Krøkle to Verdens Ende Paddling

Paddling along Padleled Vestfold

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Essential info

  • Destination: Padleled Vestfold
  • Season: May–September
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 4.8 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
  • Elevation Gain: 0 meters
  • Duration: 1–2 hours

About Krøkle to Verdens Ende

Paddle from Krøkle to Verdens Ende (“The Worlds End”) on the island of Tjøme. This is a short but amazing route. 

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

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 25.5 kilometers until turning left onto Ormeletveien. Stay on this road for 6 kilometers over Brøtsø island and onto Hvasser island. Turn right on Oppegårdsveien and follow the road for 1.5 kilometers until you arrive at Krøkle.

Trail description

From Krøkle, the route heads west, following the Hvasser coastline. Because of the small islets and windy weather, the beginning of the trip can be exposed to rougher waves. Paddle west across Røssesundet strait to the island of Tjøme. Watch out for boat traffic in the strait. On the other side, continue paddling southwest between the small islets and the coastline.

We recommend taking some time to explore Verdens Ende at Tjøme’s southernmost point. Here is a fishing port and a bustling life at the marina, on the pier, and among the islets. Walk out on the pier and check out the National Park Center and the Vippefyret (ancient lighthouse). In good weather and clear skies, you can see the Svenner lighthouse in the southwest.

The trip is in sheltered waters, but the winds can be strong when crossing the Røssesundet strait. Return along the same route back to Krøkle.

Alternate route
If it is calm on the water, you can take the trip a little further by paddling past Verdens End, under the little bridge, and around the outer islets. Here is open ocean so it is crucial to only explore this area with the water is calm. 

Amenities

At Krøkle you can find:

  • Public restrooms
  • Parking

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