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Getting There -- Chances are, you might arrive from Hirtshals in Denmark, as the Color Line(tel. 81-00-08-11; www.colorline.com) offers service between the two cities. The line runs one or two daily ferries, taking 3 hours, 45 minutes. Trains, often 20 a day, pull in from Oslo and arrive at the terminus on Storgata, also the site of the bus station. The trip takes 2 hours and costs NOK262 ($52/£26) one-way. If you set out heading south from Oslo along E18, you should pull into Larvik some 2 hours later. Visit www.nsb.no for information.

Visitor Information -- For information, go to the Larvik Tourist Office, Storgata 48 (tel. 33-13-91-00; www.visitlarvik.no), opposite the ferry terminal. It's open Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4pm.

Getting Around -- Do as many of the locals do in summer and rent a bike from the tourist office. The Vestfold district is riddled with well-mapped-out trails for biking, stretching from one end of the province to the other end. Before setting out, purchase the map Sykkelkart Vestfold, available for NOK95 ($19/£9.50) from the tourist office.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.