Sandefjord: walk the historical footsteps of legends and Vikings
Dubbed the Viking and whaling capital of Norway, Sandefjord is a coastal resort city south of Oslo, harbouring a pioneering spirit filled with history and legends from afar. The most populous city in Vestfold County, over 63,000 people call this city home. Sandefjord’s most popular attractions include Gokstad Mound, the Whaling Monument and the Southern Actor museum ship.
Cheap flights to Sandefjord are available for a limited time, so rejuvenate your senses in this seaside haven! Sandefjord is home to TORP Sandefjord Airport (TRF), a 15-minute drive from the city centre.
Popular flights to Sandefjord
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Why visit Sandefjord
From its pretty pebble beaches to medieval stone churches, Sandefjord has a simple charm that’ll take you by surprise as you ease into its laidback atmosphere.
See the only whaling museum in all of Europe and learn about the city’s Viking history until it became an iconic health and spa resort for European royalty until 1939.
This scenic city offers a wealth of activities, from kayaking and sailing off the beaches in summer, to skiing and hiking through icy forest trails in winter.
Essential details you need to know before your trip
Norwegian Króne (NOK)
Norwegian / Nynorsk / Bokmål
Torp Sandefjord Airport (TRF)
GMT + 2
Best time to visit Sandefjord
Pack in your snow boots and head to Sandefjord during winter (December to February) when the freezing temperatures keep most tourists at bay and you can enjoy great discounts on travel and accommodation. Summer (June to August) is the most expensive and busiest time to visit and daytime hours can last for as long as 17 hours. The warming spring months of March to May attract many locals to the city’s festivals and outdoor activities.
If you’re looking for a good deal where you can stave off the cold with a cosy fireplace and hot coffee, your best time to visit Sandefjord is between September and February.
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The Vikings and seafaring men called Sandefjord home and made their mark here, all of which has been preserved for all to see.
Obtain answers as to who the Vikings were at the Gokstad Mound. Excavated over 130 years ago, this relic consists of an enormous longboat that has even given historians quite an insight on the area’s history.
Referred to as the “whaling city”, Sandefjord was built on the whaling industry until 1968, and its famous whaling museum pertains to all things of the sea.
Family activities range from water parks, golf courses, beaches, farms and petting zoos, to sculpture parks, museums, art galleries and medieval fortresses.
Explore the countryside on a bicycle and take in the peaceful surroundings along the coastal trail.
Whether you’re passing through or stopping between cruises, Sandefjord is a place where you can rejuvenate body and soul.
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Sandefjord is an incredibly safe and clean city, and is welcoming to people from all walks of life.
Most tourists walk everywhere as everything is within walking distance from the city centre. Taxis can work out expensive, while the metro is a quick and easy way to get around.
Medical facilities are easy to find, but healthcare can work out expensive so make sure you take out comprehensive travel insurance to cover possible medical expenses.
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