"A Sweet spot-Sandefjord" Sandefjord by bpwillet

Sandefjord Travel Guide: 46 reviews and 99 photos

Definitely worth the visit.

This little inlet town is great for a day trip from Oslo or on your way to other areas. There is shopping, eating and some exploring to be done here but at least a few hours or a day is worth spending here.

Whaling Center

Sandefjord was once a prominent city in the Norwegian whaling industry. Still has an old whaling ship and a museum dedicated to the industry and whales that are worth a visit.

Earlier history

Check out the Gokstadhaugen, or King's grave site where the Gokstad ship was uncovered and where the Viking Era presence is felt. Also a big trading area for the Vikings was found near here at Kaupang. Officially Sandefjord was a market town starting in 1845 and rose with importance as whaling, timber and social bath gatherings began to put Sandefjord on the map.

Take a look at why this was such a popular holiday destination-then and now.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quaint and serene
  • Cons:Not a major stop
  • In a nutshell:Great place to get away to
  • Last visit to Sandefjord: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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