SandefjordSandefjord is in Vestfold in Norway. An international small town with an exciting historical past.
The Vikings had their very first settlements in Vestfold. The Gokstad Viking Ship which dates from the year 900 was discovered in Sandefjord. Today one can find a replica of this famous ship (the "Gaia“) down at the harbour. Like the Vikings, the urge to go abroad and explore foreign countries led the first whalers to the Antarctic Ocean. The history of the whalers can be explored at the Whaling Museum and at the Museum's Wharf with a visit aboard the whale-catcher "Southern Actor.“
Sandefjord is also a well-known and frequently visited vacation spot for Norwegians.
Sandefjord Airport, Torphas flights to some major and minor cities around Norway and Europe, including Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Gothenburg, Marseille, Pisa, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow, Nice, Alicante, Malaga, Milano, Prague and Stockholm.
By trainThe Norwegian State Railway serves Sandefjord on the Oslo-Skien line (Vestfoldbanen).
There are self-service luggage lockers at the train station. 40NOK per day.
By busNor-Way Busexpress' line 182 goes through Sandefjord.
By boatThe Color Line vehicle ferry connects Sandefjord to Strömstad (Sweden) five times a day.
vestviken kollektivtrafikk operates a good bus service within Sandefjord and throughout Vestfold. The central bus station is just south of the train station on Møllersgate. Buy tickets on the bus, or buy a travel card at the Narvesen shop at the train station. You can get either a periodekort (period travel card) (unlimited travel in two weeks or a month) or a verdikort (stored-value card) (you must put at least 100kr on to start with, and can then add as much or as little as you like, in the shop or on the bus). The card costs 50kr.
There is a taxi stand at the train station.
- The Whaling Monument is Sandefjord's most famous attraction. It's a sculpture from 1960 showing whalers in action.
The Whaling Museumaddress: MuseumsgataGives a very in detail history about whaling in Norway and around the world. It is very in depth, and goes in to great detail about how the whales are hunted and killed so it's not for the easily upset! Also has a collection of mounted Norwegian animals, including a large whale and (downstairs) several whale skeletons.
- The whaling ship "The Southern Actor"
Peppes PizzaGood national chain. Kids play area.
La Baguetteaddress: Upstairs at Hvaltorvet shopping centre, JernbanealleenExcellent sandwiches. Also have icecream.
ICAaddress: Basement of Hvaltorvet shopping centreSupermarket.
Statoiladdress: Dronningens gate 40 (north end)A garage with grocery store. Open even over Easter when other shops are closed.
Vinmonopoletaddress: Jernbanealleen 13, 3210 Sandefjord
address: Torggata 28Small cosy bar with a good selection of whiskies, and cognacs. Often live music in the weekends. Free entrance.
Andersens Barkjøkkenaddress: Hjertnespromenaden 13High end, relaxed bar-restaurant in an old Swiss villa. Serves tasty bar food. Photo and art exhibitions. Free entrance.
phone: +47 33 48 90 60address: Fokserød, 3241 Sandefjord3km from Torp airport (TRF) (135kr by taxi), and well-connected by bus 01 to Sandefjord.
phone: +47 46415175address: Bjerggata 57Modern apartment hotel in the middle of the old town in the centre of Sandefjord.