Tjome is a picturesque island surrounded by sandy beaches and rocky bays. In addition to swimming and sunbathing, the island offers some of the best hiking, fishing and birdwatching in Vestfold county. The population swells in summer when holidaymakers flock to enjoy the warm weather and beautiful beaches.
Things to do
Tjome is fringed by beautiful places where you can bask in the sunshine and swim in the North Sea. Lilleskagen Beach is one of the most popular swimming spots, with a mix of sand and boulders. The grassy foreshore is great for picnics.
The World’s End Visitor Centre is a gateway to stunning Faerder National Park. The centre is perched on the southern tip of the island and commands beautiful views over the marine park. Inside are interactive exhibits spotlighting the unique history and ecology of the park. The restaurant serves chef-driven cuisine coupled with spectacular views.
Hiking trails wind through the park and showcase the beautiful coastal landscapes. Canoes and kayaks are also a fun way to explore the park. Vippefyret lighthouse towers over the coast and was built with stones collected from local beaches. There are also great fishing spots, with the chance to reel in ocean-fresh trout and mackerel.
Tjome Church towers over the village centre and was built in the Gothic style. Up close, you can admire the façade built from locally quarried Larvikite stone. Light streams into the church through colourful stained glass windows imported from Scotland. The cemetery is dotted with graves, including the tombstone of famous Norwegian poet, Alf Larsen.
Tjome is located in Vestfold county, a 30-minute drive from Tønsberg and two hours from Oslo. The town is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot. Rental cars offer the freedom to explore the island at your own pace.
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