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Horten is located in southeastern Norway, at the Outer Oslofjord in Vestfold county, and has about 18,200 inhabitants (2009).
The coastal town of Horten is perhaps best known for its harbor with bilfergeforbindelsen Horten – Moss, where the crossing only takes 30 minutes.The ferry connection between the two cities have been around since 1582.
One of the most visited tourist attractions in Horten is Borre Church from the 1100s – with “Borre” (Borre Park) with the largest collection of royal tombs from year 600 to 900 There is also Middle-earth, which is a historic center with a focus on the Viking Age.
In the idyllic Karljohansvern are several sites, including the Marine Museum, Preus Museum (which is a photography museum) and a local history center.
10 km from Horten center Åsgårdstrand, where the famous painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944) spent much of his time. The house he had been preserved and is now open to the public.
Otherwise, Horten offer good swimming in summer with beautiful sandy beaches, friendly shops in the center and more nightlife venues.
The nearest airport is Sandefjord Airport – Torp , which is located 38 km south of Horten.Also Moss Airport – Rearview is an option, which is located 28 km east of Horten (via ferry connection Horten- Moss ).