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PICTURES from LARVIK

Larvik is many sided. A summer holiday in Larvik beats a trip to the South any time. >Larvik, town of the open Fjord which embraces it´s small harbours, an area which simply seethes with summer life, whilst leaving room for stillness and dreams.

 Fredriksvern Verft  
Fredriksvern Verft

In 1750 King Fredrik V commissioned the construction of Fredriksvern Verft, which would be Norways premier naval base and largest naval port. In central Stavern, the yellow and ochre coloured barracks that were once used as boat sheds and quarters for the Commanders, Officers and crew can still be seen and are well worth a visit.

As a youth, Jonas Lie was a naval cadet in Stavern and lived in the naval barracks. This setting became the basis of his famous novel "The Commander´s Daughters" (Kommandorens døtre) which immortalised him in Norway.

 Bjørn O. Hansen