Stavern is an old port favoured nowadays during the summers when its population grows ten fold. Beaches, art displays, open areas and history, combined with events which are organised almost all year around since its opening to public in the 1990s make this little town in Larvik a preferred destination amongst Norwegians. Music concerts are amongst the most popular concurrences which have had such success that even Elton John has come to this little town to stage.
The Gunpowder building is noteworthy; separated from the rest and built of stone and brick (as opposed to wood as the other buildings), just in case things get heated.
Other buildings in the area are wooden and with a colour so particular that it has become its own color name: stavern yellow. Not easily missed!