Herregården Manor House

The Coast

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 Denmark, Gyldenløve was given a dukedom and packed off to Norwegian obscurity. It's furnished in 17th- and 18th-century style.

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1. Larvik Maritime Museum

0.17 MILES

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…

2. Bølgen

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3. Larvik Museum

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

4. Verkensgården

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Verkensgården has tools and implements from a local 17th-century sawmill and ironworks. There's also a permanent geological exhibition documenting the…

5. Bøkeskogen

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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…

6. Kaupang

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7. Southern Actor

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8. Whaling Museum

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