Havna to Verdens Ende Paddling
Paddling along Padleled Vestfold
- Destination: Padleled Vestfold
- Season: May-September
- Difficulty: Easy
- Distance: 7.2 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.
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.
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.
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.
At Havna you can find:
- Public restrooms
- Fresh water
Where to stay
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