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Couple enjoying the sun at Ula Beach in Larvik
Couple enjoying the sun at Ula Beach in Larvik
Ula Beach in Larvik.
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Ula Beach in Larvik.
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Plan your trip to Larvik and Stavern

Lady rolls her bike along the coast in Stavern
Lady rolls her bike along the coast in Stavern
Biking along the coast in Stavern.
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Biking along the coast in Stavern.
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Plan your trip to Larvik and Stavern
Children having fun at "Høyt og Lavt" activitypark Larvik
Children having fun at "Høyt og Lavt" activitypark Larvik
"Høyt og Lavt" activitypark in Larvik.
Photo: Kai-Otto Melau
"Høyt og Lavt" activitypark in Larvik.
Photo: Kai-Otto Melau
Plan your trip to Larvik and Stavern

Are you looking for sun, summer, and festivals? As well as history and natural beauty? In that case, Larvik and Stavern is the place for you! You will definitely like the "Summer town of the year" and the area around it during the rest of the year too!

There are lots of reasons for families with small children to visit Larvik. Foldvik Familiepark has more than 50 different activities. Høyt og Lavt Vestfold is Scandinavia's biggest climbing park, with trails, obstacle courses and zip-lines for all ages.

If you want some rest and relaxation, you can visit the exclusive spa hotel Farris Bad. This curative spa is built around mineral springs that have been bubbling up in Larvik since the dawn of time. 

If you prefer to use nature for recreation, you need to experience the unique Bøkeskogen beech tree forest. Whether you're wearing running shoes, hiking shoes or casual shoes, there are lots of options on the many signposted trails!

There is also a lot of history Larvik. You can visit the adventurer Thor Heyerdahl's childhood home, or Norway's first city Kaupang Vikingbyen.

Stavern is a popular summer town, a quick 10 min drive from Larvik. Experience skerries, smooth seaside rocks, islands and lighthouses. Many people associate the coastal town with the Stavernfestivalen festival, which attracts major Norwegian and international artists every year. 

Other highlights include walking the coastal trail from Stavern - past the spectacular Mølen pebble beach - to Helgeroa. The charming Nevlunghavn harbour is nearby, with its unique atmosphere that includes a guest harbour, fisheries, and charming coves for swimming. 

Find more inspiration and travel information on Larvik's official website


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Things to do in Larvik and Stavern

From art and history to magnificent nature and salmon fishing - find all the highlights here.

Popular activities

Do some climbing on land or discover the wonders of the sea.

Food and lodging

Visit a cool jazz café or enjoy a meal or an ice cream by the harbour!

Where to stay

Stay in an old fashioned farmhouse on an island or at a spa hotel  - find your accommodation.

Getting to Larvik and Stavern

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Top attractions in Larvik and Stavern
Sea kayaking-courses or private lessons. Contact Pål Trygve Gamme for more information! Read more
Padling Course - GAMME Ski & Kajakk
Rush is an indoor activity center with trampolines on walls and floors. Here, both children and adults can be challenged with fun activities and high… Read more
Rush trampolinepark
Stavern guide – Larvik guide The Stavern and Larvik guide arranges tours for groups and businesses with guided tours, historical walks and… Read more
Stavernguiden - Larvikguiden
Kaupang Viking town is open during the summer season. Learn about the history of the Vikings' life in Kaupang town. Read more
Kaupang Viking Town
Larvik Museum is the historically rich and exciting town museum in Larvik. Larvik Museum is the town museum in Larvik with two arenas for… Read more
Larvik museum
Foldvik Family Park is an idyllic place with more than 50 activities where the whole family can relax and have fun. Read more
Foldvik Family Park
Scandinavia's largest climbing park! Høyt&Lavt is a fun activity park for the whole family in the beautiful valley Lågendalen.… Read more
Høyt og Lavt Activity Park
Helgeroafergene – Helgeroa ferry - takes you from Langesund to Langøya, Siktesøya, Lille Arøya and Store Arøya to… Read more
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Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) was an archaeologist, an author and an adventurer. His is regarded as the most famous person ever to come from Larvik. His… Read more
The childhood home of Thor Heyerdahl
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