Vestfold’s coastline has an extensive cultural history. The county by the Oslofjord has played a central role in Norwegian history as a hub for shipbuilding, marine activities, and Vikings.
In Vestfold, the short distance between the charming towns will make your trip more interesting and varied. Stavern is known for its varied and exciting archipelago, whilst Larvik is the birthplace of Thor Heyerdahl. Horten and Sandefjord have a vast marine history, and Tønsberg holds the title of Norway’s oldest town.
Vestfold was a centre of power in the Scandinavian Viking Age, and is the county in Norway where you’ll find the most traces of our proud Viking heritage. Several of the world’s most important archaeological findings from the era are discovered here: Monumental royal burial mounds in Borre in Horten, the Oseberg ship burial mound and Slottsfjellet in Tønsberg, and the Gokstadhaugen burial mound in Sandefjord. Norway’s first urban Viking settlement at Kaupang can be found outside of Larvik.
Discover Færder National Park, one of Norway’s most important areas for coastal outdoor recreation.
You should also pay a visit to the World’s End at Tjøme for breathtaking views.
If you enjoy hiking or biking, the many tracks along the coastal path are an enjoyable experience. Follow the coastline on marked trails and over sleek rocks right at the edge of the sea, and enjoy the sight of Vestfold’s distinctive archipelago. Breathe in the clean air and discover sandy beaches where you can swim and relax in the sun.
Culture buffs will enjoy the county’s diverse cultural scene, which includes festivals, shows, art and a number of museums, like the Slottsfjellmuseum in Tønsberg and Norway’s National Museum of Photography in Horten. For shopaholics, there are countless small shops that sell everything from antiques to designer clothes. There are several options for getting to Vestfold.
Find more inspiration on Vestfold’s official website.
Scandinavia's largest climbing park! Fun activypark for the whole family in the beautiful valley Lågendalen.More
Bike along the unique coastline of Tjøme, Verdens Ende, Brøtsø and Hvasser. Breath in the salty sea air and…More
Among beautiful white villas above Scandic Park Hotel in Sandefjord you will find Gallery M. Downstairs in her…More
A sculpture park at Midtåsen featuring a selection of the works of Knut Steen in marble and bronze. The…More
The Art Association of Sandefjord aims to promote visual arts through exhibitions of both Norwegian and…More
The Løvøy Chapel on the Løvøya island is the smallest of Horten's three medieval churches and supposed to date…More
Visit a exciting gallery at the outermost tip of Vesterøya (Folehavna). The owner is Maja Flood - a potter and…More
Bring the whole family to the Whaling Museum! The public are welcome to visit the zoological exhibition, where…More
The foundation stone was laid by bishop Dagfinn Hauge on the 29th of May 1968, and the church was inaugurated…More
This Gothic-style longship church is located at Karljohansvern naval base and was built in 1855.More
Metro Lekeland Sandefjord is a large indoor playground with a big selection of games and toys for children. It…More
Art for all in the world and 6 amazing international artists have made Sandefjord a much more colorful…More
Metro Bowling Sandefjord has 10 modern bowling lanes. It is located at Pindsle, 3 km from the town center.More
Rock Carvings and Stone Formations At Haugen farm at Jåberg there are rock carvings dating back to 1500-500 BC…More
The famous Gokstad Viking longship was excavated in 1880 and gave a reliable picture of what a Viking longship…More
Bakgården (the backyard) must be experienced. With some of the town's oldest buildings, which today includes…More
The Vikingship Gaia, a replica of the Gokstad ship, was built in Sunnmøre in 1990. The ship is 23.55 metres…More
Medieval church built in stone in the 1100s. The church had major repairs during the 1600s.More
The oldest park of Kodal church is dated to the 11th century. In 1691 the church got a new ship in timber. The…More
Fevang is one of a total of 37 selected cultural environments with regional and national heritage in Vestfold…More
Church in wood from 1882, designed by Johannes Henrik Nissen. Rokokko altarpiece.More
Batterie Sonique - sound art at Karljohansvern by Lars Petter Hagen. Batterie Sonique is an addition to the…More
Holt Gård is located in Undrumsdal, 10-12 minutes drive both from Horten and Tønsberg. It is…More
Kleppan Gård is an authentic ecological dairy farm for the entire family. Here you can cuddle the…More
According to local history, many Methodists migrated to Horten in 1864. The Horten Methodist congregation was…More
Skjee church is a Romanesque stone church dating back to the 11th century, located in Stokke. The church seats…More
Bishop Håkon Andersen laid the foundation stone in May 1988 and the church, made in concrete, was…More
The beautiful former home of shipping magnate and philanthropist Anders Jahre is now owned by the municipality…More
Adress: Gamle Engøvei 25, 3145 Tjøme Phone: (+47) 33 39 00 48 Throughout the year, guests can find peace and…More
Adress: Storgata 38, 3256 Larvik Phone: (+47) 33 19 69 00 Welcome to Quality Hotel Grand Farris, a modern…More
Adress: Nedre Langgate 40, 3126 Tønsberg Phone: (+47) 33 34 49 00 Thon Hotel Tønsberg Brygge is perfectly…More
Adress: Nedre Langgate 49, 3126 Tønsberg Phone: (+47) 33 35 97 00 Quality Hotel Klubben is beautifully located…More
Grand Hotel Åsgårdstrand occupies an idyllic position near the marina in Åsgårdstrand, with a panoramic view…More
Adress: Stalsbergveien 5, 3128 Nøtterøy Phone: (+47) 33 34 59 10 Active Hotel is a small and nice hotel at…More
Furustrand camping is situated by the Oslo Fjord, and offers a wide range of different accomodation, whether…More
Quality Hotel Tønsberg is a modern family and conference hotel in Tonsberg. With its beautiful location and…More
Løvøya is a peninsula in the Oslofjord just north of Horten in Vestfold, an hour's drive from Oslo. Together…More
Furustrand cabins and apartments is situated by the Oslofjord, and offers a wide range of different…More
Vøra Camping and Beach on the west side of Vesterøya approximately 9 km from Sandefjord and 19 km from the…More
Adress: Havnegt. 1, 3290 Stavern Phone: (+47) 33 11 36 00 Hotel Wassilioff is an individual hotel with a…More
Asnes Camping is a nice little camping site on Vesterøya, approx. 5 km from Sandefjord town center, and…More
Stolpestad Camping is a family-run campsite located in Naverfjorden, about 15 km South of Larvik and about 7…More
Nice camping by RV 303 between Larvik and Sandefjord, 5km from Sandefjord town centre. Beach, wharf, kiosk and…More
The Hvasser-Motel offers 19 cabins and 1 apartement. The cabins are all located in a beautiful garden near the…More
Wilhelmsen House consists of en-suite apartment rooms, a café and treatment rooms within health and wellbeing.…More
Caravan Site in the town centre. Located close to the ferry terminal by highway 303, between Shell/7-Eleven…More
The Borrevann cabins are idyllically located along the Borrevannet at Horten. Borrevannet Nature Reserve is a…More
First Hotel Horten is a modern and affordable hotel located 2 km south of Horten city center. The hotel offers…More
Tretopphyttene Oslofjord is a unique concept. 5 cabins are built in the trees, 8 metres above the ground and…More
Sandefjord Guest Harbour is centrally located in the harbour with restaurants and museum ship "Southern Actor"…More
Anvikstranda Camping, 6 km from Stavern. A family-friendly campsite for caravans, campers and tents. Open from…More
Adress: Bjerggata 57, 3210 Sandefjord Phone: (+47) 46 41 51 75 Modern apartment hotel with 5 large apartments…More
Brunvall Camping and Brunvall Gård (Brunvall Farm) is situated in Brunlanes, a short distance from Stavern in…More
Lydhusstranda Camping is a family campsite with 265 places for caravans and 30 places for overnighters.More
Address: Thaulowsgate 9, 3210 Sandefjord Telephone: (+47) 95 11 16 17 Apartment on 2nd floor with 2 double…More
Skiringssal school are open for groups from 1 june to 15 august.More
Seafood Restaurant, serving local delicassies by the waterfront, run by the Winner of Bocuse d'OR 2009, Geir…More
Restaurant on the pier in Stavern Guest harbor. Smak of Stavern (Taste of Stavern) serves tapas, seafood and…More
Bare Beppe Café and Bakery, located by the small park "Byparken" in the heart of…More
Bare Beppe Café and Bakery offers catering to all occations, and accepts orders for both…More
Kokeriet Restaurant offers you splendid culinary experiences, with an overlook of Sandefjord's harbour. The…More
La Scala is a floating restaurant with good atmosphere and an excellent italian kitchen. La Scala on the pier…More
TukTukThai Sandefjord.Restaurant & take away in "The little house" from 1820. Intimate & charming premises in…More
Håndverkeren Kaffebrenneri are specialized in coffee and tea after 20 years in the industry. Enjoy fresh…More
Peppes Pizza is beautifully situated, with a relaxed athmosphere by the water on Fritzøe brew. Enjoy delicious…More
Ristorante Del Mare has a great waterfront location just a few minutes walk from the town center. The menu…More
Kosmos, Parkstuen and Vinstuen is Scandic Park Sandefjords restaurant premises. Breakfasts, lunches and…More
In the summer we can offer waitered table-service outside with 250 places, and a beautiful view of the fjord.More
Engø Gård is an exclusive and peaceful idyll at Tjøme with a well knowned gourmet restaurant.More
Welcome to the cafeteria at Sandefjord Motor Hotel by E-18 between Sandefjord and Tønsberg! Hot, traditional…More
Lovely food and great panoramic views of the harbor and the Oslo Fjord Great food, beautiful view of the fjord…More
Restaurant and nightclub in the summer season. From medio May to medio August.More
Peppes Pizza is perfectly located at Sandefjord Harbour. Here you can enjoy a nice and casual atmosphere with…More
Welcome to Spiseriet and Handleriet at World's End The restaurant opened in summer 2015 at World's End and…More
Little café at the idyllic Granholmen campsite, by the waterfront. Serves simple warm dishes, in addition to a…More
James Clark Pub & Restaurant is a classic English pub and restaurant at the harbour in Sandefjord. Named after…More
At Bakgården Café, guests can relax in charming surroundings and enjoy delicious lunches, homemade cakes, and…More
GOKSTAD KYSTLAG (Gokstad Coastal Association) Conference or party facilities for up to 50-80 persons. The…More
The ICECREAM BAR is located in the backyard of Håndverkeren Kaffebrenneri. Partly decorated in American 50's…More
Bakery and conditory with traditions. The café seats 80 guests and is a cozy place for a cup of coffee or a…More
Nightclub at Scandic Park SandefjordMore
Foynhagen, in historic surroundings at the pier in Tønsberg is a wonderful concert arena in the summer, and a…More
Good takaway pizza from Pizzabakeren! Pick up yourself or have it delivered at your home. The menu can be…More
Farm shop with culinary traditions. Buy products at the farm or enjoy light snacks outside. Open during the…More
In the Café Matlykke you can enjoy good, home-cooked food. The café is located in pleasant premises Torggata,…More
The Norwegian State Railways (NSB) operates the stretch between Oslo and Skien.
Several daily express busses serve a number of destinations in Vestfold. Find more information on Vestfold’s official website.
If you travel by car from Oslo, follow the main road E18 to Vestfold.
The ferries 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.
From Larvik there are daily departures for Hirsthals in Denmark. Travel time is 3 hours and 30 minutes.
There are several domestic and international flights to and from Torp Sandefjord Airport. From there you can take a train or a bus to Horten, Tønsberg, Sandefjord and Larvik.
From Oslo Airport you can travel by car or train to Vestfold.
Bastø Fosen is a popular ferry service that connects the east and west sides of the Oslo Fjord.…More
Tour buses and minibus rental from 10 up to 69 seats. Paulsen Buss and their bus drivers have…More
TORP, Sandefjord Airport is located only 10 km from Sandefjord town centre and a short distance from the E-18.More
The ferry Jutøya runs on a daily basis between Veierland and Tenvik in Tønsberg (9-17 departures daily). There…More
Vestfold Taxi offers: Pre-booking - Wedding transport - Deliveries - Maxi taxis - Sightseeing -…More
Vestfold Taxi offers: Pre-booking - Wedding transport - Deliveries - Maxi taxis - Sightseeing -…More
Vestfold Kollektivtrafikk, VKT, is the name of the public transport system in Vestfold. You will find…More
NSB has several daily departures to and from Sandefjord. The Vestfoldline trafics the distance…More
Unibuss Tur takes on all sorts of transport by bus.More
Ferry line between Sandefjord-Strømstad; Sweden. Four departures every day, 2 1/2 hour crossing.More
Avis has an office in Sandefjord Airport TorpRental of new cars, station-wagons, combi-cars, minibuses, vans…More