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VESTFOLD

The sunshine coast

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Welcome to the end of the world!

That’s what the name Verdens Ende means.

You’ll see why when you get to this southernmost tip of Tjøme in Færder national park.

Verdens Ende at Tjøme .
Photo: Visitvestfold.com
Verdens Ende at Tjøme .
Photo: Visitvestfold.com

The art of doing nothing is one of the most important art forms in Vestfold: sunbathing on soft islets, swimming in small beach coves, and sailing where the wind takes you.

Verdens Ende .
Photo: Visitvestfold.com
Verdens Ende .
Photo: Visitvestfold.com

But if you still like doing something, the options are plentiful all year round.

Do as the locals: Go hiking through the region on marked coastal paths, on sandy beaches, and through cosy villages …

The coastal path in Vestfold .
Photo: Simen Sørhaug / Visitvestfold.com
The coastal path in Vestfold .
Photo: Simen Sørhaug / Visitvestfold.com

… give your kids a treat in one of the many activity parks, like Høyt & Lavt and Foldvik Family Park …

Høyt & Lavt Vestfold .
Photo: Terje Aamodt
Høyt & Lavt Vestfold .
Photo: Terje Aamodt

… and experience the lively, yet relaxed atmosphere in cosy seaside havens like Tønsberg – Norway’s oldest town.

All the towns in Vestfold – Stavern, Larvik, Sandefjord, Tønsberg, Horten, and Holmestrand – face the sea.

Summer in Tønsberg .
Photo: Visitvestfold.com
Summer in Tønsberg .
Photo: Visitvestfold.com

Superb dining, exciting shopping, and a diverse cultural scene are also among the main ingredients.

Sandefjord .
Photo: Simen Sørhaug / Visitvestfold.com
Sandefjord .
Photo: Simen Sørhaug / Visitvestfold.com

The whole region is known for locally produced food and freshly caught treasures from the sea.

A tasty highlight is Bocuse d’Or winner Geir Skeie’s restaurant Brygga 11 in Sandefjord.

Brygga 11, Sandefjord .
Photo: Brygga 11, Geir Skeie
Brygga 11, Sandefjord .
Photo: Brygga 11, Geir Skeie

The Viking history lies thick over Vestfold. Four of Norway’s Viking ships were found here – two of which you can see at the Viking ship museum in Oslo.

This is also where you’ll find Kaupang, Norway’s first town and Viking settlement.

Saga Oseberg .
Photo: Ole Harald Flåten
Saga Oseberg .
Photo: Ole Harald Flåten

At Midgard vikingsenter in Borre, you can visit the great Viking hall, see exciting exhibitions, and take selfies with real Vikings.

Midgard viking centre in Vestfold .
Photo: Midgard viking centre
Midgard viking centre in Vestfold .
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In the charming village of Eidsfoss, you can learn about the region's exciting iron history and walk along the cultural trail that goes through beautiful scenery and between several historic buildings. 

Eidsfoss, Vestfold .
Photo: Simen Sørhaug / Visitvestfold.com
Eidsfoss near Holmestrand in Vestfold .
Photo: Simen Sørhaug / Visitvestfold.com

If you’re an art lover, you’ll be busy in Vestfold. Visit the Preus museum at Karljohansvern in Horten, which exhibits photography and visual art, see Andy Warhol’s tribute to Edvard Munch at Haugar Art Museum in Tønsberg, or walk in the world-famous painter of the Scream’s footsteps in the white-painted gem of Åsgårdstrand.

Åsgårdstrand .
Photo: Sven Erik Knoff / Visitvestfold.com
The girls on the bridge by Edvard Munch .
Photo: Nasjonalmuseet / Børge Høstland and Sven Erik Knoff / Visitvestfold.com

If you’re dreaming of a romantic getaway, or want to pamper yourself in scenic surroundings, the hotels will have you covered.

And the good news: You’re never far away from a room with an ocean view.

Farris bad in Larvik .
Photo: Farris bad
Farris bad in Larvik .
Photo: Farris bad

Ready for a proper seaside holiday?

Read more about Larvik, Sandefjord, Tønsberg and Færder, Horten, and Holmestrand, or start planning your trip to Vestfold today.

Svenner Lighthouse in Stavern .
Photo: Visitvestfold.com
Svenner Lighthouse in Stavern .
Photo: Visitvestfold.com
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