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Sandefjord [1] is in Vestfold in Norway.

An International Small Town with an Exciting Historical Past

Sandefjord is a historical town which has become a modern town of culture with a dynamic business life. The history of Sandefjord has been formed by the Viking Age, the shipping industry and whaling in Arctic and Antarctic areas. Sandefjord has a history of pioneer spirit and creativity, daring and bravery.

The Vikings had their very first settlements in Vestfold. The Gokstad Viking Ship which dates from the year 900 was discovered in Sandefjord. Today one can find a replica of this famous ship down at the harbour. Like the Vikings, the urge to go abroad and explore foreign countries lead the first whalers to the Antarctic Ocean. The history of the whalers can be explored at the Whaling Museum and at the Museum's Wharf with a visit aboard the whale-catcher "Southern Actor.“

Sandefjord is also a well known and frequently visited vacation spot for Norwegians.

Get in

Vestfold's international Torp Airport (TRF) has flights to some major and minor cities around Norway and Europe, including Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Gothenburg, Marseilles, Pisa, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow, Nice, Alicante, Malaga, Milano and Stockholm.

The Norwegian State Railway serves Sandefjord on the Oslo-Skien line.

Nor-Way Busexpress' line 182 goes through Sandefjord.

Get around

See

  • The Whaling Monument is Sandefjord's most famous attraction. It's a sculpture from 1960 showing whalers in action.

Do

Buy

Sandefjord has a charming city centre, consisting of a mixture of old and modern buildings and a wide selection of shopping possibilities.

Eat

Sandefjord has a good selection of restaurants and cafés. What is possibly Norway’s best gourmet restaurant is located here in a modern building near the harbour. Also located at the harbour is the fishmonger well known for the excellent quality of its goods and delicacies.

Drink

Sleep

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