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Culture and nature come together in the Vestfold region. This coastal province has an extensive and cultural history. Consider the county at the Oslofjord. This county has played a very important central role in the origin of Norwegian history. It was an important center for shipbuilding, for maritime activities and for the Vikings. These influences are clearly visible and the coastline can be easily explored from one of the campsites in Vestfold. Read more
When you think of Norway, you soon think of large mountainous areas and long travel distances. However, this is not the case with the Vestfold coastline. A lot can be visited in this region in a relatively short distance. Visit many charming places such as Stavern and Larvik. Larvik is the birthplace of Thor Heyerdahl and Stavern is very popular because of the exciting and varied archipelago. Both places bring a great maritime history.
For those who value culture, they will undoubtedly have a great time while traveling through Vestfold. The region is known for a diverse and beautiful cultural scene. Shows, festivals, art and museums alternate. For example, visit the Slottsfjell Museum in Tonsberg or the Norwegian National Museum of Photography in Horten. Souvenirs, designer clothes, antiques and other nice gadgets can be found in the numerous small shops.
There are also various walking and cycling routes from the campsites in Vestfold. Discover the coastline through the signposted paths, climb over slippery rocks on the edge of the sea and completely unwind with the view of the characteristic Vestfold archipelago. One of the highlights during a visit to Norway is to visit the Færder National Park. This park is one of the most important areas in Norway when it comes to outdoor recreation on the coast. Also combine this national park with a visit to World's End in Tjome and enjoy a breathtaking view.
Many people do not know that Vestfold was a center of power in the Scandinavian Viking age. Once a journey through the region is made, this former power center is immediately visible. Discover traces of the proud Viking history and visit several of the world's most important archaeological finds from the era. Examples are monumental royal burial mounds in Borre in Horten, the Oseberg burial mound, the Slottsfjellet in Tønsberg and the Gokstadhaugen burial mound in Sandefjord. Norway's first urban Viking settlement in Kaupang is located outside of Larvik. In other words, a varied and unforgettable journey can be made in this authentic part of Norway.