Welcome to Stavern
Stavern, just south of Larvik, is set around a stunning fold of coastline; the ocean is full of granite outcrops, creating a maze of icy waterways, with the low-lying Brunlanes Peninsula and its strange rocky beaches and pleasant towns to the southwest. The village of Stavern itself is almost as pretty as the natural beauty surrounding it. Its pedestrian streets are lined with cafes, small private galleries and patinaed white houses, becoming Larvik's social club most summer nights. Highlights include the mid-18th-century fort Fredriksvern Verft, which is surrounded by block houses that once formed part of the fortress defences.