"A Sweet spot-Sandefjord" Sandefjord by bpwillet
Sandefjord Travel Guide: 46 reviews and 99 photos
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.
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.
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:Quaint and serene
- Cons:Not a major stop
- In a nutshell:Great place to get away to
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