Hole, Norway

6441 ( March 31, 2013 )

Hole is a commune in the province (county ) Buskerud in Norway. Hole has 6441 inhabitants ( as of March 31, 2013) and covers an area of 195 km ². Administrative seat is the place Vik. At Hole borders the municipalities Ringerike in the north, Bærum in the east, and Lier and Modum in the south.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms shows in red four pole Asked, three -pointed, golden crowns. The crowns stand for the four kings who resided in Hole:

  • Small King Halfdan Svarte (ca. 820 -ca. 860)
  • King Sigurd Syr small ( -1018 )
  • Saint Olav (995-1030), King of Norway
  • Harald Hardrade (1015-1066), King of Norway


Most inhabitants live in the villages Sundvollen, Vik, Røyse, Sollihøgda, Steinsåsen and Kroksund.


  • Jørgen Moe (1818-1882), collectors of fairy tales
  • Olav Hurum (1884-1908), poet
  • Tord Asle Gjerdalen (1983 - ), cross-country skiers