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Hiking along the coastal trail in Sandefjord, Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke
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Hiking along the coastal trail in Sandefjord, Norway Photo: Terje Rakke

What to do in Sandefjord

Cycle or hike along the coast. Tee off at Sandefjord Golf, or take your family to new heights at Scandinavia's largest outdoor climbing park.

The music of nature is excellent relaxation. Sandefjord boasts a long coastline, large forests, numerous rocks and sandy beaches that offer scope for relaxation year-round.

Beaches

In between the sandy beaches lie a series of sheltered coves and beautiful smooth, sloping rocks. You can choose between bustling beaches or more secluded bathing areas – all along a coastline that is almost 150 kilometers long.

Hiking

If you want to go walking or hiking, the possibilities are many and varied – both along the coast and in the forest. The coastal trail on Vesterøya offers 25 kilometers of marked trails for hikers where Folehavna, with its smooth coastal rocks and stunning view, lies at the entrance to the open sea. You will also find ruins from a German fortress built in 1941.

Rent a bike

Ideal for sightseeing. Bikes are available for hire for pleasant cycle rides in Sandefjord's easily accessible and flat countryside. Hire from the Tourist Information Office.

Fishing

If you want to fish in the sea, the possibilities are almost endless – both from a boat and from land. If you want to fish from land, the two coastal trails on Østerøya and Vesterøya will point you to many excellent fishing spots. You can obtain a map from the tourist office. 

Sandefjord Golf

The town’s golf course is situated in rural surroundings with varied countryside by Marumskogen. Sandefjord Golf offers an 18-hole park and woodland course with many idyllic lakes. Eight of the holes have a lake in the fairway.

Foldvik Familiy Park

Foldvik Family Park is a park where adults can relax in beautiful surroundings while the children enjoy themselves in the large activity areas, or say hello to the many animals.

High and Low Activity Park

Give climbing a go at Scandinavia's largest outdoor climbing park. The various course layouts at High and Low Activity Park provide different difficulty levels suitable for most ages and skills. The easiest route is suitable for children as young as three, while the most challenging one raises 25 meters above ground. There are several zip lines too - the longest is 500 meters and passes over the waterfall in Numedalslågen.

Explore the coast with a guide

At Norsk Fjell- og Padleskole you can hire a guide to explore the coast. An exciting outdoors activity that includes climbing, jumping along the cliffs and swimming in the sea. You can also try climbing or kayaking.

Metro Bowling og Lekeland Sandefjord

Indoor activities for the whole family. 10 bowling lanes with the latest computer technology. You can hire equipment and everything you need on site. Metro Bowling og Lekeland Sandefjord also have a play area for children up to 12, with bouncy castle, ball room, slides, climbing wall and more.

Swimming Pool

At the upper end of Bugårdspark lies Sandefjord's swimming pool with diving boards, slides and a warm water pool. The Rica Park Hotel Sandefjord also has a swimming pool. Here there is a saltwater pool, and Park Badet also offers a training studio, solarium, wet and dry saunas, snack bar and spa.

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Last updated:  2013-07-17
Rent a bike in Sandefjord, Norway - Photo: Nils Kavlie Borge
Rent a bike in Sandefjord, Norway
Sandefjord Golf, Norway - Photo: Sandefjord Golf
Sandefjord Golf, Norway
Foldvik Family Park in Sandefjord, Norway - Photo: Foldvik Family Park
Foldvik Family Park in Sandefjord, Norway
High and Low Activity Park, Sandefjord in Norway - Photo: Høyt og Lavt
High and Low Activity Park, Sandefjord in Norway
The swimming pool at Rica Park Hotel Sandefjord, Norway - Photo: Rica Park Hotel
The swimming pool at Rica Park Hotel Sandefjord, Norway

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Hiking along the coastal trail in Sandefjord, Norway - Photo: Terje Rakke

What to do in Sandefjord

Cycle or hike along the coast. Tee off at Sandefjord Golf, or take your family to new heights at Scandinavia's largest outdoor climbing park.

What to do in Sandefjord

Source: Visitnorway

About Sandefjord

Sandefjord

Sandefjord boasts miles of coastline, as well as a rich historical heritage. Vikings have left their mark here, as has the whaling industry.

Key facts about Sandefjord

Located 120 kilometers south of Oslo, Sandefjord is a modern seaside town. Here you will find Torp Airport, one of the busiest airports in Norway.

Tourist information for Sandefjord

The tourist information in Sandefjord is located in the building called Kurbadet. Here you can book accommodation and get tips on what to see.

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