Tønsberg is a town in Vestfold county.


The old name of this town was Tunsberg. It is the oldest town in Norway. The town has about 35,000 inhabitants. Tønsberg is also surrounded by some of the county's major tourist attractions, including old viking graves and museums. There are plenty of options for daytrips where both residents and visitors can enjoy a wide range of landscapes. In summer, Tønsberg are a popular retreat for people from Oslo, and other places in Norway. Tønsberg therefore has some of the most lively summertime day and nightlife in Norway. The people are easy going and very friendly, and cultural life is rich.

Get in

By plane

Sandefjord airport(IATA: TRF) is 10 km (6 mi) from Tønsberg. Alternatively Moss airport (IATA: RYG) or Oslo airport (IATA: OSL).

By boat

A catamaran route connects Tønberg with Fredrikstad. Seven departures daily ,  +47 33347200, e-mail: . Adults: kr 160, Students: kr 130, Children: kr 100.

By rail

Tønsberg is on the Oslo-Skien line (Vestfoldbanen). There are 22 trains daily between Oslo and Tønsberg.

Get around

Vestfold Kollektivtrafikk (Vestfold Public Transport) operates a decent bus network, time tables can be found online and in buses.

Taxi: Tønsberg Taxi,  +47 33301111. Availability of taxis is generally fairly good, however, prices are rather high – as can be expected in Norway.


Castle Rock Tower.










Go next

Østre Bolærne. (Author: Chell Hill)

Bolærne: During the summer you can take a small ferry to this island in the Oslofjord, the journey cost kr 140 (roundtrip, adults), kr 70 (roundtrip, children). The journey takes 50 min, one-way. The island was a coastal artillery fortress, opened for the public in 2005. You can stroll along the island - or dive directly from the rocks or just sit in the small harbour looking on the traffic of private summer boats. On top of the island there will be a small viewpoint where you can see all the cruiseboats and ferries passing on the way to and from Oslo.

Routes through Tønsberg

Kristiansand Stokke  W  E  Horten Oslo

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