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By plane

Sandefjord airport(IATA: TRF) is 10 km (6 mi) from Tonsberg. Alternatively Moss airport (IATA: RYG).

By boat

A catamaran route connects Tonberg with Fredrikstad. Seven departures daily. Adults: kr 160, Students: kr 130, Children: kr 100.

By rail

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

Key places to visit
Tunsberghus, Castle Rock, Sem Church, Oseberg culture, Tonsberg and Notteroy library


Places to Visit


Tunsberghus are fortresses on top of Castle Hill in Tonsberg in Vestfold . In 1200 - and 1300-century , it was one of Norway's royal residences, and in terms of area the largest and most important fortifications in the country. Tunsberghus was burned in 1503 and is today the ruins.

Castle Rock

Castle Rock is a small mountain in Tonsberg in Vestfold with a height of 63 meters . There are the ruins of a church and Tunsberghus fortress from the Middle Ages , and Slottsfjell Tower, the city's landmark.Castle Rock is a former royal residence. The mountain was in the Middle Ages, long called Mikkel Berg of St. Michael's Church on the mountain.

Sem Church

Sem Church is an old church in the Romanesque style building located at Jarlsberg Manor outside Tonsberg in Vestfold .Today's church was originally built around 1100 as a county church on the old Sem royal residence . Probably was a church of three as already listed here, perhaps as one of the very first. The stone church has undergone several expansions and changes, and currently has about 300 seats. The church is located in Tonsberg municipality and Sem parish .Until the church to the east is built a small burial chapel for the wedelske family by Jarlsberg Manor.

Oseberg culture

Oseberg culture is a privately-owned cultural and hotels in Tonsberg in Vestfold. The building is a multi-use housing a larger theater, smaller venues and conference facilities in addition to a dominant hotel.Oseberg cultural center was opened in 2002 . The price tag for the hotel and cultural center was about 300 million. The owner of the cultural center and the hotel is Lindahl Plan Invest AS by Arthur Buchardt , while Tonsberg municipality owns the site. The hotel is operated by Choice Hotels , which rents out a significant stage and therefore called Oseberg culture of "the cultural venue" in their marketing. It hosts concerts, festivals , fairs, exhibitions, conferences and seminars.

Tonsberg and Notteroy library

Tonsberg and Notteroy library is Storgata 16 centrally in Tonsberg in Vestfold . The building was designed by architects Lunde & Lovseth and was adopted in 1992 . The project won Norwegian Steel construction price for 1993 .In the basement are the ruins of St. Olav's Monastery in Tonsberg visible. Six Viking graves were found on the library site in the period 1987 - 1991 . Two of them were boat-graves and marked in the library basement.The library was created as Tonsberg Library in 1909 . From 1946 to 1992 was the library in what is now called Villa Mill Hill, that is, shipowner Wilhelmsen's former residence on the mounds near the current Haugar Art Museum .

Right Time to Visit

January - April