former county of Norway

Vestfold is a county in East Norway.

The county administration is in Tønsberg. Vestfold is located west of the Oslo Fjord, as the name indicates. It includes many smaller, but well-known towns in Norway, such as Larvik, Sandefjord, Tønsberg and Horten. The river Numedalslågen runs through the district. Many islands are located at the coast. Vestfold County has a total of 14 municipalities


Map of Vestfold
  • 1 Tønsberg
  • 2 Horten
  • 3 Sandefjord
  • 4 Larvik
  • 5 Holmestrand is a nice town with a charming harbour. Its nice to stroll in the harbour, or if you prefer woods and hills - its possible to go for long walks by foot in the countryside or in the winter its very good conditions for skiing]
  • 6 Svelvik  

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Get inEdit

By planeEdit

By boatEdit

There are car ferries:

  • Moss-Horten
  • Strömstad(Sweden)-Sandefjord
  • Hirtshals(Denmark)-Kristiansand (Vest-Agder)

By carEdit

  • From Oslo or Kristiansand use road E-18.
  • If going from Sweden, Denmark or Germany, use one of the car ferries or drive through Oslo.

Get aroundEdit

By trainEdit

  • NSB. NSB's intercity trains run hourly between Oslo/Lillehammer and Larvik/Skien. Inside Vestfold, they stop at Sande, Holmestrand, Skoppum, Tønsberg, Stokke, Torp (airport), Sandefjord and Larvik.

By busEdit

  • Vestviken, +47 177 (domestic only). Vestviken is the company running the buses in Vestfold and Telemark. See their webpages for more info. Tickets can be bought in most Narvesen kiosks.

By carEdit

The main thoroughfare through Vestfold is the E-18, which will get you where you want to go quickly, but the view is mostly tunnels and forest. To go sightseeing, make detours from E-18, for instance the Hortensveien/Midgardsveien between Horten and Tønsberg along the coast. Or take the road from Larvik to Stavern. A good map is your best friend!


  • 1 Mølen tumuli (Mølen gravrøyser), near Larvik. Several hundred burial mounds or tumuli made from boulders. The largest are around 30 meters wide and 5 meters tall. Presumably made during the bronze age from 1500 years BC until the Viking age. This is a cultural heritage monument and it is forbidden to change or take anything.  




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