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Vestfold is a county in East Norway.

The county administration is in Tønsberg. Vestfold is located west of the Oslo Fjord, as the name indicates. It includes many smaller, but well-known towns in Norway, such as Larvik, Sandefjord, Tønsberg and Horten. The river Numedalslågen runs through the district. Many islands are located at the coast. Vestfold County has a total of 14 municipalities


Map of Vestfold
  • 1 Tønsberg
  • 2 Horten
  • 3 Sandefjord
  • 4 Larvik
  • 5 Holmestrand is a nice town with a charming harbour. Its nice to stroll in the harbour, or if you prefer woods and hills - its possible to go for long walks by foot in the countryside or in the winter its very good conditions for skiing]
  • 6 Svelvik Svelvik on Wikipedia

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By boat[edit]

There are car ferries:

  • Moss-Horten
  • Strömstad(Sweden)-Sandefjord
  • Hirtshals(Denmark)-Kristiansand (Vest-Agder)

By car[edit]

  • From Oslo or Kristiansand use road E-18.
  • If going from Sweden, Denmark or Germany, use one of the car ferries or drive through Oslo.

Get around[edit]

By train[edit]

  • NSB. NSB's intercity trains run hourly between Oslo/Lillehammer and Larvik/Skien. Inside Vestfold, they stop at Sande, Holmestrand, Skoppum, Tønsberg, Stokke, Torp (airport), Sandefjord and Larvik.

By bus[edit]

  • Vestviken, +47 177 (domestic only). Vestviken is the company running the buses in Vestfold and Telemark. See their webpages for more info. Tickets can be bought in most Narvesen kiosks.

By car[edit]

The main thoroughfare through Vestfold is the E-18, which will get you where you want to go quickly, but the view is mostly tunnels and forest. To go sightseeing, make detours from E-18, for instance the Hortensveien/Midgardsveien between Horten and Tønsberg along the coast. Or take the road from Larvik to Stavern. A good map is your best friend!


The Mølen tumuli near Larvik are several hundred burial mounds or tumuli made from boulders. The largest are around 30 m wide and 5 m tall, presumably made during the bronze age from 1500 years BC until the Viking age.




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