A Trip to the South Coast, July 7-8

A trip to Tønsberg and along the Oslo Fjord illuminates Norway's nautical culture, from the Viking Age to the present day.

Photo: ISS student Elena Levina

Schedule and accommodation are subject to change.

On this tour we explore the beautiful scenery and rich history of the Vikings, Tønsberg and the coastline along the Oslo Fjord. Tønsberg was founded during the Viking period and is still a town of significance.


Our first stop on the trip will be Tønsberg, the oldest town in Norway. In Tønsberg, you will experience the beautiful coastline and the history of Vikings. You will even have the chance to experience what it was like to be a real Viking by rowing along with the viking ship "Osebergskipet". Afterwards, we will visit a museum to learn more about the history if the Vikings, and to see the small mountain "Slottsfjellet" (approximately 63 m.a.s.l.). The evening will be free to explore the city of Tønsberg.

On Sunday, we will tour Edvard Munch’s villa in Åsgårdstrand. Many of the motives from his most famous paintings are found here. Afterwards, we will visit the beautiful costal area called Verdens Ende (World’s End). Here we will we go for a short walk and have lunch before heading back to Oslo. Remember to bring a swimwear if you would want to take a swim at one of the many beautiful beaches in the area. 


  • Light jacket or windbreaker
  • Swimwear (optional)

Information about room and board

  • Lunch is not included on day 1. If you are a resident on Blindern Dormitory you must pack your lunch at breakfast. If you do not live at Blindern Dormitory you must bring your own lunch.
  • 4-person rooms
  • Students who prefer beverages other than ordinary tap water (which is of good quality in Norway) at dinner will have to pay for this individually.


The bus leave from Blindern Dormitory and will be parked in Problemveien between the portal entrance to Blindern Dormitory and Lucy Smiths hus (no. 1). Buses leave promptly, and will not wait for latecomers!

Published Oct. 7, 2016 10:35 PM - Last modified June 8, 2018 3:54 PM