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Port towns in historic surroundings

Horten is located on the western shore of the Oslofjord in Vestfold, Eastern Norway's 'sunshine coast'. This seaside town has a rich cultural life and many remains of Viking Age settlements.

Visit Midgard Viking Centre and the Borre burial mounds to experience Norway's Viking history. Karljohansvern is a historic former naval base that is now home to museums and numerous listed buildings. A culture trail runs through the area along the Horten Canal and through the historic base.

The municipality’s long coastline ends at Åsgårdstrand in the south, where the artist Edvard Munch painted some of his most famous works. His summer home is now a museum. 

Its proximity to Oslo makes is easy to get to Horten and the surrounding area. The hotels in Horten and Åsgårdstrand are centrally located, within walking distance of many of the main shops and attractions.

Find more inspiration on Vestfold’s official website.

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Get in-depth travel information on Horten’s official website.

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