Larvik Travel Guide

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Larvik Things to Do

  • A trip out of town

    When in Larvik a trip to the nearby town of Stavern is a good idea. It is a beautiful little town with a great waterfront. For more information and a couple of photos, check out my Stavern Travelogue at the bottom of this page.

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  • The City of Kaupang

    Kaupang is an excavated Viking town. The people at the village (in traditional costumes) were more than happy to tell us about how the vikings lived, most of them likely to have been craftsmen. Nearby there was also a grave (but being a rainy day I didn't feel like venturing through the mud).

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  • Colin Archer Statue

    Well.. maybe not a 'must see' activity, but if you're interested in boats, then Colin Archer is your man (or was your man). The tourist office will have more information. This quote, however, also seems to be appropriate: "In the town's little skerry park, Tollerodden, a stone's throw from the nautical museum, are placed statues of both Thor...

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  • The little harbor

    Larvik is a fishermen's town so at the harbour you can see many boats that goes up and down along the little fjord. I like staying a bit there looking at the sea and I discovered many wonderful "glassmanette" aka jelly-fish in english ;-). I apologize for my poor norwegian!!

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  • Old viking stones

    Not far from Larvik there is an archaeological site when students of archaeology can work and discover old viking stones and things. The site is very close to the center of Larvik so it's easy to find it, you can ask to the local people.

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  • Waterfall

    A roadsign on the 40 meaning that there was something to be seen of the road made us make a right turn. After a short walk we ended up at this waterfall "Kjaerefossen". It was a great sight, lots of noise too. It is a spot for catching salmons. There was also a fish stair

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Larvik Hotels

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  • Farris Bad

    Fritzoe Brygge 2, Larvik, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Quality Hotel Grand Farris

    Storgaten 38, Larvik, Vestfold, N-3256, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Ditt Trudvang Gjestegaard

    Gardsbakken 43 Larvik No 3256

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

Larvik Restaurants

  • Best pizzas around!

    Peppes Pizza is a chain restaurant in Norway. The one in Larvik is siruated right on the waterfront and has seating inside (tables and booths) and outside (tables), so the location is great. The inside of the restaurant has a warm feeling to it, and a fun one as well. When I was there there were couples and families alike (with little kids being...

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  • Good Indian Food!

    Although the interior doesn't look very Indian (with all the Scandinavian wood), the food was good with a decent selection of veg and non-veg dishes. The chicken tandoori was very good! Open from 1:00 p.m. for lunch and dinner (from 12:00 p.m. on Sundays). Wine menu, beer and drinks served.

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  • Great Cheesecake!

    I think they do a bit of everything here. There's a restaurant inside, but I sat outside with a friend in the sun and had a big piece of cheesecake with a strawberry sauce and cream. It was soooo good, I struggled to finish it though.

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Larvik Nightlife

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    by Marpessa Updated Sep 7, 2007

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    Possibly the smallest pub that I have ever been in! (3-4m wide, 8-9m long?) But the people there are so friendly and welcoming. The place is definitely a spot for locals, but it is nice and friendly, and you'll always strike up a conversation with someone here.

    They quite often have live music playing here, which will definitely make for a cosy atmosphere.

    Need to get a better photo though, as this one is a bit dark.

    Dress Code: Relaxed.

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Larvik Transportation

  • Ryanair

    A great way to get to Larvik is flying with Ryanair. This is because the Ryanair Oslo Torp destination lands in Sandefjord, just 25km North-East of Larvik (That means it doesn't actually fly into Oslo - but a destination 2 hours south).From 'Oslo Torp' you can fly to Glasgow (Prestwick), Liverpool and London (Stansted) in the UK, Bremen and...

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  • On The Train

    I travelled straight from Oslo airport to Larvik, Vestfold. It took about 2hrs 40mins, I didn't have to switch trains anywhere either (From Oslo S it is 2hrs 7mins). The trains have good storage for luggage - hand luggage and bigger bags, like suitcases. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the seats were comfortable and the views all the way...

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  • Trips from Denmark to Larvik

    If you want to go to Frederikshavn in Denmark by boat to Larvik , you can take it for a round trip. It takes about 6 hours. I found a good website when you can choose your ship lines and check at the timetable to decide when you want to live and how much you want to pay.Look at the site below but remember that it is written in ducth!!

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Larvik Local Customs

  • DALE of NORWAY

    In Larvik you can find tons of pull over from DALE, the most important manufacuter and distributor of real norwegian pull over's style. DALE sponsored the norwegian ski team but it has many different collections of pulls for the family or for sportsmen. I'm crazy for the norwegian ski team and I was lucky to receive the original DALE of the team in...

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  • and the new style..

    And after the old style you can see here the new one. The colours don't change soo much, the green is still the main colour of this dress. But if you look at the cap you can see that it changes, we can say is a completely different model.

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  • traditional women's dress- old style

    Every country and of course every region has a typical and traditional way to wear, during the local ceremonies. In this picture I try to show you the beauty of this women's dress (and a men's suit behing). Lars said this is an example of the old style for this kind of dress. Nota bene: They used green for women and red for men, maybe to create a...

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Larvik Warnings and Dangers

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    by Marpessa Written Dec 31, 2004

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    Coming from Australia I am used to flies and bees and the occasional wasp. In Norway wasps are as common as flies are in Australia, they were everywhere (I didn't get stung though). So just beware of wasps.

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Larvik What to Pack

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    by Marpessa Written Nov 13, 2004

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    Miscellaneous: Before coming to Larvik, or any area of Norway (especially if you are coming from a country where your currency exchange isn't very good) try to buy any luxury items you may want before you come, or better yet duty free - and this does include alcohol as it costs a bomb here!

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Larvik Off The Beaten Path

  • Verdens Ende

    From Larvik, we went on to the town of Tonsberg where we walked along the waterfront before stopping for cappuccino and a snack. We drove on through farmland and forests for 30 minutes until we arrived at Verdens Ende (The End of the World). Verdens Ende is located at the southernmost tip of the island of Tjome. It has a wonderful view of the...

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  • Ula

    This place is not more then a hamlet and few houses on the shore but still it does have all the things that make this country so good looking.Some cliffs on the side, the sea, nice looking houses.On top of the clif stands UlaBrand. A monument for Norway's most famous pilot, Anders Jacob Johansen. The view from the top is great!

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  • Lars!!

    This is my friend Lars. You can't forget to visit him when you are close to Larvik because he is too funny and friendly! He showed me the best places in his town and I can say that he is a great guide ;-) I hope to meet him soon in Norway or here in Italy but if it is not possible in few months, I will meet him here on vt almost every day, so...

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Larvik Favorites

  • Currency

    This was the first time I used a currency so different from my own (The GBP and Euro are similiar enough to the Australian dollar for me to relate easily to them). I actually thought the currency was nice, and now have enough '1 Krone' coins left to make myself a bracelet (don't know if I'm actually going to do that).

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  • In the center

    Larvik in really a tiny village in comparison with the others not only in Norway but around Europe too. This is due to the low number on inhabitants of this land. Of course most of then are concentrated into "great town" like Oslo and Bergen. In the picture you can see one of the largest square in Larvik, very simple architecture, a small fountain,...

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  • Me in Larvik

    Here you can see me in front of a little waterfall.Larvik is famous because of this waterfall, and it depends on it's water: it is used and sold in every norwegian town. We can say that this water is the only one consumed in Norway. It easy to verify it, it is enough to enter in a pub or in a restaurant to see that most of the norwegians drink beer...

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