Bolærne is a small archipelago, but it’s big on things to do and see! For example, sunbathing, swimming, fishing, going for lovely walks in the forest and along the coast, visiting impressive military installations.

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Tourists have been coming to Verdens Ende (“The World’s End”) since the 1930s and the lighthouse beacon has become the symbol of Tjøme. Now the new visitor centre with its restaurant offers imposing views of the smoothly-polished rocks sloping down to the sea, and beyond them the islands and shipping lane.

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Moutmarka is one of Norway’s finest outdoor recreation areas thanks to its incredible biological and geological diversity.

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Færder lighthouse stands watch over the southern gateway to the national park. This 43-metre tall lighthouse has been in operation since 1857, when it replaced the lighthouse at Store Færder from 1697.

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This lighthouse was built in 1821 using stone from Neslandet near Drammen. The name comes from the Dutch voule hook, or dangerous point. Fulehuk is maintained by a voluntary organisation

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Work on this abandoned coastal fort on the edge of the national park a couple of kilometres north of Verdens Ende started in 1939 and was continued by the German occupying force during the war.

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The popular holiday island of Hvasser just outside the national park has a port used by pilots and fishers, and in the summer months it’s a hive of activity.

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Fjærholmen on the east side of Nøtterøy is the municipality’s biggest and best bathing area. There are lovely smooth rocks and a grassy area with a children’s playground.

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The town of Tønsberg is a centre of culture with a vibrant nightlife. The port reflects 1,200 years of maritime history. The town has one of Norway’s best marinas for visitors.

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For centuries humans and farm animals have lived in, and put their mark on, the coastal zone. The remains of buildings and shipwrecks are part of their story. Færder National Park is rich in cultural heritage, both above and below the water. On Bolærne you have the camp for Russian POWs, the compass rose and the cotter’s farms at Nordre Jensesund and Rønningen. Then there are the Fulehuk and Færder lighthouses, the ruins of Store Færder lighthouse and the old farm buildings at Søndre Årøy.

The area’s cultural heritage also includes old installations associated with fishing, piloting and the military. The port at Sandøsund on Hvasser is still used by fishers and pilots, while the most famous military installations are found at Torås, Mågerø, Vardås and Bolærne, the last of which lies within the national park boundary. Tønsberg military society arranges guided tours from 13 May to 18 September.