Frequently asked questions
What are the opening hours?
Kistefos is now closed for the season. The next season will open on April 30th, 2022.
The sculpture park is always available to those who want to take a walk in inspiring surroundings, even out of season and opening hours. Note that some of the sculptures may have been turned off or wrapped outside the regular season and opening hours.
An area ticket outside opening hours and season, 100 NOK.
Opening hours during season:
Tuesday to Sunday, 10 - 17. Thursday 10 - 20.
In July we are open every day, 10 - 17.
Prices during season:
- Adult, 180 NOK
- Children, (up to and including 16), Free
- Senior/Students, 150 NOK
- Groups, 150 NOK
- Kistefos Member Adult, 500 NOK
- Kistefos Member Young, (up to 25), 400 NOK
- Kistefos Member Senior, 400 NOK
Tickets can be purchased at the entrances, in one of the ticket machines, or by Vipps.
How do I get to Kistefos?
Kistefos is located in Jevnaker, about an hour's drive from Oslo and Gardermoen. See a detailed travel description here.
Where can I park?
There are two entrances to Kistefos and there is parking on both sides:
From Ringerike, via Hadelandsveien / Fylkesvei 241:
- Car park with space for 300 cars.
- Parking for electric cars and recreational vehicles
From Jevnaker, entrance via E16 and Bergerfossvegen:
- Car park with space for 100 cars.
- Extra parking at Bergerfossveien with space for 100 cars, 250 meters walk.
- Extra parking at Puttemyra, 900 meters walk.
- Extra parking at Bergerfossveien, 1500 meters walk.
- Please do not park along Samsmoveien and Bergerfossveien.
Do I have to buy a ticket in advance?
You do not need to buy a ticket in advance. Tickets can be purchased at our ticket machines at both entrances.
Payment accepted with all major cards and Vipps.
Is the park adapted for wheelchairs and people with reduced mobility?
We have disabled parking at both ends of the park. Kistefos is situated on a 50-acre natural parkland with natural hilly terrain. The roads are covered with gravel. Some of the climbs can be challenging for those who have limited mobility or are in a wheelchair, and in this case, we recommend an alternative route.
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, one-way traffic has been implemented in The Twist, with entrance from Closed Gallery, and exit from Panorama Gallery. This route involves a steep hill on the way back to the park. This is not ideal for people with limited mobility, so those in need can of course exit The Twist via Closed Gallery.
Is the park suitable for children?
Yes! Children can run freely and marvel at the works of art - several of them are even interactive. With our new children's map, the visit becomes an exciting journey of discovery and includes simple educational tasks. The map is available free from both entrances. Opposite the café, you will find a play park with various climbing equipment and in the Industrial Museum, there are both a jumping pit and a hamster wheel for your little ones to enjoy.
Is there a café on-site?
Our good neighbor, Øvre Kjekshus Gård, serves hot and cold dishes, made with meat, cheese and vegetables from the farm at the café area.
In the area between Parking South and The Twist, you will find our small food truck that serves simple dishes. In addition, you will find a small outlet for ice cream and drinks at the sculpture "Path of Silence" on hot days.
Can I bring my own food?
Yes, you can, but we politely ask you to enjoy your food in the park, outside the café area.
What payment options are there?
Due to the current situation with COVID-19 we only accept contactless payment via credit/debit card or Vipps.
Can I bring a dog?
Dogs are welcome in the park, but they have to wait outside the buildings, including The Twist Gallery, Nybruket Gallery, the Industrial Museum, and the museum shop. Due to infection prevention measures, one-way traffic has been introduced in The Twist this season, meaning that you enter via Closed Gallery and exit via Panorama Gallery. This must be taken into consideration when planning your visit with a dog. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Can I bring an electric scooter?
You may use an electric scooter in the park, but not inside the buildings, including The Twist Gallery, Nybruket Gallery, the Industrial Museum, and the museum shop.
Do you hold guided tours for groups?
We have several different tours and we are happy to tailor our tours if the group has a special area of interest. Contact us at email@example.com or 61 31 03 83.
Where can I buy an annual pass?
Annual passes are purchased at the ticket booths at one of the entrances.
Does the entrance ticket also apply to The Twist?
Yes, the entrance ticket applies to the entire park and all the showrooms.
Where can I find the bathrooms?
We have restrooms in The Twist and in the café courtyard.
Can you swim in the river?
No! There is a very strong current in the river and we ask everyone to stay at a safe distance and exercise caution.