Share Port town in historical surroundings The charming seaports of Horten and Åsgårdstrand are rich in history and culture and offer a variety of nature experiences both along the coast and inland.
This seaside town has many blooming gardens and several small trade areas, as well as a rich cultural life and many traces of settlements from the Stone Age and the Stange single Period. Dynamic Variation: The close proximity to Oslo ensures that it is easy to get to Horten and around. The hotels in Horten and Åsgårdstrand are centrally located within walking distance to shops and attractions.
The Navy Museum at Karljohansvern, Horten. Photo: Visitvestfold.
Photo: Buggegården Activities and attractions In Horten, a rich heritage dating back to the Viking period awaits you. The park has the largest collection of burial mounds from the time before and during the Viking Period in Scandinavia.
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In addition, Midgard Viking Centre has permanent exhibitions showing Viking finds from Borre and daily Viking life, and they regularly put on special exhibitions, seminars, and lectures. The town also has an dating norway i åsgårdstrand in with a sandy beach and a volleyball court.
For the children, the Buggegården farm with its theater, animals, and toys is a favourite, whilst Tufte farm offers activities for larger groups. The museums are both situated on Karljohansvern, a national fortification by the Oslofjord that is surrounded by scenic nature. Go hiking or cycling along the coastal path in Horten through lush forests and along beaches with gravel boulder and white sand, or take a swim in Borrevannet lake.
If you want to see if one of the nine species in the lake is biting, you need a fishing licence. Fishing in the sea is free for all, though. Show More Show Less.