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Åsgårdstrand

Åsgårdstrand

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In picturesque Åsgårdstrand you will find the Åsgårdstrand women's bathing club, which is committed to carrying on the long-held bathing traditions of this small coastal town.

Åsgårdstrand is best known as the place where "The girls on the bridge", Edvard Munch and Hans Heyerdahl lived. Situated on the southern tip of Borre Municipality, this cozy town with its characteristic white clapboard houses contains much else besides, and is still a hospitable and sunny seaside resort with excellent hotels and summers filled with visitors from far and near. For boaters, the town is a gem, and has an almost Mediterranean atmosphere when the sun is at its warmest. Åsgårdstrand is an idyllic town to wander about in and experience the famous light so appreciated by artists.

Åsgårdstrand has been a popular holiday and seaside resort since the 1920s. Up through the years the town has retained its popularity as a holiday destination, not least among boaters. Every summer the fjord and harbour are filled with a flotilla of motor boats and yachts.

For more than 100 years well-known painters have made Åsgårdstrand famous as an artist enclave. Wandering through the narrow streets you will smell freshly made speciality doughnuts from the local baker. In addition to its many charming shops, Åsgårdstrand has many fine galleries.


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Horten, Norway
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59° 20' 58" N / 10° 28' 4" E
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