Havna to Verdens Ende Paddling

Paddling along Padleled Vestfold

  • Photo: Vestfold Fylkeskommune

Essential info

  • Destination: Padleled Vestfold
  • Season: May–September
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 7.1 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 0 meters
  • Duration: 1.5–2.5 hours

About Havna to Verdens Ende

There are five places in the world titled, “World’s End” and this paddling route will take you to one of the best! This is a great route out to the famous “Vippefyret”, suitable for all levels of paddlers.

The adventure is part of Padleled Vestfold and the entry point for the adventure is Havna Hotel.

Getting there

From Oslo, follow E18 east towards Kristiansand for nearly 96 kilometers until you reach exit 35-Gullikrysset for Rv308 toward Tønsberg/Nøtterøy/Tjøme. Follow Fv308 for 29.5 kilometers until turning left onto Havnaveien. Follow Havnaveien for a few hundred meters until you reach your destination.

Trail description

From Havna Hotel, the route heads south. Pass the recreational area, Malurtodden, and continues along the shoreline on the western side of Røssesundet strait. It this area, it can be difficult to land the kayak on shore due to the steep terrain on both sides and many private cabins close to shore.

When the mouth of the strait opens, you will be able to paddle between small islands found all around the area. There are many motor boats in this area to be aware of your surroundings and stay close to the shore for a smooth ride.

Paddle to Verdens Ende, the southernmost point of Tjøme island, and take a break at the beautiful and rugged location. There is a fishing port and marina bustling with activity. Go for a walk along the pier, up to the National Park Center, and to see the Vippefyret, the ancient lighthouse. In good weather, you will see the Svenner lighthouse in the southwest.

The trip is in sheltered waters, but any strong winds can be felt while paddling through Røssesundet strait. Return to Havna Hotel along the same route.

Alternate route
Extend the trip by paddling past “World’s End”, under the little bridge, and around the outer small islets. Here you will reach completely open water so the winds and waves can be much stronger. 

Amenities

At Havna you can find:

  • Public restrooms
  • Fresh water
  • Parking
  • Hotel

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