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Panorama picture from Horten Municipality in Norway


Edvard Munch's House, with he himself dubbed "The Happy House", is Åsgårdstrand's biggest attraction. It was here that Edvard Munch lived and found the inspiration for so many of his famous paintings. Galleries with art exhibitions and the Oriental rug gallery are other places you should visit in Åsgårdstrand.

Situated on the southern tip of Horten township, this cozy town with its characteristic white clapboard houses contains much else besides, and is still a hospitable and sunny seaside resort with excellent hotels and summers filled with visitors from far and near.

For boaters, the town is a gem, and has an almost Mediterranean atmosphere when the sun is at its warmest. Åsgårdstrand is an idyllic town to wander about in and experience the famous light so appreciated by artists. You will find Oriental rugs in Galleri Roseng, antiques at M.T. Corsmaier Thoen and paintings at Galleri "M", Galleri Åsgårdstrand and Ragnar Almen.