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Vestfold is a county in Norway, bordering Buskerud and Telemark. The county administration is in Tønsberg, and the largest city is Sandefjord. With the exception of Oslo county, Vestfold is the smallest county in Norway by area.Vestfold is located west of the Oslofjord, as the name indicates. It includes many smaller, but well-known towns in Norway, such as Larvik, Sandefjord, Tønsberg and Horten, these towns run from Oslo in an almost constant belt of urban areas along the coast, ending in Grenland in neighbouring region Telemark. The river Numedalslågen runs through the county. Many islands are located at the coast. Vestfold is mostly dominated by lowland and is among the best agricultural areas of Norway. Winters last about three months, while pleasant summer temperatures last from May to September, with a July average high of 17 °C (63 °F).Vestfold is traditionally known for shipping and sailing. Sandefjord was formerly a headquarters for the Norwegian whaling fleet, and Horten used to be an important naval port. The coastal towns of Vestfold now engage in fishing and shipbuilding. Some lumbering is carried on in the interior. The area also includes some of the best farmland in Norway. Vestfold is the only county in which all municipalities have declared Bokmål to be their sole official written form of the Norwegian language.Use our Norway road trip planner to arrange your visit to Vestfold and other destinations in Norway.
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TonsbergTrip planner BEST FOR: Pier / Boardwalk, Observation Deck, Room Escape Game LarvikTrip planner BEST FOR: Theme Park, Beach, Zipline SandefjordTrip planner BEST FOR: Nightlife, Specialty Museum, Park HortenTrip planner BEST FOR: Military Museum, History Museum, Theater TjomeTrip planner BEST FOR: Geologic Formation, Monument, National Park
Regions of Vestfold
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