Summer holiday in Vestfold

If you’re planning to spend your summer holiday in Vestfold it is the perfect place for families with children. Short distances to beautiful long white beaches, unique experiences and lots of sun.

Photo: Foldvik Familiepark, Aktiv Fritid, Høyt og Lavt, Buggegården

10 reasons to choose Vestfold as your summer holiday destination

1. Activity parks and experiences

Vestfold offers fun activities for families such as climbing and activity parks, animals, indoor playground and exciting theatre and shows. Vestfold is full of experiences for families.

Barnas Vestfold

2. The coastline

Vestfold has a magical coastline with wonderful beaches and piers with restaurants and bars. The white beaches are easily accessed by either bus, car or boat. It awaits sandcastles and bathing.

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3. Relax with nature as a playground

The whole family can relax and have fun with nature as their playground and find beautiful spots that becomes a summer favourites. Have you visited the tipping lantern at The worlds end (Verdens Ende). Or what about a walk by the coastal path with perfects spots for swimming along the way.

Selfie Verdens Ende

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4. Lots of sun!

With good climate and lots of sun! There is a lot of places that brags of having many sunny days, however the metrological institute have made a statement where Sandefjord is the city in Norway with the most sunny days. In addition to that Stavern has been voted as the number 1 summer-city by the public who vote for their favourite cities to visit during summertime.

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5. Accessibility and short distances

Vestfold is easily accessible. There is short distances from city centre, beaches and unique experiences. Stavern, Larvik, Sandefjord, Tønsberg and Horten are like beautiful gems with short distances to get around. The 01 bus, which departs every hour, drives through the cities in Vestfold. 


6. Thrilling Viking history

Vestfold has a thrilling Viking history that you can explore and be a part of. Bring the family along to experience and discover the Norwegian history from Viking, medieval times, and to the present Norway. Here you can find Norway’s first city Kaupang, and by the Borre mound cemetery you can find Midgard Viking centre.

Photo: Visit Vestfold


7. Diverse types of accommodation

The types of accommodation varies from family-hotels, campsites, cabins and apartments – the choice is yours. The accommodations are in short distance of city centre and the coast.

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8. Events  

There is always something happening during the summer. We got summer shows, festivals, concerts, family entertainment, informative and interesting presentations, walking tours. Take a look at What’s on in Vestfold calendar.  

Photo: Jonathan Vivaas Kise


9. City-life and shopping

Charming shopping streets, malls and stores are waiting for you that loves shopping. Further Vestfold has cosy cafes and restaurants with both indoor and outdoor options.


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10. Boat life

What about a sightseeing tour in Vestfold along the coastline? In Stavern the ferry MS Viksfjord have daily trips along the coastline. In Tønsberg and Færder national park you have the opportunity to hire a Fjordtaxi or drive a RIB with All Onboard. In Sandefjord you can hire Norwegian Cruise Charter. Regular ferries from Eastern Bolærne.

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