What to do and see in Stavern, Norway: The Best Places and Tips

February 11, 2018 Enedina Augsburger

Discover the best top things to do in Stavern, Norway including The Hall of Remembrance, Molen, Foldvik Familypark, Fredriksvern Verft, Kyststien, Color Line - Day Trips, Stavern Fort, Beech Forest, Optical Telegraph, The Citadel.
Restaurants in Stavern

1. The Hall of Remembrance

Kakenveien, Stavern 3290, Norway
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

The Hall of Remembrance

Reviewed By Adele H - Copenhagen, Denmark

The Hall of Rememberance in Stavern is a memorial located outside Stavern. It was commissioned by the Norwegian Parliament after World War I to remember the fallen Norwegian sailors of the war. It was later converted to the fallen sailors of both World War I and II.

2. Molen

Molen, Larvik 3296, Norway +47 33 69 71 00
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74%
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4.5 based on 76 reviews

Molen

Molen in Brunlanes is a national treasure and one of Larvik’s most popular attractions. Molen is Norway's largest beach of rolling stones, and it is a part of Vestfoldraet: the terrain left behind after the end of the most recent Ice Age 10.000 years ago. The cultural landscape of Molen, with its total of 230 cairns from the Iron Age, is one of the most majestic in Norway. The area has 16 large cairns, many up to 35 meters in diameter, with almost 200 small cairns in rows parallel to the shoreline. The cairns probably served as sea markers along the shipping lanes between different trading centres. This, combined with its striking natural beauty and position on the edge of the sea, makes it a must-see when visiting the area. You can enjoy a lovely view out to sea here and also study the beautiful species of stone called larvikite, a speciality for the Larvik area. Actually there are more than 100 different species of rock at Molen, and a total of 316 different bird species has also been found. The arrival and departure of the migratory birds is a real spectacle. Twice a year the migrants visit wonderful Molen, heading north in spring and eventually heading back south in autumn. In the summer of 2008 Molen was officially made into an UNESCO Geopark Area. If you want to get to Molen by manual means, the coastal path is easily accessible from either Helgeroa or Nevlunghavn.

Reviewed By Konstantinos V - Helsinki, Finland

If you're not into geology, this won't give you the goosebumps. It's still a nice place to visit, though. If you're lucky, it might be very windy and you can watch impressive waves crushing onto the rocks at the end of the beach. If you make the effort to get there, you might also want to visit the beautiful nearby villages of Helgeroa and Nevlunghavn.

3. Foldvik Familypark

Foldvikveien 53, Larvik 3294, Norway +47 413 84 000
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4.5 based on 93 reviews

Foldvik Familypark

Foldvik family park is an idyllic place, free from stress, hustle and bustle. Here the whole family can relax and have fun with many different species of animals. There are more than 50 family friendly activities to choose from for children and adults alike, less than 10 kilometres from Larvik. Lovely kittens, small baby rabbits, pigs and a variety of birds are all there to make friends with you in this paradise. You can jump on gigantic air-cushions, take a train ride, ride horses, jump in the straw, play golf, or just relax in the beautiful surroundings. Children and adults alike can enjoy themselves at Foldvik family park. Foldvik family park is located close to Foldvik farm. This is an authentic park, where visitors can buy vegetables, beautiful flowers and of course the famous Foldvik strawberries and strawberry juice. The area of the park is around 65 000 square meters. In the park you will find beautiful flowers. During the summer season more than 20 000 flowers in bloom makes the visit a therapy for your eyes as well as your soul. At Foldvik family park, it is also possible to rent a grill and find a nice spot for a barbecue. Opening hours at Foldvik family park: Every day from mid-June to mid-August Weekends from end of May to mid-June, end of August and start of September

Reviewed By Sverre R - Notteroy Municipality, Norway

This park cost 200 per person (over 2 years), which is not cheap, but also not that expensive. the park has some animals (mostly normal Norwegian farm-animals), and lots of activities for kids including Jumping "bags" (one for larger kids, and one for small kids),...MoreHi, Thank you for such great review and very nice to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Foldvik Familypark. Have a nice summer further on :-) Helene Foldvik

4. Fredriksvern Verft

Fredriksvern Verft 1, Stavern 3290, Norway
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Fredriksvern Verft

Norwegian naval base.

Reviewed By Elena_RedLilith - Center Line, Michigan

If the weather is fine and you have got a couple of hours to sapre in Stavern, i`m happy to recommend you to visit Fredriksvern - the Norwegian naval base built in 18th century and played an important role during the last Nordic war from 1709 to 1720. The place will be interesting for all who are interested in history.

5. Kyststien

Stavern, Stavern, Norway
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Kyststien

Reviewed By Jan Gunnar B - Fornebu, Norway

A good start on this about 4 hour walk would be to see Stavernsodden lighthouse, just outside Stavern. After a small half hour walk to "Solplassen" do not forget to see all the way to "Svenner Lighthouse several miles from the coastline. This coastline is a charming walk going along narrow paths, small Bridges, camping sites and smaller roads, all the way with an amazing view towards the sea and much other things to see.
Be especially aware of Nevlunghavn, an old fishing village which is a must to visit, either you take this walk or not.

6. Color Line - Day Trips

Revet 8, Larvik 3263, Norway +47 810 00 811
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4 based on 230 reviews

Color Line - Day Trips

Ferry line with Day trips between Larvik-Hirtshals, Kristiansand-Hirtshals and Sandefjord-Stromstad.

Reviewed By Kurt R - Drammen, Norway

3 Hours 45 minutes to Denmark from Larvik is good speed. We had breakfast and we was meeting staff that was still tired? They where not so friendly anyway. Better service and attention in the Tax Free shop!
We had some seats in the "relax area" and that was okay, but not so comfortable. So good as as way to get to Denmark, but not so good service and highly priced to be in a "tax free zone"! They also wanted money for connecting us to wi-fi, which I also find strange in 2017, where even flights come with free wi-fi!

7. Stavern Fort

Citadelloya, Stavern 3290, Norway
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Stavern Fort

Reviewed By Kjellemann - Oslo, Norway

If you can go there, you must use a boat and some are going at regular times, do it. Take a stroll around the island and try to get as much history you can.
If you dont, enjoy the sight from the Mainland, like the old steamboat pier. Stavern city is Norways big smile!

8. Beech Forest

Larvik, Larvik 3256, Norway
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Beech Forest

Reviewed By Peter B - Eastbourne, United Kingdom

Larvik is a small town for a cruise ship visit but discovering the beech forest was a pleasant surprise. Looking north from the town centre we were enticed by the sight of some trees. Once into the small forest the world changes into a tranquil area with views through the trees to the bay or across to a fjord in the other direction. The beech tree is the national tree and the area is protected, stick to the ample paths.

9. Optical Telegraph

Stavern, Stavern 3290, Norway
Excellent
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4.5 based on 3 reviews

Optical Telegraph

Reviewed By Odd J - Sandefjord

Plassert så høyt som mulig i Stavern. Ved å lese bildet kan du se detaljene!
Er dette forløperen til digitalteknisk transmisjon.

10. The Citadel

Stavern, Stavern 3290, Norway +47 400 19 343
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5 based on 2 reviews

The Citadel

Reviewed By Jan Gunnar B - Fornebu, Norway

The Citadel is situated at Stavern Island, good enough visible from the city of Stavern. It is part of Stavern Fort built in 1670 and became important during the Great Nordic wars in the 17 hundreds.
These days The Citadel is used during July for an annual theater performance, this year "Tornerose" or Sleeping Beauty.

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