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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 plane[edit]

The nearest airport is Torp (TRF IATA), near Sandefjord. Otherwise go for Gardermoen (OSL IATA), Oslo.

By bus[edit]

Southbound local bus[1] [dead link] to Stavern passes through Tønsberg, Sandefjord and Larvik.

By boat[edit]

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

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. 1 May - 15 Sep: daily 11:00-16:00; off season: Th - Su 11:00-16:00, closed M - W. New museum about history, religion and wars of the vikings, next to Borrehaugen, the viking cemetery. Cafeteria. Adult 60 kr, child 40 kr.
  • 2 Marinemuseet (Royal Norwegian Navy Museum), Klincks vei 9 (Karljohansvern), +47 33 03 33 97. May-Sep: daily 12:00-16:00; Oct-Apr: Sundays only). Norway's most important naval museum, focuses on the period from the Gun Boat War in the early 19th century to World War II and the Cold War. Several museum ships. Royal Norwegian Navy Museum (Q6515327) on Wikidata Royal Norwegian Navy Museum on Wikipedia
  • 3 Tordenskiold Oak. One of Norway's oldest and most legendary oak trees. Admiral Thordenskiold is said have moored in the tree. Tordenskiold Oak (Q12006942) on Wikidata Tordenskiold Oak on Wikipedia


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







Go next[edit]

Routes through Horten
KristiansandTønsberg  W  E  DrammenOslo

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