Archaeological Site in Larvik


Kaupang, 5km east of Larvik, was a former Viking town built around AD 800 and occupied until 960. It is believed that up to 1000 people once lived here. Although most of the original artefacts are now in Oslo, the c…
Historic Building in Larvik

Herregården Manor House

The classic baroque timber Herregården manor house was constructed in 1677 as the home of the Norwegian Governor General, Ulrik Frederik Gyldenløve, the Duke of Larvik. As the illegitimate son of King Frederik IV of…
Cultural Centre in Larvik


The town's impressive wave-shaped cultural centre houses a gallery that has an interesting curatorial calendar of contemporary Norwegian artists, concert halls and a cinema (screening original films), as well as the…
Forest in Larvik


This sublime patch of green overlooking Larvik is Norway’s largest and the world’s most northerly beech tree forest. It is criss-crossed with walking trails, from 2.6km to 10km in length. There are stunning views ov…
Museum in Larvik

Larvik Museum

This multi-part museum is spread across the town and is under the auspices of the broader Vestfold Museene.
Museum in Larvik

Larvik Maritime Museum

A 1730 brick structure immediately east of the harbour is home to maritime art and a number of impressive model ships. Colin Archer, the famous Norwegian naval architect and shipbuilder, was from Larvik and his beau…
Museum in Larvik


Verkensgården has tools and implements from a local 17th-century sawmill and ironworks. There's also a permanent geological exhibition documenting the evolution of blue larvikite, a beautiful, locally quarried 500-m…