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The town is a regional centre for education, research and expertise. Horten is a seaside town, with many flourishing gardens and shopping areas, and not least a place for great summer leisure activities.
The coastline stretches for 40 kilometres from the Re community in the north to Tønsberg in the south. The town of Horten is located out on a peninsula along the Oslofjord.
Horten municipality has five built-up areas: Horten, Åsgårdstrand, Borre, Skoppum and Nykirke.
The municipality has settlements dating back to the Stone Age. The Borre mounds, part of the Borre National Park (the first national park to be founded in Norway), bear witness to the fact that the area was a centre of power in the Viking Age.
Hiking and walking - Historical paths
The countryside of Horten provides great opportunities for short hikes and walks, such as Møringa (Karljohansvern), Hortensmarka recreational area and Borrevannet (lake), Løvøya island, Varnestangen ant the Veggefjell mountains with a spectacular view of the various parts of the Oslofjord.
Karljohansvern - old Horten
On the outskirts of Horten you come to Karljohansvern, which is surrounded by the sea. Here you can enjoy life. A quiet place in an urban environment, with space to hike and bike in the most beautiful surroundings imaginable. Parts of the area are preserved in order to protect bird wild life and plants.
May 25th, 2013
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