Larvik is the southernmost larger city in Vestfold, with about 25 000 inhabitants. Larvik city is the administrative center of Larvik municipality, which is home to some other larger villages, including Stavern and Helgeroa, some of which are just minutes away with bus.
From the E18 motorway: follow signs to Larvik.
Local buses and express buses are operated by Nettbuss
- Hirtshals Colorline operates a super fast type ferry on the line, which does the crossing in 3 hours 45 minutes. Tickets for an adult goes for 180 DKK and up, while the price for a car with max 5 passengers are starts at 720 DKK. As of October 21st 2008, departure times from Larvik was 8.00 and 17.30.
There are train connections from Larvik to the following airports:
- 1 Oslo airport Gardemoen (OSL IATA), Gardermoen.
- 2 Sandefjord airport Torp (TRF IATA). Nearest airport
The Norwegian state railways (NSB) has departures for Oslo once every hour throughout the day, journey time for Oslo is 2 hours 6 minutes on most departures. There is also two daily trains to Stavanger, the western terminus of the southern railway line.
Buses are frequently roaming the city centre and to other villages along the seashore. Some buses also travel inland to places like Kvelde and Svarstad.
- 1 Bøkeskogen. Norways largest beech forest. Beech is rare in Norway and the Larvik beech forest is the northernmost beech forest of significance. It was the first public outdoor recreational area in Norway and has been managed as a park since 1884. The area is simply known as Bøkeskogen, literally "The Beech forest". The park is near the city centre, between the centre and the Farris lake. The forest sits on the Vestfold Ra, the larges terminal moraine in Scandinavia formed during the last phase of the ice age some 12,000 years ago. There burial mounds from the iron age (pre-viking) in the forest.
- 2 Herregården. Former residence for Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve. The building started in 1674.
- 3 Svenner lighthouse.
- 4 Kaupang. Around 800 AD a Viking trade post was established here, and today it is both an archaeological site and a venue for Viking events in the summer.
|Routes through Larvik|
|Kristiansand ← Skien ←||W E||→ Sandefjord → Oslo|