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Tønsberg [http://www.visittonsberg.com/index_en.html] is a town in [[Vestfold]] county.
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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
The old name of this town was Tunsberg the oldest town in Norway. The city has about 35.000 inhabitants and lies in the county of Vestfold. Tønsberg is also surrounded by some of the county's major tourist attractions, including old viking graves and museums.
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The old name of this town was Tunsberg. It is the oldest town in Norway. The town has about 35,000 inhabitants. Tønsberg is also surrounded by some of the county's major tourist attractions, including old viking graves and museums. There are plenty of options for daytrips where both residents and visitors can enjoy a wide range of landscapes. In summer, Tønsberg are a popular retreat for people from Oslo, and other places in Norway. Tønsberg therefore has some of the most lively summertime day and nightlife in Norway.
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The people are easy going and very friendly, and cultural life is rich.  
  
There are plenty of options for daytrips where both residents and visitors can enjoy a wide range of landscapes.
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==Get in==
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===By plane===
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[[Sandefjord]] airport({{IATA|TRF}}) is 10 km (6 mi) from Tønsberg. Alternatively [[Moss]] airport ({{IATA|RYG}}).
  
In summer, cities like Tønsberg are among the most popular retreats. The people are easy going and very friendly, and cultural life is rich. Second only to Oslo, Tønsberg has the most lively summertime day and nightlife in Norway.
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===By boat===
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A catamaran route connects Tønberg with [[Fredrikstad]]. Seven departures daily <listing name="" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="+47 33347200" email="post@flybaten.no" fax="" url="http://www.flybaten.no/" hours="" price="Adults: kr 160, Students: kr 130, Children: kr 100"></listing>
  
Tønsberg is also a well known and frequently visited vacation spot for Norwegians.
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===By rail===
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Tønsberg is on the [[Oslo]]-[[Skien]] line (Vestfoldbanen). There are 22 trains daily between Oslo and Tønsberg.
  
==Get in==
 
 
Vestfold's international [http://www.torp.no Torp Airport] (TRF) has flights to some major and minor cities around [[Norway]] and [[Europe]], including [[Amsterdam]], [[Copenhagen]], [[Frankfurt]], [[London]], [[Milan]], [[Gothenburg]], [[Marseille]], [[Pisa]], [[Liverpool]], [[Newcastle upon Tyne|Newcastle]], [[Glasgow]], [[Nice]], [[Alicante]], [[Malaga]], [[Milano]] and [[Stockholm]]. Tønsberg is located 10 km from TFR.
 
 
The [http://www.nsb.no Norwegian State Railway] serves Tønsberg on the [[Oslo]]-[[Skien]] line (Vestfoldbanen).
 
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
 
[http://vkt.no/ Vestfold Kollektivtrafikk] (Vestfold Public Transport) operates a decent bus network, time tables can be found online and in buses.
 
[http://vkt.no/ Vestfold Kollektivtrafikk] (Vestfold Public Transport) operates a decent bus network, time tables can be found online and in buses.
  
Availability of taxis is generally fairly good, however, prices are rather high – as can be expected in Norway. The taxis are operated by [http://www.tonsbergtaxi.no/ Tønsberg Taxi], telephone number 33 30 11 11.
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Taxi: <listing name="Tønsberg Taxi" alt="" directions="" address="" phone="+47 33301111" email="" fax="" url="http://www.tonsbergtaxi.no/" hours="" price="">Availability of taxis is generally fairly good, however, prices are rather high – as can be expected in Norway.</listing>
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
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[[Image:Tower in Tonsberg.JPG|thumb|220px|Castle Rock Tower.]]
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* <see name="Castle Rock" alt="Slottsfjellet" address="" directions="" phone="+47 33311872" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">A hill in the middle of the town. On the top is the ruin of the old castle, and the Castle Rock Tower.</see>
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* <see name="Castle Rock Tower" alt="Slottsfjelltårnet" address="" directions="" phone="+47 33348126 " email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="Adults: kr 20, Children: kr 10">The 17 m (56 ft) high observation tower on top of Castle rock, is a landmark for Tønsberg. The tower was built in 1888.</see>
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* <see name="Royal Mound" alt="Oseberghaugen" address="Slagendalen" directions="" phone="+47 33057062" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">The grave of viking-queen Alvhild. The vikingship Oseberg was found here, after archaeological excavations.</see>
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* <see name="Tønsberg Cathedral" alt="" address="Storgaten 52" directions="" phone="+47 33374700" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Built in 1858.</see>
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* <see name="Vesfold County Museum" alt="Vestfold Fylkesmuseum" address="Farmannsveien 30" directions="" phone="47 33312919" email="" fax="+47 33318909" url="" hours="" price="Adults: kr 50, Children: kr 10">Contains among other thing: viking ships, and a skeleton from a blue whale.</see>
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
In the summer (late June - August) you can go to a place called Fjærholmen for a swim in the Oslo-fjord. The temperature in the sea will normally be 18- 22 degrees. Fjærholmen is 10 km away from Tønsberg out on an island, reachable by bus or car. The same place will also be the area where all have their private sailing boat and if you are lucky,- maybe somebody will bring you along for a sailing tour. Just be brave and ask!
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* <do name="Fjærholmen" alt="" address="" directions="10 km away from Tønsberg out on an island, reachable by bus or car" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Swim in the Oslo-fjord. The temperature in the sea will normally be 18-22 °C (64-72 °F). The same place will also be the area where all have their private sailing boat and if you are lucky - maybe somebody will bring you along for a sailing tour. Just be brave and ask!</do>
The perfect summer activity for a family: During the summer you can also take a small ferry going out (1 hour) to an island in the Oslofjord called "Bolærne" which will be coastal artillery fortress, opened for the public in 2005.The ferry will go from "Brygga ved kanalen". You can stay there for days in a quite inexpensive hotel system (In the same rooms and beds where the soldiers used to live!), and you can as well eat all meals in the restaurant. The price per person will depend on how many sharing the same room,(max 4!)but somewhere around 30-60 EUR per day per person will give you an idea. You can stroll along the island - or dive directly from the rocks or just sit in the small harbour looking on the traffic of private summer boats. On top of the island there will be a small viewpoint where you can see all the cruiseboats and ferries passing on the way to and from Oslo.  Ask the locals for advice how to find updated information. There will be a tourist information office in the town near "Brygga" during peak season.
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==Buy==  
 
==Buy==  
Go to "Roar i Bua" a popular seafood shop just in front of Brygga hotell and buy some fresh shrimps (15 EUR a kilo) and sit on the quay and eat them naturell and throw the leftover to the seagulls. If you are into "Heavy shopping", and it is a rainy day or winter, I would recommend the shoppingmall called "Farmandstredet" close to the central bus station. Shops enough for a full day shopping maraton!
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* <buy name="Farmandstredet" alt="" address="" directions="Close to the central bus station" phone="" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Shoppingmall</buy>
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* <buy name="Roar i Bua" alt="" address="Honnørbrygga" directions="" phone="+47 90654590" email="roar@roaribua.com" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">A popular seafood shop. Buy some fresh shrimps and sit on the quay and eat them naturell and throw the leftover to the seagulls.</buy>
  
 
==Eat==  
 
==Eat==  
Go to "Havariet" down at seaside. Good food at a fair price and in the summer you can enjoy the summer outside.
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===Mid-range===
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* <eat name="Havariet" alt="" address="Nedre Langgate 30 E" directions="" phone="+47 33358397" email="" fax="" url="" hours="" price="">Good food at a fair price and in the summer you can enjoy the summer outside, at the seaside.
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===Splurge===
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* <eat name="Pascal Brasserie" alt="" address="Nedre Langgate 49" directions="" phone="+47 33359700" email="" fax="+47 33359797" url="" hours="M-Sa: noon-10.30PM" price="">French</eat>
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
Most restaurants are fully licensed, serving all kinds of drinks. Prices vary, but a 0,4l draft beer will cost 50-60 NOK (6-8 EUR) – a cafe latte from 25-30 NOK.
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* <drink name="Brygga resturant" alt="" address="Nedre Langgate 32" directions="" phone="47 33311270" email="" fax="" url="" hours="M-W,Su: 11AM-midnight, Th-Sa:11AM-3AM" price=""></drink>
 
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Be aware that you are not allowed to drink alcohol in public places outside restaurants; if spotted by the police, you will be given a hefty fine! And another good advice is to not get to tempted to use a fence or building as toilet, recently the fines have been changed to up to US$2000 if caught!
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
*<sleep name="Tønsberg Vandrerhjem" alt="Tønsberg HI Hostel" address="Dronning Blancas gate 22" directions="" phone="333 12 175" url="http://www.hihostels.no/english/Hostels/Eastern_Norway/Tonsberg/" checkin="" checkout="" price="dorm from 275 kr" lat="59.27286°" long="10.40560°">Situated just below Slottsfjellet and five minutes wals from the railway station, this is an ideal place to stay in Tønsberg. A couple of computers in the reseption and free WLAN to keep you connected to the rest of the world.</sleep>
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===Budget===
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*<sleep name="Tønsberg Vandrerhjem" alt="Tønsberg HI Hostel" address="Dronning Blancas gate 22" directions="" phone="333 12 175" url="http://www.hihostels.no/english/Hostels/Eastern_Norway/Tonsberg/" checkin="" checkout="" price="dorm from 350 kr" lat="59.27286°" long="10.40560°">Situated just below Slottsfjellet and five minutes wals from the railway station, this is an ideal place to stay in Tønsberg. A couple of computers in the reseption and free WLAN to keep you connected to the rest of the world.</sleep>
  
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===Mid-range===
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* <sleep name="Maritim Hotell" alt="" address="Storgaten 17" directions="" phone="+47 33002700" url="http://www.maritimhotell.no" checkin="15:00" checkout="12:00" price="" lat="" long="" email="" fax="+47 33317252">booking@maritimhotell.no</sleep>
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* <sleep name="Thon Hotell Brygga" alt="" address="Nedre Langgate 40" directions="" phone="+47 33344900" email="brygga@thonhotels.no" fax="+47 33344901" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Quality Hotel Klubben" alt="" address="Nedre Langgate 49" directions="" phone="+47 33359700" email="" fax="+47 33359797" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
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* <sleep name="Quality Hotel Tønsberg" alt="" address="Ollebukta 3" directions="" phone="+47 33004100" email="q.tonsberg@choice.no" fax="+47 33004101" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price=""></sleep>
  
 
==Get out==
 
==Get out==
 
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[[Image:Ostre Bolerne.jpg|thumb|250px|Østre Bolærne. (Author: Chell Hill)]]
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'''Bolærne''': During the summer you can take a small ferry to this island in the Oslofjord, the journey cost kr 140 (roundtrip, adults), kr 70 (roundtrip, children). The journey takes 50 min, oneway. The island was a coastal artillery fortress, opened for the public in 2005. You can stroll along the island - or dive directly from the rocks or just sit in the small harbour looking on the traffic of private summer boats. On top of the island there will be a small viewpoint where you can see all the cruiseboats and ferries passing on the way to and from Oslo.
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* <sleep name="Østre Bolærne" alt="" address="" directions="" phone="+47 91783020" email="booking@bolerne.no" fax="" url="http://www.bolerne.no" checkin="" checkout="" price="From: kr 200 (in four bed room)">You can stay in the same rooms and beds where the soldiers used to live, and you can as well eat all meals in the restaurant.</sleep>
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Revision as of 18:47, 20 July 2010

Tønsberg [1] is a town in Vestfold county.

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Understand

The old name of this town was Tunsberg. It is the oldest town in Norway. The town has about 35,000 inhabitants. Tønsberg is also surrounded by some of the county's major tourist attractions, including old viking graves and museums. There are plenty of options for daytrips where both residents and visitors can enjoy a wide range of landscapes. In summer, Tønsberg are a popular retreat for people from Oslo, and other places in Norway. Tønsberg therefore has some of the most lively summertime day and nightlife in Norway. The people are easy going and very friendly, and cultural life is rich.

Get in

By plane

Sandefjord airport(IATA: TRF) is 10 km (6 mi) from Tønsberg. Alternatively Moss airport (IATA: RYG).

By boat

A catamaran route connects Tønberg with Fredrikstad. Seven departures daily +47 33347200 (), [2]. Adults: kr 160, Students: kr 130, Children: kr 100.

By rail

Tønsberg is on the Oslo-Skien line (Vestfoldbanen). There are 22 trains daily between Oslo and Tønsberg.


Get around

Vestfold Kollektivtrafikk (Vestfold Public Transport) operates a decent bus network, time tables can be found online and in buses.

Taxi: Tønsberg Taxi, +47 33301111, [3]. Availability of taxis is generally fairly good, however, prices are rather high – as can be expected in Norway.

See

Castle Rock Tower.
  • Castle Rock (Slottsfjellet), +47 33311872. A hill in the middle of the town. On the top is the ruin of the old castle, and the Castle Rock Tower.
  • Castle Rock Tower (Slottsfjelltårnet), +47 33348126. The 17 m (56 ft) high observation tower on top of Castle rock, is a landmark for Tønsberg. The tower was built in 1888. Adults: kr 20, Children: kr 10.
  • Royal Mound (Oseberghaugen), Slagendalen, +47 33057062. The grave of viking-queen Alvhild. The vikingship Oseberg was found here, after archaeological excavations.
  • Tønsberg Cathedral, Storgaten 52, +47 33374700. Built in 1858.
  • Vesfold County Museum (Vestfold Fylkesmuseum), Farmannsveien 30, 47 33312919 (fax: +47 33318909). Contains among other thing: viking ships, and a skeleton from a blue whale. Adults: kr 50, Children: kr 10.

Do

  • Fjærholmen, (10 km away from Tønsberg out on an island, reachable by bus or car). Swim in the Oslo-fjord. The temperature in the sea will normally be 18-22 °C (64-72 °F). The same place will also be the area where all have their private sailing boat and if you are lucky - maybe somebody will bring you along for a sailing tour. Just be brave and ask!

Buy

  • Farmandstredet, (Close to the central bus station). Shoppingmall
  • Roar i Bua, Honnørbrygga, +47 90654590 (). A popular seafood shop. Buy some fresh shrimps and sit on the quay and eat them naturell and throw the leftover to the seagulls.

Eat

Mid-range

  • Havariet, Nedre Langgate 30 E, +47 33358397. Good food at a fair price and in the summer you can enjoy the summer outside, at the seaside.

Splurge

  • Pascal Brasserie, Nedre Langgate 49, +47 33359700 (fax: +47 33359797). M-Sa: noon-10.30PM. French

Drink

  • Brygga resturant, Nedre Langgate 32, 47 33311270. M-W,Su: 11AM-midnight, Th-Sa:11AM-3AM.

Sleep

Budget

  • Tønsberg Vandrerhjem (Tønsberg HI Hostel), Dronning Blancas gate 22, 333 12 175, [4]. Situated just below Slottsfjellet and five minutes wals from the railway station, this is an ideal place to stay in Tønsberg. A couple of computers in the reseption and free WLAN to keep you connected to the rest of the world. dorm from 350 kr. (59.27286°,10.40560°)

Mid-range

  • Maritim Hotell, Storgaten 17, +47 33002700 (fax: +47 33317252), [5]. checkin: 15:00; checkout: 12:00. booking@maritimhotell.no
  • Thon Hotell Brygga, Nedre Langgate 40, +47 33344900 (, fax: +47 33344901).
  • Quality Hotel Klubben, Nedre Langgate 49, +47 33359700 (fax: +47 33359797).
  • Quality Hotel Tønsberg, Ollebukta 3, +47 33004100 (, fax: +47 33004101).

Get out

Østre Bolærne. (Author: Chell Hill)

Bolærne: During the summer you can take a small ferry to this island in the Oslofjord, the journey cost kr 140 (roundtrip, adults), kr 70 (roundtrip, children). The journey takes 50 min, oneway. The island was a coastal artillery fortress, opened for the public in 2005. You can stroll along the island - or dive directly from the rocks or just sit in the small harbour looking on the traffic of private summer boats. On top of the island there will be a small viewpoint where you can see all the cruiseboats and ferries passing on the way to and from Oslo.

  • Østre Bolærne, +47 91783020 (), [6]. You can stay in the same rooms and beds where the soldiers used to live, and you can as well eat all meals in the restaurant. From: kr 200 (in four bed room).


Routes through Tønsberg
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