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Horten is a city in Vestfold, Norway. Mostly a quick stopover for travellers crossing the Oslofjord by ferry between here and Moss

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

The nearest airport is Torp, near Sandefjord. Otherwise go for Gardermoen [1], Oslo.

By bus[edit]

Southbound local bus[2] [dead link] to Stavern passes through Tønsberg, Sandefjord and Larvik.

By sea[edit]

The busiest crossing of the Oslofjord runs east to Moss every half hour. 30 minutes, 28kr.

By train[edit]

Even though the Vestfold Line does not pass through the Horten city proper, Skoppum station is inside the Horten municipality, and buses into Horten are often available. Another option is to use the station at Holmestrand.

Trains run about hourly, with more trains during the Monday-Friday morning and evening peak, and fewer on Saturdays and Sundays.

Get around[edit]

Most of Horten is within walking distance.


  • 1 Midgardsenteret (Borrehaugen), Birkelyveien 9, 3182 Borre, +47 33 07 18 50. season: 1 may - 15 sept, daily open 11am - 4pm. Offpeak Th - Su open 11am - 4pm, Mo - We closed. New museum about history, religion and wars of the vikings, next to Borrehaugen, the viking cemetery. Cafeteria. Adult 60 NOK, child 40 NOK.


  • Klokkergården Studentboligtun, Sandeveien 5. Klokkergården Studentboligtun is a studenthousing complex. Founded in 1992.






Go next[edit]

Routes through Horten
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