In between the sandy beaches lie a series of sheltered coves and beautiful smooth, sloping rocks. You can choose between bustling beaches or more secluded bathing areas – all along a coastline that is almost 150 kilometres long.
If you want to go walking or hiking, the possibilities are many and varied – both along the coast and in the forest. The coastal trail on Vesterøya offers 25 kilometres of marked trails for hikers where Folehavna, with its smooth coastal rocks and stunning view, lies at the entrance to the open sea. You will also find ruins from a German fortress built in 1941.
Rent a bike
Ideal for sightseeing. Bikes are available for hire for pleasant cycle rides in Sandefjord's easily accessible and flat countryside. Hire from the Tourist Information Office.
If you want to fish in the sea, the possibilities are almost endless – both from a boat and from land. If you want to fish from land, the two coastal trails on Østerøya and Vesterøya will point you to many excellent fishing spots. You can obtain a map from the tourist office.
The town’s golf course is situated in rural surroundings with varied countryside by Marumskogen. Sandefjord Golf offers an 18-hole park and woodland course with many idyllic lakes. Eight of the holes have a lake in the fairway.
Foldvik Familiy Park
Foldvik Family Park is a park where adults can relax in beautiful surroundings while the children enjoy themselves in the large activity areas, or say hello to the many animals.
High and Low Activity Park
Give climbing a go at Scandinavia's largest outdoor climbing park. The various course layouts at High and Low Activity Park provide different difficulty levels suitable for most ages and skills. The easiest route is suitable for children as young as three, while the most challenging one raises 25 metres above ground. There are several zip lines too - the longest is 500 metres and passes over the waterfall in Numedalslågen.
Explore the coast with a guide
At Norsk Fjell- og Padleskole you can hire a guide to explore the coast. An exciting outdoors activity that includes climbing, jumping along the cliffs and swimming in the sea. You can also try climbing or kayaking.
Metro Bowling og Lekeland Sandefjord
Indoor activities for the whole family. 10 bowling lanes with the latest computer technology. You can hire equipment and everything you need on site. Metro Bowling og Lekeland Sandefjord also have a play area for children up to 12, with bouncy castle, ball room, slides, climbing wall and more.
At the upper end of Bugårdspark lies Sandefjord's swimming pool with diving boards, slides and a warm water pool. The Rica Park Hotel Sandefjord also has a swimming pool. Here there is a saltwater pool, and Park Badet also offers a training studio, solarium, wet and dry saunas, snack bar and spa.