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The importance of water

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.

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.

Outside of 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.

The coastal path
Anja Basma
Foldvik Family Park, Larvik
Foldvik Familiepark
Climbing park Vestfold
Høyt & Lavt
Terje Aamodt
Stavern Fortress
Gunnar Berven

Things to do

Getting here and around

By plane:
  • There are several domestic and international flights to and from Torp Sandefjord Airport (TRF). From the airpoirt, you can take the train or bus to Larvik.
By train:
  • The Norwegian State Railways (NSB) stops in Larvik on its way between Oslo and Skien.
By road:
  • There are several daily express buses to Larvik.
  • If you go by car from Oslo, follow the main road E18 to Larvik. Estimated time is 1,5 hours.
By boat:
  • The ferry Color Line connects Larvik with Hirsthals in Denmark daily. Travel time is 3,5 hours.

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