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A beautiful lagoon surrounded with some splendid views, Goksjø lake offers a tranquil setting for some relaxing time by the shore. The lake covers the municipalities of Andebu, Larvik and Sandefjord in Norway's Vestfold county and remains a popular picnic spot.
The municipality of Tønsberg derives its name from the Norse word Túnsberg meaning a fenced garden. Regarded as one of the oldest towns in Norway, Tønsberg is home to Haugar Art MUseum, Foynegården, Ruins of St. Olav church, Sem Church and the Tønsberg Cathedral. Located in the Vestfold county, the town has its own share of schools, hospitals and recreation centers for locals and tourists. The beautiful Nordic beaches, lush green landscape and a likeable climate is what Tønsberg is all about. Check the official website for detailed information.
As a tribute to the fallen sailors of the World Wars I and II, The Hall of Remembrance or Minnehallen was constructed by the government in the form of a stone pyramid. It stands lonely near the coast as a beacon to the martyrs. The inside of the hall contains copper tablets in memory of the dead. An epitaph written by Herman Wildenweys is also inscribed on the altar.
Nestled by Porsgrunn river's eastern bank, Amphitrite, the wave and the sea birds remains an arresting sculpture. Standing tall at 4 meters (13 feet), it is built to the designs of noted Norwegian sculptor Jørleif Uthaug. The sculpture features a nude figure of a female who represents Neptune' wife, Amphitrite and two seabirds seen descending over a gigantic wave. Unveiled in the year 1985, the sculpture is considered to be one of the most celebrated art works of Uthaug and also one of the few ones to feature figurative aspects.
The Brekkeparken is a great site that offers moments of respite to the many visitors that pay a visit to it. Blessed with a large landscaped park, famous museums like the Telemark museum along with various other attractions like restaurants and a bookstore, it undoubtedly draws plenty of tourists each year. Offering visitors the best of both worlds from a sneak into the local history to typical farm-styled buildings, the site is quite vibrant and entertaining. Certainly, Brekkeparken is one such destination that can be admired and explored effortlessly. Exhibits can be viewed by appointment throughout the year. Call ahead for more details.
Designed by Christian Hernik Grosch in 1856, the Horten Church is essentially a local community church. Many artifacts including the stained glass work by Veslemoy Nystedt Stoltenberg, were destroyed in a bomb attack of 1920; but despite the turbulence the church has stood strong as a safe haven of faith. Today the church offers several community services like activities for new parents, day care, summer and hobby camps for children and much more.
Basically a marine national park, Ytre Hvaler National Park boasts one of the largest coral reefs of Europe. It is composed of islands which can be easily accessed from Frederikstad and Hvaler. The park offers a memorable glimpse of untouched nature and provides opportunities for kayaking, fishing and hiking. One can also enjoy an overnight stay at the campsite.