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Children building sandcastles on the beach Sandefjord
Photo: Anja Basma

In the footsteps of the Vikings

Sandefjord boasts miles of coastline, as well as a rich historical heritage. Vikings have left their mark here, as has the whaling industry.

Brygga 11 in Sandefjord
Brygga 11 in Sandefjord
Geir Skeie
Midtåsen sculpture park in Sandefjord
Midtåsen sculpture park in Sandefjord
Nils Kavlie-Borge
Whale catching monument in Sandefjord
Whale catching monument in Sandefjord
Nils Kavlie-Borge
Sandefjord city centre
Ellen Larsen/Visit Sandefjord

Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information on Sandefjord’s official website.

  • Sandefjord train

    By train

    The Norwegian State Railways stops in Sandefjord on its way between Oslo and Skien. The train takes a little less than two hours from Sandefjord to Oslo.

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  • Sandefjord bus

    By bus

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

  • Sandefjord boat

    By boat

    The ferry lines 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.

  • Sandefjord car

    By car

    Sandefjord is located 120 kilometres south of Oslo by road.

    If you go by car from Oslo, follow the main road E18 to Sandefjord.

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  • Sandefjord plane

    By plane

    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 Sandefjord and Oslo.

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