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.
There is no need to wait until you’re here to find out what you’d like to do.
Vestfold’s coastline may not be long, but it has an extensive cultural history. The county by the Oslofjord has played a central role in Norwegian history as a hub for whaling, shipbuilding and marine activities.
From the Vikings of old times to the tourists of today, people have always flocked to Tønsberg.
Ambitious architects and young chefs are taking Oslo to new heights. If that doesn’t make you dizzy enough, try hiking to Galdhøpiggen, Norway’s highest peak at 2469 metres above sea level.
Any direction out of Oslo will take you to lush landscapes, rich history, and culture. The region around the Norwegian capital is easily accessible and offers a great number of possibilities for day and round trips.