Færder National Park

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Unique archipelago that must be experienced

The nature in Færder National Park has been shaped by human activity for thousands of years. Traces of permanent settlements, fishing, small-scale farming, shipping, war, and abandonment can be seen everywhere. At the same time, the area has a very diverse flora and fauna. Plants and insects that are hardly found elsewhere live here.

Færder National Park covers 340 square kilometers of mainland, islands, islets, and seabed in Tjøme and Nøtterøy municipality. It stretches from Ormøy in the north to Færder lighthouse in the south. The islands south of Hvasser, Verdens Ende - “The world's end”, and Moutmarka are included in the national park. In the middle of the Oslo Fjord, Færder National Park borders Ytre Hvaler National Park.

Færder. Opplev færder nasjonalpark

Outdoor Activities

Færder National Park is one of the country's most important areas for coastal outdoor activities, and large areas are secured as publicly owned recreational areas. Boat trips, kayaking, water sports, hiking, fishing, and swimming are popular activities here. In addition to being an important area for permanent residents and cottage owners, the proximity to Tønsberg city and the densely populated Oslo area make Færder National Park widely used.

Cultural Heritage

People and livestock have lived in the archipelago for many hundreds of years and have left their mark on it. Remains of buildings and shipwrecks tell some of the history. Færder National Park has a rich cultural heritage, both above and below water. Examples of cultural heritage and cultural environments are the Russian prisoner-of-war camp, the crofting communities of Nordre Jensesund and Rønningen, the Compass Rose on Østre Bolæren, Fulehuk lighthouse, and parts of the farmstead on Søndre Årøy.

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