NORWAY: The Slottsfjell Museum and the history of Tønsberg

When in the oldest Norwegian town of Tønsberg, it is a must to go and visit the Slottsfjell Museum located right at the foot of Mount Slottsfjell to gain a better understanding of the history of the ruins site and the old town, which all dates back to the Viking Era. The museum welcomes its … More NORWAY: The Slottsfjell Museum and the history of Tønsberg

NORWAY: Mount Slottsfjell, Scandinavia’s largest ruin site (Things to See and Do in Tønsberg)

Tønsberg, the administrative center of the Norwegian county of Vestfold, is a small harbour town that has withstood the test of time. According to the Icelandic historian Snorri Sturluson (1179-1241), the town has been in existence even before the Battle of Hafrsfjord, which occurred in 871. This makes Tønsberg the oldest town in Norway! After roaming … More NORWAY: Mount Slottsfjell, Scandinavia’s largest ruin site (Things to See and Do in Tønsberg)

NORWAY: A day trip to Tønsberg, the oldest Norwegian town (Things to See and Do)

Tønsberg is a beautiful harbour town located in the Vestfold county, the second smallest of the 19 Norwegian counties (fylke). Tønsberg got its name from the Old Norse form of the name Tunsberg, meaning “fenced area or garden”(tun) and “mountain” (berg). This might refer to its most famous landmark, the Slottsfjellet, a fortified hill. My husband and … More NORWAY: A day trip to Tønsberg, the oldest Norwegian town (Things to See and Do)