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 countys major tourist attractions like 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 cities like Tønsberg is among the most pleasant places to be. The people are easy going and very friendly and cultural life is rich. After Oslo, Tønsberg has the most liveliest summertime day and nightlife in Norway.
Tønsberg is also a well known and frequently visited vacation spot for Norwegians.
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, Marseille, Pisa, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow, Nice, Alicante, Malaga, Milano and Stockholm. Tønsberg is located 10 km from TFR.