If you want to take a walk around the town, it's almost impossible not to come across the local builder and ship owner Svend Foyn, who was born here in 1809. Svend Foyn is considered a national treasure by the people of Tønsberg. He was sent to sea when he was just 11 years old. He founded the modern fin whale fishery and became a wealthy man who supported social causes. On the tour, you can visit Svend Foyn's workers' housing. They were built so that Foyn's workers could have a good place to live, and they are definitely worth a visit as part of a mini-break or perhaps summer holiday in southern Sweden.
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