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Karljohansvern in Horten, Norway - Photo: Svend Aage Madsen
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Karljohansvern in Horten, Norway Photo: Svend Aage Madsen

Attractions in Horten

Learn about Viking history at Borre, discover Karljohansvern and visit the summerhouse of the painter Edvard Munch in Åsgårdstrand.

Borrehaugene was Norway's first national park and has the largest Viking graveyard in Scandinavia, with significant discoveries from ancient times. In addition to Borrepark, you will find Midgard Historical Centre, which features rotating exhibitions throughout the year, and focuses on the period from the 7th to the 10th century.

Take a stroll around Karljohansvern just on the outskirts of Horten, which boasts a mix of architectural style. Here you will find several museums and attractions, including the Naval Museum, one of the oldest naval museums in the world still in operation; the national museum for photography, the Preus Museum; the Local Historical Centre; and several art galleries and workshops.

In Åsgårdstrand you can visit the famous painter Edvard Munch's summerhouse that is preserved just as it was when he lived here. Åsgårdstrand also entices with many art galleries and workshops.

Horten Automobile Museum shows the colourful history of motor vehicles and also holds a special model construction for railways and cars that is among the largest in Norway. More on Horten Automobile Museum.

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Last updated:  2013-07-25
Edvard Munch's summerhouse in Åsgårdstrand, Norway - Photo: Kristin M. Løkeberg
Edvard Munch's summerhouse in Åsgårdstrand, Norway

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Karljohansvern in Horten, Norway - Photo: Svend Aage Madsen

Attractions in Horten

Learn about Viking history at Borre, discover Karljohansvern and visit the summerhouse of the painter Edvard Munch in Åsgårdstrand.

Attractions in Horten

Source: Visitnorway

About Horten

Horten

A seaside town offering plenty of outdoor pursuits, Horten also boasts a rich heritage dating back to Viking times.

Key facts about Horten

Horten is located in the county of Vestfold – "the sunny part" of Eastern Norway.

Tourist information in Horten

Visit Horten Tourist Information provides all the information you need to enjoy your stay in the Horten area.

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