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.
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 oute on an iland, reachable by bus or care. The same place will also be the area where all have their private saling boat and if you are lucky may be somebody will bring you along for a sailing tour. Just be brave and ask!
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 quey and eat them naturell and throw the leftover to the seagils. If you are into "Heavy shopping" and it is a rainy day or winter - I would recomend the shoppingmall called "Farmandstredet" close to the central bus station. Shops enough for a full day shopping maraton!
Eat. Go to "Havariet" down at seaside. Good food at a fair price and in the summer you can enjoy the summer outside.