Verdens Ende, the World’s End, lays near the end of Oslo fjord (Oslofjorden), on the southern tip of Tjøme island, about 160 km from the capital. It’s an ideal place for families and nature lovers who want to see a unique sight and go off the beaten path.
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The World’s End
Verdens Ende means the World’s End in Norwegian. The area consists of various islets and rocks and is one of the most popular scenic spots near Oslo. From the top, it has a panoramic view of the Skagerrak and fishing facilities. It is easy to spend hours wandering around.
A replica of an old Vippefyr is another popular photo spot. It’s an early type of lighthouse, built in 1934 from the peddles collected on the nearby beaches.
Visiting Verdens Ende with kids
The place is family friendly, equipped with tables and benches, plus a small ice cream shop and a coffee and restaurant are also located there.
Our two-year-old boy was inseparable from the shore and the harbor.
How much time to spend there?
You can easily spend there 2-3 hours, walking on the rocks and taking photos. If you plan a picnic or would like to visit other viewpoints in the national park, the time can be easily doubled.
Fæerder National Park and Visitor Center
Verdens Ende is the center of the 340 km2 Faerder National Park in Oslofjorden. You can visit an exhibition, and check other spectacular viewpoints across the park too.
Parking at Verdens Ende
There is a paid parking next visitor center where you can leave your car, but no charges for entering the park.
Day trip from Oslo – Tjøme in Vestfold
You can easily visit Verdens Ende on a day trip from Oslo by car. It is possible to take a bus as well. It takes about 1.5 hours and 140 kr (2019) to get to Tjome.
From Tjome you can take another bus, or a boat during the summer.
Verdens Ende Accommodation: Hotels and Camping
For accommodation in the nearby town, Tjome, click here.
A 100 miles (161km) long ultramarathon race, the Soria Moria til Verdens Ende, starts in Oslo has its finish line here.
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