The 10 Best Things to Do in Horten, Eastern Norway

 Horten (help·info) is a town and municipality in Vestfold county, Norway—located along the Oslofjord. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Horten. The municipality also includes the town of Åsgårdstrand and the villages of Borre, Skoppum, and Nykirke.

1. Marinemuseet (The Norwegian Naval Museum)

Kulturparken Karljohansvern, Horten 3183, Norway Museums, Military Museums
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4.5 based on 107 reviews

Marinemuseet (The Norwegian Naval Museum)

Reviewed By Knutefagerholm - OsloOslo

A very fine museum.

You will have to spend a day or more in this highly interesting museum. Not only the indoor collection, but also the U-bout outdoors and the TKB on water are intriguing. You may want to combine the visit wit the Preuss FotoMuseum and perhaps stay the nigh

2. Local Historical Centre

Kommandoerkaptein Klincks vei 2, Horten 3183, Norway Museums, History Museums
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Local Historical Centre

The Centre is located in the cultural park at Karljohansvern. The Centre took over the former infirmary of the navy and changed it into a museum exhibit comprising authentic surroundings and trades of the near past, such as cobbler workshop, forge, carpenter workshop, classroom, grocery store, to mention a few examples. The centre has its own reading room with library consisting of an archive of photographs, drawings, maps, newpapers, documents and books. The coffee shop is found at the mouth of the canal in beautiful surroundings at the inner harbour. Opening hours: Sunday 11-15 Entrance: NOK 1,-

Reviewed By 81ludvigsen - Horten, NorwayHorten, Norway

Fascinating

The museum has collected interesting items from the local community of Horten. The collection is divided in separate sections - all taking you at least 50 - 60 years back in time: a clasroom, a grocery store , a living room and a kitchen from the 1950s. A

3. Midgard Historical Centre

Birkelyveien 9 | Borre, Horten 3184, Norway Sights & Landmarks, Museums, Specialty Museums, Historic Sites More
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4 based on 30 reviews

Midgard Historical Centre

Midgard Historical Centre is the centre for Vestfold’s Viking history. It is located with good view of the majestic Borre mounds, and here you can experience exhibitions, lectures, family activity days, festivals and much more. You can also visit The Viking Hall, located about 200 metres from the Midgard Centre. The Viking Hall is a mighty mead hall constructed to give an impression of the great halls that once stood tall in the landscape of Borre.

Reviewed By ToreMDrammen_Norway - Drammen, NorwayDrammen, Norway

Small but nice viking museum

The museum (Midgard Historical Centre in Borre) is actually in four parts. First you may want to see the exhibition, with many interesting findings from viking graves. Then you may want to go outside and try the viking playground. It offers a wide range o

4. Buggegaarden

Hellandveien 81, Horten 3180, Norway Concerts & Shows, Sights & Landmarks, Theaters, Farms More
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Buggegaarden

Reviewed By Ine71 - Horten, NorwayHorten, Norway

What a nice place to spend a day with your kids!

We visited Buggegården a few weeks ago. What a nice place for children and adults. Really good and friendly service. The kids enjoyed contact with the animals at the farm. You can ride a horse, cuddle rabbits, see the pigs, cheep, duck, hens and so on. Pl

5. Basto Fosen Ferries

Rustadbrygga 5, Horten 3187, Norway Transportation, Ferries
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3.5 based on 112 reviews

Basto Fosen Ferries

The Basto ferry operating between Moss and Horten carries 2.5 million people annually. There are three ferries operating. Crossing time is 30 minutes.

Reviewed By Torjussen - Kristiansand, NorwayKristiansand, Norway

Ferries between Horten and Moss

The ferry is not to bad, but the food sold in the cafeteria is expensive and medium quality. The trip do not last very long between the two cities, so no real reason to buy food in the boats restaurant.

6. Borrehaugene

Birkelyveien, Horten, Norway Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Wildlife Areas, Historic Walking Areas More
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Borrehaugene

Reviewed By thorb840 - Oslo, NorwayOslo, Norway

Amazing place with something for everyone!

This is a beautiful park located only a short distance from beautiful Åsgårdstrand. It is near the fjord and is beautiful for kids to play. There are walking paths so visitors can easily view the many Viking graves in the park, and also has a fun visitors

7. Galleri Verftsporten

Nedre vei 8, Horten 3183, Norway Museums, Shopping, Art Galleries
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5 based on 4 reviews

Galleri Verftsporten

Welcome to beautiful Karljohansvern and the gallery each month has a new guest exhibitor in addition to the regular artists. Kirsti Freding - leather and leather products Merete Kristiansen Semb - blown glass Grete Lundstad - glassfusing Roar Freslo - glassfusing Lise Falch Taranrod - paintings Ingrid Firing Hansen - goldsmith Thorhild Marie INSTEBO - textile artist Heidi Jacobsen Kluge - painter The gallery has courses in glass fusing . For companies and groups held arts Timeout. Open every Sunday from 12 to 15 . You can find us on Karljohansvern in Horten

Reviewed By Arild I - Trondheim, NorwayTrondheim, Norway

Spennende kunstnerfellesskap

Har vært her flere ganger og hver gang er det noe nytt og spennende å se. Tekstilkunst, glass, skinn, sølv,foto og malerkunst.Anbefales.

8. Preus museum

Kommandoerkaptein Klincks vei 7 | Karljohansvern, Horten 3183, Norway Museums, Specialty Museums, History Museums
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Preus museum

Welcome to Preus museum - a treasury of photographs, technical equipment and photo litterature in a historical building refurbished by architect Sverre Fehn. Please check the website for updated exhibition program. Preus museum is Norway's National Museum of Photography. The museum was founded in 1995 when the Norwegian Government bought the collections that belonged to Preus Fotomuseum, a private museum. The Norwegian State is the owner of the museum.

Reviewed By Cassiel_Agrippa - Asker, NorwayAsker, Norway

Everybody loves pictures!

Where to start?Preus Museum is all things photography.You want the history of photography? Check.You want to see the evolution of actual cameras? Check.You want to see great photographic collections? Photo archives? Do you need research?Preus museum has a

9. Kyststien Hiking Trail

Steinbrygga, Horten, Norway Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities, Hiking Trails
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Reviewed By unsern - Bergen, NorwayBergen, Norway

The coastal path "Kyststien" is recommended

The best place to start on the coastal path is at Borre church (Borre kirke). Good parking, and then walk towards Åsgårdsstrand. Really a recommended trip to go. Takes about two hours, return trip. One hour one way.

10. Horten Gjestehavn

Tollbugata 2, Horten 3187, Norway Nature & Parks, Marinas
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Horten Gjestehavn

Reviewed By jans0der - Oslo, NorwayOslo, Norway

Ship o`hoy!

Horten Gjestehavn er blitt rehabilitert, og er blitt meget trivelig- og brukervennlig. Bedre nå som gjestehavn, og flere tilbud- og services. Kommer tilbake! Anbefales! d:o)

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