Code of Conduct

Welcome to nature’s premise! Below you will find a simplified checklist based on the Færder National Park legislation.

On foot: You can travel by foot and by boat throughout the National Park, except in the nesting seabird zones between April 15 – July 15. Remember that it is not allowed to travel on private land without the permission of the landowner (the Outdoor Air Act).

Map Prohibition Zone Seabird - Zone B

By boat: You can travel by boat throughout the National Park. Remember the speed limit. When you are less than 100 meters from land, the speed limit is 5 knots. In all other areas the speed limit is 30 knots.
Jetski: Jetski is prohibited throughout the National Park.
Use of drones is not allowed.
Vehicles and other motorized vehicles: Motorized land transport is not permitted, with the exception of agriculture.
Rowing and tenting: Rest where you want and you can also camp with your tent. The main rule of the “Open Air Act” is that you can camp for up to two days without the owner’s permission. There are good facilities for tenting in several places, including at Vestre Bolæren and the Ildverket. In public outdoor areas you can camp up to 14 days in a row. In some places it is forbidden to set up a tent. This applies to Ruseodden on Østre Bolæren, Sandø, Østre Bustein and in Moutmarka. This is an exception rule from public law.
Waste: Clean up after your stay. Emptying a boat toilet in the sea is prohibited throughout the national park. There is a dumping station at the “End of the World”.
Bonfire and barbecue: You can light a bonfire or disposable grill, but never on rocky mountains and other mountain terrain. The heat can cause the rock to crack and it is an irreparable damage. Feel free to use a campfire. And remember the general bonfire ban in forests and fields between April 15 and September 15. All year round, you can still light coffee bonfires on the water’s edge on sand and other vegetation-free masses.
Fishing, picking and sinking: Fishing cod is not allowed. Lobster has own reserves where fishing is prohibited. Other kinds of fishing and picking berries and mushrooms for your own use is fine. The same goes for picking ordinary flowers.

Brochure on fishing rules

Dog: Remember to use a leash in the period from April 1 to October 15. In all seabird areas, the banding applies throughout the year. Throughout the summer and until October 15, sheep and other livestock graze in several places in the national park. As a dog owner, you are responsible for the dog not injuring or plaguing grazing animals, wild animals or birds.
Pebbles / loose masses: Moving on loose masses, pebbles and the like is not allowed.

See the entire regulation on Lovdata

The Norwegian Nature Inspectorate (SNO) is the environmental management operative field. They check that visitors comply with the laws and regulations, such as that boats keep the speed limit, fishing is done legally, and that birds are not disturbed during breeding time. SNO monitors the state of nature and disseminates knowledge of nature to those who travel in the national park.

Read more about the Norwegian Nature Inspection

The archipelago service is often commissioned in the Færder National Park. They transport garbage, mow grass, maintain piers, buoys and bathing stairs and encourage visitors to act so that nature is inflicted with the least amount of damage. The archipelago service is a collaboration between Færder, Sandefjord and Tønsberg municipalities.

The archipelago service collects garbage you have collectedRead more about the Archipelago service