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Tønsberg, founded in the Viking-Ages, is Norway´s oldest town. The world renowned Oseberg ship which was found just north of Tønsberg bears proof of this.

 The Canal bridge  
Canal bridge

Canal bridge is the only bridge connection with the islands of Nøtterøy and Tjøme. Folding bridge since 1957. King Håkon Håkonsson was one of those who dug out the canal, so that larger ships could pass through. Height 3.30 metres at normal water level. Opening times 15th April to 15th September daily 9.05 am, 12.05 pm, 2.05 pm, 6.05 pm and 8.05 pm.

Tønsberg is Vestfold´s county town and commercial centre.

 Stian Martinsen