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Once the richest city in Norway due to its prosperous whaling industry, Sandefjord is a historic city dating back to the Viking Era.

Sandefjord is a city and municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Sandefjord. The city is known for its rich Viking history and the prosperous whaling industry, which once made Sandefjord the richest city in Norway. One of the most important remains from the Viking age was found at the grave site Gokstadhaugen in Sandefjord. The Gokstad ship was excavated by Nicolay Nicolaysen and is now in the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo. There is also a whaling museum in town. Sandefjord has a good selection of restaurants and cafés and a charming city centre, consisting of a mixture of old and modern buildings and a wide selection of shops.
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