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Sightseeing in Larvik - what to see. Complete travel guide

Larvik Havn Larvik is a relatively small resort-city on the south of Norway. This is also a port on the west coast of Bohus Bay. The population of the city estimates approximately 40 thousands of people.

In Larvik are well-developed such industries as cellulose, paper, and ship building.
You can organize a wonderful family vacation in Larvik. This city is simply created for active entertainment. In the warm season, the Foldvik Familypark is a favorite holiday destination for … Open
Larvik is a town with truly Norwegian traditions and its unique architecture that cannot be found anywhere else. Tourists, who come to Larvik, are immediately blown away by its narrow streets and small well-groomed houses that simply transfer you to centuries ago. Due to silent and peaceful atmosphere of the island its visitors will get precious rest from the stress caused by the modern life.
Larvik is popular by picturesque stone beaches and left waning ices. Tourists, who like wild nature, will get ultimate pleasure from attending this place. The nature of Larvik is soaked in romanticism and attraction. It makes people starting adventures and trying to get acquainted with this world. Many famous researchers and travellers have been born in Larvik. Among them is an internationally famous traveller Thor Heyerdahl. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Guests of Larvik will have the opportunity to try delicious fish dishes, which are the key element of local cooking. Salmon dishes are especially popular with tourists. Salmon is used to … Open
Larvik is referred to the list of balneological resorts due to wide choice of mineral springs rich in sulfides and sodium saults. Moreover, Larvik resorts widely use mud for healing purposes. Tourists are also offered to try water procedures in the form of swimming.
One of the main historical symbols of Larvik is the estate of Herregorena, which is named after its former owner. This estate was built more than 300 years ago and belonged to the noble count. It is presently one of the few buildings in the city, whose original appearance managed to be preserved over the years. Surrounding the estate is a picturesque garden, which is most interesting to stroll through in late spring.
Larvik is a very beautiful modern town, which does not prevent its inhabitants from preserving rich cultural and historical traditions. The townspeople are distinguished by a very restrained … Open
The most visited cultural center of the city is the Maritime Museum. Its exposition is strikingly different from the collections of similar museums of other cities. Much of it is dedicated to the famous shipbuilder Colin Archer. The museum presents models of old ships, as well as drawings and historical documents. Larvik is home to the world-famous traveler Tour Heyerdahl. One of the museum's collections is dedicated to its discoveries.
The city has preserved several beautiful old churches, one of the most picturesque being the Larvik Church. It is located on the sea coast and has retained its original features for over a hundred years. In the walls of the church are preserved ancient icons and primordial elements of decoration. It is distinguished by a fairly simple and at the same time incredibly attractive design.
Larvik was founded in the 17th century, one of the oldest buildings preserved in the city is Herrgården estate. It was built in 1677 and belonged to a wealthy graph after whom it was named. … Open
The city and its surroundings are famous for their unique natural attractions. In the warm season, tourists will have the opportunity to stroll through the picturesque forest of Bökesskugen. This is the northernmost forest in Norway, in which there are beech trees. Many interesting walking routes are laid along the forest. In addition to the majestic trees, some of which are more than a hundred years old, you can see many more rare plants here. The most fortunate tourists will be able to observe wild animals and birds.
A very interesting excursion facility is the Colin Archer House-Museum. It was in this ancient house that one of the most famous shipbuilders in the world was born and grew up. During his life, he designed 14 first-class rescue vessels, as well as more than 200 types of boats. Today, the beautiful historical building in the Baroque style, which was built in the early 18th century, has been converted into an interesting museum dedicated to the life and work of Colin Archer. In summer, on the territory of this museum there is a small summer cafe where visitors can drink a cup of fragrant tea.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Larvik
♥   Castle 'Fritzøehus Castle' , 2.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tønsberg Fortress' , 32.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Refsnes Gods' , 54.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Oscarsborg Fortress' , 75.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Skaugum' , 90.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Larvik
♥   National Park 'Færder' , 30.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Ytre Hvaler' , 46.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Kosterhavets nationalpark' , 64.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Norway: things to see

The region of Finnmark is a true paradise for fishermen and hunters. Its fjords are full of different species of fish, and its dense forests have become home for numerous animals and birds. There are several nature reserves here, with Øvre Anárjohka National Park being the most famous one. Tourists are welcome to participate in boat and ship rides, during which they will be able to see the beauty of the coast. Foodies are recommended to visit city of Tromso, where they will find numerous restaurants, taverns and bars. The majority of them specialize in making traditional Norwegian food, so they're the best place to eat delicious fish and drink some of the best wine in the country. … Open
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