Snorkeling at Verdens Ende Swimming Spot
Explore the marine life around Færder National Park
- Destination: Færder National Park
- Season: June–October
- Difficulty: Easy
- Distance: 1.2 kilometers (out‑and‑back)
- Elevation Gain: 20 meters
- Duration: 0.5–3 hours
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About Snorkeling at Verdens Ende
A diving mask, snorkel, and fins are all you need to explore the fascinating underwater world around Færder National Park. Check out the snorkel route located right near Verdens Ende where you can swim and learn about the plant and animal species that call these islands home.
From Oslo, head southwest on E18 for 95 kilometers towards Kristiansand. Take exit 35: Gullikrysset, for Rv 308 toward Tønsberg/Nøtterøy/Tjøme. Follow Rv 308 for 31 kilometers through Tønsberg and Nøtterøy until you reach the island of Tjøme and finally Verdens Ende, where there is a parking lot just north of the harbor. The travel time is normally around two hours.
From Oslo, there are hourly train departures to Tønsberg with NSB. From Tønsberg, there are hourly bus departures from early in the morning to late evening on the VKT public buses traveling to Verdens Ende. Visit the website, VKT, to view the schedule from Tønsberg station to Verdens Ende and the exact departure times.
Once in Tønsberg, there is a great 25-kilometer bicycle trail from Tønsberg all the way until you reach Verdens Ende.
At Verdens Ende, there is an exciting snorkel route located about 350 meters from the visitor center. It is marked with red buoys where you will find posts attached to the seabed informing you on what kind of marine life you see. The snorkel route is a great adventure for all levels.
In the summer there are a lot of plants and animals to be seen around the islands and with the water so clear, this is the perfect place to snorkel. Late in summer, the ocean temperature has risen to nearly the same temperature as the air, so it is quite comfortable to snorkel without a wetsuit.
Ask the front desk at the Færder National Park visitor center about the snorkel gear or you can call: +47 335 07 600
- You must be 12-years old to go snorkeling alone, but children as young as 7 can be accompanied by an adult.
- To reach the posts out in the water, you must be able to swim since there are some areas that are too deep to walk.
- Free parking at Verdens Ende
- Public toilets are located at the Park lot and on the amfie at the pier
- There is a cafe at the National Park Centre