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 Oseberg ship

Welcome to the beautiful skerries, lonely forests and peaceful lakes, farms and charming residential areas and to a historical town which is the centre of a enjoyable holiday area, well known for it´s sunny climate.

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

The Oseberg ship is a well-preserved Viking ship discovered in a large burial mound at the Oseberg farm near Tønsberg. The Oseberg burial mound contained numerous grave goods and two female human skeletons. They are on show at the Viking Ship Museum at Bygdøy, along with the ships from Gokstad and Tune. A fourth Viking ship, the Klåstad ship, can be viewed at the Slottsfjell museum in Tønsberg.

Castle Hill a 63 metres high cliff with steep sides dominates the town. Castle Hill was besieged by King Sverre in 1201 - 1202, the longest in Norway«s history.

Tønsberg is Vestfold«s county town and commercial centre. Tønsberg Harbour, have several restaurants and the landing stage. There is a large variety of shops, several hotels an active cultural life and exellent possibilities for sport and recreation.



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