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Tourists enjoying the view from a boat on Hortenkanalen Tourists enjoying the view from a boat on Hortenkanalen
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Summer charm in historical surroundings

A seaside town offering plenty of outdoor pursuits, Horten also boasts a rich heritage dating back to Viking times. In nearby Åsgårdstrand you can visit legendary artist Edvard Munch's summer house.

Gildehallen
Gildehallen in Horten
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Buggegården
Feeding the animals at Buggegården
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Fresh seafood in Horten
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Karljohansvern
Karljohansvern in Horten
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Getting here and around

  • Horten train

    By train

    There are trains from Oslo to Skoppum, which is only 8 kilometres from Horten.

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  • Horten bus

    By bus

    There are several daily bus departures between Oslo and Horten. The journey takes about two hours.

    There are also several local buses in the Horten area.

  • Horten car

    By car

    Horten is located 88 kilometres south of Oslo. From Oslo follow the E18 south and then either Rv310 or Rv306 to Horten.

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  • Horten boat

    By boat

    The Bastø ferries, which link Moss in Østfold to Horten in Vestfold, make up Norway's busiest ferry route. Travel time is 30 minutes, and the ferries run throughout the day.

  • Horten plane

    By plane

    Sandefjord Airport Torp is 35 minutes away, and is the closest airport serving Horten. Oslo Airport Gardermoen lies north of Oslo and is approximately 1,5 hours away by car. Both airports offer several domestic and international flights.

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