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Life in Sandefjord

Sandefjord is a coastal city of about 50.000 inhabitants, small enough to easily get around yet large enough to offer variation and diversity. A busy city centre offers an excellent selection of cafés and restaurants together with a wide variety of stores.

With the peninsulas Vesterøya and Østerøya offering a coastline of146 kilometres, the beaches and sea attract many visitors, turning the city into a bustling summer town rich in activities and cultural events. Forested areas around the city are laced with paths and lighted trails for summer walking and winter skiing. Sandefjord particulary prides itself in its bicycle friendly environment with bike trails and cycling activities for young and old throughout the year.

The area has a rich Viking history and, in addition, Sandefjord has reached abroad with its shipping and whaling industries. This adventurous and enterprising spirit lives on in Sandefjord today, making it an attractive place for new establishments. Enjoy Sandefjord's new promotional brochure produced by the local business society, or the colourful brochure 150 reasons to live in Sandefjord produced by the local newspaper Sandefjord Blad !

A good transportation network attracts both local and international businesses: the international airport of Torp , Color Line ferry connections to Sweden or and by train Oslo is only 1,5 hours away, opening up even more opportunities for those who choose to live in Sandefjord and commute to the capital city.

Useful links:

The official Sandefjord city website:

Sandefjord tourist centre:

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