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).more
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...more
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...more
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.more
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.
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...more
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...more
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!!more
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...more
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...more
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.
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!
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...more
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!more
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...more
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).more
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,...more
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...more