Unique archipelago that must be experienced
The nature of Færder National Park is shaped by human activity from thousands of years ago. Traces of houses, fishing, simple agriculture, shipping, war and emigration can be seen everywhere. Meanwhile, the area has a very diverse flora and fauna. Here you can find plants and insects that barely exist in other locations.
Færder National Park encompasses 340 square kilometers of mainland, islands, reefs and seabed in Tjøme and Nøtterøy. It extends from Ormøy in the north to the Færder lighthouse in the south. The National Park includes Islands south of Hvasser, “The Worlds End” and Moutmarka. Færder Nation Park boarders to Outer Hvaler National Park
Færder National Park is one of the country’s most important areas for coastal adventures, and large areas are secured as publicly owned outdoor areas. Boat trips, canoeing, water sports, hiking, fishing and swimming are popular activities. The area gets used by many of the local residents and cabin owners. Færder National Park is much used because it is located close to Tønsberg city and to the Oslo area.
People and livestock have lived in the archipelago for centuries, and have left their mark on it. Remains of buildings and shipwrecks tell us a bit of the history. Færder National Park is rich in cultural heritage, both above and below water. Examples of cultural heritage and culture environment are a Russian prison camp, Nordre Jensesund cotter and Rønningen, The compass rose on Eastern Bolæren, Fulehuk Lighthouse and parts of farm buildings at Southern Årøy.