Nøstetangen glass museum
In 1741, the first glass manufacturing hut was built. It was a small and modest facility, almost intended for test operation. Production was started with the help of a German glass shed master from Thuringia. Eventually production was divided into two main branches; white glass and green glass. The latter, which consisted primarily of bottles and chemist’s glasses, was moved in 1748 to Aas green glass hut in Sandsvær. White glass production at Nøstetangen was further developed and the facility was named “Chrystalverket”.
Photo: Nøstetangen glassmuseum
3. Drammen Activity Park
Drammen Activity Park offers a variety of activities, during both summer and winter! Whether you want to hang high up in the trees, hover over the facility in a fast-paced zip line, challenge yourself down our custom downhill trails or just use the chairlift for quick access to the fields. You will always find something exciting for kids and adults in Drammen Activity Park.
Illustration: Drammen aktivitetspark
4. Kongsberg Mining Museum
At the Norwegian Mining Museum you can get an insight into Norwegian mining through 335 years. The exhibitions take you back to a time when Christian the Fourth was King of Denmark and Norway, and Kongsberg was Norway’s second largest city. In addition, you can experience, among other things, the world’s largest collection of solid silver and Norwegian coins and medals from the 15th century to today. See also the Krag-Jørgensen rifle and Kongsberg weapon factory history, the extensive prize collection for Kongsberg skiers with close to 5000 prizes, including six Olympic medals totalling 16 World Cup medals and a number of honors.
Photo: Christian Berg
Many people use the stairs to work out, but it is also a great way to experience the dimensions of the hill, and the view at the top is a great reward. In total, there are 1078 stairs up to Vingen, which has simple dining and views to Norefjell. It is also possible to use the road that winds up to the top, which goes behind the ski-flying tavern. We encourage you to be careful when traveling in the facility. All traffic is at your own risk.
When in Hokksund, you can stay at Hokksund Camping.