Take your knowledge one step further at the Visitor Centre!

Visitor Center Færder National Park will inform and create engagement and activity around the national park. We do this through events, nature guides for kindergartens and schools, lending activity bags with field equipment, guided tours, activity café and our digital, interactive exhibition “On the edge of the sea”. In addition, the visitor center is a meeting point for research and management. Children as well as adults can have an educational and fun all-day experience together in grand nature. You will find us at the southern tip of Tjøme, Verdens Ende. Welcome!

The Visitor Center was opened by H.M. Queen Sonja on June 27, 2015 and stands in the same place as the old restaurant at the End of the World. Tjøme municipality was responsible for the construction according to drawings by architectural firm Ola Roald AS. The pebble facade of the original restaurant from 1932 has been preserved, and added with new and exciting elements such as the “Færder axis” and the roundabout with compass rose on the top floor.

Opening hours

11 Jan – 20 May: Sat – Sun 12 noon – 4 pm

May 21 – June 21: Thurs – Sun 12 noon – 4 pm

June 22 – Aug 16: daily 11 am – 6 pm

Aug 17 – Sept 20: Thu – Sun 12 noon – 4 pm

Sep 21 – Dec 13: Sat – Sun 12 am – 4 pm

Own opening hours for winter holidays, Easter holidays and autumn holidays. School classes and groups are accepted regardless of opening hours.

Ticket prices – The exhibition

Adult including one child: kr. 90.-
Children: kr. 45.-
Pensioners: kr. 70.-
Companion: (user pays full price and has companion certificate). 0, –
Only round-trip visits with tablets: 50, –
For groups; contact.

The exhibition “At the edge of the sea”

At the visitor center Færder National Park, young and old are welcome to learn more about Færder National Park and the sea life through play, activities and literature! On the upper floor there is a games-cafe, drawing room and many exciting books. Here the whole family can enjoy themselves, with something to do for both the big and the small. All to the spectacular view of the End of the World. On the ground floor you will find our interactive digital exhibition about life in the national park, both above and below water. Here you can join the surface and “save” the ocean from pollution, still-sisters and ghost yarns using your own body movements. In addition, we lend tablets with exciting facts about the nature and culture of the national park and a quiz where you can win a prize.

The attraction was developed for Færder National Park by Expology AS and is funded with grants from the Sparebankstiftelsen DNB, the Environment Directorate, the Vestfold County Council and Sparebank 1 Nøtterøy-Tønsberg.

TEACHING

The visitor center offers free tuition in the subjects of nature and the environment, outdoor life and cultural history. We have programs for children in kindergarten and pupils up to and including high school. The teaching is rooted in framework and curricula and is based on play and activities both at the center and in the field.

Could this be something for your class? Contact nature supervisor Cecilie Notø at cecilie@ferdernasjonalparksenter.no.

Here is our mascot Pelle Strand out and orientates himself in nature.
Pelle Strand is made of marine garbage by the artists Kari Prestgaard and Astor Andersen

Photo: Prestgaard / Andersen

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Rental and seminars

From our 360 ° panoramic room there are views of the iconic Tippo Lighthouse & Færder Lighthouse, the spectacular archipelago and the unique landscape of the national park. This provides a good framework for a successful conference, seminar or other type of rental such as anniversaries, weddings and weddings.

“Spiseriet Verdens Ende” restaurant is located in the same building and serves short cooked and seasonal meals from its kitchen.

More info by email: heidi@ferdernasjonalparksenter.no or mobile +45 970 22 441.

Guided tours

In the summer, we arrange guided tours in the area around the visitor center with our local well-known nature experts / national park hosts. They can also be rented for private tours. More information about this can be found on our facebook page. Here illustrated with our mascot Pelle Strand.

The creators of our mascot, Pelle Strand are artists Kari Prestgaard and Astor Andersen. The materials used to build Pelle are marine garbag collected from the area.

See all national park hosts

Shop

Tickets for the exhibition “On the Edge of the Sea” are purchased in the shop at the reception. Here you can also buy literature, local products in wool and wood, postcards and profile products. Here you can also sign up for nature walks and organized activities and offers.

Our friendly staff will be happy to help!

Organisational structure


Færder National Park Center is organized as an inter-municipal company

Management/Governing bodies

General Manager: Bente Molvig
Nature guide: Cecilie Notø
Project Manager, Course and Conference: Heidi Karoline Storm

 

The Board of the visitor centre:

Chair: Vidar Ullenrød

Vice Chair: Per-Eivind Johansen

Inger Lise Gulliksen

Anne Holm Moen

Øyvind Hagen

Representative council:

Mayor of Færder: Jon Sannes Andersen,

Mayor of Tønsberg: Anne Rygh Pedersen

Richard Fossum

Steinar Solum

Tom Mello

Lise Mandal

Owners:

The building is owned by the Municipality of Færder, with the Færder National Park Center IKS and “Spiseriet Verdens Ende” as tenants in each part. Færder National Park Center IKS is an inter-municipal company owned by Færder and Tønsberg municipalities with two equal shares. The National Park Center received its authorization from the Environment Directorate on June 21, 2016.