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1861 Church - Seat of the world's northernmost Catholic Bishop
The Polar Museum is one of Norway's top ten museums (Trip Advisor 2013) with exciting information about Arctic hunting and Polar explorers.
Historic house from 1789 found on the remnants of 13th. c. fortifications
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.
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.
The Dutch quarter is where you find the oldest buildings in Flekefjord. This old part of the town got its name from the extensive trade with Holland from the 1600th until the 1800th centrury. There are few traces left behind from those times.
Skei Mountain Church is beautiful located between spruce forests by the foot of Skeikampen.
A collection of buildings dating back over 250 years.
The world`s northernmost stone church, dating back to the late Middle Ages (1250).