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The Vikingship Gaia, a replica of the Gokstad ship, was built in Sunnmøre in 1990. The ship is 23.55 metres long and 5.25 metres wide with a height of...
With its white wooden houses from the early 1800s, Bjerggata is an idyllic street and one of Sandefjord's oldest and best preserved residential areas....
Sandefjord has so many sculptures that an entire book entitled "Worth Seeing" is dedicated to them. The town - and the book - invite you to enjoy a walking tour of the sculptures. Among the largest and most famous works of art are Knut Steen's "Hvalfangstmonumentet" by the harbour and "Fortuna" in Badeparken, Nils Aas' embellishment of Hjertnes' funds wall towards Badeparken, and Arnold Haukeland's "Havdronningen" outside the Hjertnes cultural centre.
With the sculpture "Poseidon" in the middle, Badeparken today is like a great, green lung located at the centre of Sandefjord, with trees and beautiful plants, and featuring opportunities for both play and recreation. During the spa era, the park surrounded the Society Building.
The Olavs Chapell is located in Bjerggata and is open on regular days in the winter.
Sandefjord's most famous sculpture is a memorial to whaling, created by Knut Steen at the end of the 1950s. The whaling monument shows whalers with oars in an open boat, with harpoons ready and water spraying.
Nesland Church, beside the road from Åmot to Dalen, is a wooden church built in 1847.
Øyfjell Church is a small, square church, seating only 60 people, on the site of an older stave church.
Grunge Church in Grungedal is a wooden church dating from 1850.
Karten Mountain Church was completed in 1982 after several years of hard work by local people and scouts.