Horten trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Horten

(3.5/5 based on 200+ reviews for 9 attractions)
Things to do: museums, outdoors, historic sites
is a town and municipality in Vestfold county, Norway—located along the Oslofjord. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Horten. The municipality also includes the villages of Borre, Åsgårdstrand, Skoppum, and Nykirke.The town of Horten was separated from the municipality of Borre to become a municipality of its own in 1858. The neighboring municipalities of Borre and Horten were merged back together on 1 January 1988. The name of the new united municipality was first Borre, but after a referendum it was changed to Horten on 1 June 2002.The local newspaper in Horten is named Gjengangeren, and covers mostly local news. It is also available online (see external links section).General informationThe nearest train station in Horten is Skoppum. Skoppum is 1 hour and 10 minutes by train from Oslo Central station. By car Horten is reached by following E18 south, and is approx. 100km from Oslo. The nearest airport is Sandefjord Airport Torp which is located about 30 minutes by train south of Skoppum.NameThe town is named after the old Horten farm, since it is built on its ground. The name seems to be the finite form of hort m 'bulge' . Several hills and mountains in Norway have the name Horten, and here it could be referring to the hill Brårudåsen lying in the middle of the town.
Use our Norway travel itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Horten and other destinations in Norway.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Horten

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
We'll find the best hotel deals
from all the top travel sites.

Best price guaranteed.
Powered by

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Horten:
Museums, sightseeing, nightlife
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature, historic sites, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Theme parks
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Theme parks, beaches, adventure
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Adventure, winter sports, nature
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Vestfold

5 days in Sandefjord Municipality BY A USER FROM NORWAY January, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Sandefjord Municipality BY A USER FROM NORWAY January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Sandefjord Municipality BY A USER FROM NORWAY November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Norway BY A USER FROM ICELAND October, teens, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in Norway BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 46 days in Norway BY A USER FROM HONG KONG June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Norway & Gothenburg BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Eastern Norway BY A USER FROM OMAN June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Europe BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Eastern Norway BY A USER FROM OMAN June, kids, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 60 days in Scandinavia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CZECH REPUBLIC August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News