A weekend in Larvik – Norway's leading summer destination
If you’re dreaming of a holiday in a town where you can enjoy Norway’s beautiful summer weather, there is no better choice than Larvik. This town has so much to offer, from a lovely family park and activity centre to great golfing and hiking in forests and fields. Visiting the town in the summer makes for the best possible experience - that is, when the sun is really shining!
Located in Vestfold, in south-eastern Norway, Larvik is a paradise for anyone who loves sun and swimming. Relics of Stone Age dwellings dating back 10,200 years attest to the area's long history of settlement. This is one of the towns in Norway with the most days of sunshine, with even and mild summer temperatures. There are beautiful spots to swim in Larvik, including Batteristranda/Langestrand.
Larvik offers exciting opportunities for those travelling with children. Head to the Foldvik Family Park, about 5.5 miles south of Larvik, or to the High and Low Activity Park, situated 40 minutes from town. Both offer all-day entertainment for children. Whilst the former has adventure playgrounds, animals and children's theatre, making it more suitable for younger children, the latter is perfect for slightly older children.
Pay a visit to the Larvik Golf club if you enjoy a good game of golf. This golf club has one of the most beautiful greens in Norway, and offers both an 18-hole and a 9-hole course. The club can arrange a golf training course for you during your visit.
Dine at some of the great restaurants in town and enjoy some of the many attractions there. For recommendations for good restaurants and things to see, stop by the Larvik Tourist Office, where you will be attended by the friendly and insightful staff.
Larvik is the perfect place for anyone who enjoys lounging by the water's edge but also a bit of activity as well. Take a seat at one of the many restaurants with outdoor service along the dock and truly enjoy being on holiday!