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Sandefjord, Norway - Photo: Tone Rasmussen
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Sandefjord, Norway Photo: Tone Rasmussen

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.

Geography

  • Area: 121,8 square kilometers
  • Sandefjord's coastline stretches over 146 kilometers, including 64 kilometers on 116 islands
  • Population: 44,150 (2012) 

History

Sandefjord became a market town in 1845. The population of Sandefjord was then 749, and already the town saw much activity within shipbuilding and shipping. The 30 years that followed were prosperous for Sandefjord, as for the whole country. A lot of timber and other goods were shipped from here, and the number of ship owners increased.

On the night of 16 March 1900, the center of town burned down and the subsequent rebuilding brought about stricter street regulations and new street names. In 1968 the municipalities of Sandefjord and Sandar were joined together to become one municipality. 

Today Sandefjord combines a proud history and a modern community. Here you will find remnants of the town’s Viking past and its whaling period, as well as a variety of restaurants, cafes, good shopping facilities and a rich cultural life.

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Last updated:  2013-07-17
The whaling monument created by Knut Steen, Sandefjord in Norway - Photo: visitsandefjord.com
The whaling monument created by Knut Steen, Sandefjord in Norway
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Sandefjord, Norway - Photo: Tone Rasmussen

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.

Key facts about 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.

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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