Sandefjord Travel Guide

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Sandefjord Overview

The name originally belonged to the fjord (now the Sandefjordsfjord). The first element is the genitive case of the name of the parish and former municipality Sandar. The coat-of-arms is from 1914. It shows a whale (whale hunting used to be important for the economy of the town) and a viking ship (to represent the Gokstad ship found in the municipality).

The two peninsulas called Østerøya ("Eastern Island") and Vesterøya("Western Island") contribute to a total coastline of 146 km, and form the Sandefjordsfjord and Mefjord. The coastline offers a wide variety of sandy beaches, skerries and islets (116 in total), bays and sloping rocks.
Of Sandefjord's total area, 37.7 km² is agricultural and 36.2 km² is forest. Neighbouring towns are Tønsberg and Larvik. A small part of Sandefjord (the farm Himberg) is lying as a exclave inside the borders of the municipality