The historic town of Tønsberg stands at the western side of the mouth of Oslofjord in southern Norway. The E18 coastal trunk road passes by, two miles to the west. The city and its satellite villages span several islands and inlets joined by bridges, this makes it a great area to explore with a hire car from Tonsberg. In fact, the whole Vestfold region is dotted with attractive views, nature reserves and some of Norway's most fertile farmland. Nautical towns like Sandefjord and Horten are in easy reach, as are sights like Høyjord's 12th-century wooden church, Midgard's impressive Viking museum and the home of painter Edvard Munch in Åsgårdstrand.
The most obvious landmark in Tønsberg is the hill topped by the 19th-century Slottsfjellet tower marking the spot where a medieval fortress once stood. If you hire a car in Tønsberg, you'll spot it from all over the town. The Viking Museum at the foot of the hill is one the town's top attractions. Elsewhere, the 19th-century brick cathedral is an impressive sight and you'll find the contemporary Hauger Art Museum in the former Seamen's School in a park between ancient Viking remains. The ruins of St Olav's monastery are similarly dotted across an area of parkland. At least the 1,000-year-old Sem Romanesque Church is still intact. The Oseberghaugen Viking royal burial mound still attracts visitors, even though its treasures have been removed to Oslo's museums.
Opening hours:Mo-Fr 0730-1600, Sa-Su On Request
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.