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Water has always been important in Larvik, ever since the times when the Vikings sailed in to build Norway’s first town at Kaupang and Colin Archer shaped the boats of the future to make polar exploration a reality. Larvik is also the birthplace of explorer Thor Heyerdahl, famous for his Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947.
Discover Larvik’s promenades and beaches, rich culture life and many shops, the green lung of the Bøkeskogen forrest and the exciting history that is still very much alive in the area.
The Viking city of Kaupang was founded around the year 800. The location was a busy hub for trade and production. Today, you can visit The Kaupang Viking Town during summer, where you can enter a replica of a Viking house and see a model of the original city.
Foldvik Family Park offers more than 50 fun activities for the whole family, and the activity park Høyt & Lavt is Scandinavia’s largest climbing park. For golfers, Larvik Golf Club can boast an 18-hole course of international standard in the scenic nature at Fritzøe Farm.
Larvik is also noted for its natural springs of mineral water, Farriskildene. If you’re more into relaxing, you can enjoy Farris Bad, a luxury SPA hotel located at the beach with water from a natural mineral-rich spring.
While in Larvik, you should make sure to visit Stavern, a popular summer town. Discover the area’s vast archipelago with its many smooth rocks and idyllic islands, cosy lighthouses and long coastal path.The Geopark of Mølen is Norway’s largest beach of rolling stones and marks the end of an Ice Age moraine. Here, you’ll find 230 burial mounds from the Early Iron Age and the Bronze Age. Larvik is a city and municipality in Vestfold county and is easily accessible by car and public transportation.
Find more inspiration on Larvik’s official website.
The Norwegian State Railways stops in Larvik on its way between Oslo and Skien. The train takes approximately 2 hours from Larvik to Oslo.
There are several daily departures by express bus between Oslo and Larvik. The journey takes about 2 hours.
For other bus alternatives, visit Vestfold’s official website.
The ferry line Color Line links Larvik with Hirtshals in Denmark with two daily departures. Color Line and Fjord Line link Sandefjord with Strömstad in Sweden. There are several departures daily, and travel time is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Larvik is located approximately 130 kilometres south of Oslo by road.
If you go by car from Oslo, follow the main road E18 to Larvik.
There are several domestic and international flights to and from Torp Sandefjord Airport.
The airport is located 7 kilometres northeast of Sandefjord. From there you can go by both train and bus to Larvik and Oslo.
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