Sandefjord Introduction

Sandefjord, hvalfangstmonumentet

Sandefjord is a city and municipality in Vestfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Sandefjord. The municipality of Sandefjord was established on the 1st of January 1838.

The town is known for its rich Viking history and the prosperous whaling industry, which made Sandefjord the richest city in Norway. Today it has built up the third-largest merchant fleet in Norway. The total population today counts 45.000. Sandefjord is served by frequent intercity trains to Oslo and onwards to Oslo Airport. The local international airport Sandefjord Airport, Torp is located in the municipality. The crossing to Strömstad, Sweden is served by two ferry lines and there is one ferry line to Denmark form the neighbour town.


Bugården Tournament Arena

Bugården is a public owned and operated arena for all kind of water sports. With three pools, there are a lot of varied options. The distance from Sandefjord downtown is 2,5 km. (1,5mi). Bugården arena contains of three pool departments. The main section contains of eight lanes for swimmers. The length is 25 metres and the depth is 1,7 to 1,3 metres. The deep part for diving is 3,8 metres, and is where the competitions will take place. The third section is a warmer pool, shallow and approximately 12×8 metres. In addition to standard wardrobes there are saunas and fitness facilities. There is also a café in direct connection to the arena where the secretariat will have its location and where it will be possible to watch the matches without being inside the pool area.